M.A.C Squirt Balm

The Return of a Beloved M.A.C Cosmetics Shade + More Beauty News This Week

Including a must-have SPF, new body serum and more.

The latest from Miranda Kerr’s Kora Organics is here

 

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Supermodel Miranda Kerr-founded skincare brand Kora Cosmetics has just dropped its latest launch — Turmeric Glow Moisturizer. Available in luxe packaging (that’s refillable!), the rich moisturizing cream features nourishing and anti-aging properties, plus the brightening benefits of the superfood turmeric. And just like all Kora Organics products, the launch is infused with a crystal during the manufacturing process. This time, it’s Citrine, believed to support self-confidence, abundance and positivity. Sign us up!

An iconic early aughts M.A.C shade is back

M.A.C Squirt Balm

Missing those early 2000s beauty trends? Well, you’re in luck. The latest M.A.C Underground drop (where the brand creates secret, ultra-exclusive small batch launches of only 1,000 pieces) is M.A.C Cosmetics Squirt Balm, a reimagined version of the cult favourite Squirt Lipglass that was launched 21 years ago. The neon green OG shade, which would appear caramel on some lip tones, and green on others, has been remixed as a plumping gloss in stick form. We chatted with M.A.C Cosmetics Senior Vice President of Product Development Eva Yean, and Senior Artist Fatima Thomas, to learn about the new Squirt release.

“Squirt Balm looks yellow-green in its tube, but looks like honey on your lips, like a transparent golden glaze,” says Thomas. “It’s gorgeously subtle on its own, but works perfectly with natural coloured liners, too. It allows your own natural lip colouring to show through the glaze, so each person who wears it gets their own version that’s one part Balm and one part you.” Yean adds that “it acts like a glaze. On deeper lip tones, it can neutralize and look honey-like, while on some fairer lip tones, it has slightly [brighter] coloured effect — like the coolest, juiciest sheer yellow.”

“We’re always looking for new ways to innovate,” explains Yean. “Squirt Balm provided us with a great opportunity to modernize an OG fan favourite that’s beloved by our artists and we get so many requests to bring back, with a fresh new look and feel in an addictive formula. We attempted to capture the shade as it was – to give the same effect as OG Squirt on the lips. What’s different is the new texture. This is a balm-gloss hybrid with a super melting texture — no stickiness, no tackiness — with an added plumping benefit.

The M.A.C Cosmetics Squirt Balm will officially be available to shop (for a limited time and in limited quantities, of course) on April 21.

MIFA launches a body care product that’ll leave you glowing

 

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Vancouver-based natural bath and body brand MIFA and Co. has just launched All Over Skin Dew, a lightweight, nourishing body moisturizer that leaves skin looking dewy and fresh, but that absorbs instantly and easily, never leaving behind a sticky finish. The body serum is a hydrating blend of good-for-you botanicals like Goji Seed Berry and Argan nut oil, plus hyaluronic acid and squalane, and can be used on both your face and body. Summer-ready skin, here we come.

La Roche-Posay’s new body SPF is here

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra-Fluid Body SPF50+

Launched on April 15, La Roche-Posay’s new Anthelios Ultra-Fluid Body SPF50+ is a body version of the brand’s beloved facial sunscreen. The matte, lightweight, non-greasy SPF absorbs quickly and is truly invisible on skin (no, really — trust us) and features high UVA and UVB protection that’s recommended by the Canadian Dermatology Association and specifically developed for sensitive skin. Your summer lineup needs this SPF.

Joico Haircare is officially certified as cruelty-free

 

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Haircare brand Joico has just announced that it’s officially cruelty-free and certified by PETA as being Animal Test-Free. This means that PETA has recognized and verified the brand as not conducting, paying for, or allowing any tests on animals, whether for its products’ ingredients or formulations, or finished products, anywhere in the world. Congrats, Joico!