Beauty Buzz for September gives you a jumbo-sized beauty edition, with 15 ideas for fall; to get you on the right track with your beauty needs, as we head quickly into autumn.
Because fall is the fashion New Year, the moment you take on a new stylistic challenge, try a new look, whether it be dewy skin, smokey eyeliner or vinyl lips, all trends for fall 2022; sit back, enjoy the read and discover my suggestions for fall’s start.
Resurface Your Skin With This Excellent Serum
My first darling of the month is the T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum by Drunk Elephant, this wonderful serum is perfect for diminishing pores and fine lines, wrinkles, and lightening discolorations of the skin.
The T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum by Drunk Elephant features Glycolic Acid which is a well-loved and appreciated liquid, chemical, exfoliant, that has a small molecular density which makes it ideal for penetrating deep inside the pores, to clean them out.
The T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum by Drunk Elephant comes in a beautiful and playful pump bottle, with a clever twist mechanism, this product delights in multiple ways. The bottle itself holds 50 ml, which is almost double what you will find in most brands’ serum bottles.
The T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum by Drunk Elephant is an elegant product that has efficient actives that truly brighten up the complexion, I love pairing this with a great Hyaluronic Acid, to help bring the skin the added hydration.
A Jelly That Plumps Up The Skin
Which brings me to a second discovery of the month, the Moon Juice Plump Jelly Hyaluronic Serum, a great hydrator, and humectant to attract and bind the water to your skin.
The Plump Jelly Hyaluronic Serum by Moon Juice is perfect for all skin types and features Silver Ear Mushroom extract and Reishi Mushroom extract along with a high-grade Hyaluronic Acid, these ingredients help to hydrate the skin deeply, and the Reishi extract helps to protect the skin against stressors; supporting the skin’s resilience and barrier, while reducing the signs of accelerated aging.
The Plump Jelly Hyaluronic Serum by Moon Juice comes in a pump bottle and has a lovely fragrance to it. This highly-effective humectant will seal in the extra moisture needed to plump out your skin and help to keep the skin boosted and youthful in appearance.
A Moisturizer That Soothes The Skin And Soul
The Barrier+ Skin Barrier Niacinamide Restoring Gel Cream by Skinfix is another winning moisturizer with an amazing formula that works wonders on the skin. This formula is fragrance-free and is lightweight and absorbs super quickly.
The Barrier+ Skin Barrier Niacinamide Restoring Gel Cream by Skinfix obviously features Niacinamide and has Saccharide Isomerate, which soothes and supports the skin barrier to ensure more long-term hydration, there is also Allantonin, Zinc PCA and Squalane, amidst a well perfected skin care formula, that delivers hydration, diminishes the size of pores, and soothes the skin.
The Barrier+ Skin Barrier Niacinamide Restoring Gel Cream by Skinfix is a gem, one of the best moisturizers I have yet to try, ever, yet again, they beat themselves in this category. If you love a lightweight, deeply hydrating moisturizer that absorbs fast, you will love this, plus the container, so cute!
Blur Out Pores Instantly With This Perfector
The Instant Pore Perfector by Peace Out is a product that blurs the look of the pores and reduces signs of visible redness, this product helps to improve the texture of the skin,with usage over time.
Peace Out’s Intant Pore Perfector is vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, comes in recyclable packaging, and features key ingredients like Niacinamide, which soothes and addresses the appearance of uneven skin tone and texture. It also features a blend of different Hyaluronic Acids, which help to boost the skin’s moisture levels and plump out the skin, attracting moisture and water to the surface of the skin.
The Peace Out Instant Pore Pefector also features a Mushroom extract to help to minimize the appearance of pores and reduce redness with time.
This is a great last step to your skin care regime to make your skin appear smoother and less red, available at Sephora.
A Radiant Glow In A Bottle
I have been very impressed with the e.l.f. Cosmetics brand of late, I have been trying multiple products of theirs and finding an incredible range of different cosmetics; that have great pigmentation, blendability and performance. I finally got to try the e.l.f. Cosmetics Halo Glow Liquid Filter, the glow booster for radiant skin, and I loved it!
The Halo Glow Liquid Filter comes in a wide variety of shades, to suit many different skin tones from very fair to darker skins as well. This product is great for balancing out the complexion without the weight of a concealer or a foundation; it is part primer, giving radiance, boosting the complexion and smoothing out the top layer of the skin. It also has pigment that diffuses uneven pigmentation, and helps to even the complexion softly, in a luminous way.
For those of you who prefer a lighter makeup, you may find that the e.l.f. Cosmetics Halo Glow Liquid Filter is enough on the skin alone, with possibly a dab of concealer for the eyes and a flush of color to the cheeks.
Through testing the e.l.f. Cosmetics Halo Glow Liquid Filter, I also found that it truly enhanced the radiance in my foundation and the various cream products, I applied on top of the Halo Glow Liquid Filter.
This incredible complexion enhancer is not only extremely affordable, it has amazing luminous and skin enhancing properties for the complexion. An easy add-on in your cart, next time you pass by your local Shoppers, you won’t regret the glow it gives your skin.
A Tinted Moisturizer That Perfects The Skin
I tried the Eaze Drops Blurring Skin Tint by Fenty Beauty by Rihanna, and was very impressed by the fluid texture that helped to balance out my skin tone, without feeling overly heavy or thick.
The Eaze Drops Blurring Skin Tint gives a light to medium coverage that is buildable and can become thicker if desired, the reflective luminosity of the finish is flattering on the skin and once powdered; the sheerer properties of the foundation come through, allowing it to settle on the skin nicely.
The Eaze Drops Blurring Skin Tint by Fenty Beauty come in a wide selection of shades and works well with the under painting technique, as well as over painting techniques, leaving the skin feeling hydrated and looking very fresh.
A beautiful, tinted moisturizer that blurs away imperfections and reflects the light in flattering ways, I highly recommend the Eaze Drops Blurring Skin Tint by Fenty Beauty by Rihanna since it nourishes the skin as it blurs away discolorations and uneven pigmentation, a definite winner for the skin!
A Cream Palette To Color Your Lips And Cheeks
I love cream palettes, the idea of mixing colors that can be used in multiple areas of the face, always makes the makeup artist in me get very happy. I was overjoyed when I started playing with the Pixi + Louise Roe Cream Rouge Palette, a collection of 25 lip and blush colors.
The Pixi + Louise Roe Cream Rouge Palette has a lovely selection of mid-tone and lighter neutrals, pinks and peaches, and a wide selection of reds and berries.
The colors of the Cream Rouge Palette are easily blendable with the use of a sponge, your fingers, or a brush. The pigment itself can be worn more sheer, or layered for more intensity, as desired.
The colors work well on top of other layers of cream and liquid products, as well as on nude skin.
The Pixi + Louise Roe Cream Rouge Palette offers you a wide variety of different shades and once you start exploring your own inner artist, you will begin mixing the colors and creating your own custom combinations. A great palette of multi-use creams for the lip and cheeks, a definite add-on to simplify you blush and lipstick needs.
Canadian Eyeshadows That Dazzle
Vani Cosmetics is a POC, independent makeup brand hailing from Ontario, Canada. This company has grown with a large following of clients, who return for their incredible eyeshadows.
I ordered 2 of their eyeshadows, the first was the Alchemy Multichrome Eyeshadow, a pressed shadow that has shifts in the light from pink, to amber, to light-green and gold, to dark green. The pictures and videos don’t do this eyeshadow the justice it deserves, this highly reflective-mutli-chromatic-color shifting eyeshadow is the stuff of magic.
The other color I ordered is called Enchanted Multichrome Eyeshadow, this one has an incredible shift between green, silver and blue. It creates an icy reflection that is a crystalline dream.
Vani Cosmetics also have pressed glitters that look incredible and have begun creating palettes; with their first palette the Ultra Glam Palette, arriving last spring.
I am very impressed with the beauty of the eyeshadows I have bought so far, I look forward to trying other products and supporting a POC, Canadian brand at the same time!
A Mascara That Truly Delivers!
The MACstack Mascara is a lengthening mascara the builds volume, instantly lifts the lashes and is completely buildable, without getting clumpy.
The formula of the MACstack Mascara is long-wearing and comfortable on the lashes, the brush has a shorter side and a longer side, allowing great manipulation of the lashes, as you coat them with color and lift them in place.
The instant lifting properties really impressed me, as my naturally descending lashes were completely lifted and swept upwards, opening up my eyes even more.
A Tasty Vegan Gloss
The NYX Professional Makeup This Is Milky Gloss is a great way to plump up your lips and give them an added boost of color and shine.
The new This Is Milky Gloss by NYX Professional Makeup comes in a selection of 12 different shades, and is a vegan product, that provides and brings hydration to the lips, for 12 hours.
Each shade has a different flavor and scent and is infused with dairy-free vegan milk, for 12 hours of quenching hydration for the lips.
The This Is Milky Gloss by NYX Professional Makeup is a wonderful way to gloss up your lips and keep them hydrated at the same time.
A Gentle Oat Treat For The Skin
The Inkey List Oat Cleansing Balm has become one of my ultimate go-to cleansers whenever I want to gently, deeply clean my skin and especially, whenever I want to remove any makeup I have applied on my skin.
The Oat Cleansing Balm is safe for use around the eyes and its balm consistency makes it ideal for breaking up tougher, waterproof pigments, such as liners and mascaras, around the eyes.
I also love to use the Oat Cleansing Balm as my morning cleanser, as it leaves the skin feeling hydrated and soft, it also makes an excellent first cleanser in a night routine, to begin breaking down any sunscreen you may have used on your skin to protect it, during the day.
This gentle cleansing balm is a blessing for daily use and for removing makeup and sunscreen. The Inkey List has created another wonderful multi-use product, an excellent addition to their impressive lineup of skin-caring treats and skin treatments.
Turn to the Inkey List’s Oat Cleansing Balm to remove any dirt, grime, makeup or sunscreen from your face; without making your skin scream out in agony. This gentle balm is a blessing, a must-have cleanser for any frequent makeup wearer.
This Glycolic Cold-Cleanser Feels Like A Spa
The Cryosea Firming Icy-Cold Cleanser by boscia is a spa in a bottle, a cleanser that deeply cleanses the skin and leaves the skin feeling refreshed and firmer, once rinsed off.
The Cryosea Firming Icy-Cold Cleanser is a Glycolic Acid based cleanser that dives deeply into the pores and clears debris, lodged in the pores of the skin, as it cools the skin.
I love using the Cryosea Firming Icy-Cold Cleanser as my second cleanser at night, to really clean my skin deeply, while giving it a cooling sensation, that makes my skin feel luxurious. This aspect alone makes the cleanser unique to me, boscia always makes great products and the Cryosea Firming Icy-Cold Cleanser completely surprised me, it has actually helped me fall in love with Glycolic Acid products again.
I am amazed how it seems to help balance out my skin tone and complexion and even though there are active acids within its formula, it never feels harsh or abrasive on my skin.
This cleanser is ideal for anyone concerned with fine lines, pores, wrinkles, discolorations, and will be especially appreciated by those that love a luxurious cleanser for the skin. The cooling sensation of the Cryosea Firming Icy-Cold Cleanser is unlike anything else I have tried thus far, I highly recommend it as it gives your skin a spa-like experience in a matters of minutes.
The boscia Cryosea Firming Icy-Cold Cleanser makes any night-time cleansing routine feel like an experience in a salon or spa, enjoy the home-approved decadence for your skin.
Soothing Soaps For Your Body
Daily cleansing is fundamental and so many of the mass-produced soaps can have added chemicals, bleaches and irritants in them. This is why I was delighted to discover the beautifully, hand-crafted, organic soaps from Unwrapped Life.
Unwrapped Life is a Canadian company hailing from Alberta, the first of their products that I have tried and fell in love with is the Bubble-Yum Body Bar, a gorgeous blue soap bar that cleanses the skin and leaves your skin feeling clean without ever feeling stripped, bare, or irritated.
The Bubble-Yum Body Bar from Unwrapped Life is one of a collection of different soap bars for the body, that they have, all featuring different qualities and functions.
I love being able to promote and introduce people to great skincare products that are of quality and locally made, Unwrapped Life is a company that I encourage you to discover, as they have a no-plastic approach to their products which I find very encouraging and ecologically responsible.
The Body Scrub That Hits All The Right Notes
Key’s Soulcare has established itself as a premiere stop for self-care and well-being. The extensive lineup of products continues to blossom and grow and expand and the high-quality products are always gentle, pleasing and bring a sense of happiness and well-being.
The Mind-Clearing Body Polish with Glycolic and Lactic Acids by Key’s Soulcare is the body exfoliant I was unaware I truly needed. The Mind-Clearing Body Polish with Glycolic and Lactic Acids is a wonderful exfoliator for the skin as it removes dead skin cells and promotes blood circulation to the newly exposed skin, making the absorption of any moisturizer afterwards, go even deeper into the skin.
The Mind-Clearing Body Polish with Glycolic and Lactic Acids comes in a purple tube, making it very easy to squeeze out the desired amount in the shower; its combination of Lactic and Glycolic Acids, help it to truly promote a deeper exfoliation of the body’s skin, it also features Bamboo Charcoal, which is known for removing dirt and excess oil.
The Mind-Clearing Body Polish with Glycolic and Lactic Acids by Key’s Soulcare is the perfect scrub to polish your body’s skin and make it feel silky smooth, all over again.
Believe In This Lotion To Deliver A Moisture Bomb To Your Skin
belif is another Canadian company that I have been lucky enough to discover this past year. The Aqua Bomb Hydrating Body Moisturizer is a great option once out of the shower to give your body’s skin the moisture and hydration it deserves.
The Aqua Bomb Hydrating Body Moisturizer by belif targets dryness, dullness and uneven texture with its fast-absorbing, lightweight gel formula that features Niacinamide, Hyaluronic Acid and Oat extract, all great ingredients, for improving the texture of the skin.
belif’s Aqua Bomb Hydrating Body Moisturizer is a great option for anyone looking to keep their skin hydrated out of the shower, without having to wait for the time, it takes for a cream to absorb.
The Aqua Bomb Hydrating Body Moisturizer by belif works fast to lock in the moisture, post-shower and protect your skin as it nourishes and soothes it, a great option to care for your body!
I hope you enjoy this selection for the beginning of fall, remember this is the time to try new looks and ideas on yourself and allow yourself the right to full self-expression with colors, texture, and self-care.
Beauty is a means of giving yourself some much-needed moments of self-love, it’s taking a moment in the day and investing in yourself and how others see you.
A little vanity can go a long way sometimes to build up some much-needed self-esteem, so go out there and care for yourself, you’ll be amazed how quickly it can enhance your mood, and help you to connect to your inner beauty.
Until next month my darlings, stay beautiful!
Montreal nightlife royalty and Mother of the legendary House of Pride. Master makeup artist and beauty guru extraordinaire, Jackie shares tips and tricks, knowledge and know-how to introduce you to the best Montreal beauty secrets.