When it comes to skincare and beauty products, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by not only how many there are, but how many are launched constantly. It can make even the most beauty-obsessed feel inundated from time to time. The truth is, there are a handful of products out there that are definitely worth the hype and need to be on everyone’s radar like yesterday. Whether these products cost $5 or $100, these are the products that actually do what they say they will. As beauty and skincare buffs, we’re sharing cult beauty products that we’ve not only tested, but we love and truly believe in.
So sit back, get your credit card ready and prepare to shop these 9 holy grail products that are totally worth the hype and the money.
Glossier Boy Brow, $20
Whether you’re after bold, dramatic brows or you’re looking for a more subtle look, Glossier’s best-selling Boy Brow is exactly what you need. Inspired by traditional hair pomade, it has a waxy consistency that doesn’t leave hairs looking stiff or crunchy. It comes in blonde, brown, black, and even clear if you just want some hold.
This award-winning, lightweight foundation delivers buildable coverage and a long-lasting, hydrating glow with a luminous & natural finish. But more importantly, it leaves you with the perfect balance between a dewy and matte finish, conceals even the most stubborn acne marks, and hides redness without feeling cakey or heavy.
Skinceuticals CE Ferulic, $199
Don’t let the price point scare you, this serum is what skincare dreams are made of and after one use you’ll understand why skincare professionals can’t get enough of it. It’s a daytime Vitamin C antioxidant that delivers advanced environmental protection and improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and loss of firmness, leaving you with a glowing and youthful complexion.
NARS Blush in Orgasm, $40
Easily one of the best-selling blushes on the market, and equally as famous for its name. You’ll be swearing by its perfect pink colour that looks natural and has a slight shimmer to it, so it leaves you with a flattering and beautiful glow.
Pixi Glow Tonic, $20
How do we love thee? Let us count the ways. Free from oil and alcohol, this toner is made for all skin types (even the most sensitive) and contains 5% glycolic acid, which is a gentle, exfoliating AHA, so it sloughs away dead skin cells. It’s also equipped with aloe vera extract to help calm and soothe the skin, leaving you with a bright and glowing complexion The best part? You can pick this up at your local Shoppers Drugmart the next time you need to grab paper towel.
Toronto-based beauty company Deciem launched The Ordinary just two years ago, which is an affordable line of vegan and cruelty-free skincare products. Easily the most coveted product in the collection is the Hyaluronic Acid, which is not only under $10, but it also gives you an intense dose of moisture and will leave your skin feeling plump, soft, but most importantly insanely hydrated.
This is a cult favourite and makeup artist must-have for a reason. A quick spritz on your faces leaves your skin feeling revitalized, and gives you with a dewy, moisturized glow. Whether spritzed for a hydrating boost or mid-day pick-me-up, this facial spray helps revive dehydrated skin anytime, anywhere.
Whether you struggle with cystic acne or you woke up to a frustrating zit, this spot treatment works fast to give you acne-free skin. It contains the highest level of sulphur allowed to effectively heal blemishes, reduce acne, and help keep skin free of new breakouts.
Ouai Beach Waves, $34
You don’t need to spend the day near the ocean to achieve enviable beach waves thanks to Ouai. This weightless mist is infused with rice protein that’ll add hold and just the right amount of texture to achieve the ‘just got out of the ocean’ look. Simply spritz on damp or dry hair to activate natural waves, enhance hair texture, and boost body. Plus, it smells like a tropical paradise, so yeah, it’s pretty amazing.
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