October’s Lust List: The Beauty Maven’s Must-Haves

Fragrance pairs, a Marc Jacobs skincare treatment and the luxe ponytail

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Donna Karan Liquid Cashmere Black and White Eau de Parfum

Day to Night Fragrance

It's not unusual to switch up your regular fragrance for something warmer and sexier for date night. Now, you can make the flip more effortlessly than ever with the latest dual additions to Donna Karan's bestselling Liquid Cashmere lineup, Black and White. Karan describes Liquid Cashmere White as "a fresh start to a new day," with warm, sunny notes of sandalwood, Italian bergamot and Primofiore lemon. Liquid Cashmere Black, on the other hand, is more like a classically tailored Donna Karan suit, piquing a little more intrigue with addictive gourmand notes of praline, rose, black cherry and patchouli heart.

Donna Karan Liquid Cashmere Black and White Eau de Parfum, $102 each (100 mL); Available at Hudson's Bay and Shopper's Drug Mart

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Marc Jacobs Primer

Crazy for Coconut

After living it up in Brazil to celebrate his 50th birthday, designer Marc Jacobs headed back to NYC with a mild obsession with coconuts. Since enjoying them daily on the beach, Jacobs was set on injecting the refreshing ritual into his hectic lifestyle - including using them as a key ingredient in his latest skincare treatment. Rather than relying on the usual silicone-laden formula (which can dry out your skin over time), the Marc Jacobs Under(Cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer, is loaded with five different forms of young coconut, which naturally douses your skin with vitamin-rich hydration, leaving it looking dewy, plump and ready for foundation (or not).

 

Marc Jacobs Under(Cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer, $55; Available at Sephora stores and Sephora.ca

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Sephora Collection

The Luxe Ponytail

One of the easiest looks to pull off from the fall/winter runways is the luxe pony. Take your tail from Friday at the office to chic at all hours with the help of a sleeker finish (hello, flatiron and shine spray) and, most importantly, an haute hair tie, as seen at Carolina Herrera. Tip your chin forward as you pull your hair back to get a nice, tight finish at the base of your neck, then smooth back any baby hairs with a dab of hair serum or gelée.

Sephora Collection Gilded Hair Ties, $15 (for three), and Barrettes, $10 each at Sephora stores and Sephora.ca