Get a glow
If your skin’s looking a bit dull, a quick all-over sweep of illuminating powder can make it look naturally radiant. DuWop Mattillume ($42) baked clay powder helps to control oil as it imparts a subtle, sheer dewy glow, all without parabens, oil, fragrance or talc.
DuWop is available at select Shoppers Drug Mart locations and at Sephora.
Easy breezy lashes
“If someone doesn’t like wearing makeup, she won’t like taking it off either,” notes makeup pro Sylvie Mazerolle, who has worked with Catherine Zeta-Jones. She likes Kiss Me Mascara ($29.95) because it’s run-proof yet slides off with warm water; L’Oréal Paris Double Extend Beauty Tubes ($14.95) is similar. If you’re all about natural ingredients instead, try Physicians Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Mascara ($15.79), which contains rice protein for volume, organic beeswax and natural pigments.
Kiss Me Mascara is available at Trade Secrets, Jean Coutu and www.cimel.ca; L’Oréal Paris and Physicians Formula are available at drugstores and mass retailers.
A natural blush
Never worry about wearing the wrong shade of blush again. Almay Smart Shade Blush ($12.95) and Smashbox O-Glow Intuitive Cheek Colour with Goji Berry-C Complex ($34) both adjust to suit your skin tone. Grayson likes cheek tints from Benefit. “They give a great youthful flush to every skin tone.” Try Benefit PosieTint ($35) for spring.
Almay is available at drugstores and mass retailers. Smashbox and Benefit are available at select Shoppers Drug Mart locations and at Sephora.