The makeup giant has teamed up with Marvel Studios for the upcoming ‘Black Panther’ film.
MAC Cosmetics and Marvel Studios join forces for a Black Panther-themed makeup collection
Mark your calendars, Canada! On November 1, MAC Cosmetics will debut a new makeup collection inspired by the cultural phenomenon Black Panther, both online and in store. The limited-edition colour launch, which is a collaboration with Marvel Studios, comes ahead of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, the highly-anticipated sequel to the 2018 blockbuster that’s set to hit theatres on November 11. The 18-piece collection (cool fact: many of the colour products were used to create makeup looks in the actual sequel) features incredible saturated hues and includes items like iconic MAC lipstick bullets and an eight-pan eyeshadow palette. “I can’t stress enough the versatility of this collection. I could use this on 10 different models and never run out of ideas,” Fatima Thomas, a senior national artist for MAC, said in a recent interview. “You’ve [got everything from] neutrals, like the Story of Home Lipstick, to several one-colour wonders, like the Thicker Than Water Lipcolour in blood red.”
Vintner’s Daughter partners with New York-based jeweller, Kim Dunham
Shopping for the skincare junkie on your list this holiday season is going to be more fun than ever, thanks to Vintner’s Daughter and its array of luxurious offerings. Whether it’s a travel-friendly set that you’re hunting for, or a tried-and-true serum in a darling festive vessel, the brand’s holiday shop is a beautiful blend of splendour and simplicity. Pictured above is the brand’s iconic Active Botanical Serum, contained in one of 100 flasks engraved in gold by New York City jewellery designer Kim Dunham. It’s not just beautiful, but emblematic of the botanics behind the brand. Now that’s a special gift.
Trudon lights a new candle
Centuries-old French candlemaker Trudon is adding a new scent to its beloved Alabasters collection. Named Vesta after the asteroid, the candle emanates a fresh, floral scent and luminous halo, suggesting that brighter days are only one matchstick away. Housed in a minimalistic, one-of-a-kind container, the candle doubles as a luxury home accessory.
Canadian-made, genderless label Schaf is restoring skin, one treatment at a time
Skin-nurturing label Schaf’s newest product Schaf Restore is now available through The Detox Market. The restorative treatment leads with a silky texture and instant hit of hydration and leaves you with a revamped radiance and protected skin, thanks to its formula of hyaluronic acid, pentavitin, peptides, bakuchiol, niacinamide and olive squalane.
Biossance releases a retinol serum
A retinol fused with squalane is pretty neat, according to Biossance. Just look at their latest nighttime serum launch, which uses the hydrating properties of squalane to reduce dryness and irritation (the feared-yet-expected side effects of time-turning retinal and retinol) and enhance results. Done up with doses of sustainably-sourced saffron, rosemary and vitamin E, your skin will thank you.
Canadian nail tech brand Facile expands its product offering
Facile, the Canadian beauty brand specializing in high-quality press-on nails, has just added a body scrub to its roster. Ideal for sloughing away dead skin cells on hands, feet and the body, the bergamot and vanilla scents will surprise you with their hints of citrus. But it’s more than a scented escape — the scrub is said to improve the health and appearance of skin, leaving behind a gorgeous glow. Plus, it’s organic, vegan and cruelty-free, and made with raw materials in Canada.
Sephora Canada’s annual Holiday Savings Event is here
Yes, it is the most wonderful time of the year! This week, Sephora Canada’s Holiday Savings Event kicked off, providing its nearest and dearest beauty lovers with great savings. All three Beauty Insider tiers will enjoy a chunk of bread off their purchases, and since it’s easy and free to join, no one needs to miss out. The event is accessible in-store, online or through the Sephora App (using the promo code: SAVINGS) until November 7.