Including a new limited edition nail colour collection from Tanya Taylor, chic coloured face pencils and lash strips designed for masculine eyes.
MAC partners with Keith Haring Studio for this year’s Viva Glam collection
MAC launched its annual Viva Glam lipsticks this week and the collection did not disappoint. In collaboration with Keith Haring Studio, the three lipsticks feature the NYC artist’s instantly recognizable motifs and bold primary colours. Originally launched in 1994, each MAC Viva Glam lipstick sold in Canada donates 100 percent of its profits to local organizations supporting women and girls, the LGBTQIA+ community and people affected by HIV/AIDS (Keith Haring died of AIDS-related complications in 1990). To date, the program has raised over $500 million dollars around the world.
19/99 launches three more chic, coloured pencils
Toronto-based makeup brand 19/99 (which, you guessed it, is designed for ages 19 to 99) has released three new winter-friendly shades for its much-loved Precision Colour Pencil. The easy-to-use formula can be blended and diffused in any way you see fit, including as eyeliner, lipliner, lipstick, contour, highlight or eyeshadow. The three new hues include an intense indigo blue, deep wine and a vibrant coral, perfect for keeping things pared down yet polished over the holiday break.
The Tanya Taylor x Paintbox collection has dropped on Instagram
The NYC-based designer (who grew up in Toronto) known for her bold prints and colour palettes has taken her love of dynamic shades to the next level with a new limited edition collaboration with Paintbox, available exclusively on Instagram. Two sets inspired by Taylor’s 2022 resort collection were dropped: the first pair features the lightest sky blue and rich, tropical green, while the other is a warm clay shade paired with a zesty vacay-ready purple. “Painting has always brought me great joy, energy and comfort, and I have always wanted to bring our art into the world of beauty.” says Taylor in the release.
Okoko Cosmétiques launches a perfect winter-ready salve
Known for its potent, natural elixirs, Vancouver’s Okoko Cosmétiques has just launched a new, limited edition balm that could just be your saving grace this season. Formulated in a festive emerald green, Émeraude is a cure-all for stressed and compromised skin, acting like an occlusive barrier against winter’s harsh elements. Especially perfect for those that love outdoor sports, the multi-purpose balm instantly melts into skin and conditions with anti-inflammatory ingredients such as mango butter, açaí oil, blue chamomile and calendula. All proceeds from this special edition will go to Beauty Night Society, a local non-profit working with women and youth living in poverty.
LashGod launches lash strips for men (finally!)
Canadian beauty brand LashGod has launched four new strip lash styles designed specifically to fit the curvature of a masculine eye. The various looks include a “wet lash” and subtle, elongated cat eye, each meant to blend in seamlessly with natural lashes, no makeup required. The super-thin strip makes these especially easy to camouflage, and each fringe is made up of a natural blend of hypoallergenic brown and black synthetic fibres.