1. Makeup that does more


    Makeup should be as good for your skin as these berries.

    Click on top title to open and scroll  These days most women want more from their makeup. Sunscreens in foundation and blush are nothing new, but now beauty-savvy women are looking for products packed with age-fighting anti-oxidants, peptides, botanicals, and vitamins.  No one wants to slather their face and body with toxic ingredients; after all, your skin is your largest organ and capable of absorbing chemicals. If you are going to apply a product daily why not make sure it is full of ingredients that are good for you and help keep skin luminous and youthful-looking.

    BB creams, tinted moisturizers, or primers are applied directly to your face so look for quality ingredients. Amarte Natural Finish BB Cream is one of my favourites. It brightens, softly conceals, and protects your face with a broad spectrum SPF 36. This is one of nicest BB creams we have seen. This natural looking product covers imperfections and gives skin a natural glow that looks beautiful in all lighting conditions. It contains titanium dioxide, Argan oil, elemental sulfur, and caviar extracts to hydrate and protect skin. It comes in two tints, Light and Natural for $49. This looks just like naked skin but prettier.

    Derma e Evenly Radiant BB Crème is a lightweight mineral beauty balm that combines natural-looking coverage with skin-nourishing ingredients. The formula features an intensive skin-brightening complex with active plants stem cells to even skin tone and boost luminosity. It also contains Matrixyl, a peptide to help diminish fine lines and wrinkles.

    Green Tea, along with Vitamins C and E, helps to slow aging from free radical damage while SPF 25 prevents sun damage. It comes in light and medium shades. Apply it over moisturizer if your skin is dry. It cost about $30. Find it online and at drug and health food stores.

    Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer is a classic that makeup artists love. It helps skin to look flawless and feels fabulous going on. It is packed with antioxidants, Vitamins C and E, and has an SPF 20. It comes in a wide spectrum of shades and even an oil-free formula. Find it at fine department stores and online for $42.


    If you are looking for a natural-looking blush Tarte Flush Check Stain  comes in eight natural shades  It contains five super fruits that are full of antioxidants, including maracuja, goji, açaí, acerola, and pomegranate.  This natural-looking stain will keep skin moist while delivering powerful anti-aging benefits. It comes in four shades.  Find it online for $30.


    La Prairie Cellular Radiance Cream Blush combines anti-aging ingredients with soft natural colour in a beautiful silver compact.  Find it online or at fine department stores for $70.
    If you want to boost skimpy lashes while getting the perfect “cat’s eye,” try Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Ooh La Sexy Eyes Trio for only $12.99 – a beauty bargain!

    The three-piece kit contains Volume Mascara, felt-tipped eyeliner, and Kohl pencil liner.  Each product in the kit is infused with a warm vanilla fragrance, “afterglow” illumination, and a Sexy-Boosting Formula including clinically tested. Rimmel Lash Accelerator with

    “Grow-Lash Complex with Procapil” to extend and fortifies lashes will instantly make lashes look long and sultry while treating them with growth enhancing peptides and botanicals. Rimmel mascara is one of my favourite beauty bargains for its pure “oomph.” It is a real beauty bargain at less than $10.

    I loved City Lips lip plumper when it first launched in 2002 and I still do. The effect is nothing like fillers, but if you want naturally “enhanced lips” this is a good one try.   It is a unique formula that not only plumps lips instantly, but, according to the company, also helps to create new collagen. The new advanced formula contains twice the amount of Oligopeptides to stimulate natural collagen and elastin production. There is also an ingredient called “Celadrin,” to help prevent collagen breakdown. To plump your lips instantly for four to six hours, City Lips Advanced Formula Lip Plumper contains Hyaluronic Acid spheres. These spheres attract and store several times their own weight in water so lips look smooth and plump. You can buy it in clear to use alone, or with your existing lip colours at $35. It also comes in a selection of pretty cool, warm, and neutral tones which cost $40.