By Jessica Dostie
Praised by social-media influencers around the world, these four beauty products have grown more popular than ever, and they don’t cost a fortune.
A mascara that really lengthens lashes
L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Lift Mascara promises lashes that are visibly longer, and skeptics are sure to be won over: during our tests, everyone thought we were wearing eyelash extensions. The secret is the ceramide- based thickening formula, which performs flawlessly without running or flaking. To avoid clumping, separate the lashes well using the side of the brush designed to do just that.
L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Lift Mascara ($19.99 at drugstores).
A simple makeup remover
This versatile fragrance-free cleanser removes not only sebum and pollution but also long-wear makeup and sunscreen. We’re awarding bonus points for its texture—it starts out rich and creamy and morphs into a foaming mousse. It’s perfect for protecting the skin barrier for those with sensitive skin.
CeraVe Hydrating Cream-to-Foam Cleanser ($15.99 at drugstores).
A treatment in lipstick form
Filled with nourishing ingredients such as jojoba oil, hazelnut oil, and rosehip oil, Clarins’s iconic lip oils give lips just the right amount of colour while at the same time intensively recondi- tioning them. It’s no surprise that the product, reformulated only last year, garnered nearly 12 million views on TikTok (before privacy concerns were raised about the app last spring).
Clarins Lip Comfort Oil ($32 at Hudson’s Bay, Shoppers Drug Mart, and clarins.com).
A serum to brighten skin tone
This lighter-than-air gel is hybrid skin care par excellence—both a serum and a makeup base, it lightens age spots as it moisturizes the skin. Apply it under your foundation or tinted moisturizer— or simply under your sunscreen—for a natural finish. This is radiance in a bottle.
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops ($45 at Sephora and sephora.ca).