The products we’re coveting now.
1. In brutally cold weather, you need to work for good skin. This water-based primer is the ideal post-moisturizer, pre-makeup step. (We experienced no signs of pilling, even on dry patches.) Korres Pomegranate Mattifying Primer ($43). 2. The founder of this new Canadian brand tempted fate every time she travelled with face oils so she created a solid version, full of antioxidant-rich amla berry, that won’t break open in your suitcase and stain your silk shirt. ELLE editors apply the smallest dollop on a moisturized face before bed, to protect the skin barrier from the scourge of central heating, and on dry lips and elbows throughout the day. 8 Faces Boundless Solid Oil ($108). 3. Sometimes you need a lipstick you can apply on a crowded subway platform sans mirror for a momentary reprieve from the daily slog. This not-too-sheer, not-too-pigmented brown-based nude hue is it. Lipstick Queen Lipstick in Nothing But the Truth ($32). 4. Charlotte Tilbury Brightening Youth Glow ($65) ups the ante on moisturizing, redness-reducing and dark-spot-brightening ingredients while still delivering an immediately lit look. 5. Buy this K-beauty essence for the millennial packaging, and keep it for the proprietary peptide complex that kick-starts cell turnover. Saturday Skin Daily Dew Hydrating Essence Mist ($42). 6. Nothing makes us wonder what it would be like to own a private jet like the scent of a Tom Ford perfume, and his latest, a warm amber with top notes of bitter-orange peel, is no exception. (Hypothetical) pilot, to the Seychelles, please. Tom Ford
Eau de Soleil Blanc Eau de Toilette Spray ($180 for 50 mL). 7. This silky-feeling blush comes in six shades, so there’s a naturally flattering colour for all. BareMinerals Gen Nude Powder Blush in Pink Me Up ($30). For details, see Shopping Guide.