What’s the best way to protect my damaged hair?
Believe it or not, your best line of defence when it comes to your hair is conditioner. “Conditioners can offer replenishment and an infusion of ingredients like few other forms of hair care can,” says Jeni Thomas, principal scientist for Pantene. And with new formulations that target the inner hair fibre, instead of just smoothing the outside, conditioner can set you up for a good hair day every day. Thomas’s tip? Condition your hair from root to tip, not just the ends, paying special attention to where you do the most damage—including where you apply heat or tie your ponytail.
Pantene Repair & Protect 3 Minute Miracle Daily Conditioner, $6,
Is there anything that can cover a tattoo on my leg—besides clothing or pantyhose?
Absolutely! Whether you’re looking to
conceal a faded tattoo, spider veins or a port-wine stain, Dermablend Professional Leg and Body Makeup is the answer. The formula is lightweight, buildable and hydrating—and
also transfer-resistant: It becomes hard to smudge when the brand’s Loose Setting Powder, $34, is patted over top. Let it set for a couple of minutes, then brush off the excess and—voilà—up to 16 hours of coverage.
Dermablend Professional Leg and Body Makeup, $36, beautyboutique.ca.
I’m looking for a mascara that packs a punch but doesn’t feel like it’s weighing down my eyelids. Any recommendations?
Benefit, the beauty brand famous for its innovative products, has released a mascara that uses space technology to give you the most lightweight application on the market. With aero-particles, one of the lightest known materials, the formulation offers dramatic volume that also lifts and lengthens—without feeling heavy.
Benefit BadGal Bang! Volumizing Mascara, $32, benefitcosmetics.com.