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If your esthetic is black or navy with a smattering of grey, you’re undoubtedly colour averse. However, if you’re looking to shake things up without drastically altering your wardrobe, consider trying bolder-hued accessories. For example, try an oxblood or hunter green satchel rather than basic black. This discreet amount of colour for a go-to accessory can be surprisingly versatile. Feeling really brave? Wear a neutral base with shoes and a bag in two complementary colours.
Cross-body bag, $50, hm.com/ca.
Kérastase has created something rather unexpected for a luxury hair-care brand: The French company has dipped its tresses into green beauty. The Aura Botanica range is formulated with ingredients that are 98 percent natural, including hand-pressed Samoan coconut to help create a lather (replacing sulfates), Moroccan argan oil to nourish the hair and micelles—a skin-care technology—in its shampoo. Kérastase borrowed the idea from the charged particles of micellar water that are used to cleanse skin of dirt and makeup; for hair, the particles trap oil and impurities.
Kérastase Aura Botanica, $45 to $60, kerastase.ca.
The summer trend of bell sleeves is seamlessly transitioning into fall. To keep the style feeling fresh, avoid sheer and lacy fabrics; instead, look for material with a little more weight. Bonus: Bell-sleeved tops are super slimming. The voluminous fabric at the wrists balances out the arms and makes them look trimmer in comparison.
Tunic, $89, chicos.com.
We tried it: Makeup Remover
1. Graydon Skincare Keto Cleanse Makeup + Grime Remover
If you have dry or mature skin, an oil cleanser is a real game-changer. This plant-based blend does an exceptional job of dissolving excess oil (sebum) while melting away makeup. Our skin was left soft, dewy and free of dirt and grime.
2. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Cleansing Gel
If oil cleansers are too rich for you, but you’re still looking for moisturization, consider this lightweight gel cleanser that’s packed with hyaluronic acid. When we added water, the gel turned into a silky lather that effortlessly removed makeup.
3. Burt’s Bees Eye Makeup Remover Pads
In true Burt’s Bees fashion, these pads are 99.5 percent natural, so we were skeptical when we gave them the ultimate test: waterproof mascara. One pad did both eyes with ease. It wasn’t too oily, and it did a great job of breaking down the makeup.