The crisp and cozy fall weather has arrived, and the team at Etiket is, of course, full of product recommendations for the seasonal change. Find out what staples make up some of our staff’s beauty, skincare and fragrance daily rituals.
Have you tried the Impossible Glow drops from Pai Skincare? The brand first launched this skincare-makeup hybrid product back in 2021. It was so well received that Pai decided to launch two new shades: Champagne and Rose Gold. These highlighters offer a lit-from-within glow in just a few drops. With summer just around the corner, and bronzed, glowing skin making its comeback, we’ve decided to share with you three ways to use the Impossible Glow drops.
1. For subtle radiance, add one drop to your daily moisturizer or SPF.
2. For a more intense glow, massage one to two drops directly onto skin.
3. For a lit-from-within highlight, gently dab on the high points of the face and body.
Pro tip: add a few drops to your body lotion and apply to the legs, shoulders and collarbone for an irresistible glow.
Which shade is best for me?
Although all shades work for all skin tones, you may be wondering which one would complement your skin tone the best. If that’s the case, here are Pai Skincare’s suggestions:
- If your skin has pink undertones, you might prefer the Rose Gold shade.
- If your skin has more yellow undertones, you might prefer the Champagne shade.
- If you’re looking for a warm, sunkissed glow, go for the original shade: Bronze.
Pai’s pro tip? Experiment! All shades work for all skin tones – it’s all about finding the right application to create the effect you’re after.
Spring is a time to shed our heavy coats, boots, creams and makeup products for lighter alternatives. Mattes become glossy and earth tones become rosy and colourful. Inspired by the warmer weather we’ve been experiencing lately, we decided to refresh our makeup routine. This quick and easy makeup routine will give you the perfect no-makeup makeup look we all strive to achieve!
YOUR CLEAN BEAUTY ROUTINE
STEP UP YOUR GLOW
A BESTSELLING CLASSIC, REIMAGINED
The weightless foundation you love—now powered up with potent skincare actives. ILIA just launched their new and improved True Skin Serum Foundation.
Soft, weightless, medium coverage meets a double dose of skincare. With every wear, Niacinamide and Allantoin smooth and soothe to
visibly improve skin—even after you take your makeup off.
A change of season is upon us, and with that comes the need to adjust our skincare and wellness routine.
We asked Jordanna Kavannat, Etiket’s holistic aesthetician and Tata Harper Spa Specialist, to tell us what this change of season means for her.
“Spring is a beautiful time to awaken your spirit and to make self-care through skincare a more sacred practice. In Chinese medicine, the term ‘shen’ means to glow or light from within. Below are my favourite tips and products to help your ‘shen’ shine brightly this spring!”, says Jordanna.
“I start my day with some kind of physical activity. Sweating and moving my body in the morning helps the flow of our lymphatic system and is a great way to release endorphins (happy vibes).”
“A green smoothie with the Agent Nateur (Holi) Mane collagen is a great way to start the day with good nutrition. I find it helps me make better choices throughout the day.”
SHOWER TIME AND BATH ROUTINES
“The Lovefresh Vanilla Coffee Bar Soap gets rid of dead skin cells, helping regenerate your skin, and the coffee can help tighten skin and reduce cellulite. It’s like a morning cup of java!”
“I also love using the new Smoothing Body Brush from NUORI before my shower. Daily dry brushing of the body has been proven to boost microcirculation, stimulate the lymphatic system, and improve the removal of toxins”, adds Jordanna.
“My bath time routine includes Bathorium Charcoal Garden Detox Crush bath salts. Epsom salts + french sea salts relax your aching muscles. Wonderful for muscle tension”.
“Now that our winter hats are coming off, I use Rahua’s Founder’s Blend Hair and Scalp Treatment to treat the scalp first. I follow that with their Hydration Shampoo and Conditioner for beautiful healthy hair and finish off with the Leave-in Treatment Light to help with wash and wear. I love that Rahua products use refillable pouches!”
“As the winter layers gradually come off, I use Agent Nateur’s body (oil) to get ready for the warmer weather. I LOVE the smell of this product; it has caffeine and vitamin c, which gives noticeably great results.”
“For me, it’s always Tata Harper. I modify my skincare regimen depending on the condition of my skin and the temperature outside. The Regenerating Cleanser is great to exfoliate the skin from the cold winter weather; it’s all about regeneration!”
“The Tata Harper Illuminating Moisturizer is another favourite for daytime as it makes my skin radiate.”
“And finally, with our masks coming off, let’s talk lips! The ILIA Lip Wrap Reviving Balm is a luxurious daytime lip treatment. I’m obsessed!”
”My favourite treatment to detox the body, face and soul at this time of year is the Deluxe Detox Body Treatment & Facial from Tata Harper, it’s a stimulating and purifying treatment that will reawaken your senses.”
I’m jetting off. In an attempt to flee the cold Canadian winter we’ve been enduring, I’ve booked a trip with my friends to the tropical island of Turks and Caicos. I always pack light when I travel, especially when I’m going somewhere warm. A few bathing suits, shorts, a sundress or two, and of course, some beauty essentials. Keep reading to discover the products I can’t possibly leave without!
Let me preface this blog post by saying that I will be checking a bag. When you’re like me and are unwilling to compromise on skincare and beauty products, you always check a bag. Trying to fit all of your essentials into that small plastic bag TSA gives you at the airport is a sport, and I want no part of it. For my cleanser, I’m bringing the Pro-Derm Gentle Cleanser. It’s been a staple in my skincare routine for over a year now and I just can’t get enough. I will also be adding my Phloretin CF Vitamin C Serum from SkinCeuticals. I use it everyday, but it’s especially important when you’re getting a lot of sun exposure. As you may or may not know, vitamin C compensates for sunscreen’s inherent shortcomings by neutralizing the free radical damage that sun exposure causes. They literally play a defensive role by diffusing the effects of the bad rays that make it through your sunscreen.
For sunscreen, I will be bringing my Sunforgettable Enviroscreen Protection Face Shield and the Sunforgettable Brush-On Sunscreen to re-apply my SPF throughout the day. In the event that I get a little too much sun, I like to bring a soothing moisturizer for my skin, just in case. The Radical Recovery After-Sun Lotion is definitely a must when venturing off on a beach getaway. Like a wheatgrass shot for your skin, this lotion delivers powerful antioxidants and nourishing, soothing ingredients that help skin bounce-back after a day in the sun. For my body, I use the new COOLA Mineral Sunscreen Spray. It’s lightweight, offers SPF30 protection and is water-resistant!
I like to keep my makeup simple when I’m on vacation. The weather is hot and humid, so I’m usually either in the water or dabbing my face with blotting papers. For that reason, minimal makeup is key. I’ve decided to bring the RMS ‘Un’ Cover-Up to use as a concealer and to cover-up any imperfections. I’m also bringing ILIA’s Limitless Lash Mascara and the Colorescience Color Balm Collection. This kit comes with three balm shades: blush, berry, bronze. The great thing about these shades is that they can work as a blush, bronzer, eye shadow and lip tint. Plus, they offer SPF50 protection. When I travel, I look for versatility in my products, and the Color Balm Collection offers just that!
I’m pretty simple when it comes to my hair. I will pack my favourite shampoo and conditionner duo: R&CO’s Gemstone Color Shampoo and Conditioner, as well as R&CO’s Rockaway Salt Spray. My hair is naturally curly, so I like to lean into the beach hair look when I’m at the beach. This spray adds volume and texture and just accentuates my natural beachy curls. I also pack Rahua’s Hydration Detangler, especially when I know I’m going to be spending my days in the ocean and at the pool! This product helps keep hair detangled, moisturizes hair, smooths frizz, prevents breakage and damage, and provides color-treated hair with photoprotection. Everything you need on a beach vacation.
Many exciting things happened in 2021. Restrictions were loosened, new music was released, shows were up and running again, and new beauty products were launched. Many beauty newcomers in the Etiket spaces are now considered established favourites and for good reason! Let’s discover the products that conquered our hearts this past year!
This vitamin C Serum from SkinCeuticals was an instant hit! Finally, a antioxidant serum for oily, acne-prone skin! The Salicylic Acid in this formula keeps acne at bay all while offering the multiple benefits of a vitamin C serum.
This marine collagen supplement from the cult-favourite brand Agent Nateur really hit the ground running. It combines marine collagen and pearl powder to promote flourishing hair, radiant skin and resilient nails.
It’s no surprise that this product was a hit this year! The cult-favourite UV Clear SPF46 finally has a tint! Perfect for an everyday glow!
The Grey was a big launch for Etiket in 2021. The dutch skincare brand for men offers a curated line of skincare products for the everyday gentleman. This cream, as its name indicates, offers the benefits of 3 skincare products in one. Perfect for any man on the go!
Carbon Star was a unique product launch this past year because we’d never seen a face oil specifically formulated for oily, acne-prone skin. Needless to say, it was a hit!
The beloved TNS Essential Serum was revamped in 2021! The TNS Advanced + Serum was defined as the next generation. Providing even more anti-aging and skin improving benefits.
This new launch from Colorescience is skincare and makeup in 1! It is formulated with skin improving ingredients and offers a subtle color-correcting tint that will instantly conceal dark circles.
Tata Harper released the Superkind Collection this past year that includes a cleanser, a serum, a moisturizer and a mask. All products were formulated without any harsh ingredients, making them perfect for anyone with sensitive or reaction-prone skin.
It seems as though 2021 was the year many started wondering about the effects of pollution on their skin. It seemed only fitting that Environ release a face mask specifically designed to neutralize the damaging effects of pollution on the skin. It was definitely a game-changer in many of our routines!
The beloved Dannish skincare brand Nuori released two Clarity products designed to treat acne and congestion without any harsh ingredients. The founder wanted to help acne-sufferers eradicate blemishes while hydrating the skin at the same time.
This new launch from Kat Burki is the perfect way to chemically exfoliate in a luxurious way. Dab on this clay mask and sit back while the AHAs and BHAs buff away dead skin cells to reveal a brighter layer underneath! Skin perfecting in only 15 minutes!
It’s not secret that ILIA mascara are pretty exceptional. The Limitless Lash Mascara was a hit, and so is their newest addition! Get fuller, longer lashes with the Fullest Volumizing Mascara!
Turn your favourite eye cream or serum into an eye mask! This latest launch from Consonant was designed to hold the product close to the skin and prevent evaporation. Perfect for a selfcare night in!
The cult-favourite GrenzCine line from Vivier just got an new addition! GrenzCine Face is the perfect complement to your anti-aging Vivier routine!
The new brand to launch at Etiket was an instant success! Although Intraceuticals is new to Etiket, it has been around for a while and its products have proven the test of time. Touted by celebrities and beauty editors from around the world, this brand does not disappoint!
Shop these new launches online at etiket.ca or in-store!
Our story with Juliette begins a few years ago, when we discovered her chocolate shop on Sainte-Catherine, just a few blocks from Etiket boutique (we’re practically neighbours!). Our love for Juliette & Chocolat grew when we learned more about the woman behind the brand.
In fact, Juliette & Chocolat was founded by a beautiful woman named… you guessed it, Juliette! All you need to do is follow her Instagram page to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how she runs her successful business with her husband and her 5 adorable kids. We wanted to learn more about how Juliette & Chocolat came about and how Juliette juggles life as a successful business owner, mother, wife and friend.
How did the idea of creating Juliette & Chocolat come to you?
I’m a foodie. Always have been, and I love to cook. Eating has always been one of my life’s greatest pleasures. I’ve always had a weakness for sweets. I can’t imagine ending a meal without a dessert, that just doesn’t make sense to me! When I go out to restaurants, I always start by asking for the dessert menu. Choosing my dessert first allows me to then choose my main course.
I got the idea of creating Juliette & Chocolat when I was at the end of my studies in Finance. At the time, I was looking for start-up ideas. Because I have such a sweet tooth, and because I wasn’t able to find any hot chocolate in Montreal like my grandmother used to make (!) the idea came to me to open a chocolate bar, similar to a coffee shop, but where one could sit and drink a hot chocolate. This idea then led to a menu filled with chocolate recipes, from hot chocolates and pastries to fondues and candies. I wanted Juliette & Chocolat to be a paradise for chocolate lovers. Finally, wanting there to be a French flare to the business, I added salty and sweet crepes to the menu.
With your own business and a family of five, how do you juggle it all and have time for yourself?
Hahahaha! I’m often asked this question. Honestly, it all comes down to being organized, while also being laid-back and taking life as it comes. Every hour of my week is organized, and I have “to-do lists” for every part of my life. I have a day planner that allows me to stay on top of everything. However, if at the end of the day, the house is a mess, the dirty dishes are still on the counter and the kids go to bed a little past their bedtime, I don’t lose sleep over it. I’d say that I also have an amazing support system in my personal and professional lives (even though the two overlap). I have friends and colleagues that are as invested in my business as I am and who want to see me succeed. I’m very blessed in that respect.
How do you start the day? What is your morning routine?
My mornings are always chaotic: imagine a house of 7 people who all went to bed late the night before! I help the kids get ready for school, make sure I have my eye makeup on … it’s a little like a race against the clock, though we do manage to eat breakfast all together. No coffee for me, I have enough energy as it is! Instead, I make a healthy, vitamin-filled smoothie for us all to drink before heading out the door!
I then drop the kids off at school. Making sure everyone gets to school on time, with their schoolbooks, lunch and PE clothes is a challenge… it’s like a little victory every morning.
What does your everyday beauty routine look like?
Morning: My routine is remarkably simple. I hydrate my skin with a cream I have on hand (I’m lucky enough to receive beauty products as gifts, so I switch them up a lot).
Night: My nighttime routine is also simple. I wash my face with cold water and a gentle cleanser. Right now I’m using the Peoni Cleanser from JB Skin Savvi. After that, I hydrate my skin with the Peoni Oil from JB Skin Savvi.
Do you do something special to take care of your skin?
Once or twice a week I will deep clean my skin with a Clarisonic brush. Besides that, I hydrate my face and body every night.
What’s the best beauty advice you’ve ever received?
Happy people are beautiful, be happy!
Who is your beauty inspiration?
What does your makeup routine look like?
I apply makeup everyday but I keep it simple. I apply a kohl liner that I bought at a souk in Damas when I lived there. It’s a black liner that stays put all day. I love it! After that, I apply a few layers of mascara. From time to time, I add a neutral eyeshadow and a pop of blush to the cheeks.
What beauty products can we always find in your handbag?
Hahahaha, I have more toys in my purse to keep my kids entertained than I do beauty products. I always have a lip balm (does that count?). Sometimes, I’ll have a lipstick in my purse for touch ups throughout the day.
What’s your signature fragrance?
I’m a huge fan of Angel by Thierry Mugler. It’s a sweet, candy scent and so enticing to me. I have no idea how I found it, but I can recognize it anywhere!
What do you do to unwind at the end of a busy day?
I play with my kids, I read, I cook, I watch movies with my family, I never run out of ways to unwind at the end of the day. I always find time to relax and to ground myself. It’s the key to not burning out!
Finally, what’s your guilty pleasure?
A good meal with a delicious dessert at the end.
What screams summer more than tan, glowing skin? While this look may be attractive to most, it is not the healthiest for our skin. In fact, many people don’t know that tanned skin is actually damaged skin. The melanin produced by your skin is its way of healing itself from the damage caused by the sun’s UV rays. We won’t bore you with the details, but just know that tanned isn’t a sign of healthy skin. In any case, tanned skin looks good. We get it. What if we told you, however, that this sought-after look could be achieved with a few beauty products?
Discover the products that will recreate a sunkissed look in no time!
Glow is a term that first comes to mind when talking about summer skin. It represents youth, health, hydration, and an overall flawless complexion. To ensure that your skin is glowing at all times, sometimes you just have to fake it by reaching for a highlighter. If you prefer cream products, we recommend trying out the Living Luminizer or the Luminizer X Quad from RMS Beauty. Both offer a subtle radiance that is entirely buildable. If you prefer powder products, we recommend the new ILIA Daylite Highlighting Powder. Available in 4 shades, this highlighter offers a beautiful glow in a long-lasting formula.
Bronzed skin is a must when trying to achieve a sunkissed look. As previously mentioned, bronzed skin is not healthy skin, so you have to fake it till you make it! Luckily, we offer a selection of bronzers that give you a naturally bronzed look without ever having to step foot in the sun. If you prefer a cream texture, we recommend you take a look at the Buriti Bronzer from RMS Beauty. Apply it with your fingers for a more controlled application or with a beauty blender. If you prefer a powder, discover ILIA’s new Nightlite Bronzing Powders, or Glow Skin Beauty’s Bronzer. For a contoured look, you can even try Glo Skin’s Beauty Contour Kit!
We’ve all gotten sunburnt. It hurts. It’s not fun. BUT, when the sunburn is subtle, it can sometimes look cute, right? It just gives you a flush of color, especially when the sun hit the contours of your face, your nose and cheeks. To try and recreate the look without the damage, we love adding a flush of color to the nose and connect it to the cheeks. For this effect, we love ILIA’s Multi-Stick in At Last and RMS’ Lip2Cheek in the shade Beloved. Both give you that kissed-by-the-sun look effortlessly.
Shop all of these products online and in-store!
Even if spring has not officially arrived, the days are getting longer, the sun is feeling warmer and the snow is starting to melt – slowly but surely. With this feeling of change comes the need for a beauty revamp. We want a fresh start, and here are five ways to revive your beauty routine for spring.
1. Facial Oil
Beauty oils are nurturing to the skin and make a wonderful moisturizer. There are many benefits to oils, not only do they help to hydrate the skin, but they add sheen to skin for a dewy look as well as creating a natural protective barrier.
2. Brow Focus
Brows have the ability to make a big impact. They add structure to your face shape and frame the eyes. It’s one of those steps in your beauty routine that will have people asking, “Is there something different about you?”
You can sculpt and shape for bold brows or go for a more natural routine. One of our favorite tools is the Precise Micro Browliner, a fine tip brow pencil that allows you to create short, hair-like strokes.
3. Mix Up Your Eyeliner
Liquid, gel, shadow, pencil…when you’re selecting an eyeliner, there’s a lot to consider! With so many different types to choose from, we know it can be overwhelming, BUT this is not a decision to be taken lightly. It’s important to know what you’re getting yourself into—your choice will have a major impact on the application process and the end result.
4. Protect your skin
If sunscreen isn’t part of your daily beauty routine, it should be! There are so many ways now to make sure that you are protected, you have no excuse. Why not choose a tinted sunscreen or a powder with SPF.
5. Luminous Dewy Skin
Highlighting is certainly not new. The light-enhancing technique in beauty has been going strong for awhile and there are almost too many options to keep track of! With the no-makeup makeup trend, we love highlighting or illuminating because it can be so low-key. Instead of imparting illuminating shimmer, these products simply give a dewy finish.
Every season there seems to be too many must have beauty products that are really not that must have and not that new either. The Master Mixer from RMS Beauty however is exactly that: NEW and a MUST HAVE! Created by Rose-Marie Swift, the veteran make-up artist behind RMS Beauty and a staunch advocate of healthy beauty, this new product will help you change your make up collection without buying a whole new wardrobe of colour.
The universally flattering rose-gold cream can be used all on its own as a luminizer (a term that Swift actually invented), or you can layer it on top of your other colour cosmetics, or yes, even mix it right in. It will brighten up your skin wherever you put it and don’t worry, there is no shimmer or heaven forbid…. glitter! As with many of the RMS products, it is like magic. And we have tried it with powders and it works just as well.
I have wanted to create a product like this for a long time, the one product I have been missing in my kit. The Master Mixer™ transforms any of my products with the perfect warm rose gold that is so flattering on anyone. Used alone or mixed with my Living Luminizer it effortlessly blends over the cheek bones, brow bones, down the bridge of the nose, bow of the lips and even the eye lid for a subtle, sexy gold shimmer. Magic truly happens when this product is combined to any of your lipsticks resulting in the most gorgeous, refined iridescence imaginable to your lips. Blends perfectly with both powders or creams. Rose-Marie Swift.
You don’t need any extra tools, just use your fingers or a brush and go back and forth between the Master Mixer and your other products. Try layering it on top of RMS Lip2Cheek in Diabolique, a deep-burgundy cream or mix it in with the Buriti Bronzer to create a soft-focus bronze effect. We think half the fun is seeing where we can use it and the results are always luminous, soft and natural.
Watch the Master Mixer tutorial with Rose-Marie Swift as she shares her tips on how to use this multi-tasking product. We can’t wait for you to try it!
The holiday season is in full swing and we are just as excited about holiday makeup as we are about decking the halls! From shimmering pots and lip gloss kits to bronzers and brush sets we have the most coveted makeup items that make for the perfect stocking stuffers!
Here is our list of The Best Makeup Gifts To Give And Receive This Holiday Season:
RMS Beauty: Living Luminizer: Give the gift of magically highlighted skin! This formula is the ultimate illuminator for creating a sensuous, sheer, luminous glow. A must have beauty product and RMS Beauty’s best seller!
Glo Minerals Colour Pop Gloss – Classics Elements Collection: The playful mix of richly-saturated tones in this limited edition Gloss Collection will illuminate the lips with striking lustre. Kit Includes: Gloss in pueblo, flamingo, taffy and plumberry
Vita Liberata Trystals Minerals Self-Tanning Bronzing Powder: Trystal3 Technology combines an instant pure mineral bronze colour with long lasting self tan results for a beautiful, natural – looking medium tan that lasts for days!
Per-fékt Liquid Lash Curler: An easy alternative to traditional eyelash curler for a wide, eye opening look. Infused with Keratrix for all day curl, lash extending fibers add length and volume, while a multi-coiled custom curved brush quickly gives your lashes the curl and thickness that you dream of.
Glo Minerals Petite Brush Set – Classic Elements Collection: The perfect gift for the makeup maven on the go! Glo Minerals exclusive, limited edition Petite Brush Set includes: Powder, Blush, Eye Blender, Dual Ended Angled Eye & Eyeliner/Brow Brushes.
When it comes to makeup, I tend to go for the barely there, “no, I am not wearing makeup” look. I don’t want to spend an hour in the morning primping and painting my face. My coffee time is far more valuable. At the same time, I want to walk out my door glowing and perfectly fresh-faced. Perhaps living in Amsterdam for two years had something to do with my new lackadaisical approach to makeup and it was actually in Amsterdam that I first came across the brand RMS Beauty. Small pots of magic then became my entire makeup arsenal. I started out with the “un” cover-up in #33 and a pot of lip2cheek in ‘Smile’. That was pretty much all I used daily. Add a few swipes of mascara and I was good to go! Total time in front of the mirror: five minutes.
What I love about RMS Beauty is the formulation. Not only is RMS Beauty natural and organic, it’s also non-toxic, and designed to heal and nourish the skin. What makes RMS Beauty different from other natural cosmetic brands is that each product is made with raw, food grade, organic ingredients in their natural state, allowing their “living properties” to rejuvenate the skin. They are free of harmful chemicals, synthetic preservatives and GMOs. These nourishing ingredients work synergistically with the skin to promote hydration, softness, and luminosity.
When I found out that we were going to be bringing in RMS Beauty to Etiket, I was over the moon! In just a few weeks, these colourful pots have been flying off the shelf. No one can seem to resist after trying the lip2cheek just once. Gorgeous creamy colour that glides on to the skin so beautifully with just one finger, and the result is fresh and youthful looking skin due to hydrating ingredients such as shea butter, jojoba, argan oil, rosemary and other nourishing minerals. Find the perfect colour and you will be hooked!
The Etiket Insider Beauty Editor