Top Best Beauty Launches of 2021
Skin Care

Best New Products of 2021: Year End Roundup

We've listed the best beauty launches of the past year. Let's discover them together!

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!

Silymarin CF – SkinCeuticals

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.

holi (mane) – Agent Nateur

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.

UV Clear SPF 46 Tinted – EltaMD

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!

3 in 1 Face Cream – The Grey

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 – Pai Skincare

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!

TNS Advanced + Serum – SkinMedica

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.

Total Eye 3 in 1 Renewal Care – Colorescience

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.

Superkind Collection – Tata Harper

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.

Anti-Pollution Masque – Environ

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!

Clarity Line – Nuori

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.

Dual Exfoliating Clay Mask – Kat Burki

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!

Fullest Volumizing Mascara – ILIA

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!

Reusable Silicone Eye Masks – Consonant

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!

GrenzCine Face – Vivier

The cult-favourite GrenzCine line from Vivier just got an new addition! GrenzCine Face is the perfect complement to your anti-aging Vivier routine!

Intraceuticals line – Intraceuticals

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!

Discover Juliette from Juliette & Chocolat
In Conversation With

In Conversation with Juliette from Juliette & Chocolat

Our story with Juliette begins a few years ago, when we discovered her chocolate shop on Sainte-Catherine. 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.
@juliettechoco

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?

Audrey Hepburn

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.

Follow Juliette on Instagram at  @juliettechoco or her business,  Juliette & Chocolat @juliette_chocolat

How to fake a summer glow!
Makeup

How to achieve the ultimate summer glow

What screams summer more than tan, glowing skin? While this look may be attractive to most, it is not the healthiest for our skin. 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!

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

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.

BRONZE

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!

BLUSH

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!

Maquillage GloMinerals
Skin Care

Spring 2017: Our Beauty Highlights

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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.

Master Mixer

The RMS Beauty Master Mixer

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Master Mixer
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.
Master Mixer
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 Best Makeup Gifts To Give And Receive This Holiday Season

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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

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

 

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

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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!

perfekt

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.

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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.

SHOP ALL BEAUTY GIFTS 

Makeup Review: RMS Beauty – Natural & Organic Makeup

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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!

Here I am wearing IMG_9791“un” cover-up #44, lip2cheek in ‘promise’ with simply vanilla lip&skin balm and a touch of ‘living luminizer’ to highlight cheekbones and eyebrows.

Natalie Cola,
The Etiket Insider Beauty Editor

 

Discover RMS Beauty at Etiket HERE.

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