Beauty

6 Café-Inspired Beauty Picks

August 5, 2020

Winter, spring, summer or fall, we can’t get enough caffeine—so much so that we’ve even incorporated coffee-inspired hues into our beauty regime. Below, are our top six beauty picks to add a caffeinated kick to your beauty routine. —Vicki Duong

maybelline superstay liquid lipstick. We love Maybelline’s SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick limited-edition coffee collection ($12 each) for its easy-to-wear shades and delicious light-coffee scent (yes!). The pigment is highly saturated and the formula stays put and applies easily with a large doe-foot applicator. Our favourite shade: Cocoa Connoisseur for its universally complimentary red undertone.

the body shop face mask. Did you know that you don’t need to drink coffee to feel more awake? With The Body Shop’s Nicaraguan Coffee Intense Awakening Mask ($28) the potent blend of beans gently exfoliates to reduce the appearance of fatigue, leaving skin awakened and brighter.

maison margiela replica eau de toilette. Known for its unisex fragrance, Maison Margiela offers a caffeine kick in a bottle with Coffee Break Eau de Toilette ($168). The scent is warm with a bit of spice and notes of coffee, lavender and vanilla. A couple of shots and you’ll be instantly transported to the cosiest of Paris cafés.

elementary naturals facial bar. Nothing beats waking up to the smell of freshly ground coffee. But DYK that coffee is also a good pick-me-up for your skin? We love Elementary Naturals’ Coffee Facial Scrub Bar ($7) for it’s exfoliating and invigorating ingredients. Handmade in Ontario, each bar features hydrating oils such as coconut and avocado.

simply polished body scrub. Keep your skin glowing head-to-toe with Simply Polished Coffee Body Scrub ($18). Made of locally sourced coffee from Alberta, this scrub helps fight cellulite and eczema plus reduces inflammation and the likelihood of ingrown hairs. Plus, it’s made in small batches without the use of harmful chemicals, fragrance or dyes.

frank body hair mask. The hero skin-care ingredient of Frank Body, it’s no surprise this Aussie brand found a way to incorporate coffee into its hair line. Use the Caffeinated Hair Mask ($17) to treat your tresses and scalp in one go. It deeply nourishes your locks without weighing them down while coffee and niacinamide help soothe and reduce scalp irritation.

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