Health & Beauty

The T-Zone’s Best Of Beauty 2022: Part 1

December 28, 2022

The beauty market gets bigger and better every year, and those 12 months are jam-packed with new launches that make a splash. But which of those newbies are the cream of the crop? We asked 16 of our nearest and dearest beauty pals to share that one can’t-live-without product that held their heart this year. Here’s Part 1 of our two-part series! —Ingrie Williams and Emily MacCulloch of The T-Zone

Who: Samantha Jane (@samanthajaneyt), beauty content creator and host of Pretty Blunt podcast

What: Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Matte 24HR Longwear Liquid Lipstick, $33,
Why: “These are phenomenal, they’re comfortable, they’re easy to use and they’re so smooth. The shade range has the most beautiful nudes and beautiful reds.”

Who: Jason Lee (@jasonleehair), hairstylist, colourist and the founder of Mela & Kera

What: Mela & Kera Balayage Exceptionnel Smooth Ends, $46,
Why: “It’s lightweight, luxurious and smells expensive. I call this the lip gloss of hair because you pop it in your purse, carry it around with you throughout the day and touch up any little flyaways or split ends.”

Who: Julia McEwen (@juliapjmcewen), fashion and beauty editor at Hello! Canada

What: e.l.f. Halo Glow Liquid Filter, $18,
Why: “It’s a great dupe for Charlotte Tilbury’s Hollywood Flawless Filter. It’s $18 so it’s affordable, it delivers glowy skin and it’s easy to use.”

Who: Dr. Dominique Babin-Muise (@luma_clinic), founder of Luma Clinic in Halifax, NS

What: AviClear Laser Treatment, price available upon request,
Why: “It’s the first FDA cleared device to treat mild to severe acne. It’s a laser that we do three treatments of, each one is about 45 minutes. It’s showing similar efficacy rates as a three-month course of Accutane to clear up acne. It’s super exciting; our patients are loving it and we’re loving it!”

Who: Janine Falcon (@imabeautygeek), founder of Beautygeeks

What: Kiss Falscara DIY Lash Extensions Kit, $28,
Why: “These lashes are accessible, affordable and life-changing. This is the simplified, inexpensive version of the genius Lashify system and it delivers dream lashes that I can’t get from mascara.”

Who: Théo Dupuis-Carbonneau (@theo_dc), beauty director at Elle Quebec and Elle Canada

What: Dior Rouge Dior Forever Lipstick, $52,
Why: “It’s super pigmented, transfer and kiss-proof and it has this perfect matte velvety finish. I can wear this lipstick everyday, it’s perfect. I get so many compliments and it’s my favourite lipstick launch in the past couple of years.”

Who: Annie Graham (@xotreatmentroom), facialist and skincare formulator at XO Face Care

What: Aquaphor Healing Ointment, $18,
Why: “There’s one product that wins my heart year after year, season after season: Aquaphor. It’s a 10/10 emollient, a 10/10 humectant and a 10/10 occlusive. You need to find your second favourite product, put that on and cover it in the Saran Wrap of skincare: Aquaphor.”

Who: Emily MacCulloch (@emilymacculloch), beauty writer and co-founder of The T-Zone

What: Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30, $67,
Why: “This cream is camouflaging, glowy and is a multi-tasker. I can’t live without it, it’s amazing for helping to camouflage redness in the skin, it just takes a bit of a learning curve to use because the texture is so unique. But once you learn how to work with it you can really work it to your benefit. I just love it; I use it everyday.”


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