Review: ELF Cosmetics Halo Glow Liquid Filter (and more!)

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Gabrielle CHANEL Essence Twist and Spray

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They say: A travel-friendly iteration of the gabriel CHANEL Gasoline scent. The twist-up eau de parfum includes three 20ml refills, each containing the floral scent that boasts notes of jasmine, ylang-ylang, orange blossom and tuberose from Grasse.

We say: This handbag-friendly fragrance is an ideal companion for everyday adventures. Our tester found the small bottle to be easy to slip into her purse, providing quick, leak-free access to luxurious scent touch-ups throughout the day.

$164 for 3 x 20mL | Chanel,


Boost Retinol Pro Serum

They say: A face serum that contains 0.3% retinol, plus phyto-retinol, biopeptides and shea butter to hydrate and smooth the skin. The active retinol complex promises to improve “the appearance of tired, blemish-prone skin.”

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We say: Our tester used this serum for several weeks and was pleased to see no irritation or redness, unlike some retinol products. The serum left her skin softer and smoother.

$61.99 for 30ml |

ELF Cosmetics

Halo Glow Liquid Filter

They say: A new range of liquid “filters” which includes eight “universal shades”. The “illuminating formula” contains caring ingredients such as squalane and hyaluronic acid to smooth and hydrate the skin, providing a dewy finish.

We say: It’s not a full-coverage product, but rather provides a veil of radiance to the skin, reports our tester. The beauty product that’s causing the buzz is easy to apply thanks to the sponge-tip applicator. After applying to skin with a synthetic bristle brush, our tester found her face was luminous and her skin tone was more even.

$17.99 | Shoppers Drug Mart,

Donovan B. Sanford