Life, Set Sail Blogger Brittany Messner Shares Her Beauty Favourites

Brittany Messner

Brittany Messner

Brittany Messner created her beauty, fashion and lifestyle blog, Life, Set Sail, in 2012 as a means to express her creativity. This spring, the project transitioned from casual hobby to full-time passion. We asked the Calgary-based writer to share her favourite Canadian beauty products of the moment.


Made-in-Canada Favourites




1—Lise Watier Blush Fondant Suprême in Corail, $30. “The cream-to-powder formula blends really nicely on my dry cheeks, but would likely work beautifully on any skin type.”

2—Consonant Skincare HydrExtreme, from $72, 10 mL. “A blend of Cassia angustifolia [senna plant] extract and organic glycerin, this all-natural serum helped treat my persistent dry spots.”

3—Vasanti See The Light Powder Highlighter Duo in Golden Child, $29. “This product is so highly pigmented, a little goes a long way.”

4—Nudestix Brow Wax, $28. “This no-fuss wax pencil makes brows stay put all day long.” 

5—Bite Beauty Luminous Crème Lipstick Duo in Tangerine/Lingonberry, $15. “Great for day-to-night wear, this is a no-brainer for those who want long-lasting colour.”

6—Leaves of Trees Orange Blossom Argan Hand and Body Lotion, from $15, 37 mL. “The orange blossom scent is heavenly and the argan oil–rich formula provides ample moisture.”

7—Province Apothecary Parfum Botanique No. 23, $46. “There’s something about the lavender and pine notes that makes me feel instantly energized.”

8—M.A.C Haute Dogs Sculpting Powder/Shaping Powder in Warm Light, $26. “The finely milled formula is soft, smooth and easy to blend. What more could you ask for?”