Tara MacInnis of FLARE Shares Her Favourite Holiday Products

’Tis the season for excess on all fronts, from luxe skincare to rich makeup shades. Tara MacInnis—assistant fashion and beauty editor at FLARE—shares her favourite holiday products






1—Make Up For Ever Artistic Palette, $58. “Taking a look from day to night is all about eyeshadow, and this is packed with versatile, blendable shades that won’t budge.”  

 2—Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Mistletoe, $30. “From their staying power to their food-grade ingredients, Bite’s lippies are my go-to, and this deep red is the perfect soiree shade.”

 3—Clarins BB Skin Detox Fluid, $44. “Removing and then reapplying makeup for after-work parties dries out my sensitive face. This hides the stress with sheer coverage, while re-balancing my skin with meadowsweet extract.”

 4—Tom Ford Sheer Cheek Duo in Bicoastal, $95. “To warm up my wintry paleness, this gives both a rosy glow and a cheekbone highlight with one swipe.”

 5—Hermès Eau de Rhubarbe Écarlate Eau de Cologne, $149, 100 mL. “When everything smells like pine and cranberry, it’s nice to stand out with a little citrusy freshness.”

6—The Body Shop Ethiopian Honey Deep Nourishing Mask, $28. “Dry patches are a cold-weather reality for me, so smoothing on this rich, honey-based mask a few times weekly is a skin-saver.”

7—Smashbox X-Rated Mascara, $28. “For special-occasion lashes with length, volume and zero clumps, this is a favourite.”

 8—Fresh Rose Hydrating Eye Gel Cream, $52. “For the morning after, this helps me fake my beauty sleep with rosewater, cucumber and hyaluronic acid.”

 9— L’Oréal Paris Le Vernis à L’Huile by Colour Riche in Greige Amoureux, $10. “This oil-infused polish gives me Shellac-like shine, without a time-consuming salon visit.”

This article was originally published in the Winter 2016 issue of Cosmetics magazine.