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Beauty Picks 2023: Our Favourite Beauty Products to Try This January

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2023 is here, and we’re ready to kick off the new year by revamping our beauty routines.

Whether your New Year’s resolution is all about finding a new look or prioritizing self-care, there’s no better way to jump start your January than by trying out a new eyeliner or retinol-based moisturizer.

From the ever-so popular Denman Brush to an ultra-volumizing mascara, check out our favourite beauty products this January below.

Denman Brush

The Denman Brush

“Listen up, curly-haired queens – when I heard that a hairbrush could revolutionize your getting-ready process, I was skeptical, too. Tending to my curls has always been a timely process, especially after a wash, but the Denman Brush has truly changed my life. The brush gives each of my curls the definition they need, tames my frizz and spreads product evenly throughout my hair.

“There are many different Denman brush techniques, so make sure to try out a couple of different ones to find the right process for your hair. Be patient as you test out your brush because once you find the trick that works for you, I promise the process will have been worth it. I personally use the 7 Row Denman Brush, which is ideal for Type 3 or 4 curly hair, but if you need help finding the right brush for your curls, check out this guide from Naturally Curly.” – Chelsea B., Digital Producer, Slice

Denman Cushion Brush Nylon Bristles, 7-Row, Amazon, $27.

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Neutrogena Stubborn AM Acne Treatment

Neutrogena Stubborn AM Acne Treatment

“My quest for conquering my adult acne has been long, arduous — and expensive. So, when I find a product that makes a difference for my skin and is affordable, I have to share. Enter: this morning acne treatment cream from Neutrogena.

“I generally apply acne spot treatments at night because they tend to have a drying effect, so I was curious about how this AM treatment would work, especially under makeup. After using it daily for a couple of months, I’m happy to report that the cream (which is formulated with 2.5% benzoyl peroxide) works for me in two ways: I notice fewer (and shorter) breakouts, and I have no issues wearing this under my makeup (I apply this after serums, but before moisturizer and SPF).”  Sharon M., Editor, Slice


Neutrogena Stubborn AM Acne Treatment, Amazon, $11.

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Supergoop! Glowscreen SPF 40 PA+++

Supergoop! Glowscreen SPF 40

“Who says you can’t look dewy in the winter? With this product, your skin will look hydrated and smooth — plus it will help protect you from the harsh winter sun. It’s technically a great primer, but I love using it even when I’m not wearing any makeup for the day. Alpha hydroxy acids are glow-boosting ingredients that help eliminate dull skin cells, but make your skin more sensitive to the sun — that’s where the SPF 40 and blue light protection come in. It really gives you the ultimate glowy finish.” – Krizia R., Producer/Editor, Slice

Supergoop! Glowscreen SPF 40 PA+++, Sephora, $49.

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Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Medium to Full Coverage Radiant Concealer with Hyaluronic Acid

Charlotte Tilbury’s Beautiful Skin Radiant Concealer

“If you’re a full coverage gal, this concealer is for you. This creamy concealer brightens your undereye while covering fine lines, taking your overall makeup look to the next level. You’ll see an immediate difference after applying one layer, so be prepared for your undereye bags or discolouration to disappear on contact. Coverage like this is great for a night out or those days when you want to look more awake without the caffeine.” – Tracey M., Digital Content Strategist, Slice

Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Medium to Full Coverage Radiant Concealer with Hyaluronic Acid, Sephora, $42.


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SEPHORA COLLECTION 12 Hour Contour Pencil Eyeliner

Sephora Collection 12 Hour Contour Pencil Eyeliner

“If, like me, you’re obsessed with tear duct liner lately, you’ve come to the right place. Sephora’s 12 Hour Contour Pencil Eyeliner in shade 52 Aloha or 29 My Boyfriend’s Jeans will give you a dramatic pop of colour that’s perfect for the eyeliner trend taking the makeup world by storm. Essentially, you concentrate your liner into a sharp point at the inner eye and make your way along the tear duct for a provocative, enlarged eye shape – and this ultra-pigmented liner is perfect for the job.” – Chelsea B., Digital Producer, Slice

Sephora Collection 12 Hour Contour Pencil Eyeliner in My Boyfriend’s Jeans, Sephora, $17

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Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzer

Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzer

There’s a reason why this is considered a cult classic. This bronzer gives you the perfect matte-finish look, but adds warmth to your face. It’s free from harsh ingredients like formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil and triclosan. The blendable formula makes it easy to work with — simply apply it under your cheekbones, down the sides of your nose and along your jawline for a slightly snatched look.” – Krizia R., Producer/Editor, Slice

Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzer, Sephora, $47.

Related: Want to turn your powder bronzer into a cream? This viral TikTok makeup hack may help.

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Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Moisturizer Night

“I love an accessible, affordable moisturizer as much as the next person, and this retinol-based formula from Neutrogena is my go-to. Not only does it give my dry, winter skin some much-needed moisture, but with a combination of Retinol SA and glucose complex, the Rapid Wrinkle Repair Moisturizer keeps my skin looking smooth and fresh. An added bonus for me is that a little goes a long way, so if you’re ready to hone in on a post-holiday budget, this moisturizer will last you quite a while.” – Chelsea B, Digital Producer, Slice

Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Moisturizer Night, Shoppers Drug Mart, $31.


Related: Skincare saviours: A vitamin C and niacinamide combo could be the key to perfect skin.

Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Washable Mascara, Blackest Black

Maybelline Lash Sensational

“Once again, the new year is all about budgeting for me, and this over-the-counter mascara is sure to wow at all of your post-holiday events. Boasting a wide, curvy brush, this mascara gives my lashes length and volume without any clumping. With ten layers of bristles, the brush will give you fully fanned lashes – plus, it’s a liquid, washable formula that will last all day, but is easy enough to remove after a night out.” – Chelsea B., Digital Producer, Slice

Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Washable Mascara, Blackest Black, Amazon, $11.

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