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By Ashley Kowalewski
Blogger Beauty Secrets Part VI: Today, sharing her go-to scented beauty products, Katie Green (Director of Communications for L’Oréal brands Maybelline New York, Essie, Garnier and Ombrelle by day, and director of www.stylepilgrim.com by night/ @StylePilgrim). At her fingertips: All things L’Oréal. Here, her insider favourites.
Favourite fragrance: “My fragrance calling card has always been punctuated by notes of vanilla. This summer, I have been spellbound by Yves Saint Laurent Manifesto, with base notes of vanilla (alongside jasmine and lily-of-the-valley); it’s no surprise I turned my nose to it.” Yves Saint Laurent Manifesto EDP, $92 (50 ml), www.yslbeautyus.com
Favourite moisturizer: “I love the texture of gel creams; they have a luxurious feel and yet are very hydrating. My go-to moisturizer for daily use is Garnier Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream to combat dryness without the feeling of wearing a heavy cream film in the summer heat.” Garnier Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream, $11, www.garnier.ca
Favourite cleanser: “I’m obsessed with perfecting my skincare routine, and it starts with a cleanser. My current must-have is Biotherm Pure-Fect Skin Cleanser, which works beautifully with my Clarisonic—it’s gentle, yet pore-refining.” Biotherm Pure-Fect Skin Cleanser, $19, www.biotherm.ca; and Clarisonic Mia2 in Ipanama, $175, www.clarisonic.com
Favourite scented cosmetic: “I love that the bold lip trend is back, and in a big way. My current crush is on the eight juicy shades (and sweet gourmand scent) from Maybelline New York ColorSensational Vivids Lipsticks. I could never pick a favourite—the lineup offers a shade for every day of the week with one to spare!” Maybelline New York ColorSensational Vivids Lipsticks, Shown in Vivid Rose, $10, www.maybelline.ca