When it comes to our beauty routines, it can take a long time to find the products that work best for our own needs. That’s why a personalized approach is best - and today, beauty expert Meera Estrada shared some of her favourite customizable beauty options to elevate your beauty routine.
Without further ado, check out Meera's picks below!
From Canadian brand Bite Beauty, the new Lip Lab at Home digital service brings Bite’s personalized beauty experience to you! Their Lip Lab Colour Experts are now available to live-stream, so you can be a part of the entire lipstick creation process, from mixing shades, to selecting finishes and flavours, and even engraving your inspired shade name. It gives everyone access to lipstick shades that complement their unique skin tones and personal style!
The lipsticks are made from clean, high-performance pigments, all powered by superfood ingredients. It takes approximately 30 minutes to create, and will then ship out for free in just 24-48 hours!
Finding Ferdinand is a New-York based company that handcrafts clean, high-quality, custom products from lipsticks to makeup palettes. All of their products are made-to-order, and delivered right to your door. All you have to do is use the online tools to design the perfect products!
For the makeup palettes, you pick your layout and tap your choice of bronzers, highlighters, blushes and eyeshadows shades to complete your custom palette.
You can customize your hair, skin and body care with Function of Beauty! To begin, you simply take a quick about your hair, body, and/or skin, and then choose your goals, fragrance, and name of your unique formula. Then, they process your answers to determine the unique blend of ingredients needed to address your specific needs, goals, and preferences! All products are delivered right to your door along with fun extras, like stickers.
A one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work when it comes to skincare because we all have different concerns and preferences. Enter Clinique’s Clinical Reality tool which makes it easy to get your own personal skin analysis and a recommended treatment regimen right from the comforts of your own home. It’s free and super easy to use – simply visit their site and activate with a quick selfie. The tool will then immediately scan your photo using critical data points to objectively analyze your skin. Based on your scan, you’ll get a diagnosis of what the tool sees as your primary skin concern, but you’ll also have the option of selecting “other skin concerns” and you’ll get a ranking according to what the scan sees in your face. After some short questions, you’re provided with your own personalized skin care recommendation from Clinique’s complete treatment range.
Kiehl’s has launched Kiehl’s Koncierge – a virtual skincare expert platform that brings their world-class in-store service to the comfort of your own home. You simply head to their website and on the bottom left-hand side of the page, click the "Chat now" function. After entering your name, you can live chat with or request the new video consultations function. This allows you to interact on a more personalized level!
Lvnea is a Montreal-based company that creates botanical perfumes made from 100% natural ingredients, so no synthetics or preservatives – just skin-safe plant perfume and natural apothecary products, all handmade in small batches.
You work with the boutique staff over the phone, online or in-person to build a fragrance suited to your own unique individual needs and preferences. They take you through scent preferences like florals, or citrus, for example, as well as product type – for example, roll-on or crème. You can also request samples before ordering your signature scent!
Tenasãti pairs jewellery with oils for healing properties and comfort! You chat with the owner, Malinda, about the healing properties you’re looking for from the crystals, and from that, she’ll design a crystal earrings and necklace set that her partner creates. Then they pair the set with the perfect accompanying essential oils based on your preferences. In other cases, it may be purely based on aesthetic!