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Here’s what caught our attention this week.
Ariana Grande wore lashes from Canadian brand Velour in her new music video
Pop-R&B superstar Ariana Grande dropped her sixth album of 14 tracks earlier this week and it turns out the singer is sporting Toronto-born false eyelash brand Velour in the music video for her lead single Positions. Grande’s seamless makeup was done by makeup artist Michael Anthony who used Velour’s You Complete Me mink falsies ($39) to complete the singer’s sultry eye look. Get your hands on the lash set here.
Three Ships founders strike a deal on Dragon’s Den
Connie Lo and Laura Burget, the Toronto-based duo behind affordable clean and vegan skincare brand Three Ships, appeared on Dragon’s Den on Thursday and inked a deal with businessman, venture capitalist and long-time Dragon Jim Treliving. “What a story. Skincare is a tough game but these Three Ships leaders are ready for it,” Treliving tweeted after the episode aired. “Been in this Den a long time. Watch out for the Three Ships team,” he continued. Lo and Burget first launched their skincare brand in 2017 with only $4,000 in the bank and have since grown and rebranded their label, which now holds a revenue projectory of $1.5M this year alone. What’s more, Three Ships has secured distribution deals in both the US and Canada, including Whole Foods and the Hudson’s Bay Company, and will be launching in over 500 Target locations as well as on Target.com come January 2021. Watch the Dragon’s Den episode here.
Sephora Canada kicks off its holiday savings event
Calling all Sephora Beauty Insiders. ICYMI, the beauty giant launched its holiday savings event on Friday where all Beauty Insider members can save 10 (for Insiders), 15 (for Rouge) and 20 (for VIBs) per cent on beauty goods by using the promo code HOLIDAYFUN at checkout over the next few weeks. For more details on the multi-day sale event, click here, and if you’re not signed up as a Beauty Insider member yet click here.
Green beauty brand Antipodes drops an ultra-rich, water-gel moisturizer
New Zealand–based skin care brand Antipodes, beloved by famous faces like Cara Delevingne, Elle Macpherson and Sam Smith, is known for its clean, plant-powered formulas that boast natural ingredients, many of which are sustainably sourced and grown right in New Zealand. This week, the green beauty player has just added a new product to its certified-organic line-up, Baptise H2O Ultra-Hydrating Water Gel ($52). Featuring key ingredients like New Zealand manuka honey, hyaluronic acid and hibiscus flower, the lightweight gel moisturizer quenches thirsty, dehydrated skin while revitalizing skin cells and protecting the complexion from environmental aggressors.
Monat launches a new shine mist for hair
Cooler Canadian temperatures can mean lackluster manes, among other hair issues, but Monat is here to defend your strands. The hair and skincare brand’s new Studio One Glossy Shine Mist ($52) is packed with over thirteen nourishing botanical oils and extracts, like grapeseed and sweet almond, and works to tackle frizz and add hydration while leaving behind a glossy shine with each spray. Bonus: It has been formulated to work on all hair types.