Seven things the Chatelaine style team is loving this month

Makeup, perfume and accessories for a much-needed boost in January.
By Chatelaine

Seven ways to look smart now

Wake up your skin

Pull off this season's gorgeous chalet-chic look by brightening your complexion with a double dose of colour. Start by blending a rosy-red cream blush just below the apples of your cheeks and add a glossy cherry lip. Then hit the slopes (or not!). Model red lips, cream turtleneck sweater, Jan 13, p29Michael Kors; Photo by Imaxtree

Carry a day-to-night compact

From soft, monochromatic nudes to electric brights, these cute palettes come in a covetable range of shades and finishes.

Marcelle eyeshadow quads, $16.

Marcelle blue, purple and brown eyeshadows, Jan 13, p30

Try a midnight manicure

Cast a spell on New Year's Eve with this bewitching polish. The luminous flecks of gold are subtle yet seductive—and are sure to attract a special suitor!

Dior nail polish in Diva, $26, The Bay.

Black and gold Dior nail polish, Jan 13, p30

Borrow from the boys

Croc-band watches aren't just for guys anymore! We love the look of these traditional masculine timepieces, now tailored for a woman's delicate wrist.

From left: Timex Intelligent Quartz watch, $225, Timex. Watch, $5,400, Omega Watches. Seamaster Aqua Terra watch, $1,950, Raymond Weil. Nautica watch, $255, Sears. Double-wrap watch, $495, Pandora.

Five watches with leather straps, Jan 13, p30

Simplify your beauty bag

With a rich family history in the biz, there's no doubt the new line from Aerin Lauder (granddaughter of Estée) will be a hit with makeup lovers. Noteworthy: a lovely rose-scented lip treatment and the all-in-one daytime palette.

Aerin Weekday Palette, $78, Aerin Rose Lip Conditioner in Nude, $30, both exclusive to Holt Renfrew.

Aerin Lauder palette and lip balm, Jan 13, p32

Sprinkle on some shine

Dust this silky scented powder on your hair and body for the ultimate golden glow.

Guerlain Liu Perfumed Shimmer Powder for Face & Body, $100, The Bay.

Guerlain Liu Perfumed Shimmer Powder, Jan 13, p32

Give more lip

These bold, matte fuchsia shades make a statement, but fear not, they can also be worn with a softer finish. First prep your pout with a gentle scrub and some lip balm, then use your finger (instead of a straight-from-the-tube application) to pat on a light layer of colour. Bingo, bango, you're done!

M.A.C Mattene Lipstick in Blooming and Seductive Intent, $18, M.A.C Cosmetics.

Purple M.A.C Lipstick, Jan 13, p32


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