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Beauty Buzz 411: A Beauty Guru’s Favourite Things
Written by Crystal Jensen   

Vancouver beauty blogger Crystal Jensen dishes hands-on cosmetics advice and prettiness pointers backed by her rigorous experimentation and in-depth product knowledge. Below is the “buzz” on today’s best beauty secrets; just a few of Crystal’s favourite things...


Every time I open a magazine, I’m obsessed with big, beautiful lashes. You know, the ones that are camera-ready, high definition, with lasting drama! I thought it was impossible to transform my natural lashes into the ones I have always dreamed of, but within 16 weeks, my lashes had more fullness, length and had even become darker. Define your eyes today. Visit Pacific Dermaesthetics or

Japonesque Go Curl

This handy little device provides long-lasting, all-day curl to my poker-straight lashes. It’s compact enough to fit in my pocket or even in the smallest purse. Finally, I found a curler that doesn’t pinch my lashes and works wonders with or without mascara. Trust me, this little baby will make your lashes stand up and shout. Available at BeautyMark:

Yves Saint Laurent ToucheÉclat Radiant Touch

I love how this brilliant gold wand erases and illuminates in all the right spots. It has a soft brush that glides effortlessly across my skin, giving it amazing coverage. It’s like a paintbrush, perfecting every flaw with each sweep, and very easy to blend. I apply it everywhere for an instant glow. It even makes me look well-rested when I’m lacking my zzz’s. Visit Holt Renfrew or Sephora.

St. Tropez Self-Tan Bronzing Lotion

I stay away from basking in the sun and, instead, search for a self-tanner that will give me that sun-kissed glow all year round! This line gives the perfect streak-free tan that leaves my skin golden brown – not orange. It’s easy to do it yourself and dries quickly. I had people asking where I went on vacation! Available at BeautyMark: Visit for more information.

Dermalogica SolarDefense Booster SPF 30

A product I just can’t live without! Not only does this SPF give full spectrum protection, it’s chock full of vitamins and antioxidants that my skin craves. I love the consistency of this lotion as it can be worn alone or mixed with your favourite foundation or moisturizer. It has a clean scent, but contains no artificial fragrances. Pick yours up today at BeautyMark:


I was recently introduced to this great beauty find by Blo in Yaletown. This hairspray not only gave my curly hair all-day hold, it created major lift without making it stiff! It has the flexibility of a gel with the control of a spray, making it the best of both worlds. This isn’t your grandma’s hairspray! Available at Blo or visit

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Vancouver beauty blogger Crystal Jensen offers “buzz” on her favourite picks and best beauty secrets! More info can be found on her website at


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