Halloween SkinSCARE Hacks

Get these BOO-tiful looks using our high-rated skincare products.


Glitter Lip

Learn how to add some sparkle to your smile with this playfully bold lip.

Use Rapid Collagen Infusion for Lips to set a long-lasting, uber-smooth and plump-tastic shimmery pout.​

Mermaid Scales

Make Atlantis’ best-dressed list with a colorful contour and shimmering scales.

Use Essential-C Toner to create multi-dimensional mermaid scales and give your skin a splash of hydration.


Rocker Glam

Take center stage by rocking a dramatic cat eye and daring glitter shadow.

Use Sensitive Skin Soothing Serum to keep glitter in place on the eyelids and protect your ​skin from even the wildest mosh pit.


Don’t scare your skin this Halloween!

Halloween makeup can cause irritation and breakouts. Here are some tips on what you can do to prevent these reaction.

Prepare Your Skin
Before applying all those layers of makeup and face paint, wash your face, moisturize and use a face primer to help preserve the makeup’s rich colors and provide a smooth skin surface for application.

Remove All Of It
Wash your face and don’t leave that heavy Halloween costume makeup on overnight! No matter how exhausted you are after your night out, you need to wash your face and remove all the makeup and before crawling into bed, be sure to moisturize your skin again so you wake up refreshed and replenished.

Happy Halloween.

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Create a matte makeup look that lasts

Create a matte makeup look that lasts with the ultimate oil-control duo.


Oil breaks down makeup, so prep skin with InstaMatte™ Oil-Control Mask for a fresh, matte canvas

Pro Tip: Mask can also be used as a daily cleanser.

Press and pat Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 | PA into skin to help control oil for up to 8 hours.

Apply matte foundation, blending from the center of your face outward.

Sculpt your face with matte bronzer to give your look dimension. Apply blush to cheeks for a pop of colour.

Pro Tip: For a natural flush of colour, use your bare lip colour as a guideline for selecting the perfect blush shade.

Apply peachy eye shadow all over eyelids and warm bronze eye shadow to the outer corners and creases for an understated, classic look.

Pro Tip: Use your matte bronzer and blush as the lid and crease colours.

Apply peachy-nude matte lipstick to lips to complete the look.

Pro Tip: For a long-lasting matte lip, line and fill in lips with lip liner. This also adds structure for a more polished look

InstaMatte Oil-Control Mask is an ideal treatment prior to makeup application for oily and acne-prone skin types to create a shine-free canvas for a flawless finish. This non-drying formula imparts a subtle yet refreshing grapefruit scent and helps to keep makeup in place all day for a fresh, matte complexion.

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Why You Should Be Using An Oil-Based Makeup Remover

Did you know:

Today’s makeup is super long-wearing—that means great day coverage but a real risk of clogged pores and acne at night. To meet the challenge of easily removing these long-wearing products without stripping your skin, we’ve developed Renewing Cleansing Oil. Renewing Cleansing Oil is a remarkable new, non-greasy cleanser that has the power to thoroughly remove your makeup without scrubbing. Renewing Cleansing Oil not only leaves your skin remarkably clean, it actually leaves your skin noticeably softer and smoother.

How it works:

Renewing Cleansing Oil forms a strong bond with the oils and minerals that give your makeup its staying power. That’s why when you rinse off with Renewing Cleansing Oil, makeup, BB cream, sun-block, excess oil and impurities rinse off too—leaving skin free of potentially pore clogging debris. And Renewing Cleansing Oil isn’t just an exceptional makeup remover. Renewing Cleansing Oil supports the health of your skin by preserving your natural pH balance and strengthening skin’s natural protective barrier.

How to use:

Massage Renewing Cleansing Oil’s botanical oil formula directly onto dry skin to dissolve makeup—even the most stubborn mascara. Rinse off dissolved makeup and grime with a splash of water to enjoy skin that’s soft, residue-free and healthfully clean.


Doctor Murad Article by Howard Murad, M.D., FAAD, a world renowned skincare expert and founder of the Inclusive Health movement. Read more about Dr. Murad.

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Time-saving Skincare and Beauty Hacks



Celebrity makeup artist Nikki DeRoest, has an extensive amount of knowledge on makeup and beauty, so we asked the pro. What are her tips and advice on applying makeup when time is limited?

She starts by sharing how to get a glowing, radiant look in just a few steps. The key to a bright, radiant skin? The preparation before makeup with skincare. We all know that beautiful skin is first healthy skin, so her beauty hacks focus on using skincare together or before makeup.


The first step is to use the Active Radiance Serum in order to prep the skin before the foundation. Nikki explains how that is going to brighten skin so that it looks even more radiant before working on the foundation.

Next step is to apply a moisturizer. Don’t skip it! In order to give your skin an extra boost of hydration without making it feel greasy, Nikki uses the Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture. The light-weight texture is going to hydrate skin and help the foundation melt on the skin for a smoother skin.

An important part of achieving a glowing, radiant is to brighten up the eye area. Using an eye cream together with a concealer is a great idea to get the full benefits. Blend a pump of the Renewing Eye Cream with your favorite concealer and apply under the eyes.

Now quickly before you leave the house, add a touch of color to your lips! Mixing a lip treatment and a cream blush, Nikki explains how fast and time saving this process is. Simply mix your chosen blush with our Rapid Collagen Infusion for Lips to give your lips some color and treating them at the same time.

Ready, Set, Go!

Check out the full video of Nikki’s best beauty hacks for the busy gal on the go:


Shop the look:

Rapid Collagen Infusion for Lips

Renewing Eye Cream

Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture

Advanced Active Radiance Serum

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Meet Elodie Rivet, Esthetician and Makeup Artist

We had the opportunity to interview Elodie, a licensed esthetician with over 7 years of experience in the beauty industry. Elodie’s passion for skin care and makeup has been proven through her experience working with top cosmetic and skin care brand. She is also a freelance makeup artist, where she applies her passion and expertise to beauty and fashion photo-shoots. We are excited to share with you her vision on and advice for beautiful, healthy skin!

What’s your favorite part about working in the beauty industry?

I really enjoy creating regimen for my customers. Listening to them and understanding their skin concerns to find answers and solutions is rewarding. I like explaining how each products will help them achieve the skin they want. That’s what really makes me happy. When a customer reaches out to me for more advice a few months later, this is when you realize that you have created a connection with this person, and that is priceless!

What’s your biggest beauty secret?

This is not a secret, but I love trying new skin care products!
I am very loyal to my night routine in terms of cleansing. I NEVER, ever skip using my Renewing Cleansing Cream on my Clarisonic brush. Nothing is can compare to that result. My skin always feels incredibly smooth and deeply clean. Any products that are going to be applied after will be absorbed deeper into the skin, for better results. Cleansing is for me the number one step that will make a big difference for a perfect healthy, glowing skin.

Who is your beauty icon and why do you admire her?

Jessica Alba is my beauty icon, stylish but never over the top. Her career as a business woman and as a mom is incredible. She is a real example for everyone.
In terms of beauty, she believes in having an easy but daily skin care routine, which is also essential to me. In terms of makeup, she always goes for a flawless but luminescent complexion with either bold lips for a pop of color or a nice sexy smoky eyes which is a classic but so modern at the same time.

What are your favorite Murad products and why?

Over the past months, my skin seemed to have changed a little. It is not as dry as it used to be. So to make sure that my makeup is staying on all day, I use the Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15. Not only does it provide a matte finish, but it also hydrates my skin. For less of a matte look but deep hydration, I choose the Skin Perfection Lotion.

If you could only have one makeup item, for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Only one? This is difficult. If I had to choose one, I would go for a concealer because I have red cheeks. If this had to be my only makeup item, I would still be able to mix it with a lip balm for a nude lip look or apply a touch of it on the eye lid for a bright, eye-opening look.

What is your favorite treatment to give clients and why?

Facials are without a doubt my favorite kind of treatment. Before each treatment, I consult with my clients in order to understand their skin concerns and their expectations. I love seeing how they relax and forget about their stressful life for a moment. A facial treatment is very beneficial for the skins overall health and wellness and it allows me to connect with clients on a deeper level, which I am all about.

Photos by: Sebastien Panouille.


Recommended products from this story:
Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15
Skin Perfecting Lotion Renewing Cleansing Cream

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Do Something Great for Your Skin in 1 Minute

Got 1 minute? Skincare doesn’t have to be a time-consuming process, but for great results, it has to be consistent. Some skincare routines can be completed in less than a minute, so here’s what you can do to pamper your skin without taking too much time off your other daily activities:

Tone and moisturize

To save some seconds, use a spray toner! Spritz some all over your face and then apply a bit of moisturizer on the damp skin. Massage until absorbed and you’re ready to go!


Grab an exfoliating cleanser of your choice and gently massage all over your face for 1 minute. Voilà, your skin is smooth and baby soft.


Got a minute on a late afternoon? Quickly wipe your face with a cleansing cloth to remove impurities or remove excess oil with some blotting papers if you have makeup on.

Apply a mask

You’d think this needs more time, but a cleansing or hydrating mask can be used for 1 minute only. If you’d prefer to create your own mask (and spare a couple extra minutes preparing it), mix 1 part olive oil with 1 part honey for a quick hydrating mask, or equal parts honey and fresh lemon juice for normal and oily skin. Otherwise use a store-bought 1 minute mask and leave on while you count to 60!

Treat your imperfections

Got an unsightly pimple, dark circles or a deep wrinkle? 1 minute is all you need to apply targeted treatments on these problem areas. Finish with a light touch of powder or tinted moisturizer and you’re good to go.

Take your make up off

Yes, this is one of the most amazing things you can do for your skin and 1 minute is all it takes. Use disposable pre-moistened wipes for a quick makeup removal before bed and you don’t even need to cleanse with water anymore.

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Get the Look: The Perfect Matte Red Lip


Skincare is the key to great makeup application. It’s important to make sure your lips are smooth and plump prior to lipstick application, this will result in a longer lasting lipstick and an impeccable look.  Our Rapid Collagen Infusion for Lips is perfect as a lip treatment before adding lip stick on. Not only will it prevent you lips from thinning, it will also hydrate and plump so you can keep those beautiful lips for as long as possible.

There are many lip colors to choose from, but a vibrant red lip color will add a pop to any simple outfit, making you feel confident, put together and ready to seize the day.

Plump the Pout

Apply a thin layer of Rapid Collagen Infusion for Lips and let it absorb for 2 minutes. This will keep your lips soft and supple longer and give a plumper, fuller look.

Line the Lips

Apply your favorite red lip liner.
Pro tip: Fill in your entire lip with your lip liner underneath lipstick for long-lasting color.

Paint it Red

Apply your favorite matte red lipstick.
Pro tip: A red lipstick with a blue undertone makes your teeth look whiter, while an orange undertone will make your complexion look more sun-kissed.


Touch it up

Clean up the edges of your lips with a small angle brush and your favorite concealer.
Pro tip: If you choose a concealer that is one shade lighter than your skin tone, it can create a highlighting effect.


When the Party is Over

Before bed, use Renewing Cleansing Oil on a cotton pad to clean your lips. Apply Soothing Skin and Lip Care to keep your lips hydrated all night.











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Get the Look: The Perfect Natural Lip

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Summer is here and as it gets warmer outside, it became easier to apply less makeup on. The perfect look? Natural. A natural, bright looking complexion and is paired perfectly with natural lips. The best part is that this look is fast and looks great with any summer outfit! With our Rapid Collagen Infusion for Lips and our Soothing Skin and Lip Care your lips will feel instantly hydrated. Easy to apply and carry, these fast-acting formulas will keep your lips moisturized and plump throughout the summer!

Here’s how to achieve the perfect natural lip in 2 easy steps:

Plump the Pout

Apply a thick layer of Rapid Collagen Infusion for Lips, and let it absorb for 2 minutes. This will keep your lips soft and supple longer, and give a plumper, fuller look.

Au Naturel Finish

Finish with a sheer lip balm such as Soothing Skin and Lip Care for a subtle, moisturizing gloss to really bring out your natural lip color. Reapply throughout the day and before bedtime to keep your lips fully hydrated.




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Get the Look: Contour and Highlight with Rapid Collagen Infusion


Skincare is the key to great makeup application. When your skin is treated and prepped to looks its best,  makeup follows easily to make your complexion look even better. With our Rapid Collagen Infusion you’ll be able to prepare your skin to any makeup application. In fact, using it together with your favorite makeup pigment will be key for a bright complexion.

Rapid Collagen Infusion is a fast-acting treatment with great hydrating and plumping benefits. Follow these simple steps to learn how to mix up a dewy highlight that can really brighten up your complexion.

Mix it up

Mix one pump of Rapid Collagen Infusion with a sprinkle of your favorite translucent, shimmery pigment using your fingertips on the back of your hand.


Dab the mixture onto the top of 1. your cheekbones, 2. the center of your nose, 3. underneath the arch of your brows and 4. on the bow of your mouth.















Finish off with a touch of our Soothing Skin and Lip Care to sooth away dryness and relief dry and chapped lips.

whip up

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Introducing: Rapid Collagen Infusion for Lips


When it comes to skincare treatments, lips are often overlooked. However, it is good to remember that they are as exposed and vulnerable to aging as any other part of our face. As we age, the decline in collagen in our skin can cause lips and the skin around them to thin and wrinkle. We can all agree that only a few other things will age the face as dramatically as prominent lip lines., which is why we are happy to announce our latest lip product launch. To make it easier to give your lips the treatment they deserve, we’ve created a new kind of targeted care for lips based upon the breakthrough technology that powers our enormously popular Rapid Collagen Infusion.

Now you can start preventing lip lines, with Murad. This new product is suitable for all skin types and is now available for purchase on MuradCanada.com

Purchase Rapid Collagen Infusion for Lips


10746What does it do for you?

Designed to target the signs of ageing on and around the entire mouth area and lips, the translucent serum uses enhanced collagen technology to instantly plump and restore volume while powerful hydration boosters give silky smooth and soft lips.



• 81% of users said lips appeared plumper and more youthful after one week*
• 77% of users saw an improvement of lines and wrinkles after one week*
• Mustard Sprout Extract encourages circulation to increase volume and hydrate the lips
• Collagen Support Complex, an anti-aging peptide blend, boosts collagen production to reduce the appearance of vertical lip lines and wrinkles
• Apple Extract imparts long-lasting hydration for silky soft lips
• Shea Butter and Hyaluronic Acid balance moisture levels to enhance absorption and application

Find out more on how to use the Rapid Collagen Infusion for Lips on its product page. And for more skincare tips as well as tips and tricks to keep your entire body healthy from the inside out continue browsing our blog!

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