Zoom in: Top Beauty Picks for Spring

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BRIGITTE BARDOT was just another beautiful brunette until hairstylist Jacques Dessange transformed her into a blond, swept her hair into a loose chignon and, voilà, the iconic sex kitten was born.

Today, his brand continues to thrive, with 500 salons worldwide and a partnership with the Cannes Film Festival entering its 48th year. Now Dessange Paris hair care has arrived in Canada (exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart), with shampoos and nourishing treatments and products designed specifically for blonds, like Brass CC (Colour Correcting) Cream. An intensely violet-blue treatment, it neutralizes brassiness for luminous blond shine, whether you walk a Cannes red carpet or not. —Liza Herz

This creamy matte lip crayon from Burt’s Bees makes it easy to colour inside the lines. Not only does it work double duty as lipstick and liner (which we love because it helps prevent bleeding) but with six shades inspired by nature, you’ll be in full bloom for spring. —Cynthia Cravit

Anglophiles will no doubt rejoice at the latest limited edition collection from London fragrance doyenne Jo Malone. Each scent is inspired from a particular era of English history – Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian and contemporary. Of course, those of you with a passion for Wolf Hall will covet Tudor Rose & Amber with notes of clove and ginger. It’s a fragrance you can lose your head over. —Kim Izzo


Pretty hues needn’t be reserved for May flowers. Designer Cynthia Rowley’s creamy eyeliners come in soft pastel shades like sky blue, rose gold and violet. —KI