Here in the beauty department, we’re on the receiving end of dozens of beauty products daily. And obviously, we go through them all in the search for the next best thing. And since we can’t always write about all the amazing new products that come our way, I’ve decided to do a monthly roundup. In this new installment, I’ll dish on the best products that’ve landed on my desk.
Benefit Dew the Hoola Soft-Matte Liquid Bronzer
As much as I, like everyone else, covet that JLo glow, I’m not a big bronzer girl. That may just be because I haven’t found The One. But then along came Benefit to tempt me with its cult favourite Hoola bronzing powder in liquid form. Here’s what swayed me: it’s a soft matte bronzer that’s low on the shimmer (something I don’t really like in bronzers) and high on the soft filter-like effect. It’s also ridiculously easy to apply (with your fingers), which is always a win in my book.
Dior Diorskin Nude Air Glow Powder in Fresh Light (out May)
I live for Dior’s limited edition Diorskin Nude compacts. Every summer, they release a variation of the pressed powder in the Nude collection. I’m still using the one from summer 2014 (I’ve taken it on work trips, vacations and it’s survived a lot of falls). Obviously, the appeal is that it gives good glow without acting like a straight up bronzer (see above), but mostly, it’s so consistently good each and every year.
Bioderma Hydrabio H20
It’s no secret that Bioderma’s Sensibio is my favourite micellar water of all time. I’ve waxed so much poetic about it that I’m pretty sure I’ve helped sales. This month, the French brand’s added a 500 ml micellar solution to their Hydrabio line, which targets dry, sensitive skin. As a huge fan of the Hydrabio serum (my skin practically drinks that stuff), the news of a cleansing water, alongside a gel-cream and rich creamy moisturizer, was music to my ears.
Rodial Airbrush Concealer in Malibu
I’ve already confessed to being new on the concealer scene. But since trying Dior’s Fix-It, it’s like a whole new world has opened up to me. One of my new favourites is Rodial’s Airbrush Concealer. Why? Because it doesn’t look like concealer once you’ve put some on. Not only did my skin look soft and dewy, for a brief moment that lasted all but five seconds, I actually considered going without foundation. What I’m equally into is the black and silver packaging that looks more like a chic compact mirror than a concealer.
Burt’s Bees Lipstick in Brimming Berry and Magenta Rush
I was nervous about trying Burt’s Bees new lipstick collection, a first for the brand, mostly because I didn’t want to be disappointed. I loved their crayons last year and this lipstick line didn’t let me down either. It comes in 14 shades and, according to the brand, is hundred per cent natural. Selena Gomez wore the shade, Tulip Tide at the Vanity Fair Oscars After-party, providing further proof that they’re a keeper.
Tweezerman Lash Logic Series ProCurl Lash Curler
Tweezers, for all their lash-curling magic, can be a pain in the butt. They pinch your lids if they don’t sit right on your eyes, give bad curl, etc etc. That is, until Tweezerman’s rose gold curler answered all my lash woes. It’s curled at 70 degrees, which means it follows the contours of your eye shape (especially if you have round eyes). It also curls the little itsy bitsy lashes in the corners that other tweezers tend to miss. Sold.