I tested a TON of beauty products this week, so here’s a flash of what’s new, good, and a must for summer and fall 2014!
I’m having a blast with Garnier this week, and wanted to share the brand’s new products, available for purchase starting this summer! The Garnier Fructis Style De-Constructed Texture Tease Dry Touch Finish Spray (available in July for $4.29) utilizes micro-mineral powder for 24 hour grip and texture that goes on clear, sans any stickiness or residue. It’s the perfect style in a bottle for those of us (okay, all of us!) who lead busy lives and only have about 30 seconds to style our hair! Also from Garnier is the Color Styler (available in August for $7.99), considered “Intense Wash Out Color” that comes in five vibrant shades that you may want to experiment with over the weekend or for a special occasion but not fully commit to! The shades include Blue Burst, Pink Pop, Red Temptation, Bronze Attitude and Purple Mania, and are water-based pigments that last just 2-3 shampoos so that you can have a little fun without fully committing to attach-getting color !
I was so thrilled that I got to play with the newest from Maybelline this week (coming out in July) in a master class lead by the new global makeup artist for the brand, Yadim.
About the new products:
Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24HR Cream- Gel Shadow Leathers Collection ($6.99 each) is THE new collection to try, comprised of five incredibly perfect, saturated shades, while Color Show goes extra sparkly with the Veils and Jewels Nail Effects line of nail lacquer in 10 glitzy and glam options ($3.99 each), and Baby Lips get a dose of great color and shine in its Crystal collection of six shimmer-infused shades ($4.49 each). The Eye Studio Master line now has a Master Kajal line of four saturated hues ($7.99 each), and the concept of foundation is re-worked with this ultra sheer, easily blendable Dream Wonder Fluid Touch Foundation formula with a lovely tear drop applicator (available in 12 shades, $10.99 each). Last, I’m already pretty obsessed with the Nudes Palette, 12 great eye shadow colors that provide a variety of textures from matte to shimmery for a natural or enhanced look ($11.99). All in all, this summer is chock full of fabulous beauty products from Maybelline that you certainly won’t be able to resist!
Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream Compact Hydrating Colour Corrector Broad Spectrum SPF 25, ($35) is my new best friend (apologies to my real, human besties!). As an avid traveler and user of CC creams, I can now save space in my quart-sized carry on bag for other things since I won’t have to include a liquid version of this must-have product! This multi-tasking compact includes a formula that offers all of the benefits of a traditional CC cream (SPF, fixes redness, dullness, sallowness, smoothes, hydrates), but is mess-free and much easier to tote around.
If you’d like to skim over the summer and think ahead to fall, check out Morgan Taylor’s fall 2014 Enchantment collection of six new colors (available in September and retails for $8.50 each), which featured several sparkly hues and other softened shades that will ease you into the new season quite nicely. With polish names such as Hocus Pocus, I’m the Good Witch, Simply Spellbound, and Who-Dini? certainly get you in the mood for this new lineup, and as always, Morgan Taylor lacquer is free of Formaldehyde, Toluene, and DBP.
Do you feel like your legs aren’t ready for the summer? If so, join the club! I love going to the pool and beach, but hate how un-supermodel like my legs look. Stubble uneven skin tone, general issues that come with age..ick! Here’s a few items that may give your legs a bit of improvement, and you, a boost of confidence!
Talika’s Zero Stretch Mark Treatment ($88) uses it’s special D-Stretch formula to restore the epidermis to its original appearance while moisturizing and softening the skin.
Forget about stubble, razor burn, or cuts and instead you can give Veet’s Fast Acting Gel Cream Pump or Fast Acting Gel Cream ($6.50-$10.69) a try! Remove unwanted hair by applying the cream for just 3-6 minutes, and remove by rinsing or the Perfect Touch Tool, included with the Cream Pump.
If you’re too busy to hit the beach this summer but want to show a bit of glow to your legs, try Neutrogena’s Micro Mist Airbrush Sunless Tan Spray ($10.99), which dries in five minutes and is available in two shades.