BEAUTY FAVORITES: COLOURPOP THOUGH MY EYES PALETTE | COLOURPOP X iLUVSARAHII LIP SET | BIORE WITCH HAZEL TONER | BIORE WITCH HAZEL PORE STRIPS | LANCÔME STARLIGHT SPARKLE | DRUNK ELEPHANT THE LITTLES | CLÉ DE PEAU BEAUTÉ EYE SUPREME SHEET MASKS | JOANNA CZECH FACIAL MASSAGER | CLARINS NATURAL HYDRATING FOUNDATION | AMOREPACIFIC YOUTH REVOLUTION CREME & RADIANCE CONCENTRATOR | DERMALOGICA SKINCARE | ERNO LASZLO CLAY MASK
Only a week late! Without further ado, here are my beauty favorites from the month of February. This month is a particularly busy one for me, that shouldn’t be an excuse but yes I’m still doing everything on my own without an assistant of any kind. It was also a big beauty PR month with so much to go through deciding on what makes the cut in about roughly ten items each month. That’s over 120+ products a year that make it to the blog aside from the other hundreds of items. So thank you for your patience because I know how much you guys like this particularly segment on the blog! I tried many new brands that I’ve been dying to try this past month and oh boy, the results are in - from Japanese luxury skincare to colorful affordable makeup it’s all going down now! Keep reading to learn more about my chosen few and for more details, of course :)
COLOURPOP X ILUVSARAHII
Get endless looks with iluvsarahii’s first ever 16-pan shadow palette, includes 8 stunning metallics and 8 rich matte finishes. Get ahead of the curve with the trendiest shades, from rich emeralds to Pantone’s color of the year. Inspired by Karen’s unique perspective from her side of the beauty world, this palette was made for you to embrace and express your own individuality.
Lucido: metallic light gold
Wild Soul: matte dusty mustard yellow
Mesmer-Eyez: metallic orange gold
Sandalwood: matte soft light beige
In a Wink: matte soft pastel peach
Euphoric: matte bright true orange
Canela: matte soft terracotta sprinkled with gold glitter
Lomo: metallic bright coral red
Emerald Dream: metallic vivid emerald green
Muze: metallic bright warm gold sprinkled with silver glitter
Divina: matte deep blackberry
Flecks: metallic icy taupe packed with silver glitter
Nostalgia: matte mid-tone warm rose
Moody: matte rich forest green
Nocturne: metallic rosy red
Missbehave: matte rich wine red
Get iluvsarahii’s third lip bundle in her most essential shades. Includes 2 Ultra Matte Lips (one more rosy and the other nude) and 1 Ultra Glossy Lip (which is my personal favorite).
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This light-weight Witch Hazel Pore Clarifying Toner with witch hazel helps restore skin’s balance as it deep cleans and removes residue a cleanser might have missed. Witch Hazel is known to tighten pores, while salicylic acid controls oil and treats blemishes. This toner definitely gives you the benefit of clearing blemish prone skin, and the lightweight formula refines and tightens your pores. I always use this straight after cleansing my face thoroughly.
Working like a super-magnet, the Bioré Witch Hazel ULTRA Deep Cleansing Pore Strips lift out even the most stubborn blackheads and deep down dirt & oil that can lead to acne-prone skin. Formulated with , these strips deep clean, remove blackheads, refine pores, and help prevent future breakouts. I always like to use these after wearing full-coverage makeup on a long day. I feel like they really purify and refresh my pores.
For more details see blog post HERE.
Developed to balance and reset your skin to a healthy, glowing state, Drunk Elephant's small but mighty littles deliver unparalleled results when used together as a system and are compatible with all skin. Approximately 30-45 day supply, 100% free of essential oils and fragrance, it is the perfect travel-size skincare companion. Drunk Elephant is committed to using only ingredients that either directly benefit the skin’s health or support the integrity and effectiveness of our formulations. They never take into account an ingredient’s synthetic or natural status, but instead choose based on its biocompatibility. You won’t find what they call the "Suspicious 6" in their products (essential oils, drying alcohols, silicones, chemical screens, fragrance/dyes, and SLS,) making them, in their opinion, appropriate for all skin. They believe that these six ubiquitous ingredients are at the root of almost every skin issue we see. When formulating the products, they focus on pH levels and safety, and always making sure that the active ingredients are at efficacious levels. .
Incorporating a new approach based on Clé de Peau Beauté Laboratories’ innovative research on the structure of the eye, Vitality-Enhancing Eye Mask Supreme combats the look of myriad eye-area concerns, from visible depressed wrinkles to under-eye bags and drooping at the outer corners. This generously sized eye and upper face mask was developed to work in powerful synergy with Clé de Peau Beauté Enhancing Eye Contour Cream Supreme. Six sheet masks. Made in Japan.
A few minutes a day using a facial massager will achieve brilliant results - it speeds circulation and directs oxygen to your skin, resulting in reduced puffiness, lifted features and a brighter complexion. This handheld device from celebrity aesthetician Joanna Czech is sculpted from cooling zinc and aluminium alloys in a silhouette that makes it really easy to maneuver around the contours of the face and neck. Use it in tandem with cleansing oils, essences and creams so they really sink in.
Discover the secret to a flawless complexion with the Clarins Skin Illusion Natural Hydrating Foundation SPF15, an ultra-lightweight makeup base that will create a radiant, barely-there finish. Created for all skin types, Skin Illusion will help you to achieve immediate freshness and a beautiful glow without masking your skin's natural beauty. It's created with red jania extract, a seaweed found in calm waters, which will encourage cellular turnover whilst promoting a clearer complexion. The inclusion of the leaf of life extract will reboot your skin's mechanisms to promote hydration on multiple levels of the skin, inducing a lit-from-within glow. Long-lasting and protective, this ultra-fresh base is created with a Light Optimizing Complex in order to subtly accentuate your features, while an Anti-Pollution Complex will act as a protective barrier from external aggressors and offer a rich source of antioxidants in order to neutralize free radicals.
This transformative formula suspends the aging cycle with 24-7 brightening benefits. Its versatile, sherbet-like texture absorbs effortlessly onto skin, allowing you to customize your results: one layer for morning moisture and two layers for nighttime nourishment. This multi-tasker calls upon white peony to help improve skin’s overall tone and firmness and green tea polysaccharides to brighten complexion. Truly a great creme.
This serum helps rid skin of Aging Dust™, preventing these damaging factors from accumulating on the surface causing dullness, uneven tone, and pigmentation. Its dual-chamber release combines two skin-brightening, antioxidant-rich formulas to address early signs of aging and boost radiance. Vitamin C works to even skin tone, while white peony helps with overall tone improvement and skin's firmness. Soothing green tea polysaccharides further work to brighten the complexion
The professional's deep cleansing weapon! Achieve ultra clean and healthy skin with a double cleansing regimen that begins with PreCleanse. This plant-based cleansing oil, fortified with Olive and Kukui oils, thoroughly melts layers of excess sebum (oil), sunscreen, waterproof make-up, environmental pollutants and residual skin products that build-up during the day. When water is added it transforms this hydrophilic (water-loving) formula into a milky emulsion, easily rinsing away oil-based debris from the skin's surface and allowing your recommended Dermalogica Cleanser to penetrate even further for professional cleansing results. It is strong enough to remove waterproof mascara. Offers a deep cleansing ideal for even the most oily skin conditions too.
A soap-free, foaming gel designed to thoroughly remove impurities without disturbing the skin's natural moisture balance. Calming Balm Mint and Lavender extracts soothe the skin, while natural Quillaja Saponaria gently foams away toxins and deep-cleanses debris. Purifying Lavander Extract assists in cleansing. Contains no artificial fragrance or color. Professional recommendation advised.
Dermalogica Microfoliant is a unique, rice-based enzyme powder activates upon contact with water, releasing Papain, Salicylic Acid and Rice Enzymes to smooth the skin and accelerate cell renewal. Their unique Skin Brightening Complex of Bearberry, Aspergillus, Grapefruit and Licorice helps to balance uneven skin pigmentation. Active agents derived from Rice Bran and Rice Extract help to regulate melanin production while micro-exfoliating dead cells. A super-soothing blend of Green Tea, Ginkgo and Colloidal Oatmeal calms inflammation, leaving the skin extraordinarily clear and refreshed. Gentle enough to use on a daily basis. Fragrance free.
An SPF moisturizer to help combat triggers that lead to skin aging. Achieve absolute hydration and help defend against the internal and external causes of skin aging with this medium-weight, emollient daily moisturizer with broad spectrum SPF 50. A patented polypeptide combined with glucosamine and soy helps stimulate collagen synthesis, enhances the skin's natural ability to fight skin-aging free radicals (reactive oxygen species) and helps prevent the signs of aging caused by sugar reacting with proteins in skin (AGEs). White tea polyphenols help regulate the formation of collagen-degrading MMPs brought on by UV rays while tripeptides, yeast extract and phytoestrogens help enhance skin firmness. Advanced sunscreen technology provides critical protection from daylight exposure, yet blends smoothly into skin to create a perfected finish.
Stress Positive Eye Lift by Dermalogica is a high-performance leave-on eye mask instantly lifts, brightens and de-puffs the delicate eye area. Wild indigo seed extract brightens dark undereye circles, sea water extract counters the look of puffiness and hyaluronic acid firms to lift the skin. Cooling massage applicator energizes the undereye area. Ideal for daily use on all skin types.
I’d recommend that first-time Dermalogica users visit an authorized skin treatment professional for a client consultation in an ULTA store. View Dermalogica skin treatments at all ULTA locations.
Kaolin and Bentonite, mineral rich white and pink clays, are among the world’s best at absorbing oil and cleansing impurities, while reversing dryness and dullness on skin. Sugar Cane Extract not only balances skin’s natural oils but also gently exfoliates with glycolic acids to purify and minimize pores. Rosewater ingredients also offer a beautiful, light fragrance and a variety of moisturizing, detoxifying, and soothing benefits. So if your distressed skin calls for powerful measures: this hydrating, detoxifying mask by Erno Laszlo is the perfect solution. Harnessing the natural benefits of clay, it helps remove impurities without drying and infuses moisture and nutrients into skin as it draws out the dirt and oil from pores. Your face feels brand new; smoother and with a more even glowing tone. Though creamy and lightweight, this cleansing mask uses a super blend of natural cleansing materials to clear away the debris that stressors—both external and internal— can leave on skin.