As a member of the Glam Beauty Board, I get to look forward to seasonal packages showing up on my doorstep, filled with the latest and greatest. Fab, right? Spring’s box was no exception, it arrived heavy with products that will lighten you up as the temperature rises.
First up is L’Eau de Chloé ($65 – $85), the just launched lighter version of the original Chloé scent. If you could bottle spring, I’m pretty sure it would smell like this. It’s made with 22% rosewater, but with added citrus notes taking the lead it’s more of a green scent than a floral. It’s crisp, fresh and utterly pretty. The vintage looking bottle has me in a tizzy too.
Next stop, makeup! And the products that had me looking like a spring chick.
That big box of pretty is the PixiGlow Fairy Face Palette in Pixi Belle ($34). This is Pixi’s Tinkerbell inspired line for Target. Now I’ll admit, my taste in Disney characters (and makeup themes) leans more towards glamorous evil queens, but it’s hard not to love this palette.
There are five pigmented shimmery shadows ranging from champagne to chocolate, five pink lip creams (think glossy lipstick) and a big ol’ mosaic blush/highlighter trio. Add mascara and you’re set.
Add mascara is exactly what I did with NP Set Glamorista mascara ($15). I’m already a big fan of Napoleon Perdis’ Target line, and this mascara sealed the deal. It’s got my #1 criteria for mascara; plastic bristles. But then it goes two steps further. The wand is flexible, so you can really wiggle it into your lashes. And the bristles are long on one side and short on the other. I used the long bristles to sweep it on, then the short side for the tips. Added bonuses, I got virtually no clumps, the formula feels moisturizing AND it smells sweet. LOVE this.
A quick shout out for another product from PixiGlow, Straight on Till Morning Liner in 2nd Star Twinkle ($14), a waterproof gel liner in the most beautiful khaki with gold shimmer.
The package also had Jemma Kidd i-sculpt shadow and liner duo ($17). I got to try Kings Rd., a dark shimmery plum. I wish I liked the pencil side more. It’s got a unique flat shape but it’s a bit hard and therefor kind of stiff to apply. But I’m all over the shadow side, which delivers the perfect smudge with a slightly sticky consistency (so it stays put).
Long time fans (like us) will be happy to know there’s a new sugar balm in the Fresh line up. Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment ($25) has the scrumptious scent we all love, but added benefits that makes it so much more than just a balm. The formula is even smoother and creamier than the original, thanks to a host of amazing ingredients. Sea Fennel to smooth lines and wrinkles. Orange extract provides antioxidants that protect. And a mix of butters and oils that hydrate and repair. All that plus hyaluronic filing spheres that plump your lips too. See if you reach for anything else if you add this to your balm arsenal!
As if that isn’t enough, the package included a bevy of products that are both vacation friendly and will help you save time. Who wouldn’t like a bit more time to soak up the spring sun?
My absolute favorites came from Oscar Blandi. The Volumizing Dry Shampoo ($23) is a game changer. I prefer spray dry shampoos to powder, but I’ve never had one that made my hair look not just cleaner, but better. Think about it, this solves two problems at once: absorbing oil so your hair looks cleaner between washes and adding volume EXACTLY where your hair needs it; in the limp roots. All this and no powdery residue. I don’t know how I existed without this!
And something that I shouldn’t have existed without: Dry Styling Heat Protect Spray ($23), which protects your hair up to 450 degrees and strengthens it with keratin.
Next up, the lazy…um..busy girl’s best friend: makeup remover wipes; Neutrogena Make-up Remover Cleansing Towelettes ($7.99 for a refill) Keep them on your bedside table for nights you just can’t muster up the strength to wash (oh, you know you have those!) They have a very light scent, feel very gentle and remove even the most stubborn makeup.
Aveeno Positively Radiant Eye Illuminator ($12) is a futuristic looking pod filled with a soy complex, light diffusing gel that you apply via a brush.
Finally, Neova Breakout Control Swabs ($26) are a pack of 36 swabs filled with a 2% salicylic acid mixture that can treat breakouts on the go. All you do is snap them, the medicine fills up the tip, you apply then toss. I promptly placed a few in every overnight bag I own!
So there you have – the latest for spring via Glam’s Beauty Board! Readers, have you tired any of these products yet? What are your thoughts?
Stef is many things. Amongst them: co-editor of we heart this, graphic designer, Philly girl in the California desert, borderline hoarder and a hardcore beauty junkie.
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