Weekend one of Coachella kicked off yesterday. I’m unfortunately (or fortunately for those of you who wouldn’t dare attend) not there. If you’re lucky enough to be going to weekend two, here’s what I’d suggest tossing in your bag…
For protection: Supergoop! SPF 50 Antioxidant-Infused Sunscreen Mist with Vitamin C, $19
This new spray version makes protecting your skin from the sun so much easier.
For effortlessly flawless skin: REN Satin Perfection BB Cream Sunscreen, $38
Formulated without parabens, sufates and phthalates, this new BB cream will even out your skin tone, fight aging (by stimulating microcirculation with ingredients like vitamin C, magnesium and ginseng) and protect skin using natural sunscreens.
For lips that pack some punch: Bite Beauty High Pigment Matte Pencil in Zinfandel, $24
I’m obsessed with this super bright coral shade. If you only have a couple of minutes to add some style to your look, this is the way to go. Glide on the chubby pencil for a flawless finish that will seriously last. Continue reading
A moisture packed lipstick is hard to find, but this spring, I’ve discovered my go-to — and it’s not chapstick. My new obsession is By Terry’s new Hyaluranic Sheer Rouge, $35, a super-hydrating balm of a lipstick that comes in the prettiest soft shades. Packed with moisturizing hyaluranic acid, it plumps up lips, leaving them feeling soft and looking full and healthy. It’s so light it doesn’t feel like you’re wearing anything on your lips, but the color surprisingly lasts. I’m wearing Nudissimo (above) and I think it’s the perfect wear-all-day shade. Especially when paired with a soft lilac smokey eye.
Do you prefer a moisturizing lipstick or straight balm?
I love a bright lip look. It’s a cinch to do — no fancy application techniques required. It’s low commitment in terms of cost. And, it can instantly make you look pulled together — even when in reality you’ve spent less than two minutes on your makeup.
That’s why I’m beyond thrilled that bright, in-your-face lips are a huge trend for spring. I’m embracing it for sure. When I wore the bold look last week, one of the girls in my office told me the bright shade should be my new go-to. I might just take her advice. Well, that’s if I can resist all of the other great products and shades on the shelves right now.
The bright lip color I’ve been using: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Balm Stain in Smitten, $8.99. This fuchsia shade looks great on my fair skin tone. And, the formula is devine. The pigments are rich and long-lasting (similar to a stain), and the balmy texture hydrates your lips just enough so that they’re not totally parched (a feeling that often comes along with wearing a lip stain), but not so much that the color seeps into fine lines. I can slick it on in the morning and still have a decent amount of color left on my lips at night — without touchups.
It’s practically perfect.
Any nursing mother knows how essential nipple cream is during the first few weeks of breast feeding — cracked, bleeding nipples anyone? And so, with the birth of my son Ian, my obsession with lanolin began. Since it’s natural and safe to be ingested, it’s typically the ingredient of choice for new moms. Once I learned how amazing it was, I used my trusted nipple balm on everything — cuts, dry skin, inside my kids’ nose in the winter and of course on my lips. But taking out a big ol’ tube of nipple balm at the dinner table is kind of awkward. That’s where Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm For Lips, $15, comes into the picture. 100% medical grade lanolin, it’s an amazing lip healer, but it’s also a makeup-bag essential for fixing up dry patches or as an intense eye cream. A makeup artist recently dabbed it on my dry nose and forehead to smooth my skin under my makeup. The tube will last you ages and you too can discover the wonder that is nipple balm — for lips!
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