You all know how much I love a good contour palette, but sometimes contour duos can be very hit or miss. I love my bigger palettes, but sometimes they are just too much to deal with. At the suggestion of Rhian from Wife Life, I picked up the Lily Lolo Sculpt & Glow Contour Duo to try out. It contains two shades in a hand sized, mirrored compact. Lily Lolo makes very nice cruelty-free mineral makeup, so I was curious to see how this contour duo worked.
Claims: “The skin-flattering bronzer makes for effortless contouring and comes in our easy-to-use, natural pressed formula. The light-reflecting highlighter can be used sparingly for a subtle, fresh daytime glow or intensified for a luminous, killer evening look. Long-lasting, skin-loving wear thanks to anti-ageing Argan oil and marine extract. Plus its vegan-friendly, fragrance and talc free.”
With the rise of the liquid and matte lipsticks, more and more brands are introducing lip exfoliators. I was sent the ELF Lip Exfoliator to try out and have been using it as part of my skin care routine. I have tried several other lip exfoliators before, but never one that comes in a tube before. I was really interested to see how the ELF Lip Exfoliator would work compared to the other exfoliators that I have tried.
Claims: “Gently exfoliate lips to remove dry, chapped skin with our Lip Exfoliator! A sweet sugar and smoothing sensation, infused with Vitamin E, Shea Butter, Avocado, Grape and Jojoba Oils to nourish and protect. This Lip Exfoliator treats and smoothes lips for a conditioned and revitalized feel.”
With the change in the seasons, I always like to test out new face masks to see how they can help balance out my skin. Lately I have been using the masks from Franklin & Whitman on a regular basis. The Franklin & Whitman Oak Lane Face Mask is one that I have recently really fallen for. The mix of raw cacao, turmeric, activated charcoal and clay is such a unique blend of ingredients that are all known for being great for skin and removing impurities.
Claims: “This amazing, nourishing treatment makes your skin smooth, soft and supple. Featuring such powerhouses as organic raw cacao, turmeric, activated charcoal, and Moroccan Rhassoul Clay it will leave your skin feeling renewed and radiant. Our all-natural, preservative-free formula has the unique ability to both nourish skin and reduce breakouts.”
In an effort to try more internationally available beauty brands, I placed a giant order from Barry M. Barry M is a cruelty-free brand with lots of vegan options that was highly suggested by readers and subscribers in the UK. I love a good contour, so I had to pick up the Barry M Flawless Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit.
Claims: “Barry M Chisel Cheeks provides the perfect tools to shape and define your natural bone structure. The travel-sized palette includes a light powder to highlight, a bronzer to warm, and a dark powder to sculpt for a perfectly enhanced appearance. Now available in new Medium to dark for deeper skin tones.”
I was first introduced to SkinOwl several months ago and was then lucky enough to see them at Indie Beauty Expo in LA. Spending time at their booth was great. Not only did I get to meet their amazing founder and super sweet team, but I got to check out all of their products. One that they sent me home with was a bottle of the SkinOwl Geranium Beauty Drops. I have been using this oil on a regular basis for a couple of months now. It’s a bit overdue for a review.
Claims: “Geranium Beauty Drops balances, decongests and combats first signs of aging, while boosting radiance. Best for dehydrated, dull, combination skin types. This luxurious oil is to be used morning night, in place of a serum & moisturizer.”