Five Favorite Beauty Buys - June/July 2016

August 21

Cleanser: Aesop Amazing face cleanser
As I have oily to combination skin, when I look for a cleanser,I want something quite light. These days, the more natural cleansers are doing a better job on my skin. I’ve been using the Amazing face cleanser by Aesop, which is a low foam gel cleanser, infused with mandarin and botanicals as well as ylang ylang. It feels very refreshing and helps remove all the dirt and sebum.

Blurring moisturizer: Hylamide HA Blur
Hylamide is a Canadian niche beauty brand that I’ve been using for years, and I love that you can count on each product launch to be a genius product! Made out of Acid powder instead of silica, your skin feels like silk as soon as you apply it, hydrating and plumping the skin without causing it to grease. It does a great job at blurring any kind of imperfection including visible pores, making it great under makeup or if you’re not wearing any at all!

Hands: Lush Salted Coconut Hand Scrub
When it comes to Lush, I love their scrubs because they feel like homemade pots of fresh ingredients (they are handmade at the end of the day, and I love the label that tells you the name of the person who actually made your product!). The salted coconut scrub smells delicious, and is made out of ingredients like neroli oil, sea salt, argan oil and virgin coconut oil to name a few. I tend to use my hands quite a bit when doing crossfit, pole, TRX and aerial silks so this is perfect to help soften hands after a rough week.

Foundation: L’Oreal Nude Magique cushion
I love adding a drugstore option every month, especially as I sometimes find these brands have better products than the designer ones! I fell in love with the cushion concept since Lancome launched their own. A drugstore version, the foundation has good coverage, leaving a dewy and clean finish, while the luminous formula provides such a gorgeous fresh glow.

Lips: Smashbox Insta-matte lipstick transformer
For someone who is obsessed with matte lipsticks, this is revolutionary. I can dab it over any lipstick for a velvet matte finish. The small tube makes it very easy to travel with and carry around.