Five Favorite Beauty Buys: July 2017

August 20

Illuminator: Marc Jacobs Dew drops coconut gel highlighter

When it comes to beauty, I am the pickiest once it comes to illuminators. I absolutely love this one from Marc Jacobs. For such a lightweight product, the pigment is beautiful and blends so easily. Smells lovely, and includes ingredients like coconut and Vitamin B5 so it really gives this healthy glow.

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Palette: Nars Bord de Plage Palette

The palette of the Summer- which makes the perfect travel palette as well. Two bronzing shades (Laguna is one of them) which also makes for a contour powder as well as four illuminating shades – which you can intensify with water, but are also quite pigmented so I like layering on after a liquid.

Moisturizer: Glamglow Glowstarter 

I’m a sucker for anything that illuminates, so I really do love this range from Glamglow. Filled with ingredients like botanicals, hyaluronic acid, and vitamins – the moisturizer helps with hydrating the skin – as well as giving a little bit of a tint and radiance. Extra points for that bubblegum scent!

Mask: Dior Hydra life Glow better jelly mask 

Ever since discovering light peels, I’ve given up on face masks completely but I adore this one from Dior’s Hydra Life range. Incredibly light on the skin (it’s a water gel texture with apricot kernel extracts) – the product feels like an at-home peel – as well as gives a similar finish with an instant glow as soon as you remove. I wouldn’t leave it on for too long as the ingredients are quite active.

Lipliner: Kat Von D Everlasting lip liner

I rarely wear any lipsticks, and prefer to go for a hydrating matte lipliner instead. I was so excited to hear Kat Von D was launching her own range of lipliners – especially as her liquid lipsticks were the first ones I’ve ever tried. I love the fact that they’re hydrating, pigmented – yet come on evenly (this tends to be a problem with other pigmented lipliners). My favorite shades are Lovesick, Lolita, and Bow n Arrow.

Available at Sephora