Good morning, fellow beauty lovers! I always love writing the Beauty Brief; I would be quite content to babble on about makeup and hair products all day long if no one stopped me. So I hope you’re excited to hear all about my latest finds! My beauty haul was truly bountiful this month, and there are a few products in particular that I can’t wait to share with you…
Are you guys familiar with R+Co? My hairstylist introduced me to R+Co Mannequin Styling Paste recently and it is awesome for achieving that slightly messy, sexy bedhead look. I like to smooth a nickel-sized dollop between my fingers and scrunch it throughout my hair – it works especially well if you’ve just curled your hair and you need a little extra texture, body and/or hold. Be sure not to brush it out or you will undo the magic!
French beauty brand Nuxe hasn’t been available at Sephora in years, so I was delighted to discover that it’s now sold at Target! I immediately stocked up on some old favorites as well as grabbing something new to try: Crème Fraiche de Beauté Enrichie, an intensive moisturizing cream. Many heavy-duty moisturizers are too rich for sensitive skin, but this luxurious blend of macadamia oil, shea butter and orange flower is incredibly soothing as well as hydrating. Plus, it’s made almost entirely from natural ingredients. It has a pretty strong neroli-esque scent (if that bothers you), but I love it.
I have a fairly sizable lipstick collection, but I have to admit, Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine is something special. It’s chock full of fruit extracts, vitamins, and hyaluronic acid to help hydrate and seal in moisture, making it a real treat for your lips. But it’s so much more than a pretty balm substitute; color starts off sheer and glossy, but is easily buildable to achieve a rich, highly pigmented shade (my favorite is Devotion, a bright hibiscus pink). And have you ever seen a more glamorous lipstick tube? It looks like something Ava Gardner might have had on her vanity.
What beauty products are you loving right now? Are you on the hunt for anything in particular?