Summer is the time for outdoor fun, dresses, sandals, and embracing that sun-kissed glow (just make sure you don’t skip out on sunscreen). And nothing goes better with your radiant skin than some glossy lips and a big, beautiful smile. Lip gloss is always in, no matter if it’s spring, summer, fall, or winter. It gives your lips added shine and moisture that make them look ageless and fuller! But you and I are not the only ones who like to wear lip gloss and lipstick. Your teenage daughter probably does as well (I know mine does). So to make both of your lips look their best this summer, I recommend the Lip Sheer and Lip Gloss from Beautycounter. They are safe for you and your teenager, and come in a variety of shades that can be worn at your next meeting with a client, brunch with your family, happy hour with your best friend, or dinner with your special someone.
I absolutely love Beautycounter’s line of makeup (if you haven’t already guessed 😉 ), and so does my teenage daughter, Alli. Related: The Ultimate Skin Care Regimen Just for Teens With Beautycounter’s rigorous ingredient selection process, I feel comfortable knowing that the makeup Alli uses is safe and gentle on her skin. Plus, it’s quite versatile in a sense that it’s light enough for Alli to use; it doesn’t make her look old or overdone, and it can also be applied and layered for a sophisticated and bold look for women who are in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and beyond.
Beautycounter has the best of everything you need for your skin no matter your age or skin type—from face washes and cleansers, face masks, eye creams, and lotions, to award-winning mascara, lip sheer, bronzer, and eye shadows. But a few of these are, and have been, best sellers for years! So to make your shopping experience even better, I’ve compiled all the products that have made their way to the top, one of which has also won The Best of Beauty Award by Allure Magazine.
Did you know as we head into our 40s and beyond, our cell regeneration slows down drastically, from 30 percent in our 20s to 50 percent in our 80s. Even the amount of collagen our skin has decreases by 1 percent each year. But even though our body’s ability to shed skin cells and generate new ones slows, it doesn’t mean that we should lose hope on looking young even as we age! If we don’t take care of our skin, old cells can pile up and leave our faces looking uneven, dull and dry, with clogged pores and excessive oil. That’s why exfoliation is so important!
We love the sun, it’s a life necessity because without it the planet would get extremely cold and all living organisms would die. But just as much as humans and plants need the sun to live, the sun can also cause some serious damage to our health such as early signs of aging, sun spots, cancer (which accounts for 50% of all cancers in the U.S.), eye damage and more. Here are some important facts about the sun (and tanning) that you should be aware before you take another step outside.
Dark under eye circles? You may be seeing those bad boys due to allergies, as nasal congestion can widen the blood vessels that drain from the area around your eyes, which causes them to darken. Sleep deprivation is usually the most common culprit, but oversleeping can also cause those babies to go to the dark side. And sometimes it’s just good old genetics that you drew the short straw on! I have dark circles under my eyes from lack of sleep, and I know how hard it can be cover them up—which is why I have always been so picky about my concealer!
Wearing foundation on top of sun block and moisturizer can get quite thick and heavy, and at times the foundation doesn’t go on seamlessly on top of all the other creams and lotions. That’s why I turn to the Dew Skin Tinted Moistruizer with SPF 20. This magic in a tube offers the best light coverage for everyday wear that not only moisturizes and protects, but also illuminates my skin. It provides lightweight, sheer hydration that evens skin tone while protecting the skin from sun damage, thanks to the added SPF 20.
Everyone dreams of beautiful summer skin, and finding the right products to make your body shine and glow without drying or irritating your skin just got easier. My 1-2 punch for beautiful summer skin is the combination of the Hydrating Body Lotion in Citrus Mimosa and the Sugar Body Scrub in Lemongrass. These two beauties will remove dead skin cells, hydrate and smooth your body, leaving it with a healthy glow.
Just like your skin, your hair needs some loving too. My pick of the week is the Daily Conditioner and Daily Shampoo from Beautycounter. I love using the two together, and the fact that it doesn’t strip my hair of its color means that I can use it more than just once a week. The shampoo and conditioner leave my hair in the perfect condition to be styled, and doesn’t weigh it down at all. (Sometimes I even feel like I’m in the commercial where the woman is walking down the street with hair that’s full of volume and bounce…you know what I’m talking about 😉 .)
Mascara is a beautiful invention. I love the way it completes any makeup look, and can even be worn on its own day or night. It’s a must have for most women. There are so many different types out there, and new ones are being produced on a regular basis. Each one promising volume, added length, growth enhancers and so much more. But what I find a bit frustrating with most of the commercial mascaras out there is how they tend to clump, flake, smudge and sometimes, irritate my eyes (and no, I’m not sensitive to many products). It wasn’t until I tried the Lengthening Mascara from Beautycounter that I realised I found a product I can’t be without. I’ve tried and tested handfuls of mascaras out there, but none of them compared to this one.