Primping Checklist: Week of May 16, 2011
Our editor-approved list of the products, treatments, and trends to try this week.
Try a multipurpose dry shampoo. We here at Real Beauty try out our fair share of dry shampoos. And while we love the bulk of them for their short-term effects, few sprays actually work to make our hair look and feelbetter in the long run. Enter, John Frieda Luxurious Volume Anytime Volume Refresher. Not only is there minimal residue (a plus for brunettes and blondes, alike) but rice starch and conditioners actually work to leave your hair feeling softer (and not at all sticky) hours after using it. And, thanks to the compact size, its great for traveling.
Use a sunblock that stops sweating. Only athletes like Serena Williams and Mia Hamm would think to develop a sports performance sunscreen that stops sweating. Mission Skincare, which boasts a roster of advisors that range from Olympic gold medalists to world champions, has (with the help of Ms. Williams and Hamm) launched such a product, the Ultra-Sweatproof Sunscreen SPF 30+ Lotion. The non-comedogenic formula contains cucumber- and arnica-extract to sooth and mattify skin, allowing pros and weekend warriors to get sporty without getting suite so sweaty.
Put some flower power in your makeup routine. Take your spring primping to the next level and look for makeup that is infused with skin-softening botanicals. Were obsessed with LOccitanes limited edition Pivione Flora line that contains peony extract. The Face Powder and Color Cream Duos blend easily for easy on-the-go glow.
Stock up on Brit staples. With UK-fever showing no signs of stopping anytime soon, we recommend this new limited edition perfume from one of our favorite fashion (and beauty) brands. Burberry Summer for Women was inspired by the scents of early mornings in London, and the green, slightly fruity notes are the perfect way to kick off any day.