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Spring is here and it’s time for a fresh look; AMIRITE!? I’ve scoured the clean beauty realm and gathered some new releases and a long-time fave to highlight some killer picks for spring. Check it out:
1. ĀETHER BEAUTY Rose Quartz Crystal Gemstone Palette
Not only is this palette clean, it’s an all-in-one show-stopper for spring. Say hello to 12 shades in varying finishes including ultra-matte, shimmer, duo-chrome and metallic. Here’s more…
- Shades range from pretty roses tones to smokey dusks.
- Create anything from soft, understated day looks to sultry night looks.
- 12 shades!
- Several finishes from matte to metallic and everything in between.
- Beautiful color transfer that is even, uniform and easy to blend.
- Zero Waste Packaging that is fully recyclable.
- Cruelty free AND vegan.
- 10% of proceeds go to The Water Project, which provides clean, safe, reliable water and sanitation solutions across sub-Saharan Africa.
I love using the matte colors as a base on my overall lid. Then playing with layering shimmers. The chrome and metallic finishes are so fun for a pop in the corners of the eyes or in the middle of the lids. Create every look you ever dreamed of for spring with this gem!
2. OLIO E OSSO Balm #13 Poppy
Okay if you’ve been following me for a hot minute you know I can’t get enough of the OLIO E OSSO Balms. So when OLIO drops a new shade you know it’s GAME ON!
#13 Poppy is a natural flush tone berry. When applied, it’s the type of shade that has you second guessing if it’s makeup or just a natural glow.
Formulated in a base of shea, olive, and beeswax, this balm goes on smooth and provides just a tint of color. But it’s buildable too so if you want more, you got it!
Two things I REALLY love about this formula. #1; Because it’s in a base of natural oils and butters, it goes on looking dewy and instantly brings life to the skin. It truly acts as a natural highlighter. #2; It doubles as a lip balm. Super moisturizing, sits light and adds the prettiest tint of color.
The OLIO balms are so KEY for women over 40. A tint of color to the cheeks can do wonders for waking up the face and ALSO, as we age, our skin loses hydration so adding a natural glow with this dewy finish balm can truly transform a look.
3. ILIA True Skin Serum Concealer
This concealer offers medium coverage as in it will cover redness and most hyperpigmentation but for some darker spots you may need more.
What I truly love about it is it’s dense and provides good coverage but it sits light and blends seamlessly into the skin. This is so key with aging skin. There is nothing worse than caked on makeup – which is true for any age. Well, fear NOT with ILIA True Skin Serum Concealer – this formula is easy to apply and blend leaving a natural-looking finish.
It also doubles as an eye primer.
And it’s cruelty free, gluten free, and vegan.
I take a 6 in the ILIA True Skin Serum Foundation but I think I need a 5 or a 4 in the True Skin Concealer. The Foundation comes in 18 shades but the Concealer in only 9 so you may need to shade up/down depending.
4. Josh Rosebrook’s Active Enzyme Exfoliator
Spring clean your face with Josh Rosebrook’s Active Enzyme Exfoliator. Exfoliation is one of the keys to glowing and radiant skin and this one is one of my all time faves.
The unique thing about Josh’s Active Enzyme Exfoliator is it exfoliates in two ways. First with enzymes like papaya and second with mechanicals like walnut shells. Apply and leave this on for 10 to 30 mins. Then wet fingertips and rub in circular motions to remove. Active Enzyme Exfoliator leaves my skin fresh, glowing, supple and soft.
Getting rid of dead skin cells and stimulating regeneration is the key to unlocking your glow. Most skin discrepancies are caused by blockage, dirt and lingering dead skin cells. Exfoliating 1-2x times a week can clear this up. It also leaves skin ready to receive hydration + nutrients from your face cream or oil.
Plus when your skin looks good, your makeup looks good too. If you apply concealer or foundation to flaky skin, it will just look flaky. Prep it with this and makeup will apply smooth and look more natural.
This honey-based mask-exfoliator is off the chain. A must for spring.
Josh’s entire line is also organic, cruelty free and fair trade. #topshelf
5. RMS Beauty Luminizing Powder
HELLO! I didn’t know what to expect with RMS’s latest release but I was sold at first swipe. Long time fan of their Living Luminizer, I was interested in seeing how their new Luminizing Powers would compare. Here’s the scoop.
They don’t. The Living Luminzer is a cream-based highlighter that gifts a glow through a base of natural oils with an infusion of micas and titanium dioxide. It’s understated and refined adding a suggestion of radiance to the complexion.
These new Luminizing Powers are powder based in a brand new way. This ain’t your typical power formula ladies! These pressed powders are produced WITHOUT heat exposure to preserve ingredient integrity and unnecessary drying of skin. They are also formulated with healing buriti oil and squalene.
I love applying to the top of my cheek bones with a fat brush. This formula applies dense, smooth, silky and frosts skin in the most beautiful way. Also great for highlighting brows and corners of the eyes.
Available in three shades:
- grande dame: an alluring moonlit-champagne luminosity
- midnight hour: a glowing rose-gold radiance
- madeira bronzer: an enchanting sun-kissed bronzed highlight
Although all three shades are beautiful, I would recommend grand dame for spring.
Luminizing Powders are also non-GMO, non-nano, soy free, gluten free, cruelty-free.
What about you?
ALSO! Be sure to check out Sarah’s picks too! What are your spring must-haves?
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