Six Fun, Easy Beauty Products to Help Enhance and Brighten Your World
by advicesisters.com staff
Groundhog day (February 2nd) is coming, but Spring is hardly here yet. We’ve got your beauty booty for Winter covered! We’ve selected six products (three for lips, one for eyes, one for hair and one for nails) to get you through the dry, dark, and sometimes dreary days of Winter until the crocuses start to bloom. None of these are over $30. Which will make it into your beauty collection?
Votre Vu’s Lip Pencil is a “Natural” Beauty Product for Winter
Votre Vu makes us love them a little more each time we review their products. Their skincare has amazing scents and their color cosmetics perform well and offer such flattering colors. We also like that Votre Vu believes listing all of their ingredients which for some, is a must! CHAMPS-éLIPsée Lip Crayon ($24) is our pick for a travel-friendly lip-loving item. The swivel up lip pencil never needs sharpening and the natural colors slide on like a silky balm to hydrate your lips (thanks to plant and pure mineral waxes) and make even the most chapped lips look lovely. “Naked” is a deep nude-ish tint and Spark” is a pretty medium rose. If your lips are dry and chapped from too many long wear lip products or Winter stressors, give them a break and swivel up comfort and French chic withChamp-eLipsee.
Be Kinder To Your Lashes With This Mascara
You’ve over-indulged on the false lashes and mascara and you’ve rubbed and scrubbed your lashes into surrender. Now they’re damaged. Votre Vu’s Eiffel Power Mascara ($24) is a gentle, pigment-rich formula with curative cotton bloom to strengthen, repair and protect damaged lashes. Beeswax and carnauba and sunflower waxes plus earthy kaolin powder help make lashes lush and long. An enclosed architecturally-inspired (French chic, of course!) XXL applicator brush deposits natural cellulose fibers for volume. The fragrance- and TEA-free formula is a big plus, too. For more information and to purchase VotreVu products visit: https://www.votrevu.com
Drench Your Lips In an Elegant Gloss
An elegant boon for lips comes in the form of Orlane Shining Lip Gloss($28) is another way to make your lips look pouty, shiny, and yet pamper them when they’re really less than lovely. Formulated with hyaluronic acid, vitamins A and E and rice bran oil, this lip-gloss repairs and softens, hydrates, nourishes, and keeps lips plumped and pouty thanks to a formula with a hint of glitter. This new and gorgeous Lip Gloss is available in shades that are universally flattering and add enough color to perk up sad, sallow, Winter-weary skin. It also adds tons of gorgeous shine. You can’t ask for more from a tube of gloss! For more information visit http://www.orlane.com/
This Product Pampers Nails and Cuticles
Winter doesn’t just dehydrate the skin on your body. It also dehydrates your nails and cuticles. Thank heavens there’s a new product to help — Moisture Rehab RX by Sally Hansen. This product helps strengthen and re-hydrate nails and cuticles with ingredients including black orchid, acai and algae extracts, The formula dries clear (and quickly) leaving a hint of shine. Paint a coat of the Sally Hansen Nail RehabRX on your nails a day before doing your manicure and you’ll find that ridges and imperfections are concealed while Sally Hansen helps do what it always has done best — strengthens weak nails. But this product also creates a defensive shield to protect against bending, breaking, and tearing while helping your cuticles to look and feel better. Fabulous. Find Sally Hansen products in drugstores and mass market retailers nationwide and for more information visit http://www.sallyhansen.com
A Nifty No-Commitment Hair Color Product
We love the look of mermaid hair, ombre, and bright swaths of color, but we don’t want to have to grow it out or cut it off when we’re tired of it, or it begins to fade. Fear not! Have all the fun you want, temporarily, with Salon Grafix High Beams Intense Spray Color that gives you the look when you want it and it washes out when you don’t. Salon Grafix Temporary Spray Color products spray on in colors such as pink, purple or blue, or for more natural colors you can spray on black, brown, blonde or copper. Pick a strand and add a stripe of color, or (with a llittle help from an extra pair of hands) get the rainbow look above, or do anything else you fancy. These were selling for a mere $1 at Dollar General stores but if there isn’t one near you, for more information visit http://salongrafix.com/
Fun Pampering Color Chameleon Lip Balm:
Makeup should be fun, but there’s nothing amusing about chapped lips. If you want to have some fun with fashion and also skincare we found the product for you —Santhilea London’s Real Rebel Colour Perfect Luxury Lip Care ($9.99). An attractive shiny silver compact holds a lip balm packed with hydrating jojoba oil, shea butter, beeswax and Vitamin E to sooth and hydrate lips. But that’s not all: the green tinted gloss is clear, and reacts with your personal body chemistry to turn into a natural red that’s yours alone.Ours turned a pretty shade of deep pink. Hydration and fun color for under $10–yes, you can! Real Rebel is available for $9.99 at CVS stores, CVS.com and SanthileaLondon.com