Beauty News June 2014
Launches We Love!
Beauty In Bloom SheaMoisture, the award-winning hair and skincare brand, previewed A Better Way to Beautiful, its eagerly awaited new makeup collection, at the Fall/Winter runway show of Project Runway All-Star Korto Momolu (see backstage shot, left).
“To reflect the elegance and edginess of Korto’s collection, I began by applying SheaMoisture Sheer Foundation all over for an even and flawless finish,” says celebrity makeup artist Jackie Gomez (pictured, left). “Then using SheaMoisture Wet/Dry Powder, I applied one shade darker than the model’s skin tone across the forehead by the temples and underneath the cheekbones to create a contour effect. I followed with a SheaMoisture Charcoal Black Eye Liner to softly line the shape of the lips, filling them in lightly. The last step was SheaMoisture Wet/Dry Eye Shadow in Elsa, a vibrant emerald green shade, which I applied with a clear gloss to create the bold, signature lip that radiated on the runway.”
The luscious new natural makeup—cc cream, lip stain, lip crayons, wet/dry eye shadow, mineral blush and more—is shea butter-based and paraben-free, and features a customizable palette in two sizes, along with a wide range of gorgeous colors to complement all skin tones. It launches exclusively at Target this spring. $2.99-$14.99; target.com
Biotin for Beautiful Hair Biotin, a B vitamin known for its beauty benefits, especially for healthy hair and nails, is showing up in some of our favorite new products.
A Burst of Beauty Who knew that having thick, lustrous hair and healthy nails could be such a piece of cake? Or, in this case, a piece of candy!
Neocell—leader in collagen supplements for healthy skin, hair and nails—has just launched Beauty Bursts Collagen Soft Chews, a tasty acai and biotin-infused soft chew that is not only totally addictive, but offers a mega-dose of the B vitamin. $14.99; vitaminshoppe.com
Cruelty-Free Campaign Aubrey Organics has been opposed to animal testing since the brand launched in 1967 and recently pledged to support The Humane Society’s Be Cruelty-Free Campaign, the largest global campaign to end animal testing. More news from Aubrey: The launch of Biotin Repair Shampoo and Biotin Repair Conditioner—with the B vitamin, baobab seed oil and he shou wu, a potent Chinese herb—to strengthen fine and thinning hair. $10.48/$10.93; aubrey-organics.com
Catch the Drift With SpaRitual’s shimmering new summer collection, founder Shel Pink has, excuse the pun, nailed it: “The Drift Collection is a reflection of the effortless, ethereal essence of those golden summer months,” she says. Look for Buoyant, a luscious creamy peach, or Barefoot, a sandy shimmer. Layer on Lighthouse, a new topcoat, to make any shade glow in the dark! $12/$15; sparitual.com
Amazing Amazon Beauty It is easy to mistake the new organic, vegan Surya Brasil Amazonia Preciosa Coconut Hair Mask with Rosemary for a delectable culinary treat. And in a way it is—food for frizz-free hair (and satiny skin). But that’s not all. The divine smell and silky texture will also nourish the senses! $46; shopsuryabrasil.com
Rosy Renewal The beautiful blend of fruits and flowers in Red Flower’s Illuminating Rose Collagen Renewal Face Serum will lift and tighten the skin and restore a radiant glow. If the ingredients sound irresistible—with whole rose essential oil concentrate, cold-pressed arctic cloudberry seed oil, cranberry and raspberry seed oil—just wait until you see how well this antioxidant and omega cocktail works! $86; redflower.com