9 Things I’ve Been Loving Lately

Favorite Beauty Products June 2016

It’s time to share my latest beauty obsessions and discoveries from the past month. Every day I test out new products, from makeup to skincare to fragrance and more. I discover fantastic new products all the time, but these ones in particular have secured their spot in my heart (and my makeup bag)!

I would love to hear about what you’ve been loving lately too—leave a comment and I might just give it a try!

Click here to read more about each of my favourites on Beautezine!
  • 1 of 9 Giorgio Armani Sun di Gioia
  • Giorgio Armani Sun di Gioia
  • Giorgio Armani Sun di Gioia, $70

    If you’re looking for a new scent for summer, make sure to check out this one. It truly captures the warmth of a warm sunny day by the beach, with slightly salty notes and solar flowers. It reminds me of Margiela’s Beach Walk, but slightly more feminine. It’s the perfect sunny sister to Giorgio Armani’s iconic Aqua di Gioia, but if you’re into something a little more fresh, check out the (also new) Air di Gioia.

    BUY IT: Sephora

  • 2 of 9 Cover FX Custom Blot Drops
  • Cover FX Custom Blot Drops
  • Cover FX Custom Blot Drops, $42

    I’ve always noticed my skin produces more oil as the weather gets warmer, but with the up-and-down weather we’ve been having in Toronto lately, it’s worse than ever. Luckily, Cover FX recently launched these oil-absorbing drops which you can mix into your moisturizer, serum, primer, foundation or just on its own. It instantly reduces shine, excess oil and shrinks the look of pores without adding any powder or product to the skin. I like to apply a couple drops to the palm of my hand, rub ’em together and pat over any oily areas to instantly mattify without drying my skin out.

    BUY IT: Sephora

  • 3 of 9 Clarins Waterproof Cream Eyeshadow
  • Clarins Waterproof Cream Eyeshadow
  • Clarins Waterproof Cream Eyeshadow, $22

    I love cream eyeshadows, and these new shimmery creams from Clarins are perfect for summer. They are completely waterproof, so they stay put even when the weather is hot and humid. The golden bronze and shimmery taupe shades are my favorite! A sheer wash of these over the lid and a couple coats of black mascara is a gorgeous (and quick!) look I’ve been a huge fan of lately.

    BUY IT: Clarins

  • 4 of 9 Bliss Triple Oxygen Radiance Restoring Mist
  • Bliss Triple Oxygen Radiance Restoring Mist
  • Bliss Triple Oxygen Radiance Restoring Mist, $38

    There’s always a facial spray or two on my desk, especially in summer! This new mist from Bliss’ famous Triple Oxygen line (have you tried the mask yet!?) has been getting a lot of love lately. First of all, it’s the finest mist I’ve found from a non-aerosol bottle, so you get a light layer all over instead of wet spots on your face. Second of all, it contains Vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and cucumber to brighten, plump and smooth skin instantly, leaving looking radiant and feeling totally refreshed.

    BUY IT: Bliss

  • 5 of 9 Benefit Precisely, My Brow Pencil & Gimme Brow
  • Benefit Precisely, My Brow Pencil & Gimme Brow
  • Benefit Precisely, My Brow Pencil & Gimme Brow

    Benefit’s new brow collection has to be one of the most exciting launches of the year. If you haven’t heard it, they are launching 13 brand new eyebrow products really soon (read about ’em all here) and I had to share my favorites. I couldn’t choose between the Precisely, My Brow Pencil and Gimme Brow, because I actually use them together everyday! I love the precise, hair-like strokes the pencil can create to fill in sparse areas, while Gimme Brow (a long-time favorite of mine) is a fiber-gel formula that create the look of more fullness. The expanded shade range also means everyone can find their perfect brow product!

    BUY IT: Sephora

  • 6 of 9 CND Vinylux Weekly Polish in Pink Pursuit
  • CND Vinylux Weekly Polish in Pink Pursuit
  • CND Vinylux Weekly Polish in Pink Pursuit, $10.50

    I’ve really gotten back into CND Vinylux lately—the longevity is so impressive and the color collections are completely irresistible. I’ve been wearing Pink Pursuit on my nails quite a bit lately, which launched with the Summer 2016 Flirtation Collection (I also really like Lavender Lace, too)! It’s a gorgeous pink with the slightest hint of peach, which looks lovely with my skintone and doesn’t look like any other pink shade I already own. Love!

    BUY IT: Loxa Beauty

  • 7 of 9 NUDESTIX Gel Color Lip + Cheek Balm
  • NUDESTIX Gel Color Lip + Cheek Balm
  • NUDESTIX Gel Color Lip + Cheek Balm, $24

    I love strobing as much as the next girl, but lately I’ve really been into the balmy highlight instead. NUDESTIX recently launched a gel-balm version of their best-selling Lip + Cheek pencils and I’m always toting around at least one of the shades with me. Wicked looks gorgeous on the lips and Posh makes for a stunning, glowing blush. I do make sure to only wear them on my cheeks when my hair is up and tied way from my face, because they do have a tiny bit of a tacky texture—but it gives such a gorgeous, youthful look to the complexion that is totally worth it!

    BUY IT: Sephora

  • 8 of 9 Fresh Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask
  • Fresh Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask
  • Fresh Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask, $62

    In the summer, I feel the need to do purifying masks more often (perhaps it’s the increased oil production I experience or just the fact I spend more time outdoors). This new mask from Fresh’s Umbrian Clay collection is great for all skin types and is infused with charcoal for a deep detox. It can be used as a cleanser, a mask or even an overnight spot treatment to help purify and clarify the complexion. If you’re a fan of GLAMGLOW SUPERMUD, you’re going to love this multifunctional treatment too.

    BUY IT: Sephora

  • 9 of 9 Kérastase L'Incroyable Blow Dry
  • Kérastase L'Incroyable Blow Dry
  • Kérastase L'Incroyable Blow Dry, $40

    This blow-dry primer has made a huge difference in my hair. Not only does it hep to control frizz and protect from heat damage, but it contains heat-sensitive micro-waxes that allow you to re-set and reshape your style over and over. I can have straight hair one day, curly hair the next, then go back to straight and it looks gorgeous no matter what. If you like to blow-dry your hair or set it with hot tools—you need to try this new innovation.

    BUY IT: Kérastase

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