August 2017 Beauty Buys

By | 2018-01-17T20:41:51+00:00 August 15th, 2017|The Beauty Edit|

The best of what’s landing on store shelves this month.

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Blending In

Anyone who’s used a beauty sponge for seamless makeup application knows it’s worth the extra step. Now, Revlon is making a flawless finish even easier to achieve with its Professional Blending Brush, which combines a detachable spongy tip for smooth application and easy cleaning with a comfortable handle for precise control and overall less mess.

Revlon Professional Blending Sponge Brush
Revlon Professional Blending Brush, $14.99 at Walmart.

All Day Spray

Summer weather can leave your face feeling less than fresh after a long day. Thankfully, Beautycounter’s No. 3 Balancing Facial Mist works triple duty as a skin primer, makeup-setting spray and skin refresher, with charcoal powder and kaolin clay to absorb excess oil, refine skin texture and combat redness. Simply close your eyes and spray all over for a cooling mist that won’t dry out your skin or disturb your makeup.

Beauty Counter No. 3 Balancing Facial Mist
Beautycounter No. 3 Balancing Facial Mist, $43 at beautycounter.com

Lip Service

Like Paris, a lip product with edible, anti-oxidant-rich polyphenols is always a good idea. The latest lip product from Bordeaux-born Caudalie, French Kiss Tinted Lip Balm features anti-aging grape-seed polyphenols, plus soothing aloe vera and nourishing beeswax, castor and sunflower oils. There are currently three formulas to choose from: Innocence (a sauvignon blanc–inspired nude with light vanilla and citrus notes), Seduction (a soft pink hue with hints of deep vanilla and spice à la cabernet sauvignon) and Addiction (a berry-rich shade reminiscent of merlot). Cheers!

Caudalie French Kiss Lip Balm
Caudalie French Kiss Tinted Lip Balm, $20 each at Caudalie.

Face Food

Considering beauty’s current obsession with all things edible, it’s no surprise Roger & Gallet’s Aura Mirabilis Beauty Vinegar sold out soon after landing on Sephora.ca. Part of the latest skincare line from the legendary French brand, which draws its inspiration from a 300-year-old natural remedy created by monks, this toner replacement features a blend of 18 distilled medicinal plants and fruit vinegar to remove dead skin cells, tighten pores and prep your skin, while leaving a faintly floral (and non-salad-like) scent in its wake.

Roger & Gallet Aura Mirabilis Beauty Vinegar, $25 at Sephora.

Draw the Line

Want that bold Sharpie-liner look without the obvious pitfalls of putting permanent marker on your skin? A goof-proof choice from Annabelle’s new Neo-Chic Graphic Collection, EyeInk Sharpie offers the same intense effect and long-lasting wear, minus the need for harsh removers.

Annabelle EyeInk Sharpie Eyeliner Pen
Annabelle EyeInk Sharpie, $9.95 at drugstores and mass-market retailers and annabelle.com