This Summer felt like the Summer of the SPF. SPF has evolved a fair bit this year and I’m seeing more and more options that offer a higher SPF factor of 50 and up. Such products are the norm in the Asian market however here in the US we tend to stick to the 30 range.
Another interesting evolution is drugstore makeup brands offering SPF options. Asia is flooded with a variety of SPF products and brands in particular offer not only color cosmetic options but also an SPF product or several. It’s very rare that there isn’t some SPF option available from most brands in Asia.
Versus here in the US, where we don’t normally see our favorite brands such as say Maybelline or Revlon offering a product available exclusively for sun protection.
Neutrogena changes all that with it’s new Ulta Sheer Liquid Daily Sun Protection. Does this mean we’ll see more drugstore brands offering SPF products all their own?
Let’s hope so!
Philosophy has been busy releasing “Shower Gels of the Month” on QVC. The first one, which I missed (kicking self), was Lively Lemon Coconut back in June.
And for July we have Tropical Daiquiri! Seriously, what’s better than a mocktail in our shower that won’t give us a hangover in the AM?
It’s a busy one today.
How is yours going? I’m crawling up the hump and making my way to the looming weekend ahead and I’m seeing things in mono, City Mono Eyeshadow from N.Y.C. New York Color Cosmetics that is.
This line of cheap as chips eyeshadows are available for $2.99 each in array of lovely colors that won’t kill your Summer budget.
Baviphat, or how I’m tempted to say it, “Baby Phat”, is a Korean brand that sells various makeup bits and bobs that has a certain Benefit Cosmetics feel and look.
An extension of their collection is called Sugar Girl. The products in this collection are geared towards a more youthful crowd….of course, me being the immature one, loves anything they do in the Sugar Girl Collection. I love cute makeup, sue me.
Baviphat Sugar Girl Candy Gloss might just remind you of a gloss I reviewed many a moon ago from Japanese brand Love Clover entitled PopChu Gloss. It may be a rehash packaging wise but the formula is quite different…
As you know from my prior post, Benefit has two brand new Sephora exclusive eye collections available created by the brand’s Global Beauty Authories, Maggie & Annie Ford Danielson.
The shadow palettes are a range of Fall friendly colors in two color selections of warmer and cooler plus Benefit teamed up with Barcelona-based illustrator Pietari Posti to create the illustrations on each palette.
The palettes feature three velvet-y eyeshadows plus two creaseless cream eyeshadows that are housed in a chunky little boxed palette with mirror.
Let’s take a look at the The Eye Gotta! The Annie Collection today which has a rather gorgeous array of Fall friendly shades to love on.