•Smashbox/ Makeup forever studio finish primer : e.l.f mineral infused primer
• too faced better than sex mascara : e.l.f mineral volumizing mascara
•makeup forever hd microfinish powder : e.l.f studio high definition powder in sheer
•Bobbi brown brightening finishing powder in porcelain powder : e.l.f tone correcting powder
•mac fix + : e.l.f studio mist & set
•mac prep and prime highlighter in radiant rose : e.l.f studio radiance enhancer in spotlight
•nars multiple in copacabanna : e.l.f essential all over color stick in persimmon
•nars highlighting blush in albatross : e.l.f studio blush in gotta glow
•benefit moon beam : e.l.f essential facial whip
•nars bronzing + blush duo : e.l.f studio contouring blush & bronzing powder
•laura mercier baked blush bronze : e.l.f studio baked blush in rich rose
•nars in desire, depthroat, angelika and luster : e.l.f studio blush in pink passion, candid coral, fuchsia fusion and peachy keen
•benefit brow zings : e.l.f studio eyebrow kit
•Bobbie brown natural brow shaper mascara : e.l.f studio eyebrow treat and tame
•benefit high brow : e.l.f studio eyebrow lifter and filler
•mac fluidline in blacktrack : e.l.f studio cream eyeliner in black
•mac eyeshadow in soba : e.l.f studio eyeshadow in wild wheat
•nars lip lacquer in chelsea girls : e.l.f studio conditioning lip balm in nice & natural
•mac cream d'nude lipstick : e.l.f mineral lipstick in natural nymph
•bareminerals blemish therapy : e.l.f mineral blemish kit
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This summer, make it your goal to see beach bonfires burn—and not your skin. We want to make sure no matter where you travel this season, you’re set on sun safety. Below, we rounded up five portable sunscreens in varying formats you’re sure to love. JESSICA VELEZ
There are two types of people in this world: those who lounge by the pool with a book, and those that dive right in. Luckily, inner mermaids with delicate fins don’t have to worry about rays while practicing their backstroke. Shiseido’s Wet Force line now comes with a face and body protector specially formulated for sensitive skin. So just keep swimming—but be sure to reapply the fragrance-free formula every 80 minutes…or whenever you’re sick of playing Marco Polo.
Supergoop created a sunscreen and setting spray in one, thus saving us from melted foundation and crab face—aka, summertime sadness. After your last cat eye flick, mist on this refreshing minty spray to lock everything in place and get a dose of SPF 50. Here’s the real kicker: You can reapply all day, err day without disrupting your strobe in the slightest. Now if only we could say the same for BBQ sauce…
Everything about Fresh Sugar Sport SPF30 screams summer—from it’s neon packaging to its orange ice-pop scent. In true Fresh fashion, the formula is sweetened up with skin-nourishing sugar. It’s also perfect for surfers outfitted in wetsuits since it’s meant to be applied to exposed areas like lips, face, and around the eyes. Plus it’s water resistant. But it’s suitable for anyone with a competitive spirit, since it’s a clear winner in our eyes.
“Thanks, it has SPF” is what you should say when someone compliments your supple lips. Coola LipLux’s creamy (read, not waxy) formula has more than usual, clocking in at SPF 30. Why do your lips need sun protection? It helps prevent photo-aging and burning, which aren’t things you want to kiss hello to anytime soon. Coola’s version comes loaded with nutrients and antioxidants to keep your lips smiling.
A SPF-infused tinted powder that fits in your clutch? Genius. ColorScience’s Sunforgettable Mineral Sunscreen Brush SPF50 comes in a purse-friendly tube for easy reapplication. Think of it as a way to shine-proof your complexion while also protecting your skin from both UVA and UVB rays. That’s what we like to call a win-win.
Let’s get real about natural ingredients that really work.
Earth to beauty: The latest skin care innovations are here and they draw their power from nature. Reap the benefits of groundbreaking ingredients that are handpicked, air-dried, and cold-pressed to unlock exceptional potency and deliver maximum results. Read on to get to the root of nature’s high-performance ingredients. JACKIE KROPP
THE FUTURE OF FIRMING
Extracted only 24 hours after harvesting, this patented compound is packed with cichoric acid to boost skin’s tone and promote elasticity for a firmer look.
Revered for its healing properties by ancient samurai, this incredibly potent strain of indigo is grown on a family farm along the rich banks of Yoshino River to enhance its anti-inflammatory properties.
Known as the “black Diamond of Asia,” bamboo charcoal is injected with steam to create thousands of air pockets that draw out dirt, oil, and impurities. When combined with white charcoal or Binchōtan, skin is left clean, clear, and balanced.
Long prized for its beauty and skin-nurturing properties, this varietal is hand-harvested as part of a 200-year-old festival in Turkey and contains essential nutrients to boost skin’s natural luminosity.
Evolved over millions of years to handle the ocean’s toughest conditions, sea algae is air-dried to preserve high levels of skin-loving minerals that condition, hydrate, and replenish for a younger-looking complexion.
not to be dramatic but it’s March now which means the bluebonnets are blooming which means this is now the third year in a row I haven’t been home to see the bluebonnets in bloom and experience those few weeks of nice spring weather before the summer heat sets in prematurely and everything gets sticky-hot for six months. and not to be dramatic but it very literally hasn’t stopped raining here for weeks and the sun has come out but never for more than an hour or two at a time and the temperature has never risen above fifty and, okay, I am just about dying for a blue sky, Texas-big, warm and soft, let me down gently, I cannot take one more day of this winter rain like a cold heavy mist setting into my bones. I keep thinking about soccer field sunsets, the passenger side with the windows rolled down, life like a country song. Indian paintbrushes and bluebonnets on the side of the highway. It doesn’t matter where we’re going / I want to go home.