Treat Yo’Self: 7 Beauty Splurges To Make This Week
From a cleansing mask that will transform your hair in 20 minutes to the most expensive primer we own to date.| July 25, 2017
What does the end of a month mean to you? The ideal answer would be something poetic and insightful, like “a chance at a clean slate” or something like it, but the honest answer? P-A-Y-D-A-Y. The time of the month where you’ll finally get to check out that shopping cart with a little less guilt on your shoulders.
But, what if you’re in the mood to splurge yet – very surprisingly – have nothing in your cart? First, let us give you a good old pat on the back. Look at you being the embodiment of self-control! Next, let us step in. But only if you are in a spending kind of mood! From the powerful hair mask on every beauty guru’s lips to what could possibly be our best primer to date – we know we say this every month, but honestly – here’s our round-up of this week’s beauty splurges.
Christophe Robin Cleansing Mask With Lemon
While we’ll admit that “cleansing mask” is really just fancy speak for “shampoo”, that doesn’t take away the credit that this product deserves. With lemon to exfoliate flakes and chamomile to soothe irritated scalp, Christophe Robin’s hair cleansing mask returns moisture to your tresses in just 20 minutes and aims to restore pH balance – especially after a major hair colour change – with prolonged use. This made it to Allure‘s “Best of Beauty” list last year, and we can absolutely see why.
Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Unicorn Blood
We’ve known about Jeffree Star’s Unicorn Blood for a while now, but our interest in it has very recently been reignited after an officemate wore it to work. It is truly that perfect shade of intense, deep red without going too far into wine territory. The formula may be a tad drying for some, but layer on some lip balm first and you’ll do okay.
Sisley Double Tenseur Instant & Long-Term
It seems like we’re finding a new “favourite” primer every other week, doesn’t it? While we still stand by the primers we raved about in our “Beauty Wars” series, we really have to give the crown to Sisley. (Knowing us, another coronation will take place in another month or so.) Its key ingredient oat seed not only acts as a sturdy base for makeup, it also smoothes and lifts the skin. Cottonseed and Tiger Nut go the extra mile by strengthening it and targeting signs of fatigue. In other words, it is mainly a skincare product that just so happens to kill it at the priming game. Now you see why it costs over $200 a pop?
Starskin Silkmud Pink French Clay Purifying Liftaway Mud Face Sheet Mask
Two-part sheet masks are all the rage right now because they make sure every inch of the face gets the goodies while also giving you some room to customise your sheet masking routine. Among Cosmopolitan’s “Prix de Beaute 2017” awardees, this pink sheet mask is pumped with everything from cocoon milk extract and tremella mushrooms to clay that exfoliate, declog pores, tighten, lift and brighten. It’s the sheet mask to reach for if you’re looking for a real time-saver that skips all the steps and rolls them into one.
Alaia Beauty Scented Body Cream
Ask any fragrance specialist and they’ll tell you that one of the ways to get your favourite fragrance to last longer on your skin is to pair it with the lotion or cream equivalent. With this, you get both Alaia’s severely underrated same-name fragrance of pink pepper, freesia and peony, and a deeply moisturising body cream in one.
LashFood BrowFood Aqua Brow Powder + Pencil Duo
Considering how crucial perfecting the brows are to the success of a makeup routine, it’s funny that they don’t get that much attention in the hair care department. Because brow hairs need love too, LashFood’s BrowFood conditions and nourishes your brows while giving you the option of colouring them in with powder, pencil or both.
Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra Clarifying Face Oil
We’ll always love a skincare product with a quirky name. Unlike Luna, which focuses on soothing and returning youth to your skin, U.F.O. goes for the pores head-on to prevent the setting in of blackheads and spots.
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