Treat Yo’ Self: 7 Beauty Splurges To Make This Week
From the most painful-sounding mask that makes tiny holes in your face to portable, anti-frizz remedies, these "weirdo" products will surprise you in more ways than one.| August 6, 2018
Trying to keep up to date with new brands and products can get really, really tiring. It’s rather overwhelming to walk into a room full of different products and not buy something that promises baby-smooth skin or melt-proof formulas. To save you the trouble, we’re here to help you ease into the good stuff, ones worth your cash and time.
To narrow it down just a little bit further, this week we picked out one that would be greeted with a raised eyebrow. Say, a mask that needs to be shaken like a bag of shaker fries, or one with tiny shards that aren’t too different from the effects you get from micro-needling. It may sound scary, but it’s going to be a lot of fun and worth the risk. Give these weirdos a try, you might never know.
Ouai Haircare Anti-Frizz Smoothing Sheets
To have an anti-frizz product that fits into the back pocket of your jeans is not just convenient, it’s fun. Just run your hair between the sheets and say bye-bye to flyaways. It’s also infused with coconut and shea oil, helping to smooth out and nourish your locks. From a glance, your friends might assume this cheeky packaging is something else though…
Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Water Enzyme Cream
If you have persistent scars that takes eons to even fade, this cream might be the one for you. With its exfoliating properties, and papaya enzyme and alpha-arbutin that help to lighten hyper-pigmentation, apply this day and night to see the best results. You can even use this over your makeup for a radiant and dewy look. Yes, we did say over.
Dr. Jart+ Shake & Shot Soothing Shot Shaking Rubber Mask
Pop it, lock it, and then shake it. You could do a little dance with this, but it’s more of an arm workout for us. It’s really quite a thick formula and is something you’d use before an event or a long-haul flight for that extra nourishment. You can choose the different formulas based on your skin’s needs – hydrating, soothing, brightening and firming. Shake away.
Starskin Micro Filler Mask Pack
When we first tried this mask, we approached it wide-eyed and with raised eyebrows. A mask that requires an injection? Sounds pretty scary, but it doesn’t stop there. The formula inside the tube is filled with minuscule hyaluronic triangular shards that pierce the skin to mimic the process of micro-needling. You then place a sheet mask over to melt the shards away, leaving the hyaluronic acid in the penetrated areas, deep in your skin. Don’t worry, it’s painless. It is actually also pretty cool.
Agent Nateur holi(c) Youth Skin Refining Face Vitamines
Almost every skincare brand has a serum, or something along those lines. But this vitamin is somewhat like a serum, but in powder form. Sure, you could say it doesn’t mean it would work better, but without all that water, this would last you for a longer period of time. Plus, it’s vegan!
Tatcha The Rice Polish Classic Foaming Enzyme Powder
On the topic of powders, this here is a foaming exfoliating cream that brightens, nourishes and evens out skin tone. Made in Japan, this enzyme powder is gentle and comes in other forms for different skin types. It’s not messy, is easy to use and feels exceptionally soothing.
Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow
If you’re in love with glitter, you’d be mad for this liquid eyeshadow. Not only is it easy to apply, there’s completely no fall out, sticks well and extremely pigmented. Think of it like a glitter paste, except it’s lightweight and very easy to blend out. The other plus side? There are plenty of colours to choose from, ranging from more adventurous colours to pearlescent metallics.
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