Product Round-Up — My Fave Beauty Things Week of July 28th!

How’s your summer going?  Mine is heating up again and I am on vacation this coming week — yay!  I am going to hang out with my kids before they go back to school the week after.  Fun!

My fave picks this week are all about summer beauty.  From a cool lip balm with SPF, to a sweat-proof foundation, an unscented spray sunscreen, a matte cream bronzer and a refreshing toner — there is something here to help extend your summer fun! Enjoy!

Carmex Moisturizing Lip Balm SPF 15 Lime Twist
Carmex Moisturizing Lip Balm SPF 15 Lime Twist

Carmex Moisturizing Lip Balm SPF 15 Lime Twist ($1.69 USD) — It soothes. It heals. It protects. Discover how this new ultra smooth, extra moisturizing formula makes your lips feel incredible. This fun, fresh new flavor is unlike anything you’ve ever tried before. Tested on family members – not on animals.

What I think:  I have been using Carmex in the pot since the ’90’s and love how it moisturizes my lips.  I didn’t know it came in different flavors and am enjoying the Lime Twist.  It is a refreshing addition to the Carmex line and is perfect for the summer, especially with SPF 15!

Available at mass market retailers near you!

Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide
Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide

Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide ($48 USD) — This ultra-modern, lightweight, long-wear liquid foundation magically blurs imperfections. It is formulated for all skin types, comes in 24 oil-free shades and is designed to be humidity-proof and sweat-proof.  It’s the perfect solution for women who are endlessly searching for a light yet effective foundation that will achieve the “no makeup” makeup look and leave their skin looking flawless!  Magically blurs imperfections for a smooth, seamless complexion. Bi-phase formula activates fresh color with every use.

What I think:  Need an awesome summer foundation that will stay all day?  This is it! It is very light, but covers extremely well and makes my complexion look flawless. I have been testing it in the shade Buff, which is a medium shade, but there are 24 shades to choose from, which is pretty amazing!

Available in July at Sephora and September 2014 nationwide at Laura Mercier retailers

Coola Sport SPF 50 Unscented Sunscreen
Coola Sport SPF 50 Unscented Sunscreen

Coola Sport SPF 50 Unscented Sunscreen ($32 USD, 6 fl. oz.) — Spritz your sunscreen on the go with this clear, unscented continuous spray. Offering broad spectrum SPF 50 protection, this farm to face sourced spray will nourish and hydrate skin with 70%+ certified organic ingredients like Cucumber, Algae and Strawberry Extracts. Also available in SPF 15.

What I think: I love spray sunscreen, but have never tried an unscented one before. I like it because it is sheer and not greasy at all.  And it is nice to get a break from heavily scented sunscreen.  Just spray and go!

Available at http://www.coolasuncare.com

butter LONDON Bit Faker Cream Bronzer
butter LONDON Bit Faker Cream Bronzer

butter LONDON Bit Faker Cream Bronzer ($24 USD) –butter LONDON Bit Faker Cream Bronzer

What I think:  This matte cream bronzer is an easy way to add some color this summer (or all year ’round).  It is very natural looking.  You can use it all over for a sunny glow.  I like to use it as contour.  I apply it in the hollows of my cheeks and along my jawbone for definition and shadows.  It is easy to build up darker color if you wish.

Available at http://www.butterlondon.com

Algenist Hydrating Essence Toner
Algenist Hydrating Essence Toner

Algenist Hydrating Essence Toner ($25 USD 5 fl. oz.) –This hydrating toner combines alguronic acid with witch hazel and chamomile to tone and soothe skin gently, creating a complexion that appears revitalized, brightened, and softened. The formula replenishes and balances skin’s moisture levels, purifies, and prepares skin to absorb serums and moisturizers more efficiently.

What I think: I love using toners in the summer. I have been keeping this in the refrigerator to keep my skin cool. I have noticed that my kin feels cleaner and softer while using this.

Available at Sephora stores and http://www.sephora.com.

What’s your favorite new product this week?

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