“This product is my most committed relationship right now and that’s okay”: 12 beauty favourites from June 2021
These hair, skincare and makeup products are 10s, 10s, 10s across the board.
Buying beauty products can often be a bit of a hit-or-miss situation. There's nothing worse than spending your hard-earned cash on a product that just ain't it.
Luckily for you, I spend way too much money and time testing out beauty products, and during the month of June, I discovered some absolute winners. Take a scroll, have a read and go forth and shop to your heart's content.
I've tried a fair few hair masks and listen to me when I say nothing has come close to the Growth Bomb Strengthening Hair Mask. I used this once and saw such a difference in my hair that it could only be black magic. Not only did I notice way less frizz, softer hair and an overall healthier shine, my hair felt really clean and light after using it.
I have dark hair that isn't bleached, so I threw it to my roommate who has dyed blonde hair to give it the ultimate test, and to no surprise, it passed with flying colours.
I haven't been using it long enough to notice any significant growth but the overall health of my hair has improved so dramatically that I use this product at least once a week.
2. Bangn Body Hydrating Cleanser ($52.00)
Bangn Body broke Instagram with its viral Firming Lotion. So it came as no surprise when the IG brand decided to step into the skincare game with the Bangn Body Hydrating Cleanser and Firming & Brightening Beauty Treatment.
While both of these products are incredible, the cleanser is something I've found myself picking up every day. This gel-based cleanser grips and pulls away makeup and leaves you with a fresh, cleansed canvas.
It is perfect for those who are after a cleanser that does what it says; it cleanses your skin and removes your makeup. I prefer to leave the serums and exfoliants post cleanser, so it means no chemicals are going to clash with this product or irritate your skin.
The OG Tarte Shape Tape Concealer is one of the best concealers on the market. Known for its full coverage matte finish and self-setting formula, it's unrivalled except for one slight downfall – it didn't suit those with mature or dry skin or those with young or more hydrated skin.
So Tarte, being the absolute legend it is, released the Ultra Creamy Shape Tape Concealer. Formulated with moisture in mind, this concealer has everything I love about the original Shape Tape but is more suited to my skin type. Love it.
There are also 24 shades across 3 skin undertones so you'll be able to find the perfect match.
4. Sunday Riley Good Genes Serum ($186.00)
Honestly, I didn't want to like this product. $186 is a price tag that I didn't want to get attached to, but my wallet is yet another victim to the Sunday Riley Good Genes Serum.
The Sunday Riley Good Genes Serum is one of the most popular skincare products on TikTok and is a go-to product for multiple celebs.
I apply the product in my evening skincare routine and wake up the next morning with a radiance boost that could convince you I've had more than 5 hours of sleep. The high potency of lactic acid and other quality ingredients reflects the price tag, but I can assure you, this product does exactly what it says it does. It exfoliates and unclogs your pores as well as brightens and smooths skin texture.
5. Frank Body Brightening Eye Serum ($19.95)
If you're after an eye serum that can make you look more human, then strap in.
The Frank Body Brightening Eye Serum is not only super affordable (sitting at $19.95), but it's one of the hardest working eye products I've used. Formulated with 6% vitamin C and 6% caffeine, this product is juiced to put some life back into those under-eyes.
On top of that, it's super lightweight and smooth on the area, which is exactly what we want for the delicate eye area.
6. Paula's Choice C15 Super Booster ($62.00)
A vitamin C serum is a must-have in any skincare regime. Vitamin C is an antioxidant, meaning it protects your skin cells from damaging free radicals caused by UV exposure as well as balancing and brightening your overall complexion.
With 15% pure vitamin C, the C15 Super Booster from Paula's Choice dramatically brings you the results you want from this kind of product.
7. Napolean Perdis Framed Liquid Brow Pen ($39.00)
The Framed Liquid Brow Pen from Napoleon Perdis is easily one of the best brow products I've used. It creates incredibly natural-looking brows thanks to the super-fine angled tip and buildable ink formula that allows for controlled, precise application.
The built-in spoolie is also incredibly sturdy and strong, and as someone who has broken many spoolies, I value this greatly.
8. Ardell Brow Tint Kit ($19.99)
The end of June saw Sydney enter lockdown, meaning it was time for me to whip out the at-home beauty kits.
After using the Ardell Brow Tint Kit, I genuinely don't think I'll pay for an in-salon brow tint again. It's literally the same results for a quarter of the price. You get up to 12 applications using this product and, even though the box says it lasts up to 2 weeks, my results held up longer.
I've tried a lot of tans in my time. Over the years, the top spot has been held by some big contenders, but the Bondi Sands Liquid Gold has officially been knocked off the #1 pedestal.
The Bondi Sands Pure Tan Water is easily the best tan I've used. I simply cannot fault the formulation of this tan. It's incredibly light on the skin, you don't need to wash it off and it isn't overly scented and lasts really well. The formula doesn't streak or dry out your skin and lasts about a week before fading.
10. ZitSticka Goo Getters Pimple Patches ($29.00)
If your toxic trait is popping or picking at a small pimple until it's this large red angry growth on your face, then I've got your back.
The ZitSticka Goo Getter will be your lifesaver because not only are they jam-packed with fabulous ingredients to get rid of your pimples quicker, but they literally create a barrier between your pimple and your pimple-popping-obsessed fingers.
They are a bit pricier than other pimple patches on the market, but these 36 skin patches literally pull the goo from your zits and fast-tracks the healing process.
This device is an at-home microdermabrasion kit that you can use weekly in the comfort of your own bathroom. PMD Beauty actually trademarked the science behind the unique spinning disc technology and calibrated vacuum suction that leave skin smooth, fresh and radiant. In other words, it's one of a kind.
I've only been using this product for about two weeks and I can already see a difference in my skin's texture and even notice that my pores are shrunk slightly too.
Even though this does sit on the pricey end, an in-salon treatment will set you back from $50-$200 for just one session.
Another one on the pricey side, I know, but I am officially joining the cult of fans for this beauty product.
This Chanel Cream Bronzer retails for $91 and yes, that is expensive but let me tell you, it lasts FOREVER. I've had this beauty for some time now and I've barely made a dent in it.
On top of that, it knocks every other cream bronzer I've tried out of the park. It's lightweight but pigmented, has a stunning warm undertone that gives you a natural bronzed glow and literally does not budge throughout the day.
If you're on the fence with this product and you're unsure if it's worth the price tag, I promise you it is. No ragrets.
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