Happy Thursday! By rounding up some of the things I love, I want to put them on your beauty radar.
dior solar oil
I’m obsessed with finding new body care items and have two new favorites. Dior Beauty has just launched new items in its Solar Collection. We have three items in the US and I ordered the Solar Sublimating Oil ($70) which is an amazingly luminous shimmery body oil. It smells like a sweet tiare flower – similar to the NARS Body Glow Oil but not as strong or sweet. Dior Solar Oil is like a holiday bottled in the most beautiful oil with four distinct pearlescent particles of bronze, copper, gold and white. The shimmer is subtle on my skin as the glitter matches my skin tone. It gets absorbed well into the skin and leaves it feeling very smooth.
The glossy shine settles down to the lower half of the bottle. You have to shake it to mix the glitter.
On me it is somewhere in between a super emollient oil and one that has dried out. It is not super oily as it sets but it is still sheer if that makes sense. I ordered the After-Sun Balm ($52).
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Body Cream
Charlotte Tilbury just launched their new Magic Body Cream ($65) and as a big fan of their Magic Cream for Face I ordered it immediately. I shared a glimpse of the stories and I absolutely loved it. It is a really nice smoothing body cream with silky smooth dry-down. I would not say it has a fragrance but it has a similar scent/vibe to Magic Cream. Also available in a small travel size* ($30) which is incredibly expensive for the size but I’ll keep one with me in my purse at all times.
Phlur added a new scent called Solar Power* ($96) and it’s another winner. This is a huge hit for me as a citrus perfume lover. I think Phlur’s fragrances keep getting better and better. This might be my favorite in the line and one I’ll definitely be wearing non-stop. Solar energy is a warm floral citrus. It has a blend of neroli, jasmine, orange blossom, musk, driftwood, sea salt. All my favorite notes. Available at Phlur and Sephora.
hair oil love
For hair I got a few samples from Virtue Haircare line and I am really impressed. I’m adding tons of stuff to my online shopping cart for the upcoming Sephora Sale. I tried Virtue Healing Hair Oil* ($26 to $44) and I’m obsessed. This is one of the best hair oils I have tried It comes with a small stopper on the top to control how much you dispense. It is hydrating, not heavy, really helped with my split ends. Give hair a healthy shine and don’t weigh it down. You can buy both the full + travel size of the Hair Oil Duo for $49.
Lots of you ask for sunscreen recommendations and I’m due for an updated roundup. I am really sensitive to sunscreens and it doesn’t matter if it is chemical or mineral but I love everything about Supergoop! Especially their Gloscreen which now comes in four colours. The team sent a stock of their original shades Sunrise* (Champagne) and Golden Hour* (Bronze). I just started using Golden Hour and it gives me that perfect sunkissed glow. I love it for a bronzed glow for beach days. Still love the glow screen body.
For Lips I’m Still Loving Dior Addict Lip Maximizer (Review & Swatch) Here, I love every color but my two most worn shades are 14 Shimmer Macadamia and 38 Rose Nude.
Sisley added a new shade of Phyto-Rouge Shine in 13 Sheer Beverly Hills ($63, Neiman Marcus Exclusive). This formula ranks as the best shine lipstick formula I have tried. other colors reviewed and swatched here, Beverly Hills is a beautiful light beige. Love that it is hydrating, adds shine, has good coverage despite being “sheer” in its name.
For some budget beauty looks I’m loving some of the things I got from Target and Ulta Beauty. NYX comes highly recommended by many of you. I love the lip pencil in Natural and have recently brought out a few more shades in Nude Pink, Peekaboo Neutral and Brunch Me. Love them for naturally defined lips.
NYX Butter Gloss has also been pure love. They do not have the best lasting power on me but I love the colors and do not mind reapplying. Formula is very comfortable on the lips.
halo glow liquid filter
Last but not least I tried Viral ELF Halo Glow Liquid Filter and it is really good. I would not call it a dupe for the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter as ELF are not that glittery. I wear Elf Halo Glow as a sheer base with sheer-medium coverage all over my face and then set with powder. Or would I use it under foundation. I am in between shades 3 and 4 so I mix both. You can see Shade 3 in action here. I think it’s 100% worth checking out.
This just wraps up my favorite! What are you loving lately?
Press samples are indicated with * next to them.