Okay, there are a ton of products I’ve been testing recently and I just HAVE to share some of them with you. Because there are definitely some that are worth checking out. And perhaps now that we’re slowly coming out of quarantine and summer is approaching, you might want to refresh your collection with some fun new items!
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*New release* These little crayons are so unique! They are available in a few different color combos but I have the Cotton Candy Skies trio which includes a pink (Sorbet, my fave of the three!), a darker red, and a champagne shimmer. You can use these on your lips, cheeks, and eyes. I mostly use them on my cheeks as a blush (I have noticed that they look a bit crepey on my lips if I don’t have exfoliated/smooth lips). They are really soft, creamy, and blend in nicely.
These balmies are vegan and formulated with elderberry, hemp, and plum oil. What’s also awesome is the ZERO WASTE packaging. Yes! They come in a paper box and are wrapped in paper.
Elate feels like one of those brands that always flies under the radar and I’m not sure why because they are pretty great! Super clean ingredients and sustainable bamboo/glass packaging. I have been using the Uplift foundation and am really enjoying it. It has sort of a whipped, moussey, thick texture and applies smoothly. You can build it up from light to more full coverage. I wear shade UN2 and have it applied in the photo above.
This foundation just feels really lightweight on my skin and looks natural. If I have a darker blemish, I still need to use a concealer to cover it. But overall the foundation does a nice job of providing coverage and hiding redness. There is a slight dew to the finish but it doesn’t look greasy or slide around; holds up well through the day for me! It does contain coconut oil but I’ve not been experiencing breakouts from it. This foundation pairs nicely with the Elate refillable pressed powder which I apply on top (I wear shade PW2). You can use the coupon code BECCA10 to shop Elate at EarthHero!
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*New release* So I have not been wearing a ton of mascara lately (mostly out of sheer laziness!) but when I do, this is my go-to! Wow. There’s SO much to love about it. First of all, it’s sustainably-packaged in recyclable powder-coated white glass. B-e-a-utiful. It has an hourglass brush and is formulated with organic ceremonial grade matcha 🍵 (which helps strengthen lashes). It does a wonderful job of lengthening my lashes, but also provides decent volume, and holds a curl pretty well too. I’ve gotten so many compliments wearing this mascara! You can use the code ORGANICALLYBECCA for a discount.
It’s definitely more of a wet formula and I have noticed a little bit of smudging on my bottom lashes with this one, but what helps a ton is using a setting powder under my eyes to control oil. Give it a try if you struggle with mascaras smudging, too!
This is a cream-to-powder brow pomade. I wear the Blonde shade and I’m so glad that it’s more of an ashy blonde and not too warm. I like that it’s soft yet not too liquidy or dry; it only takes a few swipes to get the perfect amount applied to brows (I use a dual-ended brush with a spoolie to apply and then brush brows out). It gives my brows nice definition while keeping hairs in place all day! I believe they recently reformulated these and updated the shades too.
*New release* This is one of those products that I didn’t think I’d need, but now that I have it, I’m like how did I ever live without it?! It’s perfect for transitioning from spring to summer as I’m not totally a bronzed goddess quite yet ☀️ This comes in three shades and I use Light.
It’s a pressed powder yet it’s really moisturizing and has a creamy payoff. And it’s not too sparkly; there’s a subtle shimmer! I like to lightly apply it to my nose, jawline, around my forehead, neck, and under my cheekbones for a sun-kissed glow!
I have basically been exclusively using this deodorant since April, which is saying a lot because I usually rotate between 1-3 at a time! (I’m weird, I know). It’s a powder that you apply with a chic poof! So elegant. I was SO skeptical at first, but it actually works well and smells so delightful. The main ingredient is Himalayan salt which helps control bacteria, and it’s refillable. It does an incredible job of absorbing wetness and I love that I don’t have to worry about it getting on clothes, unlike a gel deodorant.
If you are really sensitive to smells, this might be too strong for you because it’s quite rosey, but maybe try the other scents 🌹 You can use the code ORGANICALLYBECCA for a discount!
I am definitely making a conscious effort to support more Black-owned and BIPOC-owned clean beauty brands because it’s so important and much needed in this space. I was so happy to discover this luscious body butter. It smells uplifting and citrusy which I love for summer.
It literally melts on my skin without being too oily or greasy and I love applying it after showering. These are hand-crafted in small batches and made with super clean, organic ingredients.
*New release* So I 1000% underestimated these. Admittedly I thought, oh this is going to be a simple lip gloss. It’s SO much more and honestly, the more I use these, the more I become addicted to them. These glosses are extra hydrating, cushiony, with just a sheer hint of color. And zero stickiness. I literally cannot stop rubbing my lips together when I wear them because it just feels so dang good!
They actually plump lips and I feel a slight tingle for the first few minutes after applying (they are infused with an apple-based exfoliator and hyaluronic acid!). And the best part? They smell DELICIOUS; like vanilla and brown sugar cookies. My favorite shade is “Sweet” which is a deep lilac color and I am wearing it in the photo above.
As always, thank you so much if you decide to purchase anything via one of my links – it helps more than you know! Do let me know if you have any questions about any of these products; I’m happy to help.
(who remembers that throwback from middle school? haha)