Monday

July Beauty Favs

 

ACE BEAUTÉ
Blushed Up Blush in Plummy
Why You'll Love It

Size: 2.5 g, Deluxe Sample
Product Type: Blush
What It Does: Made with smooth, finely milled powder pigments, this berry-colored blush is your new BFF for giving skin a warm, realistic-looking flush.
How to Use It: Use a fluffy angled brush to sweep color onto the apples of your cheeks and then blend lightly.
More Reasons You’ll Love It: It’s 100 percent cruelty-free.
About the Brand: ACE BEAUTE was founded on the simple principle that everyone should embrace their beauty while having fun with makeup.

BANILA CO
Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Revitalizing
Why You'll Love It

Size: 7 ml, Deluxe Sample
Product Type: Cleansing Balm
What It Does: This innovative formula goes through three phases to melt away makeup—first it transforms from a balm to an oil, then into a milky cleanser as it comes in contact with water. Finish off with a rinse and your skin is left feeling clean, soft, refreshed, and protected from free-radical damage—thanks to the inclusion of potent antioxidants.
How to Use It: Massage a small amount onto dry skin until it transforms into an oil. Then rinse it away with lukewarm water.
More Reasons You’ll Love It: It’s free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, polyethylene, mineral oil, alcohol, and artificial coloring.
About the Brand: They believe everyone should live their beauty dreams to the fullest, and that you shouldn’t have to sacrifice beautiful skin for a makeup look you love.

BAREFOOT VENUS
Ruby Red Macadamia Oil Body Cream

Use promo code ipsyXbfv to receive a 15% discount on your order *
* exclusions apply



Why You'll Love It

Size: 30 ml, Deluxe Sample
Product Type: Body Cream
What It Does: We can’t tell what we love most about this hand cream: the way it instantly treats dry or chafed skin with a combo of macadamia nut, sesame seed, and wheat germ oils, or the bright, citrusy scent it leaves behind. Either way, it’s become our go-to hand treatment.
How to Use It: Slather it all over your hands and cuticles.
More Reasons You’ll Love It: It’s all natural, vegan, and cruelty-free.
About the Brand: BAREFOOT VENUS uses old-time ingredients that provide serious skin treatments and a wildly angelic experience.

BENEFIT COSMETICS
BADgal BANG! Volumizing Mascara
Why You'll Love It

Size: 3 g, Deluxe Sample
Product Type: Mascara
What It Does: This stuff is smudge-proof, water-resistant, and lightweight—thanks to aero-particles, an ultra-light material used in space technology that won’t weigh down your lashes.
How to Use It: Coat the wand in the product, apply the mascara from the roots, and wiggle the brush up and out to the tips.
More Reasons You’ll Love It: No lash will be left uncoated—the brush is slim and designed to grab onto every lash from root to tip, even hard-to-reach inner corner lashes.
About the Brand: Founded by two sisters in San Francisco, this quirky brand puts the fun back into makeup without sacrificing any of the quality.

GOLDFADEN MD
Brightening Elixir

Use promo code GFIPSY20 to receive a 20% discount on your order *
* exclusions apply




Why You'll Love It

Size: 10 ml, Deluxe Sample
Product Type: Serum
What It Does: Think of this serum as the workhorse of your skincare routine. It’s packed with potent active ingredients to help deliver serious brightening and firming results.
How to Use It: After cleansing your skin, apply this toner to damp skin and press it in.
More Reasons You’ll Love It: This serum contains vitamin C, vitamin E, and ferulic acid—the most potent combo out there when it comes to helping to fade discoloration and smooth fine lines.
About the Brand: Founded by Dr. Gary Goldfaden, a dermatologist for over 40 years, GOLDFADEN MD’s physician-strength products are innovative, results-driven, and great for those with sensitive skin. Plus, they’re inspired by nature and made from plant cells and antioxidant-rich botanicals (so they’re extra healthy for you).










June Beauty Favs

 


AMINNAH
24k Gold Glow Oil
Why You'll Love It

Size: 30 ml, Deluxe Sample
Product Type: Body Oil
What It Does: Deeply hydrated skin with a glowing finish? Sign. Us. Up. The blend of coconut, jojoba, rosehip, hazelnut, and vitamin E oils nourish your skin while the 24K shimmer leaves behind a touch of sheen that’s perfect for a summer night.
How to Use It: Shake well to distribute the shimmer, then smooth a few drops over your body. We especially love it on our legs and chest when they’re exposed.
More Reasons You’ll Love It: It’s part skincare, part skin enhancer.
About the Brand: This skincare and body brand is all organic, vegan, and cruelty-free.


BEAUTY VAULTE
Eyeshadow Quad in Plum
Why You'll Love It

Value: $18
Size: 7.2 g, Full Size
Product Type: Eyeshadow Palette
What It Does: A true classic palette designed to give a range of richly pigmented colors. This eyeshadow palette contains 15 pigmented eyeshadows for daily use.
How to Use It: Using a fluffy eyeshadow brush, sweep a darker shade all over your lids. Apply the lightest shade on the inner corner of your eyes and your brow bone.
More Reasons You’ll Love It: These ultra-pigmented shades are everything you need to get any eye look, from understated and simple to sultry and smoky.
About the Brand: BEAUTY VAULTE was founded in 2018 and provides lip liners, liquid luster lipsticks, and long-lasting wear matte lipsticks.


COMPLEX CULTURE
Sun Bath Baked Bronzer Mini in Let's Glow
Why You'll Love It

Size: 1.5 g, Deluxe Sample
Product Type: Bronzer
What It Does: Blendable, buildable, and unbelievably creamy, this easy-to-use bronzer (ideal for dark to deep skin tones) is a must-have in your makeup bag for the summer season.
How to Use It: Apply it to your cheeks, nose, and forehead—anywhere you want a hint of color.
More Reasons You’ll Love It: Even though it’s a powder, it helps smooth and soften skin with pore-blurring technology and moisture-locking ceramides.
About the Brand: This collab between beauty pros and a community of women aims to simplify your routine so you feel twice as confident in half the time.

MISCHO BEAUTY
Lip Liner in Madam
Why You'll Love It

Value: $17
Size: 0.35 g, Full Size
Product Type: Lip Liner
What It Does: Smooth, creamy, ultra-precise, and 100 percent smudge-proof, this deep purple mauve lip liner checks all the right boxes.
How to Use It: Glide the tip along the perimeter of your top and bottom lips, then fill in the centers.
More Reasons You’ll Love It: It’s vegan, cruelty-free, and made with clean ingredients.
About the Brand: This Florida-based indie beauty brand is committed to creating easy-to-use, on-trend beauty products.

BROW ATELIER
Groom & Sculpt Tinted Brow Gel in Black
Why You'll Love It

Size: 2.5 ml, Deluxe Sample
Product Type: Brow Gel
What It Does: Consider this the all-in-one product your brows need. The rich warm black tint helps enhance your natural brow color while the strong hold gel leaves the hairs groomed and sculpted in whatever shape you like.
How to Use It: Using the precision spoolie, brush the brow hairs up in little strokes. Work in circular motions to build up product in sparse spots, too.
More Reasons You’ll Love It: This brow gel is cruelty-free and 100 percent vegan.
About the Brand: BROW ATELIER is all about perfecting what frames your face: eyebrows. They work with pro makeup artists and estheticians to help develop easy-to-use, strong performing brow products that will help make eyebrows your favorite step in your makeup routine.












Wednesday

My May Beauty Favorites


Why You'll Love It

Product Type: Cleanser
What It Does: Start your morning off right with this invigorating cleanser. It wakes up your senses with a blend of mint and neroli, gently cleansing and nourishing skin with antioxidant-rich matcha and soothing aloe vera.
How to Use It: Massage a small amount into damp skin and then rinse with warm water.
More Reasons You’ll Love It: The clean, vegan formula is made without questionable ingredients, like sulfates, parabens, and phthalates.
About the Brand: BAD HABIT is designed to reset your stressed-out skin (and mind) with proven ingredients, functional fragrances, and sensorial textures.


Why You'll Love It

Product Type: Concealer
What It Does: This multitasking concealer hides dark circles, redness, breakouts, and more with lightweight, buildable pigments, while gogi and hawthorn berry extracts help brighten and smooth skin to improve its texture.
How to Use It: Swipe it under your eyes or anywhere you want to brighten and cover.
More Reasons You’ll Love It: It’s vegan, cruelty-free, and made with all-natural ingredients
About the Brand: This line of high-performance, multitasking skincare was created by former Power Rangers villainess (!) Jennifer Yen, who channels her passion for time-tested Asian skincare rituals into results-driven products safe for sensitive skin.

Why You'll Love It

Product Type: Makeup Primer
What It Does: Airbrushed skin, meet your maker. This silky-smooth primer helps minimize the look of pores and texture, disguise fine lines and wrinkles, and leaves a soft-focus matte finish that keeps your skin shine-free all day without clogging your pores.
How to Use It: Work a pea-size amount over clean, moisturized skin as the first step in your makeup routine.
More Reasons You’ll Love It: It’s vegan and cruelty-free.
About the Brand: Look to SUGAR COSMETICS if you need to feel pulled-together in an instant—especially when you’re on the go

Why You'll Love It

Product Type: Eyeliner
What It Does: Super creamy and ultra blendable, this black kajal pencil takes your regular smoky eye look to the next level, thanks to long-wearing pigments that deliver supreme color payoff with a velvet finish.
How to Use It: Trace the tip along your upper and lower lash line and then smudge to create your desired level of smokiness.
More Reasons You’ll Love It: It’s vegan and cruelty-free.
About the Brand: TANAÏS imagines fragrance, beauty, and jewelry as expressions of ritual, adornment, and ancestry. Each item is designed as a talisman made from rare and gorgeous materials.

Why You'll Love It

Product Type: Lip Treatment
What It Does: Packed with a blend of nourishing plant oils, including olive, argan, and rosehip oils, this mask helps protect lips from free-radical damage and helps stimulate collagen production to get them looking smooth, plump, and pillowy.
How to Use It: Apply in the morning, at night, or whenever your lips are in need of some extra TLC.
More Reasons You’ll Love It: It’s vegan and cruelty-free.
About the Brand: Inspired by the idea of being refreshed and well-rested, AWAKE BY TARTE harnesses the energizing powers of plant antioxidants to help revive, restore, and regenerate your skin.

Friday

Clean Beauty for Earth Day

What is Clean Beauty?

Clean excellence implies that an item is protected, non-harmful, and has straightforward naming of fixings. Since an item is natural, normal, or green, doesn't mean it's non-harmful. The FDA doesn't direct or characterize guarantees frequently utilized in greenwashed items.


Check out these Clean Beauty sets to help keep our planet safe.

Click each product image to find out more and to buy the selected items.





















Sunday

April Beauty Must Haves...so far

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Why You'll Love It

Product Type: Eye Patches
What It Does: Soothe, refresh, and help brighten your under eyes with these fast-acting patches. They’re soaked with all the good stuff, including vitamin-C rich watermelon extract and hydrating aloe vera.
How to Use It: Apply masks to clean under-eye skin and gently smooth them into place. Remove and discard after 20 minutes and gently massage any remaining essence into your skin.
More Reasons You’ll Love It: These bbs are cruelty-free (AKA furry-friend approved!).
About the Brand: Whether you’re seeking an illuminating remedy for dull skin or a charcoal-powered detox for helping with congestion, ACEOLOGY has a transformative mask for you.




Why You'll Love It

Product Type: Liquid Lipstick
What It Does: Enjoy soft and conditioned lips with this weightless lipstick that includes antioxidants and essential oils to keep your lips healthy and nourished. It’ll give your lips a dusty mauve pink shine in one easy swipe, and you can layer it for a glam effect.
How to Use It: Give your lips a dusty mauve pink shine in one easy swipe using the unique rounded applicator, or dip multiple times and layer it on for a full glossy pout.
More Reasons You’ll Love It: It’s cruelty-free and vegan with Candelilla and Carnuaba Waxes, Jojoba and Avocado Oils.
About the Brand: Just like us, BEAUTY FOR REAL is about being authentically yourself and yes—keeping it real—in life and in your makeup. Their line of tried-and-true beauty essentials and long-wear formulas are made with skin loving cruelty-free, paraben-free ingredients that enhance (never dull!) your skin’s natural glow.


Why You'll Love It

Product Type: Face Serum
What It Does: Brightens skin, reduces the look of hyperpigmentation, and gives your skin a glow instantly and over time. Packed with clinically effective ingredients like niacinamide and hydrating hyaluronic acid, this bestselling, TikTok-viral brightening serum will give you the ultimate glow.
How to Use It: Before moisturizer, dispense 1-2 pumps as your daily serum and gently pat onto face and neck until fully absorbed. Apply daily, AM and PM. As a priming step, apply 1-2 pumps as the last step in your skincare routine before makeup. Can also be mixed with foundation, applied as the last step of your skincare routine on a no-makeup day for a glowy finish, or applied on the high points of your face as a highlighter.
More Reasons You’ll Love It: It’s a multi-use skincare-makeup hybrid that gives a dewy glow—without mica, glitter, or gray cast. Plus, it’s clean, vegan, and cruelty-free.
About the Brand: GLOW RECIPE is a fruit-forward, clinically effective skincare brand for glowing skin. Co-founded by Sarah Lee and Christine Chang, the brand advocates for real skin acceptance, sustainability, diversity, equity, inclusion, and female empowerment.


Why You'll Love It

Product Type: Foot Cream
What It Does: Dry, cracked heels don’t stand a chance against this powerful foot cream. It nourishes, softens, and helps repair damaged skin—plus it’s infused with antibacterial basil and sage extracts to help minimize unwanted odor.
How to Use It: Massage into clean feet, focusing on dry spots like your heels.
More Reasons You’ll Love It: It’s cruelty-free (AKA never tested on animals).
About the Brand: HEY HONEY’s products are infused with honey and propolis—one of the most potent antiseptic and antibacterial ingredients on the planet (and a fave of Queen Cleopatra!).


Why You'll Love It
Product Type: Eyeshadow

What It Does: Infused with rosehip seed oil and vitamin E for skin-protecting properties, this pinky taupe eyeshadow is a makeup bag must for the upcoming spring season.
How to Use It: Apply a matte shade in your crease then add this shimmer to the center of your lid to create the perfect eye look.
More Reasons You’ll Love It: It’s vegan and free-from sketchy ingredients like talc, mineral oil, and parabens.
About the Brand: IBY BEAUTY uses high-quality ingredients to create color products that allow you to express your personality.

Saturday

My Favorite Nude Nail Color

This has been the best sexy nude nail color I have found since OPI discontinued my favorite Nomads Dream. Pretty Woman's Nail Medic in Rose and Chill

I was first introduced to this wonderful and beautiful nail polish by way of my IPSY Glam Bag. I am sooo glad I decided to invest in IPSY.













Monday

March Beauty Must Haves

 


Product Type: Brow Pencil

What It Does: Complete with an ultra-fine pencil tip and a custom spoolie brush, this bb makes it easy to score fuller, more defined brows with minimal effort.
How to Use It: Use it to create tiny hair-like strokes to add thickness to your brows, then blend to a natural finish using the built-in spoolie.
More Reasons You’ll Love It: The highly-pigmented formula is both vegan and cruelty-free.
About the Brand: Founder Anastasia Soare has been a go-to beauty specialist for top celebrities for years, single-handedly turning perfect brows and youthful eyes into essential accessories.



Why You'll Love It

Product Type: Highlighter
What It Does: This super-smooth powder highlighter is infused with shimmery gold flecks and nourishing agave oil to give your skin a lit-from-within glow.
How to Use It: Apply to the high points of your face using a makeup brush for instant radiance.
More Reasons You’ll Love It: It’s vegan-friendly and cruelty-free.
About the Brand: Mexican-born beauty blogger and founder Araceli creates products inspired by her culture and love for makeup.




Product Type: Eye Cream
What It Does: Fine lines, puffiness, dryness…this fast-absorbing eye cream helps address them all thanks to plumping hyaluronic acid, depuffing caffeine, and soothing colloidal oatmeal.
How to Use It: Gently massage a small amount around each eye both morning and night.
More Reasons You’ll Love It: It’s both vegan and cruelty-free.
About the Brand: This innovative brand offers effective, feel-good solutions and head-to-toe essentials for all skin types.



Product Type: Lip Treatment
What It Does: This treatment deeply moisturizes with hyaluronic acid and sea buckthorn berry, while simultaneously exfoliating away dead skin with papaya enzymes. The result? Lips that are smooth, soft, and plump.
How to Use It: Apply to clean lips as needed throughout the day. It can be used alone or as a hydrating base for your favorite lip color.
More Reasons You’ll Love It: The unique quick-melt formula transforms from a balm to an oil as soon as it touches your lips for fast-absorbing and long-lasting hydration.
About the Brand: KINSHIP’s clean, cruelty-free and plant-based products are created by scientists and skincare industry experts who believe in connection to self, one another, and the planet.




Product Type: Hand Cream
What It Does: As soon as you apply this cream to your hands, it creates a soft, protective barrier over your skin that locks in moisture for up to 24 hours.
How to Use It: Apply to clean hands as needed.
More Reasons You’ll Love It: It’s vegan, cruelty-free, and made with natural ingredients.
About the Brand: Made to help save your skin in extreme cold, POLAAR (with two As for Arctic and Antarctica) quenches thirsty skin with ingredients found almost exclusively in these two harsh environments.