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Makeup · October 4, 2019

Black Birchbox Staffers Share Their Favorite Beauty Products | Birchbox

Natural Glow Favorites

Kiehl's Cactus Flower & Tibetan Ginseng Hydrating Mist
"I have oily skin, so it's hard to find products that offer a quick refresh without looking like a glazed donut. On any given day I'm usually running around, so something like this mist where I can just spray on my face without having to rub anything in is amazing. I use on my bare skin, but I also love that it can even revive an eight-hour old makeup look as if I just applied it. The scent is bomb, too." Deja, Sr Manager, Customer Operations & Communications


Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil
"This year Ive really been focused on treating some hyperpigmentation scars I got from a bad face waxing experience. It led to me trying retinol for the first time to help my skin renew itself from within. Ive gotten to love using Sunday Rileys Luna Oil as part of my nighttime routineits a gentle way to ease into using retinol and smells so soothing. You only need to pat a few drops into cleansed skin and youre set." Kima, Director of Content and Community

Sunday Riley C.E.O. Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil
"My skin already had hyperpigmentation, which happens when you have too much melanin production. It's the number one skin concern for people of color, so you can probably already relate. After dealing with a terrible acne outbreak that also left scarring that never went away, I turned to this face oil to treat my dark spots and acne scars. It has vitamin C and tumeric, which help prevent melanin production, but won't lighten the other areas of your skin." Deja

Makeup We <3

Laura Geller New York Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator - Gilded Honey
"Highlighter can be tricky on darker skin tonesthe wrong shade or formula and it will look streaky and unnatural. This highlighter is a powder, and it's super easy to blend into your skin with your fingers or a simple fan brush. I love this shade, Gilded Honey, because it complements my skin tone and gives it that warm glow." Ashlee, Executive Assistant


Stila Cosmetics Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick - Aria
"This liquid lipstick is not only nourishing, but also looks great against various shades of brown skin tones. It's so easy to apply since it's creamy like a lip gloss and it's super long-lasting. As for the shade itself, people in the office are always asking me what color it isit's eye-catching in the best way." Melanie, Manager, Legal Operations

Dr. Lipp Moisturising Colour Tint
"I'm always looking for products that keep my lips really moisturized. This tint gives my lips a sheer hint of color and shine, plus the texture is lightweight, which I love!" *Ashlee

Coily Girl Must-Haves

Oribe Priming Lotion Leave-In Conditioning Detangler
Ok so this product has been one of my absolute favorite discoveries of this year. Its a creamy lotion that seems to melt away knots like magic. It gives my hair delicious slip and smells incredible. Its a little more of a treat for me but so worth it (you dont need to use a lot). And yes Id certify it great for 4C hair. Kima


Project Beauty Hairgurt Intense Repair Yogurt Hair Masque
"I ruined my curl pattern after years of blow-drying and flat ironing on a weekly basisoops. I've stopped using hot tools since 2014, and this hair mask has been my go-to after wearing a long-term protective style like box braids or a sew-in. The ingredients are also natural (yup, it has actual yogurt in it), it's gentle and moisturizingmaking it great for those with type 4 hair." Deja

Oribe Curl Gele for Shine & Definition
"I wasn't sure this product would work on my natural hair but I was intrigued that Oribe's texture line was created by a black celebrity hairstylist. I love that this hair gel has amazing hold without being stiff and gives my hair shine without it feeling sticky or flaky. It's also great to use for natural hairstyles such as twist outs or wash-n-gos. And it smells so great." Melanie

Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask
"I first discovered this in my Birchbox subscription and I've been hooked ever since. I have long and thick type 4 hair and my hair never felt softer after using this deep conditioning mask. The mix of strengthening and moisturizing ingredients like biotin, avocado and rosehip oil make it great for those looking to continue their hair growth journeyit prevents breakage and split ends."Melanie


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