Monday seems more ancient than the Backstreet Boys' debut album yet the weekend is light-years away. To help you beat the mid-week blues, we’re spotlighting the beauty goods that are helping us get through the week with our skin, style, and sanity intact. Happy hump day!
When Sade soulfully crooned about a “Smooth Operator”, she may have been referring to these frizz-fighting hair essentials. This duo instantly refines your ‘do and keeps flyaways at bay. Bonus: It seals in color and protects strands against shade-altering UV rays.
Whether your brows are fine and wispy or Groucho Marx-esque, this sleek-ifying kit is for you. It comes with five Brow Stencils, a sheer Brow Wax Cream, a Brow Powder Duo, and an Angled Brush to take your arches from lame to luscious. PS: For a limited time, get a free Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Fix with any full-size purchase of Anastasia Beverly Hills product in the Birchbox Shop. Just enter code ANASTASIABROW at checkout.
To every other boastful serum that eventually let us down, we make like Tyra Banks and curse: “I was rooting for you, we were all rooting for you!” Luckily, derma e® has stepped in to offer our serum-weary skin this knockout treatment. The vitamin-packed formula actually brightens, hydrates, and evens skin tone without any greasy or sticky residue. Plus, it’s 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten free, and GMO-free.
Need a complexion refresh? Slather on this mud-based mask, which removes impurities without stripping your skin. Containing bioactive silt from European spring-fed lakes, it stimulates collagen production to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
There are plenty of ways to recreate a luxe spa experience at home. Chief among them? Investing in spa-quality elixirs. Our go-to option is this calming lotion from London-based brand Gilchrist & Soames. Marine extracts hydrate and pamper skin, while exotic Japanese sea fennel quells environmental damage. And best of all, the formula contains absolutely no phthalates, mineral oils, parabens, or petrol-derived ingredients.
Revise all preconceived notions about BB creams. Benefit’s new “bigger than BB” formula, Big Easy, is out to redefine the category. A true medium-coverage tinted formula, it not only evens out skin, but it also controls oil, protects with SPF 35, and self-adjusts to match your unique tone. Impressed? Us too.