Curly-haired women know: hydration is the key to achieving defined ringlets and waves. Let Moroccanoil's intensely conditioning and frizz-reducing Intense Curl Cream ($44.50) be your hair's secret weapon. While you can apply this product on wet hair with a diffuser, another way to use this argan oil-rich product is to refresh second-day strands. For thicker hair, try twirling it into individual curls after spritzing with water. And for waves, scrunch the cream in with your fingers, resetting your style with a diffuser. A little bit goes a long way with this cream, but if you use too much, spray hair with water to avoid a weighed-down finish. If you have a sensitive nose, this floral-scented cream might not be for you. But fragrance lovers will find that thanks to its high-sillage effects, this scented cream might even replace their perfume.
Over the past few months, mineral makeup hero Bare Escentuals has been adding pressed-powder formulations to its traditional lineup of loose-powder makeup. And the results have been astounding. The recently launched Bare Minerals Ready 2.0 Eye Shadow Palette ($27.95) contains two shades that glide on as smooth as silk. Borage oil helps to hydrate the skin, while cucumber assists in quelling puffiness. But it's the colour pay-off that truly impresses. The pigments are richly hued and long-wearing, and are even resistant to creasing and clumping.
While there are over 20 palettes from which to choose, The Hidden Agenda (pictured) is a stand out. This combination features Stealth, an apricot chiffon, and Undercover, a glistening granite with soft plum undertones. Not your colour duo of choice? We're also fans of The 15 Minutes, which features Page Six (a sandy-pink sheen) and Most Requested (a burgundy sparkle), two shades that will make any eye tone pop.
Primers pretty much do it all. Not only do they keep your makeup lasting long hours and fill in lines and creases, but, depending on the formulation, they can also clear up acne, mattify oily skin, and smooth out the complexion. Apply under makeup or let it work its magic alone for a natural, flawless look. Take a look at three top multitasking primers now.
It's no secret hemp gets a bad rap. While smoking cannabis is still mostly illegal, the plant itself can be used for more than a high. Hemp seed oil, which is legal, is actually a beauty superstar. Your preconceived notions about hemp might go up in smoke when you read more.