As a beauty and lifestyle editor, I don’t just rely on updates online for the latest in makeup and skincare. It still pays to go to physical stores to see what’s on the shelves.
One stop I don’t fail to make is at Beauty Bar. Found in strategic locations across the metro, I find it to be full of reliable favorites, hard-to-find gems, and new items that may not have reached your feed yet.
These past few months alone, Beauty Bar has introduced a few new brands and products that are reflective of today’s beauty trends.
Smashbox, a brand which always has on-trend launches, taps into our recent obsession with crystals. The Crystalized Collection is a seven-piece line cocreated with Bri Luna of The Hoodwitch.
The Crystalized Collection features colors inspired by stones and has a makeup mantra for each product. Aside from the skincare ingredients added to each piece, they are also charged with crystals.
Included in the collection is the Crystalized Photo Finish Primer Water, Crystalized Photo Finish Primerizer, Crystalized Shimmer Drops, Crystalized Gloss Angeles Lip Gloss, Crystalized Highlighter, Crystalized Always On Liquid Eye Shadow, and the Cover Shot: Crystalized Eye Palette.
If you’re open to more adventurous makeup looks, I suggest you get any of the eye shadows in the collection. The Crystalized Always On Liquid Eye Shadow features multidimensional shimmers that last the whole day. Each shade is inspired by a crystal-like lapis lazuli, bronzite and fire opal.
If you just need to boost your everyday look, I recommend that you pick up the Crystalized Photo Finish Primer Water. Smashbox’s Photo Finish Primer Water is quite a cult favorite, but with this collection, you get the added benefit of scent: Crystal Clarity, Aura Shield or Love Ritual.
Beauty Bar also offers something for those who want to be more environmentally responsible with their makeup routine.
Lily Lolo is a new member of Beauty Bar’s lineup that promotes vegan, GMO-free and gluten-free makeup.
This British natural makeup brand is all about clean beauty without compromising quality. They think about the active woman who wants quality makeup that doesn’t cause any harm.
Their products aren’t tested on animals and are free of parabens, perfumes, synthetic fillers or dyes. You’ll like their Lily Lolo French Flirt Lipstick as the colors are highly pigmented, yet they aren’t filled with any chemicals.
You can also get the Lily Lolo Pressed Eye Palettes, which feature wearable naturals for work looks but also darker shades for evening affairs. The sleek, compact palettes come with a dual-ended brushes and the shades are made with a formula that’s oil-free, nondrying, and suitable for all skin types.
My last recommendation from Beauty Bar might make you laugh. But it’s a necessity.
Poo-Pourri is the original, innovative, playful before-you-go toilet spray which guarantees that you leave the restroom smelling fresh.
A few years back, you may have encountered Poo-Pourri and thought it was silly. Now, toilet spray and poo drops are everywhere but nothing beats the original.
Poo-Pourri’s propriety blend of natural oils liberates users from unpleasant bathroom odor. Variants include Original Citrus, Lavender Vanilla, and Tangerine Lily. In case of emergency, a Poo-Pourri is a lifesaver.
You can get a big bottle of Poo-Pourri for your home along with a small on-the-go spray that features a discreet floral-designed packaging.
With these three brands, it looks like your makeup kit and vanity are not missing out from the best of the innovations in makeup and personal care.