Can you believe we're almost halfway through 2016? Where does time fly? In that short amount of time, dozens of new and updated products have been released, guaranteeing that there’s pretty much something for everybody. Whether you’re on the lookout for something to make your blow dry a little smoother, a lip balm that will get your smackers through the summer in one piece, or a little pick-me-up to keep skin looking youthful, we’re certain there’s something you’re going to fall in love with. Not sure where to start? We’ve made it real nice and easy - here are our top 10 favorite beauty products so far (and who they’re made for).
Best Product For Super Curly-Haired Babes: Bumble & bumble Bb.Curl Anti-Humidity Gel-Oil
If you're someone with intensely curly ringlets or corkscrews, this product is going to make a WORLD of difference for you. It's a lightweight oil (light enough to use as a hand lotion) that gives hair immense hydration and virtually eliminates frizz. We particularly recommend it for those trying to elongate very tight curls.
Best Dry Skin/Wrinkle-Tackling Product: GlyMed Plus Beauty Oil
Many are highly skeptical about applying oil directly to their face - and we totally get it! However, there's no need to fear with this new product from GlyMed Plus. It's incredibly light and moisturizing without clogging your pores (you can even pair it with a moisturizer you're already using). On top of that, it will help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. If you live in a dry climate, this product is a must.
Best Hairspray For Long-Lasting Styles: Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Extra Strong
If you're someone who needs to keep fancy, complex or big styles in place, this product is going to be your new best friend (we're looking at you, brides). Frizz isn't even an issue here, as the spray is infused with Argan Oil to keep hair nice and smooth. The great part about it is that you can brush it out with ease and without residue. This is one bottle you'll for sure want in your purse next time you're a bridesmaid.
Best All Day (No, Really) Matte Lipstick: Palladio Velvet Matte Cream Lip Color
We've had relationships that didn't last as long as this lip color. Out of all the matte lipsticks in the world, this one takes the cake for most vivid, longest-lasting color. Whether you're eating, drinking, or kissing, that color is going to be there through all of it, WITHOUT drying your lips.
Best Dry Shampoo For Sexy Second Day Hair: R+Co Badlands Dry Shampoo Paste
One part dry shampoo, one part styling paste, this hybrid product is a dream for lovers of second day hair. It simultaneously absorbs excess oil, protects against free radicals, and leaves hair with a matte finish and flexible hold sans buildup. Top secret tip: add a little bit of the Badlands prior to blow drying to skip first day hair altogether.
Best Lip Balm For Playing In The Sun: Hempz Zuzu & Starfruit Herbal Lip Balm
Many of us forget to take care of our lips when playing in the sun (anyone who's had them sunburnt before knows what I'm talking about). If you're someone who takes part in many outdoor daytime activities (especially in dry weather), this is the product for you. For those looking to keep things au natural, you'll be happy to know that this lip balm is paraben, gluten and THC free - AND vegan.
Best Blow Dry Product For Smooth Styles: Pureology Smooth Perfection Style + Care Infusion
Bypassing frizz can be a bit tricky when blow drying. What this styling aid does is keep things slick and smooth while protecting from excess heat - totally ideal for coarse or thick hair! 72 hours later, and frizz is nowhere to be seen - we'll take it.
Best Lip Stain That Customizes To YOUR Skin Tone: Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip & Cheek Stain
Get this: the Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain adjusts to your natural chemistry so that the color flatters your skintone specifically. How cool is that?! To boot, it doubles as a cheek stain and contains all natural ingredients to provide a long-lasting, non-drying finish. Seriously...so cool.
Best Products To Stop Hair From Thinning: Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Scalp Care Anti-Thinning Shampoo and Conditioner
It can be tricky to find products that not only add volume, but actually prevent hair from thinning. This duo is part of a system that gently and naturally helps slow down process of hair fall while creating an optimum environment for thicker, fuller hair. Did we mention it aids in soothing a dry scalp and smells amazing?
Posted by Sadie Upwall
Project Manager and Editor for the best little beauty business in town.