From a luminous highlighter to a sustainable DIY body gel.
When you live in a chillier climate, it feels like there’s a never-ending countdown to summer. Now that we’re nearing the end of May, that countdown is pretty much complete, but that doesn’t mean we’re ready to jump right into summer—there’s still some prep required on the beauty front. For instance, is your SPF strong enough to handle summer sun rays? Are your eyeliners sufficiently sweat-proof? Can your complexion products also shield you from the sun? If you happen to find yourself unprepared, this month's beauty and wellness drops can help your beauty bag become summer-ready.
Below, we’ve rounded up the May 2022 releases that we'll be reaching for all summer, like the luminous highlighter from Donni Davy's new Euphoria-inspired line and Bobbi Brown's barely-there Jones Road Lip Tint. Keep reading for the beauty and wellness launches that should be on your radar.
If you've ever been wowed by the results from an apple cider vinegar hair rinse, this new serum from dpHUE will help you keep that same energy far beyond wash day. The serum uses a blend of ACV, hyaluronic acid, and maca root to reduce shedding, soothe irritation, and balance your scalp's pH. (Raise your hand if you didn't know that your scalp had a pH that you had to keep balanced!)
When Halsey's beauty brainchild, about-face, launched last year, most of the reviews I read raved about the pigments. These aren't colors for the faint of heart, and the same can be said for the 13 new hues in this drop, aptly titled "Eye F*cking." Each of the gel liners have a silky smooth application and won't budge no matter how much smudging or sweating your night entails.
Caliray's new bronzing oil is tailor-made for beach days and warm summer nights when you want to give your skin a little bit of sun-kissed oomph. Whether you're blending it into your go-to summer skin tint or adding a few drops directly after moisturizing, it leaves behind a shimmer that rivals hours spent in the sun, thanks to the soothing blend of walnut, brazil nut, sunflower oil, and tocopherol—a form of Vitamin E.
There's something delightfully sci-fi about an at-home LED treatment and Shani Darden's new Light Therapy Mask is top tier. The mask is designed to target everything from acne to hyperpigmentation and fine lines in just 10-minute spurts using red, blue, and near-infrared light. This is peak self-care for the skincare-obsessed.
When it comes to lipstick, I trust Bobbi Brown. Jones Road's new lip tint is Bobbi's take on the traditional lipstick. Like the rest of Jones Road's understated offerings, it expands on the idea of easy breezy, on-the-go makeup. But what's best about the Lip Tint is its versatility—it glides on with a soft, subtle coat of color for everyday outings, but when you want a bolder finish, it's super buildable for a bold finish.
I used to be wary of powders because I didn't want a cakey finish. But now, I rarely leave the house without a tin of powder in my bag. Refy's new powder is being toted as "a pore-reducing makeup fixer that removes unwanted shine" and, honestly, I'm sold. The formula absorbs excess oil without totally mattifying to give you a lit-from-within shine—not a sweaty cast.
If you're looking to clean up your shower routine (which, TBH, you probably should), Blueland's first-of-its-kind Body Wash is a simple place to start. The waterless kit includes an empty bottle and a packet of powder. Once you're ready to see it in action, you combine the hydrating, hypoallergenic powder with some water, shake it up, wait an hour for the mixture to activate, and voila! You have a 100 percent refillable shower gel.
I've said it before and I'll say it again: If it's good enough for Gwyneth, it's good enough for me. Goop's new multivitamin is designed for wellness from the inside out. Thanks to the blend of vitamins C and E, carotenoids lycopene, and beta-carotene, it supports a healthy hair, skin, and nails, while also keeping your thyroid, bone health, and brain function in top shape.
When it comes to high-impact beauty, Euphoria makeup designer Donni Davy knows her stuff. If the dysfunctional but makeup-savvy teens from East Highland are your beauty inspo this summer, Half Magic's high-shine highlighter will give you a glow to rival Maddy or Kat.
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