We love surfing Heather Walczuk’s blog, Beauty Unbiased, for her smart and on-point makeup reviews, pretty photos and her upbeat insight. The resident New Yorker always has great tips for making the most out of your products, which is why we’re excited that this week she’s sharing tips about her fave summer finds, makeup-artists must-haves, and how to get a gorgeous top knot.
It’s become inevitable lately that when I mention my blog, I’m asked about my favorite beauty products. Of course, then I’ll suddenly blank on the name of my new favorite mascara that I’ve just tweeted about. When social anxiety kicks in, I drop-kick it back to my new acquaintance by asking for their personal favorite beauty picks. See how I did that? Reverse beauty psychology. I steal their favorite beauty ideas and they leave feeling good about having shared their knowledge with me. It’s the main reason I love Birchbox—new beauty finds every month with minimal work on my part! That’s what I call a win-win.
Here are four of my favorite summer beauty discoveries that I’ve borrowed from other people:
1. Benefit’s Benetint: While Benetint has been around forever, I had an aversion to trying stains for a long time. But since I kept hearing friends rave on and on about it, I decided to give it a shot. It leaves a rosy glow that lasts all day but feels so lightweight.
2. Mario Badescu Skincare: A recent post by blogger Opinion Nothing inspired me to reconnect with the skincare line I had dabbled with in high school. Summer is all about baring your beautiful skin and Mario Badescu products will help you that department. My personal favorites are the Super Collagen Mask and the Glycolic Eye Cream.
3. Neutrogena MicroMist® Airbrush Sunless Tan: Here’s one you can steal from me. I tend to avoid sunless tanning products because quite frankly I suck at applying them. I’ve fallen hard for the easy application of the spray, and have gotten into the habit of spritzing my legs prior to wearing shorts or a skirt with even, gradual results.
4. Stephanie Johnson Cosmetic Bags: After being introduced to these by a friend, I’ve been lusting after the cosmetic bags with unique prints for the past year. Summer is the perfect excuse to upgrade your old, makeup stained bag.
Don’t Heather’s other great suggestions for 5 Up-and-Coming Beauty Brands You Need to Try.