My Beauty Shopping List
Sadly summer is heading into its final weeks and that means fall and winter beauty collections are on the rise, so there is even more to buy than usual. There are about 10 new foundations on the market, fun beauty tools, and even unique and affordable skincare releases. It is all so glamorous and more importantly, intriguing. Personally, I want it all. But as a girl on a budget, I must stick to a list.
Even though I have a wish list full of luxury beauty products I will probably only ever dream about, I thought I would share my top picks from some of the newest launches, so that you can get an idea of what you might be interested in.
Forth Ray Beauty
Fourth Ray Beauty is the new sister brand to ColourPop, which you may know as a super affordable and cruelty-free makeup innovator. And Fourth Ray Beauty is not a let down in comparison. It is everything you would expect plus some. It launched a full line of skincare, as well as accessories like scrunchies, headbands, and even a rose quartz facial roller. And the best part is that everything is under $20. The packaging is chic and simple, also cruelty-free, and 100% vegan. Eventually, I would love to try everything from the brand, but what I am most intrigued by is their Later Hater spot treatment, as it looks identical to my favorite one from Mario Badescu, but is more affordable. And on top of the adorable accessories, the BFD cleansing oil sounds so indulgent and ideal for my combination skin.
Revolution x The Emily Edit
Now technically this is no longer on my shopping list because I just ordered it, but I had to share. Emily Noel, one of my all-time favorite YouTubers, recently announced her collaboration with Makeup Revolution. She launched two palettes; the Wants and the Needs. Since I have all the makeup I could ever need, naturally, I went for the Wants. Not only did I want to support this genuine and beautiful wife and mother of two, who has been a staple beauty guru to turn to for years, but the palette itself is so unique while still remaining wearable. The shades look pigmented, it comes with a generous-sized mirror, and again Makeup Revolution is cruelty-free.
Pixi Retinol Tonic
Sorry to be a broken record, but let’s just say all of these products are cruelty-free, including, the new Pixi Retinol Tonic. Pixi is such an underrated beauty brand. With both skincare and makeup at an affordable price and available at Target it is shocking how overlooked it is. I have loved their correctors, their lip products, and their original Glow Tonic in the past, but their latest release has gotten me so curious. The Retinol Tonic is a lilac colored toner of sorts, but rather than just cleansing the skin, it is said to have youth preserving ingredients that promote softer and smoother skin, as well as providing with a healthy glow. I am a tad skeptical of this as retinol can go one way or the other, but for only $15, when the time is right, it is coming home with me.
I recently fell in love with the brand Raw Sugar. They sell cold-pressed body care products that smell like heaven, but probably even better, no offense to heaven, but really. Their Raw Coconut + Mango Body Wash is the most luxurious and tropical smelling product I could ever even begin to imagine. Since trying that, I’ve been dying to get my hands on the Body Butter in the same scent. Now they sell lip balms, hair products, hand washes, and more, but if the body butter is even half as moisturizing and indulgent as the body wash, I will have found my holy grail.
When I was researching for Openletr’s Natural Nail Polish post, I found it shocking how dangerous traditional polishes were. And as I was discovering more and more brands that were free of harsh chemicals, Zoya kept catching my eye. Now keep in mind that I rarely wear nail polish as I cannot be bothered with chipping and waiting for it to dry, but I do like to wear a natural shade on my toes. That is when I came across the Zoya Perfectors. These are sheer toppers for other colors or can be worn on their own. They come in 6 shades to suit your style and the natural undertone of your nails. I already bought their Buff Perfector. It is nice, but too peachy for me, so I think the Pink Perfector would be my perfect neutral shade for every day, so that is the one on my list right now. These babies do not chip, dry so fast, and just look so chic and simple.
I am sure I could go on and on all day about the beauty products I want to try, but these are on top of my list right now. What is on your beauty shopping list?