Obianuju’s June Favorites

Il Makiage Color Master Lip Palette In “Violet Affair” ($49) I’m usually a bit skeptical about lip palettes because the color payoff can be unpredictable (or predictably low coverage) if you’re looking for a bold lip. However, the Violet Affair lip palette won me over upon first use. The color selection of beautiful purples hues is great for all skin tones. Plus, you can mix and match to create new colors or an ombre effect. The palette consists of 5 semi-mattes that pack a serious punch and 1 sheer color. The shades are also enriched with vitamin E for anti-aging benefits.

Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40 ($32) I’ve spent the last few months in an almost daily hunt for sunscreen that doesn’t leave a white cast, won’t clog my pores or exacerbate acne, and doesn’t leave my face shiny and sticky. Enter Supergoop’s Unseen Sunscreen. When they say “unseen”, they mean it; this sunscreen is completely clear. If you have oily skin like I do, you’ll be happy to hear that it is oil-free. This sunscreen is also scent-free (a pro for people sensitive to fragrance) and packed with antioxidants.

Eve Lom Cleanser ($50) I double cleanse every night to rid my skin of sunscreen, makeup, dirt, and oil. Eve Lom’s cleanser has been perfect as the first step in my double cleanse. This gentle cleanser cleans deep into the pores and can even remove waterproof formulas, but does not dry out the skin or leave it feeling tight. A blend of essential oils helps clear, tone, and soften the skin while removing toxins.

Lancôme CILS BOOSTER XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base ($25.50) You no longer have to sacrifice lash health for length or volme, as this product is both a lash primer and conditioner. Wear it under your favorite mascara for added volume and length; its white color acts as a base for the black off your mascara to stand out. While you’re wearing it, Lancôme’s CILS BOOSTER XL nourishes and enriches your lashes with the power of Vitamin E.

Cinema Secrets Makeup Brush Cleaner ($24) This is a PSA: you no longer have to sit at the sink cleaning your makeup brushes. Simply pour out a small amount of Cinema Secret’s professional-grade cleansing fluid, dip your brush in about a quarter of the way, and watch the capillary action draw the liquid up the bristles. Wipe your brush on a clean paper towel for a few strokes until the color is out and that’s it! The fluid kills 99% of bacteria and dries in minutes. No need to rinse with water.


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