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Top Supergoop Sunscreens to Try This Summer

Hello you. Happy summer! Are you currently enjoying the heat? Wherever you are right now and whatever you are doing, I hope you are protecting yourself from the harmful UV rays. You know the deal: SPF every two hours (as often as you can, really). Wash. Rinse. Repeat. Amen.

 

supergoop sunscreens

 

Speaking of SPF, I am sure we are all familiar with Supergoop sunscreens. But, which Supergoop sunscreens are the best? Or at least worth trying for starters? I have just the recs for ya! Keep on reading…

 

supergoop glowscreen

 

Glowscreen SPF 40 Sunscreen with Hyaluronic Acid + Niacinamide – This Instagram-favorite sunscreen is one you need to have all the time. This goes smooth on the skin with a subtle shimmer that gives an overall radiant finish. The product does not peel and is non-sticky. There is no strong scent and a little goes a long way. If you choose the shade sunrise, you will find that it brightens the face, but will not give an over-the-top glow. This sunscreen can be worn alone or after your favorite moisturizer. This also goes well when mixed with your favorite foundation. Also, this protects the skin effectively from the sun.

 

supergoop lipshade review

 

supergoop lipshade

 

Lipshade 100% Mineral SPF 30 Hydrating Lipstick – I do not think I have tried a sunscreen lipstick as good as this one before. This is not balmy, but more of a true smooth lipstick with a fruity scent and flavor. The product glides smoothly on the lips and has good coverage. I love the beautiful summery shades that you can choose from this lipstick line, even though the shade range is only limited to four.

 

supergoop lip shade high five lucky me swatch

 

High Five – bright terracotta

Lucky Me – rose mauve

 

supergoop play antioxidant mist review

 

Play Antioxidant Body Sunscreen Mist SPF 50 – This is my favorite body sunscreen because this is non-sticky, non-warming, and totally weightless. The formula feels like a dry oil that gets absorbed well by the skin. This mist sunscreen does a very good job of protecting the body from the sun. The only beef I have with this product is the sprayer. It sprays a lot, which makes it hard to control the product that is being released. However, the large amount of product released per spray is needed to cover the whole arms and legs. So, I have mixed feelings about the packaging. Overall, I still highly recommend this product because not only this product is reliable, but this also is different from some of the famous over-the-counter sunscreens out there that contain high levels of alcohol. This product has no strong alcohol content that irritates the upper respiratory tract.

 

supergoop resetting powder review

 

Mineral (Re)setting Powder SPF 35 – This fun sunscreen setting powder is made of 100 minerals. This product mattifies the face and sets the foundation well with added sun protection. I recommend that you try the translucent powder first so that it will not interfere with/alter your makeup. I really like that this is very easy and practical to use because the packaging is very well-thought-out and very compact. To describe, the product comes with a setting powder at the bottom and a soft brush applicator on top. To use, just flip/shake the powder towards the brush side, unplug the yellow plastic tip (middle of the brush) to release the powder to the brush, apply it on the face, and voila! You can place the plastic tip back into the mid part of the brush to stop the powder from spilling after use.

 

Safeguard your skin this summer from damaging UV Rays with Supergoop sunscreens. Not only their products are useful, but they also help to enhance and complement your existing skincare and makeup. Therefore, I highly recommend their products and start trying out the ones I mentioned in this post.

 

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New Skincare and Beauty Minis Review

Sol de Janeiro Coco Cabana Body Cream

 

Hi everybody! There’s been a lot of skincare goodies released recently by several different brands. Most of them are really exciting and really promising. A couple of them have been popping out of Insta, and from what I’ve seen, there’s a lot of raves and buzz about the latest products from Milk Makeup, Laniege, Sulwhasoo, and Supergoop, among other things. Luckily, I got a hold of these latest goodies in mini sizes, and I also got a few beauty minis to review in this post. Do take note though, that since these are in mini sizes, I can only provide a review of my first impression of these products. It’d be interesting to find out how good these beauties will work on my skin with time, and that would mean testing them in full regular sizes. You will know in this review which product warrants a full-size. So, keep on reading.

 

Givenchy Mini Magic Lip Duo Set in Perfect Pink & Noir Révélateur

 

Givenchy Mini Magic Lip Duo Set (2x: 18 USD) – This mini set is so cute and inside there are two mini moisturizing lipsticks in shades Perfect Pink & Noir Révélateur. Perfect Pink in natural sheer pink and is perfect for those with fair to light skin tone. Noir Révélateur is a sheer to deep berry that is perfect for those with light/medium to medium/deep skin tones. These lipsticks adapt to the lips’ pH level, so, they sort of complement and enhance your lip’s natural color. They are definitely both on the sheer side and they are very hydrating like a lip balm. They’re somewhat similar to the Dior Lip Glow.

 

Milk Makeup Sephora Beauty Insider Birthday Gift Set

 

Got this little set from Sephora during my birthday, and I really find this set to be very useful because this contains three of my top picks from Milk Makeup.

 

Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer

 

Hydro Grip Primer (mini/0.33 oz – 1.52 oz: 15 – 30 USD) – This face primer is really one of the best out there. The feel of this is gripping, lightweight, and this really makes the foundation adhere to the skin. I do have this primer in full-size and I really really like that this doesn’t have that silicone feel.

Kush High Volume Mascara (mini/0.13 oz – 0.34 oz: 12 – 24 USD) – I love the shape and look of this mascara because this has dense heart-shaped bristles that are meant for delivering high impact dramatic lashes. This also has hemp-derived cannabis seed oil that moisturizes the lashes for long wear. The color of this is very black and this really fans out and curls the lashes even without using a lash curler. I find that this sets on the lashes easily and this hasn’t clumped nor smudged on me even during these highly humid temps.

Lip + Cheek in Werk (mini/0.21 oz – 1 oz: 15 – 28 USD) – This creamy lip and blush color reminded me of Nars The Multiple or the Bite Beauty Multistick. This is a multitasking product that can work to add color not only on the lips and cheeks but on the lids as well, to achieve that beautiful monochromatic look. I find this to be so easy to blend, and this feels creamy and hydrating. The overall finish of this is satin and the shade dusty rose seems a little too sheer on my light-medium skin tone, but the deeper tones work really well on my skin.

 

Skincare/Primers/SPF

 

Laneige Hypoallergenic Cica Sleeping Mask

 

Kiehl’s Avocado Nourishing Hydration Mask (3.4 oz: 45 USD) – There is no question that this mask is full of very good hydrating and nourishing ingredients, however, I do not like the feel of this at all. This clumps and breaks upon application, making this very hard to adhere to the skin, and this makes me look weird after managing to coat this on my face. This turns my skin into something of a yellow-green or yellow-red-orange-green tone (lol), which really makes me look like a half-banana half-avocado hybrid, or better yet, a yellowing cactus, ha! So, definitely not a fan of this mask.

 

Sol de Janeiro Coco Cabana Body Cream (mini/2.5 – 8.1 oz: 20 – 45 USD) – This makes me yearn for a tropical vacay amidst all this quarantine lifestyle going on nowadays. I love the amazing blend of coconut sugar, coconut oil, and Cupuaçu Butter in this wonderful nostalgic cream. This really feels hydrating and not heavy on the skin, and I really love the cute packaging as well.

 

Milk Makeup Vegan Milk Moisturizer (mini/0.53 oz: 1.7 oz – 19 – 38 USD) – I’m really amazed by the texture of this moisturizer, which feels so rich and so thick yet so light on the skin. This has different kinds of vegan milk ingredients, like fig milk, oat milk, and argan milk, etc. To me, this feels non-greasy even though the feel is very rich and very milky. My skin absorbs this easily and I never had any breakout issue with this. I also think that this will work very well for those with dry skin and even for those with sensitive skin types.

 

Laneige Hypoallergenic Cica Sleeping Mask (34 USD) – If you like the Dr. Jart+ Cicapair cream, then you’re going to like this new Cica Mask from Laneige. The feel of this very somewhat gel-like yet very creamy and very cushiony. I do love the feeling of this cream/mask on my hands, and on my skin, this feels so moisturizing and so light. But what I really love about this is the fact that just like the Dr. Jart+ Cicapair, this helps to soothe the redness and irritation on the face. This has fermented forest yeast extract and is supposed to be much better than the usual Cica products. I don’t only use this as a sleeping mask, I also use this as a daily moisturizer, which works really well for my skin. I definitely recommend that you get this in full-size.

 

Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream (2.02 oz: 240 USD) – This very very luxurious K-beauty cream has a very strong ginseng scent. Also blended with retinol, this cream has anti-aging properties and is meant to enhance moisture. I find this to be very lightweight but has a bit of an oily feel, which really doesn’t bother my skin. This actually makes my skin look and feel smooth given the short amount of time that I’ve used the product. However, due to the price, I’m not quite sure if this is worth having in its regular size. The packaging is really really cute though.

 

Dr. Jart+ V7 Priming Moisturizer review

 

Supergoop! Glowscreen Sunscreen SPF 40 (1.7 oz: 36 USD) – Finally! I have been waiting for a glowy shimmery sunscreen like this. I’ve seen this item popping out of Instagramy lately and there’s a reason why. This sunscreen will be your ultimate Summer vibe because you can wear this alone for that natural and dewy sun-protected look, or you can use this as a primer to enhance the glow of your makeup. This has fine microshimmers and a nice SPF level enough to protect the skin and make it look healthy this warm season. Kinda like you quarantined yourself in a nice tropical island, with all that sun, and with all that glow. Hmmm, imagine that :-).

 

Dr. Jart+ V7 Priming Moisturizer (1.69 oz: 48 USD) – Not quite a fan of this primer+moisturizer hybrid. I like the idea of it, but the feel and the scent are just off. This feels like a silicone primer and the scent is too strong and too weird. Applying this is not an amazing experience. The product sits on top of the face and my skin doesn’t feel moisturized at all.

 

Smashbox Photo Finish Vitamin Glow Primer (1 oz: 39 USD) – This may be marketed as a face primer just like most of Smashbox’s popular primer products, but with added Vitamins, like Vitamins B, C, and E. However, this feels more like a moisturizer/primer hybrid than the Dr. Jart+ product above. To me, this feels really creamy and nice on the skin, and my foundation stays on with this. I also like the nice orange scent. So, I definitely recommend that you get this in full-size.

 

milk makeup Lip Cheek in Werk

 

Smashbox Photo Finish Vitamin Glow Primer

 

Long story short, I really like and recommend the Sol de Janeiro Coco Cabana Body Cream, the Milk Makeup Vegan Milk Moisturizer, the Laneige Hypoallergenic Cica Sleeping Mask, the Supergoop! Glowscreen, the Smashbox Vitamin Glow Primer, and the Milk Makeup products mentioned in this post. They are worth having in full-sizes.

 

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