The ATB Perfect Ten // JULY 2022

Monday, August 29, 2022

 

An Editor's Monthly Favorites in Beauty

THE ATB PERFECT TEN | JULY 2022


SKIN

sunday riley c.e.o vitamin c brightening serum

The luxurious silky texture of this Vitamin C is a winning factor on its own but the wonderful results achieved by this serum earned this product a prime spot on my bathroom vanity. Melting beautifully into the skin, this creamy Vitamin C leaves skin radiant whilst improving texture and working on overall brightness. I was happy to learn that this formulation pairs nicely under makeup as well. 

sunday riley u.f.o acne treatment face oil

This summer has been an interesting stretch for my skin as it has been frequently experiencing allergy-related blemishes and pesky breakouts in the same areas (often around the base of my nose and upper lip - high trigger points for certain food-related allergies). This miracle product not only settles a new blemish but keeps them at bay (Tea Tree Oil, Salicylic Acid). While the scent of this product is quite jarring, it's incredible in respects to strength and efficacy. 


MAKEUP

Rose Inc. Blush Divine Clean Dewy Cream Blush

An unexpected star in my July roundup, this cream blush has a truly lovely texture which is slightly cushion-like and blends like a dream on the skin. I've used this multipurpose beauty wonder with both my fingertips and proper brushes and both work well with application. 

By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra Power

I was reminded of this old favorite at the start of summer and it has since not left my makeup bag. The ultra-fine, lightweight texture of his powder makes it a warm-weather beauty hero. When all my powders were melting, texturizing or breaking up in this unforgiving heat, this powder came to the rescue and reclaimed it's rank as best translucent power in my book. 

Hourglass Cosmetics Vanish Airbrush Concealer

A product which lives up to its name, this surprisingly fluid and light concealer provides an adequate veil of beautiful coverage without the need of excessive product. As well as standing up to the heat, this impressive concealer does not crease or oxidize throughout long hours of wear. I regret not giving this amazing pick a fair go on my initial try - it is truly an outstanding concealer. 

HAIR

Drybar 100 Proof Smoothing Oil

When the heat picked up in July, my long, heavy hair was in serious need of smoothing assistance. This oil went right to work on my puffy, frizzy hair and provided a calmness to the frizz with a subtle sheen without any greasy or sticky residue. 

IGK Hair Good Behavior Spirulina Protein Smoothing Spray

My hair absorbs every ounce of humidity in the air which activates a frustrating frizzing response (sense a hair theme here?). To combat this unwanted reaction, I turned to a multifaced smoothing product from a long-used and loved hair brand, IGK Hair. Functioning as an anti-frizz product, this  spray also features heat-protectant and high-shine properties offering a salon-like finish to heat hairstyling. A perfect companion to my summer blowouts. 


BODY

Native Deodorant Palm Leaf & Agave

A natural, aluminum-free alternative to my usual choice, this wonderfully scented deodorant hasn't left my tote bag all July. With a classic cream bar applicator, I was a bit skeptical about this deodorant. To my happiness, their effective formula offered long-lasting odor-protection for a full day out and about.
Nivea Skin Firming & Toning Gel Cream with Q10+

One of my favorite steps in my post-shower routine, this product offers a cooling oomph to my skin while calming any redness or irritation after shaving. A gel consistency, this fast absorbing product can be applied alone or after body lotion and leaves a beautiful finish on the skin. I'm sure to apply an extra layer on my legs before stepping out the door. As a long time user of this toning gel, I've seen a more refined texture and appearance of my skin which speaks well to the efficacy of this product.


FRAGRANCE

aerin cedar violet

My fourth scent from the Aerin fragrance range, this warm floral blend is one I've reached for lots this summer. While this is not a sparkling, sweet floral profile more recognized in the warmer months, this amber and cedarwood infused floral scent has offered a luxurious finish to my daily looks whilst making me look forward to cooler days. Another exceptionally formulated fragrance from Aerin that sits beautifully on the skin. 




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