Beauty column - Beauty Trends (May-June 2021)May 07, 2021 03:04PM ● By BETH LUBERECKI
Are you a lipstick lover or face-cream fanatic? Then you’re in the right place. Every issue, we give you the lowdown on fabulous fragrances, luxurious lotions, must-have makeup and everything in between. Because whether you’re a laid-back surfer babe or a total product junkie, you know it’s a beautiful thing to look as good as you feel.
SHEER BUT STRONG Daily sun protection is a must in these parts, and the new Dr. Dennis Gross All-Physical Lightweight Wrinkle Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 ($42) makes it easy to add it to your daily routine. Use the oil-free, ultra-sheer formula as a primer before putting on makeup. It features transparent zinc oxide plus antioxidant-rich ingredients like bearberry, sea buckthorn, lingonberry and ferulic acid to help reflect and absorb harmful UVA/UVB rays and prevent fine lines and wrinkles. It’s reef safe and fragrance free and works well for all skin tones. Find the new sun protection option at Sephora at Coconut Point in Estero (239-390-9889, sephora.com) or the Sephora shop inside the JC Penney store at Edison Mall (239-936-8101) in Fort Myers.
HAPPY HAIR TOOLS Bring a little style to your hair drying, straightening or curling routine with the new Flower Beauty Hair Tools Collection ($14.99 to $79.88). This bright and colorful assortment of products includes options for all hair types and styling needs. Try the Ionic Volumizing Styling Hot Air Brush ($39.88) to help add body to your hair, the Ceramic Hair Straightening Brush ($59.88) to create smooth, straight hair with fewer passes or the lightweight Ionic Pro Dryer ($79.88) to cut your drying time in half. Check out the complete six-tool collection from Drew Barrymore’s Flower beauty line at local Walmart stores.
MIX IT UP Want to have a little fun with fragrances? MIX:BAR offers a clean fragrance collection ($8.99 to $18.99) featuring seven scents—Tangerine Squeeze, Coconut Palm, Glass Rose, Vanilla Bourbon, Cloud Musk, Wood Elixir and Blackberry Tonic—that can be worn alone or layered together to create new combinations. Each scent can be purchased in three formats: a long-lasting eau de parfum, a lighter hair and body mist and a quick-drying brush-on fragrance pen. Or opt for the Scent Discovery Set, which features five of the fragrances for mixing and matching. The vegan, cruelty-free fragrances, which are free from parabens and phthalates, are available exclusively at Target stores.
SPRAY AWAY A good dry shampoo comes in handy for absorbing excess oil when you don’t have time to wash your hair. But Healium’s aiHr Dry Shampoo ($18) does much more than that. It can extend the life of a good blowout or add texture and fullness to a finished style. Made with botanical ingredients plus natural sunscreen to protect your locks from UV rays, the spray-on formula is cruelty free and doesn’t contain parabens or sulfates. Find Healium hair care products locally at salons such as Bare Roots Salon & Apothecary in Fort Myers (239-332-0908, barerootssalon.com), Scott Anthony Salon in Fort Myers (239-245-7984, scottanthonysalon.net) and Vogue Hair Studio in Cape Coral (239-945-6717, voguehairstudiocapecoral.com).