Five to Try

There are few things I love more than discovering my love for a new beauty product. I'm constantly trying new things hoping to find some hidden gems, and I've rounded up a few beauties this time. My five selections this time around really reflect the look I'm going for this spring/summer - seriously glowy, bronze skin and flushed lips.

Guerlain Terracotta Sun TrioI already have one of the Guerlain Terracotta bronzers in my collection, but I love it so much that I just had to try the new addition to the Terracotta line, the Sun Trio. It's a light highlighting shade, warm medium shade, and cool contour shade all housed in one compact, and the formula is just beautiful. The shades work together perfectly, and on lazy days I've been just swirling the shades together to get my perfect hybrid bronzer/contour shade. I have the lightest shade, but it does come in a few more shades to suit multiple skintones. The powder is quite perfumed though, so do be aware of that.

Smashbox LA Lights Blendable Lip & Cheek ColorI had been wanting one of these since I saw Tamira Jarrel rave about them, but my love for Glossier Cloud Paint kept me from trying any new blushes. I finally took the plunge and ordered Mulholland Mauve, and I'm so glad I did. It's a beautiful neutral shade that adds warmth, definition, and a flush to the skin all at once. I haven't tried much from Smashbox, but the formula is lovely as well - it's really blendable as the name suggests, but it doesn't just blend away. You're left with a decent amount of pigment that stays put all day. There's a sponge on the end to aid with blending, but I've just been using my fingers.

Wander Beauty Beach Balm* | I love a good tinted lip balm. When Wander Beauty asked if I'd like to be sent their newest product, the Beach Balm, which is available in a beautiful shade called Sangria, I jumped at the chance. I've loved everything from Wander Beauty I've tried so far, and this balm is no exception. It hydrates the lips well and leaves a lovely wash of berry red on the lips. It really gives the lips a "just bitten" effect, which I really love on minimal makeup days. If you're in the market for a new tinted balm for the summer, definitely check this one out.

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping MaskI only just recently got this, but I can already tell it's a winner. I'm going to be reviewing Glow Recipe's new own-brand skincare products once I test them some more, so keep an eye out for that. So far, I'm in love with this mask though. I'll admit I was drawn in entirely by the packaging, but I'm staying for the fresh watermelon scent. It's a gel/jelly-textured mask that spreads over the skin easily and instantly feels cooling and hydrating. You can either leave it on overnight (it's not sticky and won't come off on your pillow), or apply a thicker layer and wash it off after 10 minutes. So far I've only used it overnight, and I've woken up to bright, smooth skin. My skin is dry and drank the mask right up, so I did follow it up with a thicker moisturizer, but I still saw the results that the mask claimed.

Anese Slay Serum* | I mentioned this in my New In Skincare post recently, and it's been love since first use. It's a lotion-like texture that sinks into the skin easily without any tackiness or stickiness. And oh my the glow - it leaves my skin so glowy, but not greasy in the slightest. I've tried it at night and in the morning, and either way, my glow is set for the day.

What products do you think are worth trying?

*Products mentioned have been sent to me for consideration, but all opinions are my own. Please see my disclaimer for more information.