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July's Best Beauty Buys
Pacifica Solid Perfumes
A handful of delicious, portable scents, soothing new skincare, and more.
You should have seen us, hovering over these cunning little tins of fragrances (Pacifica Solid Perfumes, $9), one more luscious and heady than the next. Val went right for the juicy Tuscan Blood Orange; Jenny snatched the green and slightly woody Mediterranean Fig; and Kate, a California girl at heart, grabbed the fresh, clean, citrusy Malibu Lemon Blossom. Summer never smelled so good.
Lorac Hollywood Heat Makeup Collection
Goody Bag
This limited edition Lorac Hollywood Heat Makeup Collection ($35) is a great buy. In the small metallic bag (not pictured), you'll find a trio of eye-brightening neutral shadows, a subtle blush-bronzer duo, a pearly peach gloss, and a bronzing lotion that warms up pasty legs (but won't leave them coated in sparkle). Hot price, cool stuff.
Avon Liiv Botanicals and Vital Night Moisturizer and Vital Body Moisturizer
Natural Selection
While cooking up the Avon Liiv Botanicals line, the chemists spent as much time determining what wouldn't go in the cleansers and moisturizers (preservatives, dyes, and—in the facial products—fragrance) as they did researching what would (extracts of cucumber and fennel, soothing green tea). As a result, the Vital Night Moisturizer ($15) and Vital Body Moisturizer ($9.50) hydrate, soften, refresh—and go easy on even the most sensitive skin. They're one of the best new ways to clean up your act.
Beauty of Bathing Coco Monoi Shower Gel and Bath Oil and Foaming Bath
Floral Therapy
In the mood for a decadent beauty experience? We recommend new Beauty of Bathing Coco Monoi Shower Gel ($45), Bath Oil ($75), and Foaming Bath ($60). Drop a capful of the foaming bath or oil into your tub, sink slowly into the fragrant water, and breathe in the romantic blend of gardenia, tuberose, and vanilla. If you're short on time, lather up with the equally luxurious shower gel.
Sonia Kashuk Dual Ended Sheer Lip Color and Plumping Glossy Tint
Twofer
The first of its kind! Lighten your makeup bag with Sonia Kashuk Dual Ended Sheer Lip Color and Plumping Glossy Tint in Paradise ($12). Twist up the lipstick for a light wash of pigment, then brush on the gloss for the perfect complementary sheen. What you get is lush, radiant color.