Best Health and Birchbox: Melt-Proof Summer Makeup
Get ready to enjoy summer with our best beauty picks from beauty e-commerce company, Birchbox.ca
Tired eyes from watching too many doubleheaders? Perk up your peepers with Vasanti Eye Wonder Triple Action Peptide Cream, $42. This dreamy formula strengthens, plumps and brightens all at once.
It's not your typical half-time energizer of orange slices, but Paula's Choice Resist C15 Super Booster, $59, is a great choice for tired skin. The potent dose of vitamin C helps fade dark spots and diminish redness, while additional vitamins repair signs of aging.
The Mèreadesso Tinted All-in-One Moisturizer, $48, is your go-to product for a jam-packed itinerary. The aloe-based gel reinvigorates parched skin, while 20 antioxidants help fend off free radicals caused by UV rays.
We fell hard for this no-fail tanner: St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse, $40. The velvety texture creates streak-free colour, while aloe vera hydrates and conditions skin.
Into the Mist
Refresh and awaken exhausted skin with Shea Terra Organics Rose Water Ester-C Collagen Regeneration Facial Mist, $21. This mist contains Moroccan rose water to hydrate skin and a patented Ester-C formula to rebuild collagen, preventing wrinkles.
Just think: an oil that conditions tresses without making roots look greasy. Number 4 Fluoro5 Elixer Restore & Repair Oil, $30, contains sunflower seed and argan oils to strengthen hair, while fluorosilicones repel the scalp's natural oils for a lightweight shine. Best of all: It's vegan and free of sulfates and parabens.
Big waves aren't just for the beach. PARLOR by Jeff Chastain Moisturizing Sea Salt Spray, $27, has bottled the effects of salty sea spray for anywhere, anytime volume. Plus, ingredients like sweet almond and vitamin-rich algae keep your mop nourished all day.
This talc-free formula harnesses the power of natural rice starch to absorb dirt and excess oil for clean and refreshed tresses. Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo, $26.50, contains sea buckthorn berry oil, which is loaded with omega fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants to repair damage and boost shine. Stow it in your bag for touch-ups between games.
Strand By Me
Frizz meets its match thanks to the taming argan oil in Beauty Protector Protect & Oil, $30. Bonus: A few drops in the morning will shield strands from UV damage, whether you're taking in beach volleyball or just the beach.
Meet the Band
The athletic wear trend is still in full swing (thank goodness). That means chic yet comfy clothes - and a mane to match. Wrap a Ban.Do Twist Scarf, $22, around a messy updo, pull it over big waves or use it to tame post-Pilates hair. Just don't be afraid to wear it outside of the gym!
Go ahead and cry tears of joy when your favourite team wins gold. ModelCo Fibre Lashextend Lengthening Mascara, $27, not only delivers longer lashes - thanks to a formula that binds tiny fibres to your own lashes - but it's water resistant, too. Win-win.
Make your pout insta-glam and perfectly hydrated with this tinted Benefit balm, $22. A dynamic duo of mango butter and sodium hyaluronate combine to offer all-day hydration. Versions include: Benebalm, Chachabalm, Lollibalm and Posiebalm.
Oh, Glow On!
Riddle me this: How can you get a sunlit glow while sitting in the shade? With Jelly Pong Pong Glow Getter Highlighter, $16. This gel is 80 percent water, so it's super-lightweight and won't clog pores.
Let us introduce you to your new secret weapon in the war on shifty makeup. W3LL People Realist Satin Mineral Setting Powder, $28, is an all-natural translucent powder that keeps makeup in its place while controlling oil, minimizing pores and smoothing out skin. Bring on the overtime.
Looking for makeup that works as hard as you do? Your search is over. Cynthia Rowley Beauty The Game Face Eyeshadow Palette, $46, includes 10 ultra-wearable shadows, plus a shadow brush and black eyeliner. Multi-tasking magic.
Beauty, delivered to your door
This July, Best Health joins forces with Birchbox, the beauty ecommerce company, to curate a box of beauty samples to help you have your healthiest, happiest summer yet. Every box includes five generous samples and may include some of the products you see here - editor-approved favourites from Benefit, Cynthia Rowley and Vasanti. Not a subscriber yet? There's still time to get your hands on this exclusive collaboration! Sign up at birchbox.ca/besthealth before July 17 to reserve your box for just $10/month plus $4.95 shipping and handling.
Plus, like what you see? You can win it all!
Three lucky Best Health readers have the chance to win everything shown in the previous slides. That adds up to over $538 worth of product! To enter and for a full set of Healthy summer beauty faves rules, go to besthealthmag.ca/birchbox. Contest runs from June 3 to July 17, 2015.