Alyssa Morin Marie Lodi
April 20, 2018 2:04 pm
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Overwhelmed by all the new beauty products that are out? Never fear, fellow makeup maven. HelloGiggles’ Senior Beauty Editor, Marie Lodi, and Beauty Editor, Alyssa Morin, will be rounding up all of the best launches from the week in one place — in our Beauty Bulletin! Check back at the end of each week to find out which releases we need to get our perfectly painted claws on.

1Ouai Air Dry Foam

Ouai Hair

Want the perfect air-dried waves, but don’t have time to braid your hair or style it? Ouai created the perfect solution: the Air Dry Foam. It’s packed with kale extract for soft texture that lasts. The best part? It won’t make your hair feel gross or crunchy. This is going to be my new BFF all summer long. — Alyssa

2StriVectin Tighten and Lift Powerlift Mask


In just 10 minutes of using this mask, your skin will feel smoother, firmer, and softer. And since we all have at least 10 minutes to spare, this is a great way to add some self-care to your skin care routine. — Alyssa

3RMS Peach Luminizer

Courtesy of RMS Beauty

RMS makes the creamiest, most luxe luminizers on the market, this peachy hue is exactly what I’ll be wearing all summer long. In fact, I’ve been a peachy mood recently, wearing peach-colored lipsticks and shadows, so this luminizer couldn’t have launched at the right time. RMS even launched a new Lip Shine in Enchanted ($28) and an Eye Polish in Embrace ($28). Best of all, they aren’t made with harsh chemicals or questionable ingredients. — Alyssa

4Kiehl’s Glow Formula Skin Hydrator

Courtesy of Kiehl's

If you’re looking for an effortless, radiant glow this summer, Kiehl’s has you covered with its new Glow Formula Skin Hydrator. The paraben- and silicone-free formula is a multi-use highlighter that also provides 24-hour hydration and antioxidant protection, thanks to the pomegranate extract. You can wear it alone, mix it in with your moisturizer, or foundation. — Alyssa

5MAC x Patrick Starrr Floral Realness Full Face Kit

MAC Cosmetics
$49.50 MAC Cosmetics SHOP IT Opens a new window

I’m a huge Patrick Starrr fan and was obsessed with his first MAC collaboration (it features creamy nudes and dusty roses that I live for). Patrick’s newest collab with MAC is so pretty, I wouldn’t even want to use it. The floral packaging, vibrant shadows, and universally flattering lipsticks are enough reasons for me to splurge on new makeup. — Alyssa

6Joico Body Shake

Ulta Beauty

I’m a sucker for hair products that give my hair texture, volume, and a sexy, lived-in look. Joico’s newest products do just that. If you want more beachy waves, then you’ll love its Beach Shake ($19.99). There’s a little something for everyone. — Alyssa

7Caudalie Micellar Cleanser


Caudalie has quickly become my favorite. I’m ashamed to admit that I only started using it recently, thanks to Marie’s rave reviews of the cult-classic Beauty Elixer. The brand has re-launched its classic cleansers (like the Gentle Cleansing Milk, the Makeup-Removing Cleansing Oil, and the Instant Foaming Cleanser — all $28) with packaging that’s clean and green. The brand also gives back 1% of gross sales to 1% of the planet. They’ve planted over 4 million trees globally. If you weren’t convinced to try its newly re-packaged cleansers, hopefully, helping the planet will! — Alyssa

8Babor Ampoules Chill Out Festival Edition


I’m at Coachella this weekend, and I know my skin is going to be GARBAGE when I return. I’m so grateful that Babor sent me a sample of the Chill Out Ampoules from its Festival Collection. It has the Omega 6-rich hemp seed oil, the moisturizing aloe vera, and cactus, plus soothing panthenol — all ingredients that will help my skin recover from being in the sun and dirt. — Marie

9Grande Cosmetics GandeLips HydraPlump Metallic Liquid Lipstick

Grande Cosmetics
$25 Grande Cosmetics SHOP IT Opens a new window

This brand reminds me of Ariana Grande, even though I know there isn’t a connection. Aside from its amazing colorful liquid lipstick collection, Grande Cosmetics launched a metallic version for all of your glam makeup lewks this summer. I’m excited to try the Peach Bellini shade. — Alyssa

10Lune+Aster Power Lips Collection


I’m obsessed with Lune+Aster eye pencils. They glide on so seamlessly, and they’re smudge-proof. That’s why I’m super excited about their new lip collection. In the same way that the pencil eyeliners glide on easily, the Power Lips Quick Stick goes on your lips like butter. I’m in love with the peachy, pink shade Giving Back. Even better? If lip pencils aren’t your thing, you can get them in liquid lipstick form for $22 each. — Alyssa

11Prada Candy Sugar Pop Perfume


I know I say this all the time, but I AM the dessert perfume queen. Even when I’m 100 years old, I will reach for a bottle of fragrance that smells like a Little Debbie snack cake over a more refined musk! Thankfully, Prada Candy Sugar Pop does both — makes me feel like a ~foncy betch~ while allowing me to smell like a treat. And don’t get me started on that cute AF packaging! Pastel pink and blue? I die! — Marie

12Moroccanoil Color Collection

Courtesy of Moroccanoil
$26-$30 Moroccanoil SHOP IT Opens a new window

Moroccanoil has launched its first-ever color collection (hard to believe, right?!), and it was worth the wait. The new collection is the first of its kind, too. It uses two revolutionary proprietary technologies like ArganID and Color Ink — both protect your hair from color fading. I’ve never colored my hair before, but I can’t wait to share this news with my friends who have! — Alyssa

13Swirl and Sparkle Bridal Collection Brush Cleaners

$19.99 Swirl and Sparkle SHOP IT Opens a new window

Okay, so as a newlywed, I’m in love with all things bridal and wedding-themed right now. Swirl and Sparkle’s new bridal-inspired collection has me swooning. Not only is the design super cute (how can you resist buying a brush cleaner with two wedding bands linked?) but the cleaners smell delicious. — Alyssa

14EiR NYC Tattoo Balm


As a tattooed lady, it’s important I keep my ink looking fresh and bright, whether my tat is six months or 10 years old! This new vegan balm is made with rose-infused olive oil, shea butter, and fair trade coconut oil, so my skin, and therefore, my tattoos, will stay moisturized. — Marie

15Fresh Beauty Sugar Hydrating Lip Balms

Fresh Beauty

One of my favorite lip balm launches last year was Fresh Beauty Sugar Lip Caramel, so the fact that they launched FOUR new flavors is the best news I’ve heard this week. I don’t even know which one I want to try first — Coconut? Peach? UGH, I want them all! These are made with apricot kernel, black currant seed, and grapeseed oils, and I know each one is going to smell and taste so delicious. OBSESSED ALREADY! — Marie

In case you missed the last Beauty Bulletin, read it here.