Alyssa Morin
May 25, 2018 1:10 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.

1GlamGlow Instamud 60-Second Pore-Refining Treatment

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I’m going on vacation next week, which means I’m getting my skin care routine sorted (it’s different on vacation, of course). I’m so excited that this new mud mask from GlamGlow dropped just in time! It’s made with bentonite and kaolin clays which means my pores are about to get UNCLOGGED like a mutha. Much needed! Plus, my selfies are going to look amazing. — Marie

2Paul & Joe Powder Blush in Heat Wave

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Paul & Joe has your summer makeup covered. The brand launched this dazzling blush and bronzer duo, and, you guessed it, I NEED THIS. Y’all know I love having sun-kissed skin, and this product will do the trick. You have to buy the case separately, so might as well get the limited-edition one in gold for $10. If blush isn’t your thing, you can check out the rest of the summer collection. I have my eyes on the brown shimmer shadow ($22) and the bright orange nail polish ($16). — Alyssa

3Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Italian Zest

Dolce & Gabbana
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I love how Dolce & Gabbana’s new citrusy perfume is inspired by Italy in the summer. It makes me want to book a vacay ASAP and pretend I’m in the movie Under the Tuscan Sun. There’s also a pour homme version, for the daddies (and zaddies). A good gift for Father’s Day. — Marie

4Tarte Cosmetics x Aspyn Ovard Eye & Cheek Palette

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Even though I have enough palettes to last me a lifetime, I’m excited about this collab with Tarte. The eyeshadow shades are perfect for a day-to-night transition, especially because there are matte and shimmer options. The palette also includes a gorgeous blush and highlighter shade, so really this is all you need for your summer makeup.  — Alyssa

5L’Occitane Aqua Reotier Collection

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L’Occitane’s first water-based skin care collection is really unique because it’s made with water from the Réotier spring (que fancy). The French spring is known for having a ton of natural minerals (particularly its huge calcium content) that keep skin moisturized. Choose from moisturizers, essence, cleanser, and mists, or grab the whole collection for a cool $69. — Marie

6One Love Organics Skin Dew Coconut Water Cream

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My skin has been extremely dry lately, and it seems like nothing has been working. That’s why I’m super excited to try this new moisturizer from One Love Organics. Plus, it smells delicious since it’s made with over 50% coconut water. If you’re in the market for makeup removers or cleansers, they got you covered. They launched its Easy Does It Foaming Cleanser ($29) and the Vitamin B Enzyme Cleansing Oil + Makeup Remover ($42). Consider your skin care woes gone. — Alyssa

7Nudestix  Nudies Tinted Blur Stick


I love Nudestix products because they’re easily transportable. Just throw it in your purse and you don’t have to worry about spills. This new tint stick will be great for my lazy days when I want to have some coverage but not do a full beat. — Marie

8Mary Kay TimeWise Miracle Set 3D

Mary Kay

If you’re looking for skin care that packs a punch, then you’ll want Mary Kay’s new set. You can even customize it depending on your skin care type. They have one specifically for normal-to-dry skin and one for combination-to-oily skin. — Alyssa

9CoverGirl Covergirl Trublend Matte Made Liquid Foundation

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We all know brands have to be steppin’ it up with foundation shades since queen Rihanna brought that Fenty flavor to the world. Well, if you’re looking for something similar with drugstore prices, you’ll love this new 40-shade foundation range from CoverGirl. Not only did they keep inclusivity in mind, they took into account all sorts of important factors for people of color, like being transfer-proof, oil-absorbing, and flexible. And reader, it is THE BOMB. — Marie

10Bath and Body Works Sea Tox Hair Sea Foam

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When I heard Bath and Body Works was launching a mermaid-themed collection, I knew I needed to get my hands on it. The Hair Sea Foam has to be my favorite since it gives me luscious, beachy waves and volume. But there’s so much to the line, like the Sea Salt Bath Soak ($16.50), the Mer-mazing Face Sheet Mask ($4.95), and the Sea Mineral All-Over Mist ($13.50).  — Alyssa

11bareMinerals GenNude eyeshadows


If you’re looking for a new nude palette, one of these new six-shade palettes from bareMinerals will be a great choice. They’re made with natural, moisturizing ingredients like cucumber extract, borage oil, and rich algae so the makeup will feel great on your skin, too. — Marie

12The Balm Cosmetics Take Home the Bronze Anti-Orange Bronzer in Thomas

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Even though I have a million bronzers in my drawer right now, there’s always room for more, and this collection is super cheeky. I mean, the name of the collection and the trophy husband design already has me smiling. This collection is just too good to pass up. Don’t @ me. – Alyssa

13Dr. Brandt Pores No More Limited Edition

Dr. Brandt

I’m a longtime fan of Pores No More so this limited-edition version is a must. Five dollars from each purchase will go to The Dr. Brandt Foundation in support of the program Beaux Arts HANDS ON! It helps provide community outreach programs for elementary students so they can receive free museum tours and do art projects. Love it! — Marie

14The Body Shop Spa of the World Brittany Coast Algae Body Wash

The Body Shop

If you can’t take an international vacation just yet, this body wash will transport you. This one is enriched with algae extract from the Brittany coast, so it will leave your skin feeling refreshed and rejuvenated as if you just got back from a getaway. — Alyssa

15L’Oréal Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Lipstick – Les Chocolats Nude Collection


Nude lipstick lovers are going to love this chocolate-scented longwear matte. It seriously smells divine. — Marie

16IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Bronzer

IT Cosmetics

Another day, another bronzer. Except, this isn’t an ordinary one because it not only minimizes the look of pores, but it’s made with hydrolyzed collagen (ooo!), hyaluronic acid, peptides, and vitamins C and E. So your skin will literally look radiant with its amazing ingredients. — Alyssa

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