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The line boasts an impressive 50 shades in an assortment of reds, nudes, and pinks [click for color chart] to help every woman find a shade that suits them. Because this can be overwhelming, Make Up For Ever has also developed a special shade selection tool that narrows down hues by both hair color and skin tone, assuring the most flattering shade recommendations. The tool will be available both in-store and online at Sephora.
We used the tool to select two hues based on hair and skin, and were more than pleased with the choices. The selector is pretty much spot-on; both shades selected looked gorgeous on!
The product details mention it’s suitable for face and body, though we only tried it on our limbs, chest and neck. However, with how quickly the spray is absorbed, and the lack of any greasy residue on our arms, we could see it working for the face. It’s 100% fragrance-free and has no dyes or colorings, so it’s perfect for the most sensitive of skin types (like ours.) The SPF 30 is dermatologist recommended for daily use, and should be applied every few hours (especially after excessive perspiration) for optimum protection. Thankfully, the bottle is slim and can be easily carried around in your daily satchel or tote for multiple applications. If you are anything like us, Paula’s Choice Weightless spray will immediately become your go-to, can’t-live-without sunscreen, so stock up!
h.wood.beauty is a holistic tea-inspired line of cosmetics. Like the aromatic teas brewed from nature’s finest organic tea leaves, h.wood.beauty uses only the purest of ingredients combined with healing essential oils.
h.wood.beauty spins off its tea room namesake in that good-for-you-tea ingredients such as White Tea and Green Tea are fused together to bring beauty from the inside out. Because the best beauty trends start with word of mouth, h.wood.beauty is launching their line with a collection of lip products called h.wood.lips.
The collection includes:
Lip Tea- similar to beeswax or chap sticks, lip balm in twist up stick form. Coconut-Chai, Gingergrass, Green Apple, Peppermint Anise, Pom Rose, and Vanilla Caramel.
Lip Tea Scrubs- loose grain, tea-infused scrub in pot form for lips. Comes in the same flavors as lip tea.
Lip Shine Tubes - sheer washes of color in bullet form. Comes in Plum, Ruby, Poppy, Rose, and Clear.
Lip Shine Pot- same as the tubes, but in pot form.
We were able to try the Shine Tubes in Ruby and Plum, Lip Tea in Coconut Chai, and the Shine Pot in Clear.
The Clear Shine Pot gave a nice, gloss finish, but wasn’t any different than a lot of gloss pots. It was light, a bit waxy, and had a faint citrus flavor.
The Lip Tea in Coconut Chai was a nice balm stick, similar to Burt’s Bees. It’s emollient and moisturzing enough, didn’t feel sticky or waxy, but our favorite part was the flavor. YUM. We’d try the others for the flavor payoff alone.
The biggest surprise was the Lip Shine Tubes. The Shines looked kind of basic and unassuming in the tube, but the color payoff was amazing. The Plum gave a sheer yet rich plummy brown-red shade, similar to Clinique’s famous Black Honey, and the Ruby, which looked frightening in the tube, was way less bright of a red than it appeared, giving a nice, cherry popsicle sheen.
We’d love to get our hands on the Lip Scrub, which intrigued us the most! Can’t wait to try it.