Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and while I'm not usually one to fuss around with eyeshadow I make an exception for special occasions. After all, don't people say the eyes are the window to the soul? And when you're gazing at each other lovingly by candlelight, those windows should look as pretty as possible. Luckily for me, the new Benefit Air Patrol BB Cream Eyelid Primer ($29) crossed my beauty desk late last year and seems tailor-made for this.
Lazy Girl Approved highlights long-lasting, goof-proof, fuss-free products that can fit into the most minimalist of regimens. If you consider yourself a low-maintenance beauty lover, these product reviews are for you!
Lip gloss, mascara, and eyeliner used to be the products that Lazy Girls cited most often as the ones they'd never leave the house without, even if the rest of their faces were makeup-free. Now that's shifted to brow products, and for good reason. Brows—like fluttery lashes or the perfect "my lips but better" shade of pink lipstick—add effortless polish to a 5-minute face, especially when you're using something like Amaterasu Liquid Eyebrow Liner ($30 at BeautyMark).
Before I dive into my review of January 2016's Birchbox, I have some sad news for the subscription beauty box's Canadian devotees. Birchbox has decided to put a hold on its Canadian operations due to the terrible exchange rate. Here's the official message.
Next Monday is Chinese New Year, so what better time to highlight a Taiwanese beauty product that comes in a red (and white) envelope? I was recently introduced to Taiwan-based For Beloved One, a cosmeceutical brand whose in-demand sheet masks, skincare, and BB and DD creams are launching at T&T Supermarkets nationwide. You can imagine what a hard time I had trying to decide what to try first when I arrived home from the press event, bag full of beauty loot in tow! In the end I settled on the For Beloved One Melasleep Brightening Bio-Cellulose Mask ($63 for a box of 3); my skin had been looking dull and uneven lately and could use a brightening boost.