So many new launches, so little time: In the interest of telling you guys about the latest gotta-have-it beauty booty, I'm trying out a new feature. All month long I'll be sharing snaps of products on Instagram, and then doing an InstaBeauty round-up at the end. May's InstaBeauty round-up is all about subscription boxes and new lippies, so without further ado, here we go!
1. I couldn't resist sharing the April Rifle Paper Co. x Birchbox collaboration even though it's May already. Look how incredible that box is! (It's singlehandedly upped the prettiness quotient on my desk.) The products inside aren't too shabby either: I've actually tried the Mereadesso moisturizer and Bee Kind shower gel before, so I can vouch for their awesomeness. This is the first in a line of exciting Birchbox collaborations; sign up by May 17 to get the equally lovely Cupcakes & Cashmere Birchbox.
2. The texture of a lip balm, the femininity of pink, the scent of sweet tart candies, the allure of leather (the tube is encased in genuine black leather): Givenchy Le Rouge-a-Porter Whipped Lipstick Flush for Lips in 202 'Rotaisie' ($43) has it all. The hyaluronic acid in the formula moisturizes and gives this lipstick a nice feel, while the slim bullet makes application a cinch.
3. How cute is the cityscape-emblazoned cardboard tube on this limited edition Cargo Gel Lip Color ($25.05)? 'Chelsea' (pictured here) is a sheer Marsala-esque shade.
4. Even drugstore delights can add up, which is why the FLARE Beauty Boxes ($9) are such a steal. They're filled to the brim with P&G Beauty products tested and approved by FLARE magazine's beauty editors. Regardless of which box you choose, each has core summer beauty essentials: clump-proof mascara, day-to-night lipstick, moisturizing body wash, and nourishing hair care.
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