June 2015 Allure Beauty Box – review

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This month’s Beauty Box curated by the beauty editors at Allure has everything you need to get read for the beach/pool. For $15 you get six products, plus a 50% off coupon for your first custom home hair color from eSalon.

St. Tropez Self Tan Express – custom your tan by washing it off earlier or later, depending how deep you want your tan to be.

eSalon Perfect Ending Leave In Conditioner – a leave-in to use post color.

E.L.F. Studio Stipple Brush – This stout brush is to be used for stippling – a process that makes your face look airbrushed. I can be used with cremes, liquids and powders. Buying an E.L.F. brush is always a good way to test a new brush type.

Lauren B. Beauty Nail Couture in Polo Lounge Punch – nice color, missing all the bad stuff and its vegan too!

Completely Bare Wax Strips for Face, Bikini and Body – I have seen these in the store and wanted to try them. Completely Bare
are made by former Housewife of New York City, Cindy Barshop. The wax is strip is on fabric instead of plastic like most drugstore  wax kits. I love these, they are easy to use, can be reused and are effective.

Cotz Face Sunscreen SPF 40 in Natural Skin Tone – this SPF goes on very light and tints the skin just a bit. Perfect for running errands without makeup.

This is the last month Beauty Bar is managing the beauty boxes. Beginning in July the boxes will be shipped by Allure. Boxes are priced at $15, including shipping.

 

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion is the best

I have used a lot of eyeshadow primers but this one beats them all hands down. They also recently changed the packaging from a wand to tube, which makes application easier and more sanitary. You can apply this primer and then wait for it to dry, or just put your shadow right over it. It makes your shadow last all day and concentrates the pigments. It is also great with creme shadow. It gave my Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Cream shadow a more uniform, smoother look.
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer is available in four colors, original (nude), Sin (Shimmering Champagne),  Greed (Gold) and Eden (Matte Tawny). Eden is great if you have “stained” eyelids, it will cover and prime at the same time. Available at Sephora and UrbanDecay.com, $19.