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Products We Love: May 2018

May 17, 2018 12:00AM ● By Brian Saucedo
By Caley Breese

Want to know what’s up in the world of beauty and beyond? Look no further. Here you’ll find the latest and greatest hair, skin, and makeup products, reviewed by our Beauty Buzz Team (and the occasional member of our What’s Up? staff). Read on to decide if you want to incorporate these products for your summer look.

 Sunset Light by Veil 


This 3-in-1 oil-free formula triples as a primer, serum, and a mixing base for a flawless, matte appearance. The primer helps create an even base for your makeup, as well as a long-lasting finish. The serum brightens, soothes, and hydrates skin for those “no makeup” makeup days. The mixing base can be blended with your favorite BB cream or foundation for a smooth texture.

“This primer is fantastic. The primer claims to provide makeup longevity and glow, instantly hydrate, plump and brighten skin, and smooth the appearance of pores and fine lines. My skin felt smooth and hydrated. The pump is easy to use. I love that this product is so versatile. I tried it under a BB cream, liquid foundation, and powder foundation. I also mixed it with my liquid foundation. It kept my makeup looking perfect for hours.” —Beauty Buzz Member Kristen Carpenter, 29, Severn

Cucumber Breeze Soothing Sheet Mask by BioRepublic SkinCare

price varies,

Stressed, tired skin is no match for this fiber sheet mask infused with natural cucumber extract and vitamin E! This soothing, biodegradable mask–free of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates—tightens pores and reduces fine lines for a rejuvenated and glowing complexion. Simply place the fitted mask over your face, and sit back and relax for 15-20 minutes. When finished, remove the mask and lightly massage excess serum into skin. No need for rinsing!

“A delightful face mask that was as soothing as described, with a pleasant cucumber fragrance. It made my skin plumper and it felt so fresh and relaxing! I like that the mask is biodegradable and the ingredients are clearly printed on the package in large print, so they are easy to read.” —Beauty Buzz Member Caroline Barazesh, 58, Gambrills

STELLA Loose Powder Eye Shadow


Enhance your eyes with this vegan, gluten-free loose powder eye shadow, available in 10 different shades! Formulated with ingredients like Organic Green Tea Leaf Extract and Organic Gotu Kola Extract, you can wear this shadow for as sheer and subtle or layer it up for a more dramatic look. 

“I really enjoy the soft texture of Hynt Beauty Loose Powder Eye Shadow. It comes in a multitude of colors and finishes. Its rich pigment can create a soft look or be built and mixed to create endless combinations. Plus, it has natural and organic ingredients which I love.” —Beauty Buzz Member Jessica Vermillion, 38, Crofton