May 30, 2022

8 Beauty Products Our Editors Can’t Get Enough Of This Month: May 2022

What we’re loving, coveting and “borrowing” from the Gritty Pretty beauty cupboard this month.

Danielle Gay

Beauty Director & Executive Editor

“The L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Retinol + Niacinamide Cream is my current go-to night cream, using a cocktail of skin-perfecting ingredients, including retinol and niacinamide. I’ve worked my way up to using it every second night (due to the retinol) and my skin is smooth, soft and glowy.”

Sue Hoffman

Strategic Partnerships Manager

“Full transparency–I’ve never really been a fan of oil cleansers. So, when I was given the Mara Algae Enzyme Cleansing Oil to trial this month I was a bit apprehensive. However, as we are heading into winter and dry skin season, I was keen to give this one a go and I have to say that I’m pretty happy with the results. My skin has been feeling cleansed but also hydrated. It’s a beautiful product with luxe packaging and high quality ingredients. I can now see why Hailey Bieber is a fan.”

Rose Garnett

Beauty Editor

“Generally speaking, I am a bit of a sucker for Burberry fragrances. It’s just something about how they encapsulate that London cool-girl charm that makes them both sensual and wearable. And the Burberry Her EDT is no different. A gourmand fragrance that balances fruity notes with citrus, I love that this scent is playful yet mature. Opening with notes of peony, strawberry and blackcurrant and drying down with a woody base of cedarwood and musk, it is perfect for the everyday.”

 

Sarah Daly

Art Director

“I have thin hair which is happiest when it’s left alone. So, it can sit dead straight with no volume in sight. I’ve tried volumising powders and thickening mousses which, while great for a few hours, then seem to leave my hair in one big knot. I tested the Moroccanoil Volumising Mist sparingly as I had my doubts and was pleasantly surprised when not only did I have volume without knots but it even gave me an extra day in between bonus. Who doesn’t love an unexpected bonus? I think for people with thicker hair they would find this ultra-light formula not tough enough to hold volume but if you’re like me and have fine hair, I definitely recommend giving this a go.”

Nicola Sevitt

Special Projects Producer

“I’ve been in the market for a new highlighter, so I was very happy when this little bottle of light-catching liquid came across my desk. With its weightless velvety texture, Rare Beauty’s highlighter glides effortlessly onto the skin, leaving a soft glow on the high points of your face. Even better, this product doubles as a dreamy, glistening eye shimmer–sweep it across your lids for a subtle touch of glam.”

Naomi Ferreira

Partnerships & Editorial Coordinator

“Gone are the struggles that come with managing unruly hair with Larry King’s Good Life Shampoo and Liquid Hairbrush Conditioner. Containing a medley of supporting ingredients such as pea protein, avocado oils, green tea, biotin and vitamin B5, together the duo are like a superfood smoothie for your hair. Think hydration, protection and strengthened hair delivered in a uniquely hydrating yet ultra-lightweight vegan formula. Perfect for all my fine-haired pals and anyone who loves a beachy bleached mane.”

Stacey Stageman

Producer

“You had me when I saw ‘hydrating’ and ‘sleep’ in the name of the uber chic Habitual Beauty Hydrating Sleep Mask. The formula is rich and luxurious with a subtle scent of orange that is refreshing yet soothing on the senses, perfect for a Sunday night when you need a little extra self-care. The mask is tinted a light lavender hue from the grape seed extract and I found it to be an absolute hydrating treat for my skin. My favourite way to use it is to pop it on my skin before a big event, five to 10 minutes is all you need before applying makeup. I found it left my skin with a beautiful glow and an instant plump. A simply beautiful product.”

Hannah Brooks

Junior Designer

“When it comes to a home fragrance, I am a sucker! I think there is always a candle burning in my space. So, when I heard that the Juliette Has A Gun Not A Candle had a burn time of 45 hours, I was all ears. The scent is clean with a dainty blend of musk and amber. It simply leaves you wanting more. Unfortunately, I was left wanting a lot more and found that the scent was a little too subtle for this well-seasoned candle enthusiast.”

Danielle Gay

Beauty Director & Executive Editor

“The L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Retinol + Niacinamide Cream is my current go-to night cream, using a cocktail of skin-perfecting ingredients, including retinol and niacinamide. I’ve worked my way up to using it every second night (due to the retinol) and my skin is smooth, soft and glowy.”

Sue Hoffman

Strategic Partnerships Manager

“Full transparency–I’ve never really been a fan of oil cleansers. So, when I was given the Mara Algae Enzyme Cleansing Oil to trial this month I was a bit apprehensive. However, as we are heading into winter and dry skin season, I was keen to give this one a go and I have to say that I’m pretty happy with the results. My skin has been feeling cleansed but also hydrated. It’s a beautiful product with luxe packaging and high quality ingredients. I can now see why Hailey Bieber is a fan.”

Rose Garnett

Beauty Editor

“Generally speaking, I am a bit of a sucker for Burberry fragrances. It’s just something about how they encapsulate that London cool-girl charm that makes them both sensual and wearable. And the Burberry Her EDT is no different. A gourmand fragrance that balances fruity notes with citrus, I love that this scent is playful yet mature. Opening with notes of peony, strawberry and blackcurrant and drying down with a woody base of cedarwood and musk, it is perfect for the everyday.”

 

Sarah Daly

Art Director

“I have thin hair which is happiest when it’s left alone. So, it can sit dead straight with no volume in sight. I’ve tried volumising powders and thickening mousses which, while great for a few hours, then seem to leave my hair in one big knot. I tested the Moroccanoil Volumising Mist sparingly as I had my doubts and was pleasantly surprised when not only did I have volume without knots but it even gave me an extra day in between bonus. Who doesn’t love an unexpected bonus? I think for people with thicker hair they would find this ultra-light formula not tough enough to hold volume but if you’re like me and have fine hair, I definitely recommend giving this a go.”

Nicola Sevitt

Special Projects Producer

“I’ve been in the market for a new highlighter, so I was very happy when this little bottle of light-catching liquid came across my desk. With its weightless velvety texture, Rare Beauty’s highlighter glides effortlessly onto the skin, leaving a soft glow on the high points of your face. Even better, this product doubles as a dreamy, glistening eye shimmer–sweep it across your lids for a subtle touch of glam.”

Naomi Ferreira

Partnerships & Editorial Coordinator

“Gone are the struggles that come with managing unruly hair with Larry King’s Good Life Shampoo and Liquid Hairbrush Conditioner. Containing a medley of supporting ingredients such as pea protein, avocado oils, green tea, biotin and vitamin B5, together the duo are like a superfood smoothie for your hair. Think hydration, protection and strengthened hair delivered in a uniquely hydrating yet ultra-lightweight vegan formula. Perfect for all my fine-haired pals and anyone who loves a beachy bleached mane.”

Stacey Stageman

Producer

“You had me when I saw ‘hydrating’ and ‘sleep’ in the name of the uber chic Habitual Beauty Hydrating Sleep Mask. The formula is rich and luxurious with a subtle scent of orange that is refreshing yet soothing on the senses, perfect for a Sunday night when you need a little extra self-care. The mask is tinted a light lavender hue from the grape seed extract and I found it to be an absolute hydrating treat for my skin. My favourite way to use it is to pop it on my skin before a big event, five to 10 minutes is all you need before applying makeup. I found it left my skin with a beautiful glow and an instant plump. A simply beautiful product.”

Hannah Brooks

Junior Designer

“When it comes to a home fragrance, I am a sucker! I think there is always a candle burning in my space. So, when I heard that the Juliette Has A Gun Not A Candle had a burn time of 45 hours, I was all ears. The scent is clean with a dainty blend of musk and amber. It simply leaves you wanting more. Unfortunately, I was left wanting a lot more and found that the scent was a little too subtle for this well-seasoned candle enthusiast.”

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