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Beauty column - Beauty Trends (July - August 2022)

Sep 08, 2022 02:10PM ● By Beth Luberecki

Every issue, we give you the lowdown on fabulous fragrances, luxurious lotions, must-have makeup, and everything in between 


SPRAY AWAY Products that do double duty are always appreciated. Indigo Wild’s Zum Mist Aromatherapy Room and Body Sprays ($12.75) can be used in a variety of ways, from spritzing on yourself for a scented pick-me-up to freshening up your office, car, or even gym bag. Made with essential oils and natural ingredients, the mists are available in fragrances like Sea Salt, Eucalyptus, and Lavender-Lemon. Put one in your bathroom and stash another in your purse or work bag to keep life smelling sweet. Find Zum products locally at Ada's Natural Market in Fort Myers (239-939-9600, and area Publix stores. 


PATCH THINGS UP Even if you’re not hitting the sack until late in the evening, you can fake a good night’s sleep with the help of Pixi’s Dream-yEYE Replenishing PM Patches ($24). Apply a patch to the area under each eye, leave on for 10 minutes, and then pat any remaining serum into the skin. The patches contain ingredients such as vitamin A, jasmine, chamomile, and lavender to hydrate, smooth, and calm under-eye skin. You can even chill the patches for a true spa-like experience. Find them at local Target stores.  


BLUSHING BEAUTY Give yourself a sun-kissed glow—without the UV exposure—with Rose Inc’s Blush Divine Radiant Lip and Cheek Color ($30). The multitasking product features ingredients such as squalane, vitamin E, and marine ferment extract to hydrate, brighten, and protect skin. Available in six flattering shades, the buildable, long-wearing color can be applied to cheeks and lips in the intensity desired. And it’s housed in a compact made of 50 percent post-consumer recycled plastic that’s refillable for use over and over again. Give it a try by heading to Sephora Coconut Point in Estero (239-390-9889, 


HYDRATION HELPERS Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water with Hyaluronic Acid + Aloe ($7.99) doesn’t just help you take off your makeup at the end of the day. In addition to cleaning skin and removing impurities, the gentle formulation that’s safe for all skin types also includes the humectant hyaluronic acid to help your skin retain moisture and appear plumper. It’s also vegan and free of fragrance, oils, and alcohol. Find it at local Target stores. 


L’Oréal Paris’s Revitalift Derm Intensives 2.5% Hyaluronic Acid + Caffeine Eye Serum ($29.99) offers another hydrating option. The eye serum can be used daily to plump up and brighten the skin under the eyes and reduce the appearance of dark circles, crow’s feet, and wrinkles. You’ll look wide awake whether you’re truly well-rested or not. Pick it up at area drugstores and mass-market retailers. 


CHOOSE YOUR LOOK Can’t decide between curls or waves? You don’t need to with the CHI Vibes Wave On Multifunctional Waver ($89.99). Curved, multidimensional, rose gold ceramic-coated plates can give your hair loose curls or crimped waves depending on your mood that day. The plates also help cut down on frizz and damage to your locks, and the styling tool offers five different temperature settings to choose the one that’s best for your hair. Find it at the Ulta Beauty ( stores at Ulta Beauty - Bell Tower (239-334-0659), Ulta Beauty - Cypress Woods Shopping Center (239-766-4107), and Ulta Beauty - Gulf Coast Town Center (239-766-4283) in Fort Myers; Ulta Beauty - Coralwood Center in Cape Coral (239-458-3522); or Ulta Beauty - Coconut Point in Estero (239-992-0361).