DEON LIBRA’s monthly Beauty Edit consists of new beauty products we’ve tried this month and some of our favorite tried-and-true repurchases. These beauty gems are sectioned into 5 main categories: Skincare, Body, Fragrance, Hair, and Makeup.
Summer is here, bayyyybeeee! So you know it’s all about you being you and living your absolute best life. Glowing skin, thriving hair, and healthy bodies are what we are all about—from the inside out. June has been a good month for beauty at HQ. This month, we discovered some new holy grails, fell in love with some multi-use products, and of course gagged over summer fragrances.
Here are the products we’re lovin’ to kick off the summer:
Farmacy | Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask
The honey obsession at DEON LIBRA HQ runs skin deep. Honey is a healing skincare ingredient that I honestly believe doesn’t get enough recognition. This honey potion mask is packed with antioxidants and is super hydrating. The warming sensation during application is so calming, and the results… even better. Plump, glowy, beautiful skin for the win!
Supergoop | Glow Stick SPF 50
Most of us aren’t reapplying sunscreen as often as we should when we’re outside. Just because our skin is melanin-rich doesn’t mean we don’t need sunscreen (and need to reapply approximately every 2 hours). But who wants to put their dirty a*s outdoor hands on their face?! This portable SPF 50 is clean, keeps your face germ-free-ish, and will leave you glowy AF this summer. “Look ma, no hands!”
Eadem | Milk Marvel Dark Spot Serum
Okay, so this product is definitely a bit personal. Created by our Glossier Grant pre-launch cohort sisters, we are thrilled to see this skin gem thriving in the world (currently SOLD TF OUT)! I’ve been using this to combat hyperpigmentation in replacement of my OG Caudalie Radiance Dark Spot Serum, and let’s just say… she werks, boo boo!
Summer Fridays | Lip Butter Balm
The best lip balm out. It’s silky, vegan, and lasts all day long (like even overnight if applied before bed). It’s just unbelievably good. The natural vanilla flavor is genuinely the most natural vanilla-flavored beauty product we’ve ever experienced. *chef’s f*ckin’ kiss*
Milk Makeup | Kush Lash + Brow Serum
As a self-proclaimed mascara whore (and one that refuses to wear lash extensions), I always want my natural lashes to have 2 things: more length and a sh*t ton of volume. Most lash serums claiming to promote growth are within the $75-150 range. YIKES. This hemp-derived cannabis seed extract infused lash + brow conditioner is the muhf*ckin’ one! My lashes are fuller, longer, and I’ve even noticed a bit of growth in my patchy brow (a first in years). You need this. End of story!
Schmidt’s | Rose & Vanilla Natural Deordorant
I’ve been on the natural deo train for 4+ years now, and nothing keeps me from being smelly without reapplying. Like not a single natural deodorant I’ve tried. I tried the old Schmidt’s glass jar formula, years ago, and it gave me a horrible dark rash under my arms. I’ve never had dark pits, so I had to give it up. But this stick formula… WINNER!
Snif | Sweet Ash
Genderless scents are dangerously addictive, and Sweet Ash is no different. It’s the perfect balance between cuddle with me and f*ck me now. This enticing blend of moss, woods, fir balsam, tonka, and black vanilla bean commands attention without being overwhelming. It’s the type of fragrance you can spray on your wedding day or for a quickie. Either way, you’re good (and irresistible)!
Maison Margiela | REPLICA Jazz Club
This is Brit’s favorite unisex fragrance, and I literally can’t stop sniffing her skin. The honey and cigar notes make the perfect combination of our favorites scents, and solidify the ever-present nostalgia of this fragrance. It’s warm, cozy, and sexy enough to be worn any time of day. SNATCH. IT. UP!
Pinrose | Sun Saint
Listen… AN ADULT SUMMER IN A F*CKIN’ BOTTLE! Let me be crystal clear: I am not a coconut, Summer fragrance type of girl. But the cashmere musk, eucalyptus, sandalwood, and lime just do something to me. Think rich AF, self-care on 10, on the beach for a week. It exists in this bottle. Summer can’t survive without this scent.
Bread Beauty Supply | 100% Macadamia-Oil Concentrate (Fragrance-Free for Hair + Body)
We love a good multi-use product and BBS Macadamia-Oil is no different. To be honest, I have barely used this for my hair, but I drench my body in it often. This cold-pressed, fragrance-free oil leaves skin supple, dewy, and extremely soft.
SUNDAY RILEY | Clean Rinse Clarifying Scalp Serum
My scalp is dumb as hell. It will act up at any given moment, for no damn reason at all. Seborrheic dermatitis is an entire struggle for me, so I hoard products in order to find what works best. This AHA/BHA-infused, rinse-off serum features niacinamide, witch hazel, and vitamin F that removes product buildup, excess oil, dead skin, and pollution like a champ. Fewer scalp flare-ups, healthy a*s hair on deck, happy freakin’ girl!
Soie | Mini Mulberry Silk Scrunchies
Silk is not a luxury for me—it’s a necessity. Silk press, knotless braids… it honestly doesn’t matter. Just commit to preventing hair breakage at all costs. I always have a Soie Mini Mulberry Silk Scrunchie to throw this mane up with a quickness. Oh! Did I mention they’re Black + female-founded?! Add to cart, honey. ADD. TO. CART!
Ami Colé | Skin-Enhancing Tint
This product is so powerful, it makes me cry. Skin tint for melanin-rich skin that actually matches all of our varying undertones and looks like actual f*cking skin?! Genius! This product literally didn’t exist for us before Diarrha created it to fill the gap. It’s breathable, hydrates + nourishes the skin, blurs without masking your natural beauty… it just does everything you want your base to do for you. Still not over this product. Still not over the innovation. Bravo, Ami Colé team! Bravo!
* Dev wears Skin-Enhancing Skin Tint in Deep 1.
Fenty Beauty | Gloss Bomb Heat Universal Lip Luminizer + Plumper
Definitely showing my age with this one, but does anyone remember DuWop Lip Venom? Fenty basically formulated Lip Venom on ‘roids (in the best way possible). Gloss Bomb Heat definitely ups the tingly, plumping sensation, giving everything it’s supposed to give. After one swipe, your lips are luscious, protruding (in the best way possible), and have the perfect reddish-pink hue. Kiss me, b*tch. Just kiss me!
Milk Makeup | Hydro Grip Primer
Since I began my clean beauty transition, all I do is read labels. This hemp-derived cannabis seed primer is absolutely amazeballs! The blue agave helps lock makeup in place for extended wear, while aloe water, niacinamide, and hyaluronic acid add moisture and provide a beautiful glass skin appearance. It’s a beautiful base all the way around.