Ok, we all know we need to have a few crucial beauty items on us at all times for emergency throughout-the-day touch up. What we don't need is the added cargo. Enter Stowaway Cosmetics--we spoke with CEO Julie Fredrickson about their streamlined make up faves and more goodies for summer.
1. Tell us more about Stowaway Cosmetics.
I started Stowaway Cosmetics with a solution in mind to eliminate the burden of the bulge and provide products that fit into every woman’s on-the-go lifestyle. Stowaway Cosmetics offers a polished and streamlined daily makeup routine that makes looking good easy! Our products can be brought anywhere due to their easy-to-finish sizing and are high quality grade, EU-compliant cosmetics.
2. What are some of your new colors for summer?
So exciting - we just launched new Stowaway Cosmetics Creme Lipstick shades – Burnt Rose, which is the perfect ‘your lips but better’ nude, and Apricot, a gorgeous warm pinky coral. We also launched the Color Enhancing Balm, featuring a PH adjusting formula that works with the natural chemistry of your lips to provide a custom personalized shade! It can range from a petal pink, or hot fuchsia to a beautiful lilac. I’m all about subtle colors that really enhance your natural beauty and play up your best features.
3. What are some of your favorites in the Stowaway line?
It is so hard to pick just one favorite, as my entire routine is a mix of Stowaway products (and anything we don't make I tend to mix and match from sample boxes and gift with purchases as I refuse to carry or buy anything I can't finish). I'd say my daily go to is our concealer, our new Multi-Sticks (on a good skin day I use them strategically to give me a no-makeup makeup look with brightening, a hint of a contour and lots of brightening Sugar for radiance) and our pH Balm. On a day where I need to be a little fancier I will bump it up with a bit more coverage with our BB Cream, our Essential Eye Palette and I switch between lipstick shades because why not? I rotate all of the colors but my favorites right now are Burnt Rose, Apricot, Muted Plum and Scarlet with a dash of Raspberry for a bolder day. And of course I'm never without an eyeliner in my purse as it gives me a fast smokey eye in a quick second when my plans change and I need to go straight from desk to dinner or event.
We found some other newbies for summer make up and summer skin:
The Rough Bunny Rouge Gilded Summer Beauty Box includes RBR favorites including: Raven Glaze Lacquer Eyeliner, Manet Blush Wand Cheeks In Bloom, Serene Light Skin Perfector, As If It Were Summer Still Bronzing Glow Liquid—all in their Neo-Victorian Petite Present Box. (Available at rougebunnyrouge.com)
Clarisonic recently launched three Brush Head Sets targeted toward specific skincare needs. The Glow Getter Brush Head Set uses plush bristles to comfortably cleanse skin while improving dullness for more radiant skin. The Fearlessly Flawless Set features deep pore brush heads to help dislodge oil and debris. The Essentials Set features their most popular brush heads—the Deep Pore, Acne, Radiance, and Sensitive Brush Heads. (Available at clarisonic.com)
New York is the inspiration for Dermelect Cosmeceuticals new ‘ME’ Downtown Femme Summer 2018 Nail Collection. The six shades that boast richly pigmented formulas include Bowery (azure steel), Ansonia (ivory peach), Nolita (sub-lime), Sugarhill (coco-white), Chelsea (lavender pink) and Tribeca (royal lilac). (Available June 1st at ulta.com)
Caress broke out their new line of shower foams and body sprays recently. The Botanicals Shower Foams release a creamy lather and intoxicating scent in a paraben and sulfate-free formula. The Botanicals Body Sprays leave skin lightly scented. Both are available in three scents: Sweet Violet, Pink Peony, and Mediterranean Lotus. (Available at Target)
The new Artistry Hydra-V Sheer Weightless Foundation SPF 15 provides a dewy, lightweight finish for all skin types. The liquid foundation adds sheer, buildable coverage while delivering broad spectrum SPF 15 protection. The Ideal Radiance Illuminating CC Cream Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 50 gives a flawless no-makeup look while protecting skin from the sun’s rays. (Available at amway.com)
Mom Bombs are luxurious bath bombs made with an indulgent combination of organic Argan Oil and essential oils. Bombs include Inspiration, a blend of caramel and vanilla, Goddess, a cotton candy scent, Unwind, a mix of coconut and tropical breezes, and more. Each of their Luxury Bathbombs Classic Box helps the mombomb.org organization, which helps moms who find themselves in a life changing even and need support. (Available at buybombshelpmoms.com)
The Arya Essentials Face Oil is used by A-listers like Jessica Biel, Marisa Tomei, and Helen Mirren. Arya Essentials follows Ayurvedic principles while incorporating modern day intelligence, using only high quality botanical ingredients to nourish and protect the skin. The Face Oil includes Tulsi, Amla, and Brahmi to stimulate collagen production and enhance radiance. (Available at aryaessentials.com)