Addressing both makeup and skincare needs, the Brow-Defining Cream Duo and Resist Vitamin C Spot Treatment are the first launches of the year from Paula’s Choice. Hype-free and effective, this slightly underrated brand has been expanding greatly over the last year or so, unveiling impressive quality formulas. Whether your New Year’s resolution involves a quick fix or a long term goal, these new targeted treatments will help with both your daytime grooming and nighttime treatment.
Without a doubt, the brows are back. Thank you, Cara Delevingne. Keep in mind, however, that fuller does not mean ‘full on’ and that grooming is still required. The Paula’s Choice Brow-Defining Cream Duo offers two shades, both of which can be blended to achieve a customized effect of natural looking, enhanced and defined eyebrows. Whether you need your brows filled, shaped, or simply groomed for a perfect finish, this brand new kit lets you master your own forgiving shade.
While my use of makeup is limited to a tinted moisturizer, bronzer and concealer, this handy compact can frame the face from angles I didn’t know existed. Always remember that no two eyebrows are identical and slight asymmetry is alright. If you need a break from pencils, the Paula’s Choice Brow-Defining Cream Duo is a great pick. Creamy but light and smudge proof, it stays on without getting flaky. Blessed with brows that are rather in your face, I may take Paula’s Choice team up on their secret tip to try a subtle ombre effect! Another fun fact: this creamy duo can also be used as a liner or eyeshadow.
The Vitamin C Spot Treatment is the latest antioxidant powerhouse to join the anti-aging Resist line from Paula’s Choice. Containing 25% of stabilized Vitamin C, this robust formula is suggested for nighttime use and only a few times a week. Looking to lighten up brown spots, old acne scars, or to lessen the severity of some deep lines? This is your new must-have. Slotted into your evening routine as the very last step, the Vitamin C Spot Treatment is to be applied only on areas you wish to address. With the consistency of a thick cream with a slip and a bit of grit, use a patting motion to dab it on and don’t rub it into the skin.
Proven to be the most effective and stable form of Vitamin C, Ascorbic Acid is an excellent choice for those looking to brighten up and even out their skin tone. Because this potent antioxidant also increases collagen production and conditions skin against sun exposure even on days we forget to wear SPF, Vitamin C significantly diminishes and prevents expression lines. This latest Resist formula from Paula’s Choice is pretty hardcore so if you want to see your spots run and fine lines get less fine, give it a try for sure.
Brow-Defining Cream Duo ($20 – 0.05 oz) and Resist Vitamin C Spot Treatment ($55 for 0.5 oz) are available at PaulasChoice.com.