Thursday, April 7, 2016

April Showers: B.I.O.A. Has you Covered!

Kiss your fears about April Showers beauty blunders goodbye because here are some great products to combat the stormy weather. From hair products that block humidity and tame frizz, to waterproof and mattifying skincare and cosmetics, there are endless options to help you prep for the season.


Alterna Haircare Caviar Repairx Multi-Vitamin Heat Protection Spray
Fight flyaways and frizz with Alterna Caviar Multi-Vitamin Heat Protection Spray. This lightweight, nourishing multi-vitamin spray boosts hair's immunity to outside aggressors and weather and protects hair from heat styling up to 450°F* while restoring hydration and strength.
Price: $30, Available at Sephora/ and

L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Lock ItWeather Control Hairspray

This hairspray delivers a lightweight mist that locks out humidity while locking in smooth style for up to 48 hours. April showers stand no chance. After use, hair is instantly tamed and unruly flyaways and frizz are a thing of the past.
Price: $4.99, Available at mass retailers and

Kérastase Paris Elixir Ultime Collection


Say goodbye to humidity-driven frizz with the Kérastase Paris Elixir Ultime Collection– the brand’s miracle oil for hair. Transform hair into a sublime, silky, visible level of protection with four precious oils: Maize Oils, Argan Oil, Camellia Oil and Pracaxi Oil. A new addition to the collection, Elixir Ultime Elixir Ultime Bi-Phase Spray Oil not only features benefits from oil, but also leaves hair voluminous. The ultra-advanced, ultra-light formula is the perfect balance between richness and volume. Utilizing the brand’s Oleo Complexe, the collection leaves hair immediately shinier and smoother, while protecting it from external aggressors.
Price: $58 each, Available at and Kérastase Salons


Alba Botanica® ACNEdote Oil Control Lotion

ACNEdote Oil Control Lotion is ultimate mattifying lotion with maximum strength 2% salicylic acid. Its powerful, botanically effective, oil-free formula keeps shine at bay all day – even in the rain – while it weightlessly hydrates skin.
Price: $16, Available at natural food stores, Whole Foods Market and

bliss steep clean mattifying toner pads

The must-have mattifying, moisturizing toner pads for oily and combination skin. After use, the pads help to reduce mid-day shine with salicylic acid, smartsponge technology (self-activating oil-control spheres), and dead cell digesting enzymes. Don't 'face' the rainy day without them.
Price: $38, Available at bliss spas,, ULTA and

Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Mattifying Fluid

This lightweight fluid offers a mattifying, blotting effect, reducing excess sebum and preventing long-term production while restoring skin’s moisture level.
Price: $39 (40ml), Available in April at Sephora/, Caudalie boutiques/ and Bluemercury

FIONA STILES BEAUTY Matte Finish Foundation Concentrate

Tackle April Showers with this lightweight foundation concentrate that absorbs oil, camouflages imperfections, and delivers a long-lasting, velvet-matte finish. This formula hides imperfections, evens out skin tone, and mattifies with a non-oily, perfectly powdered finish. The velvet matte coverage never smudges and is suitable for all undertones. Available in 10 shades.
Price: $30, Available at ULTA Beauty and

FLOWER Miracle Matte Translucent Finishing Powder

The ultimate touch for a flawless finish – this miracle powder sets and perfects while helping to mattify skin. The powder also provides optical blurring to minimize imperfections. Just tap on before heading out in the storm and you’re set!
Price: $9.98, Available at Walmart and

Laura Geller Beach Matte Hydrating Bronzer

This new baked formula creates a natural matte, beachy glow while moisturizing skin with a rich mix of Brazilian botanical butters. Whipped from hydrating extracts and antioxidants including Pomegranate, Cranberry and Blueberry, the weightless, moisturizing bronzer gives you a golden just-stepped-off-the-beach glow. Paraben and oil free.
Price: $33, Available in April at ULTA and

Peter Thomas Roth Pore Putty

This lightweight, long-lasting treatment instantly blurs and fills the look of pores, fine lines and deep wrinkles – making them nearly invisible for a flawless, matte finish. An exclusive PTR mattifying complex instantly absorbs excess sebum and eliminates shine, leaving skin with a ‘soft-focus finish’ and a uniform and even look.
Price: $38, Available in April at Sephora and

SkinCeuticals Physical Matte UV Defense SPF 50

Combat humidity and control shine with SkinCeuticals Physical Matte UV Defense SPF 50. Inspired by the hit formulation of Physical Eye UV Defense SPF 50, this all-mineral SPF from the leaders in sun protection protects, and mattifies even in humid conditions. The aerated silica technology is able to absorb up to 15x its weight in oil, and the optimized smoothing base and translucent color spheres refine and perfect the appearance of skin tone and texture. The formula is noncomedogenic and proven to maintain a matte finish even in hot, humid conditions.
Price: $34, Available at


By Terry Mascara Terrybly Waterproof

Enjoy dramatic lashes with this growth-boosting new-generation mascara and waterproof protection. A revolutionary lash-lengthening tinted lash serum, it contains Lumicoat Care Technology to significantly increase volume, length, curl and thickness of each lash. Mascara Terrybly Waterproof activates growth from root to tip for thicker, stronger, longer and silkier lashes.
Price: $48, Available at

CIRCA Absolute Lash Icon Mascara in 02 Extreme Black Waterproof

Keep lashes waterproof and voluminous with this buildable mascara that provides instant fullness and conditioning for clump-free, beautiful lashes. The flexible and fast-drying formula is enriched with Panthenol to increase lash thickness over time and Avocado Oil to keep lashes soft and flexible.
Price: $12, Available at Walgreens

FIONA STILES BEAUTY Creamy Long-Wear Lip Contouring Pencil

The rich, waterproof, smooth and creamy lip liner is silky soft to define and fill lips with an effortless fluid glide. The creamy, non-transferable, long-lasting color (4+ hours) has the power to reshape, resize and balance the lips while helping prevent lipstick from feathering and bleeding. Available in 5 shades.
Price: $16 each, Available at ULTA Beauty and

FLOWER Endless Wear Eye Color Ultimate Eye Color

Providing sheer and lightweight color with true staying power up to 12 hours, the cushion-y texture goes on silky and shimmering, lasting all day without creasing or fading – rain or shine. Available in 5 shades.
Price: $7.98 each, Available at Walmart and

Laura Geller Eye Calligraphy Eyeliner Marker

Eyeliner made easy! This quick-dry liquid precision liner with a water-resistant formula wears comfortably without feathering, smudging or running. Features a classic marker tip for total eye-lining control and smooth all day wear. Shades include Enchanting Emerald, Charming Charcoal, Beguiling Brown and Black.
Price: $22, Available at ULTA and

L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss

Pucker up with no worries of fading or feathering. For the lipgloss lover who loves a matte finish comes the new L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss. Available in 10 shades, the creamy liquid matte lipgloss delivers bold and precise color intensity in a new velvet-matte finish. The formula features long-lasting properties and a lush velvety texture that feels soft for all day comfort.
Price: $9.99 each, Available at and drugstores nationwide

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils

Don’t let the rain get you blue – let your eyeliner do that. With the creamy, forever-lasting and waterproof 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils, delight in color without any fear of makeup meltdown. Velvety soft, this never-before-seen formula stays creamy for blending (about 30 seconds), then dries down to a long-lasting finish that WILL NOT budge. Line eyes with a hint of color or go for the full artistic, multi-hued effect with a mix of the 40 habit-forming shades.
Price: $20 each, Available at Sephora, ULTA, and

UD | Gwen Stefani Lipstick


Gwen Stefani has worn every lip color in the book, and these are her must-haves. The lineup of eight new shades also includes one shade (714) in a brand-new finish UD dubbed Mega Matte – a super-intense matte that lays down tons of pigment in just one coat. And of course, each shade features UD’s proprietary Pigment Infusion System for creamy texture without dragging or skipping, rich payout and extended wear that won’t budge from in a rainstorm.
Price: $18, Available at Sephora/, Ulta/,, and

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