Even when it's iced, tea is hot right now. The trendy drink is available in an astounding number of varieties — from green to chai to yerba mate — and every day, it seems, I read about another health benefit of drinking tea.
It's no wonder, then, that tea has filtered into cosmetics, as both an ingredient and an inspiration for names. So I bring you Part I in my series on tea beauty treats: chai-inspired cosmetics. Though none of these products actually contain tea, they definitely pay homage to the tasty beverage.
DuWop Summer Duet Eye Shadow in Chai ($17) is part of a new limited-edition collection. The Chai compact features gold- and copper-toned powders, which are velvety smooth and can be worn together or individually.
For two more tea-licious products,
Philip B Chai Latte Soul & Body Wash ($39) is a creamy shower wash made from cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, ginger root, honey, and milk for a spicy, sweet scent. Just lather up and let it soak in for two to five minutes for maximum aromatherapy benefits.
L'Oreal Colour Juice Stick in Chai Love You ($9.50) is a sheer, satin lipstick that stays put and moisturizes dry lips. After you apply the color, give it a couple of minutes to set; to remove, use an oil-based makeup remover.