The Best New Makeup Products to Shop Before Summer 2021 Is OverAugust 05, 2021
It’s a brand new month, which means that a new round of products is making its way onto store websites and shelves and into our makeup bags. These are the products Makeup.com’s editors can’t live without this August.
Alanna, Assistant Managing Editor
I know it’s not quite fall yet but I totally thrive during the autumn season (definitely the Libra in me!) so I always celebrate a little early with a fall-inspired scent. Autumn Vibes is the ultimate perfume for this: it’s woody, with notes of berries and cardamom that’s definitely a change from the lighter, sweeter scents I usually wear in the summertime. Nothing like starting the transition a little earlier to get into the fall spirit!
Creamy bronzers have my name written all over them — especially towards the end of the season when I want to maintain my glow. This moisturizing stick does just the trick to minimize dullness and gives me a dewy, bronze flush.
Jaz, Senior Editor
In the summertime, I prefer the low maintenance vibe of lip gloss. Maybelline has added five new shades to the original 10 colors of this hyaluronic acid-infused gloss and the Heat shade makes my lips look perfectly sun-kissed. I also appreciate the XL wand applicator that allows me to fully indulge my lipgloss addiction.
Ari, Associate Editor
I have naturally pretty full eyebrows, so my top priority in a brow product is to find something that tames my hairs and keeps them looking uniform. This clear brow gel does just that, without flaking or leaving a white residue in my brows. I can trust it to keep my brows looking neat and arched all day — no tint or crunchiness in sight.
I love, love, love lip gloss, and this one does not disappoint. It provides a mirror-like shine with a pop or translucent reddish-orange color. The finish feels slippery and hydrating on the lips, like a lip oil, and it’s not sticky in the slightest.
Mary, Associate Editor
After wearing face masks for over a year, I’m so ready to rock the boldest lipstick colors, and my new go-to is this punchy fuchsia from Valentino Beauty. The creamy formula packs serious pigment with just one swipe and feels feather-light even after hours of wear. Matte finishes usually look too harsh for my liking, but I instantly fell in love with the satin matte finish of this lipstick because it provides the slightest velvety sheen that looks great whether I’m at an afternoon picnic or out on a date night.
I never thought I’d be able to create the perfect smokey eye with only one eyeshadow color, but this high-pigmented, cream shadow proved me wrong. The buildable, vitamin E-infused formula beautifully blends across the eye and keeps the area feeling soft and nourished throughout the day without any creasing. My favorite shade is Walk of No Shame — a rich copper dusted with golden-sparkles — because it is extremely versatile and universally flattering on all skin tones.
Caitlyn, Assistant Editor
I’m a gloss girl, through and through. In my opinion, there’s literally nothing better than shiny, juicy-looking lips with a bit of pigment. Because my lips tend to be dry, I need a formula that’s going to hydrate my lips while packing pigment and The Kosas Wet Lip Oil Gloss does just that. The hyaluronic acid, peptide and shea butter-infused formula has quickly become my go-to because it keeps my lips plump and hydrated no matter where the day takes me. The non-sticky gloss glides on effortlessly to give the lips a watercolor-esque finish that ties every makeup look together perfectly.
Alyssa, Assistant Editor
While I’m not really into wearing body makeup, I’ve been absolutely loving this face and body foundation as a tinted moisturizer-esque product. It’s incredibly lightweight while providing sheer to buildable coverage with a natural finish. It’s not greasy or overly dewy like many similar products can be, and I love how seamlessly it blends into my complexion. Plus, you can't beat the amount of product you get for the price.
It’s been months since I’ve reached for a traditional bullet lipstick, but when I got my hands on the new formula of the classic Urban Decay Vice lipsticks that changed. They come in cream, matte and shine finishes and while they’re all gorgeous, the shade “Oatmilk” in the cream finish has remained in my rotation. It’s a pale nude shade that’s truly neutral rather than leaning too pink or too yellow. Plus, these lipsticks are ultra-pigmented and incredibly comfortable on the lips.