10 New Makeup Products to Shop This MayMay 03, 2021
Sarah, Senior Editor
Once the temperature hits 70 degrees, I’m all about a bright, punchy manicure. I typically go for a bold blue or green shade, but this year, I want to step outside of my comfort zone and try a vibrant orange. I have my sights on Tangerine Tease, a juicy citrus hue that’s sure to put me in a sunny mood, even on rainy spring days.
Urban Decay’s iconic All Nighter Setting Spray is now available in powder form and you can bet I’ll be trying it. Like the spray, the setting powder helps lock in makeup and control shine. The powder format also helps smooth skin and has a silky, non-cakey finish. I predict I’ll be doing my makeup a lot more once the weather heats up and COVID-19 restrictions loosen, so this will be a summer staple for sure.
Alanna, Associate Editor
True life, I’m addicted to matte liquid lipsticks and I think NYX just made my habit worse! The brand’s new XXL Lip Lingerie formula is the only thing I’ve been reaching for all month, and I promise that it’ll have the same effect on you. The super silky formula doesn’t feel heavy or cakey and the precise doe-foot applicator makes it easy to achieve a flawless finish. Plus, it literally will not budge under your face mask, no matter how long you wear one. It comes in 24 stunning neutral, berry, brown and pink shades.
Transitional spring weather always makes my roots and scalp feel a little dry, and this exfoliating mask has been a total lifesaver. It has a creamy consistency and is infused with salicylic acid to help slough off dead skin and aloe to hydrate and replenish your roots. Not to mention, it smells glorious and is safe for color-treated hair.
Ariel, Associate EditorAs a kid, I was obsessed with sparkly eyeshadow — I wanted to cover my entire face in it, in fact. Now I’m tempted to do the same with the Urban Decay 24/7 Moondust Shadow, particularly in the shade Solstice. It’s a burnt reddish-brown with green glitter, and can be applied in a sheer wash with a fluffy brush, or pressed in with a finger or a damp flat shadow brush for more intense color payoff.
Mary, Associate Editor
I’m always looking for products that not only look amazing, but also have some serious benefits — and this lipstick fits the bill to a tee. Infused with six essential oils, it glides on like a balm and keeps my lips feeling hydrated and comfortable for hours while providing a high-shine pop of color. Rose Lou Lou, a gorgeous rosy pink, is my new go-to color for spring.
Caitlyn, Assistant Editor
Between its unique flower shape and ultra-plush, cruelty free material, this powder brush is my newest must-have. It picks up just the right amount of powder — either loose or pressed — for a flawless application, while being an adorable addition to any vanity. You already know I’ll be picking up a few for my mom this Mother’s Day, because for a makeup lover like me, this kind of flower makes for the prettiest of bouquets.
When Tower 28 launched new shades of its best-selling cream bronzer, Bronzino, I couldn’t help myself. Sun Coast, a light bronze, has quickly become my newest obsession for its ability to make my skin look like it has a golden hour-like glow at all hours of the day. What’s more, Bronzino has a silicone-free formula made with mango butter and green tea extract to ensure my blemish-prone skin won’t act up while I get my glow on.
Alyssa, Assistant Editor at Beauty Magazine
After falling in love with his Double-Take Creme & Powder Blushes, and ultimately buying all four shades, I knew I needed to try his new bronzing and contouring product. I opted for “She’s Statuesque,” the lightest shade, and upon application I was immediately impressed by the blendability. The versatility of the cream contour combined with powder bronzer in one compact makes it perfect for future travel plans, and the natural finish on my skin makes it a foolproof pick for when I want subtle definition and a warm glow.
As someone with an incredibly oily scalp, but significantly damaged ends due to tons of heat styling, finding a shampoo and conditioner duo that addresses both of these concerns has always been challenging. Upon first application of the shampoo, I immediately noticed how soft and smooth it felt in my hair. Not only that, but it left my scalp squeaky clean despite it’s sulfate-free formula. After applying the conditioner and hopping out of the shower, my hairbrush glided through my strands like butter, and the next day my hair looked and felt incredibly sleek and soft.