10 New Makeup Products to Try in JuneJune 01, 2020
Lindsey, Content Director
I love the longevity of a liquid lipstick, but I’m much more of a shine fan than a matte girl. To further complicate things, I prefer the feel of a cream lippie to the dryness of a liquid and stickiness of a gloss. Somehow this new lip lacquer manages to give me all three: a long-lasting, high-shine liquid lipstick that feels like a cream. It comes in ten shades, but I’m partial to Adrenaline, an orange-red that looks incredible on Zoom calls and in IRL.
Sarah, Senior Editor
I’ve definitely gotten lazy with my beauty routine since I started social distancing and that includes my hair-care regimen. Now that the weather is heating up, dry shampoo, specifically this one, is about to become my BFF. As a brunette, one of my main gripes with dry shampoos I’ve used in the past is that they can be difficult to blend in (I have no doubt left the house with noticeable white powder in my roots before). As its name suggests, the Garnier Fructis Invisible Dry Shampoo absorbs quickly without leaving any residue behind. Plus, it smells fruity and summery. Even though I won’t be taking any big vacations this season, the scent will transport me to somewhere tropical in my mind.
Alanna, Associate Editor
A gel/cream blush is a must-have for me during the summer because it’s easy to apply, blends into the skin seamlessly and holds a lot of pigment throughout the day. Recently, I’ve been using the Bare With Me Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Jelly Cheek Color for this — it’s a gel tint formula that glides over my face makeup with ease and gives me a soft, dewy flush of color. Sizzling Sun is my fave because it leaves behind a warm, bronze-copper glow.
I’m proud to say that I’ve been self-tanning at home at least once a week to make it look like I’ve been spending time in the sun, without the risks of UV rays. The Purity Vitamins Bronzing Water Body Mist not only gives me a nice streak-free finish, it’s complete with vitamin C and vitamin D boosters, plus hyaluronic acid to brighten and hydrate as well. This one makes me feel like I’m taking care of my skin while giving it some color.
Genesis, Assistant Editor
When it comes to keeping my makeup in place, I’m team setting spray all the way. I’m obsessed with this new one from Maybelline New York because it’s inspired by the K-Beauty trend, glass skin, so it really gives my complexion a hydrated and dewy finish. I even like to use it when I’m not wearing any makeup (which admittedly is more often than not these days) because it gives my skin the perfect lit-from-within sheen.
Although I’m not wearing a ton of makeup while social distancing, when the right time calls for it, I love to keep things minimal, fresh and glowy. This highlighter has been my go-to for giving me the most beautiful and effortless radiance that makes your skin look healthy and sunkissed. I mean, seriously, I want to douse myself in this dreamy, illuminating formula. I also love the cushion applicator, which dispenses product evenly and is super easy to use.
Samantha, Assistant Editor
I’m that girl who has been wearing foundation day in and day out during social distancing — I know, I’m crazy. A little coverage just goes a long way in giving me (and my makeup routine) a bit of normalcy. My current go-to product is the Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte + Poreless No-Waste Pouch. It’s the same formula I know and love, but it makes application so much easier, quicker and mess-free. The squeezable pouch ensures that I have control and never use too much product. I just put around a quarter-sized amount onto the back of my hand and apply with a beauty sponge.
I’m always in a love-hate relationship with bronzer. I need it, obviously. My skin is as pale as pale can be. Unfortunately, most bronzers tend to be too dark or ruddy for my complexion. I can use a little product and blend it out, sure, but even then I’ll be left with a weird tint to my skin or harsh line. When the Vesca Beauty Soft Matte Bronzing Powder in shade Santorini showed up on my doorstep, though, I had instant heart eyes. It has a super blendable formula with a velvety finish. Plus, the shade has neutral undertones that bronze my skin rather than give it a muddy hue. It’s my new favorite.
Jillian, Senior Social Media Editor
Anyone who knows me knows I can’t go without a brow pomade in my makeup routine, and I’m always looking for new ones to try, so I can sculpt my brows to perfection. I’m digging NYX’s new Dip, Shape, Go! Pomade because it has all the pigment and hold I’m looking for thanks to the waterproof finish, but it has precision due to the angled brush. Plus, the built-in spoolie is super helpful for touch-ups and blending.
I’m absolutely obsessed with INN Beauty Project’s Lip Glaze #1, so when it dropped #2, I instantly knew I would love it. The berry color is richer than the #1 cherry shade, so it adds some variety to my growing collection of glosses. It’s also packed with nourishing ingredients like acai berry, which gives me the antioxidants and vitamin C I need to keep my lips healthy. If you’re looking for a super hydrating lip gloss that isn’t sticky and gives you a perfect hint of color, look no further.