The Best New Makeup Products to Ring in Summer WithJune 01, 2021
Sarah, Associate Content Director
I don’t always love how sticky and messy brow mascaras can be and I don’t have the patience for a pomade or gel, so I was excited to see if a brow powder would be a better option for me. This two-in-one product features a pencil on one end to define and shape and a packed powder formula on the other that gets applied with a teardrop-shaped sponge applicator. The powder helps fill in my sparse areas for a soft, natural-looking finish and takes seconds to apply. For a quick and easy brow transformation, add this product to your cart ASAP.
Alanna, Assistant Managing Editor
I’m not a gloss girl by nature, but when I find a good formula — like this one — I won’t say no! I love the way it defines and sits on my lips, offering a little shine and a lot of plump. Sunlit Shimmer is the most gorgeous bronzey-gold shade and makes my complexion look sun-kissed after application.
Ariel, Associate Editor
I didn’t think that hot pink liquid eyeliner would become a regular part of my beauty routine until I tried this one by Glamnetic. Not only is it the most insane shade of hot pink, it’s super long-wearing, has Hello Kitty packaging (!!) and is magnetic, so you can stick the brand’s eyelashes right on top of it. I prefer to wear it with just mascara for a fresh-face, editorial-inspired look.
I love a bold lip, especially a fiery orange-red in the summer. This lipstick has the perfect amount of shine to keep my lips from looking and feeling dry, but isn’t so glossy that it slips and slides around — a risk I definitely want to avoid with a color this vibrant. I love that the teardrop-shaped bullet makes it easy to carve out my lips without a liner.
Mary, Associate Editor
With mask mandates lifting, it’s time to up your lipstick game — and this new liquid lipstick from Lancôme should be the first one you add to your arsenal. The hybrid lippie is a cross between a liquid lipstick and a stain, making it lightweight enough for muggy, summer nights while still providing a bold punch of pigment that does not budge. Plus it’s available in 13 shades ranging from bright reds to soft neutrals — so there's a color for every look and mood.
If you’re someone who struggles to cover their dark circles like I do, you absolutely need this color-neutralizing powder in your life. A quick dusting after applying concealer makes my dark circles vanish like magic and instantly brightens the area. The formula, which is packed with shea butter and smoothing banana flower, keeps the delicate under-eye area moisturized and crease-free for a natural, filtered look that lasts from sunrise to sunset.
Caitlyn, Assistant Editor
If you love the brand’s cult-favorite Luminous Silk Foundation like I do, you need this glowy setting powder in your makeup stash ASAP. When applied atop foundation, the powder works like a real-life beauty filter for a flawless, radiant finish that’ll have everyone asking what your skincare routine is. Plus, it does not budge — even while wearing a mask — making it my go-to when getting ready for post-vaccination outings.
I’m a glow-getter through and through, meaning I’m always on the hunt for products that will give me the lit-from-within look I love. I’m also a blush fanatic, and this EM Cosmetics cushion highlighter is quite literally magical because it keeps the skin hydrated (hi niacinamide, vitamin E and squalane!) while giving me a rosy, dewy glow that can only be described as ethereal.
Alyssa, Assistant Editor, Beauty Magazine
As someone who changes her nail polish color at least once a week and has an extremely large polish collection, it’s become difficult to find shades that feel unique to my stash. Enter “Feelin’ Just Lime” from the Essie Summer collection. It’s the perfect shade of green — not too yellow and not too blue. I’m loving it for days when I want a fun pop of color on my nails but don’t want something that leans neon. I’m certain this will be a new summer go-to!
I almost never wear fragrance given how picky I am, but when I got my hands on this warm, addictive scent, I was hooked. It’s the perfect hot weather pick for someone like me who typically only enjoys wintery scents. The hints of rum and vanilla give it cozy vibes, but the honey component makes it spring and summer appropriate. It’s the ideal combination of everything I love about comforting fragrances while not being too heavy for the current season.