9 Makeup Products to Add to Cart in JulyJuly 05, 2023
Victoria, Content Director
I think eyebrow gels are really great tools for creating a natural-looking, brushed-up brow look; It’s so much easier to go overboard with a pencil. I can’t wait to get my hands on this new launch from Maybelline New York. Available in six different shades, the water- and transfer-resistant formula is designed to help plump up your brows with long-lasting pigment and sculpt them into your desired shape for up to 36 hours.
I’m obsessed with these glossy lip balms from Lanolips. They deliver the most beautiful light-reflecting shine and intense moisture via lanolin and vitamin E that my frequently chapped lips need. Candy, a light pink hue, is a mainstay in my summer work tote.
Alanna, Managing Editor
Highlighters are my weakness, so I was thrilled to learn that NYX Professional Makeup was launching a multi-use highlighter stick. It comes in six stunning shades, from a golden-copper to an icy pearl and even a purple-blue, and can be used on the face for extra sparkle and dimension. I love using Lemon Meringue, a bronzy hue, on my temples and down my nose for a summery, sun-kissed look.
I’m typically very picky when it comes to brow products, so I always go into testing a new one with an abundance of caution. I felt no different when first picking up this new brow shadow stick on my first application, but I was immediately pleased with how much I liked it! This cream-to-powder stick instantly thickens sparse areas and is really easy to apply with a light hand. A little goes a long way, and all it takes is one to two swipes for a fuller-looking brow. I’m obsessed!
I used to blow dry and heat style my hair until it was deep-fried, but lately, I’ve been embracing my natural waves with the help of this texture spray. Unlike a lot of sprays that promote beach waves, this one is made without salt, so my waves stay hydrated and defined instead of crispy or crunchy-looking. I like to spray it on my hair while it’s still wet from the shower and let it air-dry for piecey, tousled texture.
Everything in this limited-edition collection from Charlotte Tilbury is drop-dead gorgeous, but the lip glosses are the highlight for me. I love this sheer red shade flecked with golden sparkle because it’s translucent enough to apply without looking into a mirror, but it still gives my lips the right amount of color and shine. The subtle vanilla scent makes me want to reapply over and over again.
Jordan, Associate Editor
I tend to be a cream and liquid blush devotee, but this silky blush from Giorgio Armani Beauty has me back on the powder train. The buildable formula delivers the same subtle, natural-looking flush of color that typically draws me to cream formulas. Plus, it doesn’t feel cakey or drying like some powder blushes. I’m also obsessed with the glowy, blurring finish, achieved with unique light-reflecting pigments.
Unlike seemingly everyone I follow on Instagram, I’m not traveling to Italy this summer, but these adorable scrunchies from SLIP’s La Dolce Vita collection make it easier to pretend. This set includes three large scrunchies in sage green, red gingham and a lemon-printed option. Not only are they super cute, but the gentle silk material also helps prevent your hair from creasing or breaking.
Kat, Social Media Editor
I’m such a sucker for glossy lips, so when Maybelline New York dropped these candy-inspired lip glosses, I knew I had to get my hands on them. Formulated with hyaluronic acid, this gloss visibly smooths lip surface and enhances lip contour with high shine for hydrated, fuller-looking lips. Out of the five new shades, I’ve found myself gravitating towards Taffy the most. It’s a beautiful berry shade that really compliments my skin tone. I’m so excited to keep using these throughout the summer!