*Hot* New Makeup Products to Try This JulyJuly 01, 2020
Lindsey, Content Director
The Essie Sunny Business collection is filled with pastel shades you’ll want to wear all season, but there’s something about a pale yellow polish that I find irresistible for July. You can catch me rocking the range’s namesake shade for the foreseeable future on both my fingers and toes.
Sarah, Senior Editor
No matter how grown up I am, I will always have a weakness for glitter — it just makes me happy! Urban Decay’s new Moondust line is a total sparkle fest, and I am here for it. I’m especially loving the Glitter Liquid in Horizon, a glitter-flecked, rose gold illuminator that can be used to highlight the face and body. The way the sun dances off the formula when it’s applied is next level.
Alanna, Associate Editor
This summer I’ve been swearing by cream makeup products, so I was so excited when NYX dropped this Soft Cheek Tint. This silky, smooth formula is easy to apply, and I love the doe-foot applicator that makes it totally mess-free. Nude’Tude has been my go to shade because it instantly warms up my face and nicely complements my olive skin tone.
I’m a massive fan of the NAKED Palettes — (yes, I have all seven), so when I heard the brand was dropping Ultraviolet, I knew I had to get my hands on it. This cool-toned 12-shade palette tells the story of icey browns, blue-hued purples and bold eggplants that I can’t wait to incorporate into my summer-into-fall makeup looks. My hands-down favorite shade in Ultraviolet is Warning, an iridescent blue that literally makes your eyes glow whether you wear it on your lower lash line or all over the lid.
Genesis, Assistant Editor
Get that sun-kissed summer look without the sun damage with this Catrice Sungasm Luminizing Bronzer. The formula is super pigmented and has a beautiful, shimmery finish that looks natural and luminous. It comes in two shades, a light and dark option, for all skin tones. If you ask me, though, the best part is the affordable price point.
Samantha, Assistant Editor
I like my eyeshadow to be as simple as humanly possible. While I have tremendous appreciation for a great cut crease and blending, taking the time to execute such a feat doesn’t fit into my morning makeup routine. For a quick, easy, one-and-done eyeshadow look, I’ve been leaning on this new Maybelline Eyeshadow Pen. It comes in both metallic and matte finishes, is crease-resistant and gives me a glammed-up eyelid in just one, well, strike. Plus, the cream-to-powder formula makes blending a breeze.
Jillian, Senior Social Media Editor
When it comes to my summer makeup, I approach it with a “less is more” mentality. I ditch my heavier products and make the switch to lighter looks. Enter my latest obsession: Maybelline’s new lip gloss. This is the perfect goes-with-everything gloss that I keep with me at all times. The shade Reef is the softest pink-coral, so it gives me just the right amount of pigment without going overboard. I’m not usually a gloss person, but I love the texture of this because it basically feels like I’m not wearing anything, and I still get the shine and plumping effect that boosts whatever makeup (or lack of it) that I’m wearing that day. It’s the perfect low-key staple.