All the Makeup Products Our Editors Are Buying This MarchMarch 01, 2021
Sarah, Senior Editor
It’s an old trick of mine to use dry shampoo as a texturizing spray, but if the formula is too white and powdery, it doesn’t always work out in my favor. With this dry shampoo-texturizing spray hybrid, Garnier is answering my hair-care prayers. It’s completely transparent, so I don’t have to worry about white streaks on my dark brown hair, and the formula defines my waves while absorbing any excess oil. So not only does it help me style my hair, it extends the life of the style, too.
There are times when I have the patience to sit down and give myself a full face beat using makeup brushes and the works, but lately, those days are few and far between. It helps that I have this foundation in my stash. With its stick packaging and included kabuki brush, it makes swiping on foundation a quick and painless process. I love that the formula melts into skin, so it’s easy to blend and doesn’t give me a cakey, overly made-up look. For more on how I use it, check out my full review of the Ultra Wear Foundation Stick.
Alanna, Assistant Managing Editor
I love a foundation product that allows me to build coverage however I please, but what I love more is a foundation that can do this and be completely budge-proof, too! The new Total Control Pro Drop Foundation has hit the nail on the head with this, and I’m totally obsessed. The formula comes in an easy-to-use dropper that allows you to build up to a full-coverage finish that won’t transfer onto a face mask and stays smudge-free throughout the day. It can even be customized with the addition of the NYX Professional Makeup Hue Shifters that allow you to add a cool, warm, light or dark undertone.
Nude-peach blushes are my favorite in the springtime, so when I heard Tower 28 was dropping its cult-fave lip and cheek balm in a terracotta shade, I knew I had to give it a go ASAP. Spoiler alert: I was totally satisfied. This ultra-creamy formula is easy to blend into the skin and leaves behind a nice, pigmented finish. Power Hour is my new every-day go to, and if you, too, love a nudey-peach wash of color, I bet it will become yours.
Genesis, Assistant Editor
As someone who strictly wears nude lipstick, I’m convinced the Le Nus Intense collection was made just for me. Complete with 12 wearable shades, I’m obsessed with the rich pigmentation and even richer formula. It’s super moisturizing, making it a good choice to wear all year, even through the cold winter months. It also smells good enough to eat, which is something I didn’t realize I needed in a lipstick but totally do. My favorite color at the moment is Nu Intense, which is a peachy-pink nude.
Caitlyn, Assistant Editor
I’ve never met an Urban Decay Naked palette I didn’t like, including this one. The neutral palette –– cased in technicolor snakeskin packaging, might I add –– has shadows ranging from pale peach and soft beige to deep copper and shimmery turquoise. My favorite combo is the metallic lavender shade Cowboy Rick (a pigment so ethereal that it’s reminiscent of Colorado skies at dusk) paired with Tex, the most perfect shade of green. I may be a New York girl at heart, but this palette might just make me head out west.
Jillian, Senior Social Media Editor
I’m on a constant mission to find the perfect green polish, and Cacti on the Prize from the Essie Spring 2021 collection is a must-have for the upcoming season. It’s light enough that it’s perfect for warmer months, but the muted undertones also make it a great transitional shade from the darker colors I normally go for in the middle of winter. Plus, the desert vibes of the collection definitely distract me from the never-ending snow days I’m currently experiencing in NYC –– warm weather vibes only, please.
Shauna, Associate Editor, Beauty Magazine
I always aim to get that natural tan, glowy look, s o I’m constantly on the hunt for bronzers that can help. When I first swatched this Jouer Sunswept Bronzer Duo, I was immediately entranced. I love the fact that it comes with two complementary shades (sunkissed golden honey and sunset rich terracotta) that I can mix to create the perfect bronze-y hue. It has a soft velvety texture and blends easily into my skin.