This summer, I’m obsessed with the monochromatic trend, and this is the product I’m using to get the look at home. It’s a sheer, stain-like wash of color that’s pretty on cheeks, lips and even eyes (if I’m feeling adventurous). It lasts all day and looks fresh and real — like I just finished a hot yoga class.
Face oil often feels like an extra step I rarely have time for. However, once I started using this oil I couldn’t skip it. It leaves my skin dewy and plump, and I especially love dabbing a few drops over makeup like highlighter.
I am really glad Urban Decay came out with a mini version of their Naked Heat palette. I didn't think I needed the full palette for everyday — so this smaller version is perfect for me. I love that it’s so compact and can easily be thrown into my travel bag as well.
The Essie Spring 2018 collection features six unique colored polishes inspired by a sailing trip. I'm currently loving Bon Boy-Age, which is a minty light green shade. I'm so ready to swap out my dark, cold-weather nail polish shade with a summery shade like this one.
I had a chance to try out this new mask, and it's pretty shocking how different my hair looks after using it. As someone with pretty dry hair that certainly benefits from restorative treatments, this product made my hair look visibly more shiny, softer and healthier. I'm definitely going to start using this once a week.
The beauty of this product is that it's formulated to act as your toner, serum and moisturizer (a lazy girl's dream come true). If you have dry skin, it’s a must-have. It's super soothing, and I'm in love with its fresh, herby scent.
This past winter has been absolutely brutal on my skin — I suffer from severe eczema (always have my whole life!) and this year, it decided to crop up on my face. While getting the help I needed from my derm (ALWAYS go to a doctor if you suffer from anything out of the ordinary skin-wise), I was in search of something extremely gentle and hydrating to soothe my slowly-healing skin. The Jet Lag mask totally exceeded my expectations in this department — I love prepping my skin for makeup with this because it really give it the boost of hydration it needs.
I love a good textured lip product — especially when it’s innovative. That’s why my eyes totally lit up when I found out NYX had developed a “vinyl” lip gloss that achieves a super pigmented, gloriously glossy lip. Bombshell has been my go-to lip color as of late, and I can foresee this becoming a major go-to for me this summer.
I’m a sucker for great scents, and I’m even more of a sucker for cool collabs. This Off White x Byredo collab definitely hit every mark — it’s a super versatile, unisex scent that seriously has the familiar twang of elevator music, but also captures the eclectic aura of that, as Virgil Abloh puts it, “grey area between black and white.”
I'm obsessed with lip gloss, and I'm constantly in search of the perfect formula that gives me a wet lip look. For me, the gloss needs to be non-sticky, glossy and wear comfortably throughout the day. This gloss exceeds my expectations, and at $3 a pop the price can't be beat.
I'm not one for heavy foundation so this tinted moisturizer is perfect for me. It can be built up to medium coverage and offers a little extra SPF protection. It also has skin-loving ingredients like hyaluronic acid and vitamin E so I can feel good about adding this into my everyday makeup routine.
I'm an eyeshadow palette hoarder, and I'm quick to add new launches to my stash. This palette is perfect for summer makeup looks and the shades are expertly matched so you can use one palette to achieve your look. I love the Lovebeam color story, a peachy-bronze palette with 10 buttery shades you can't help but fall in love with.
About the Author:Alanna Martine Kilkeary is a native New Yorker and an assistant beauty editor at Makeup.com. She has had the opportunity to grace the digital pages of Harper's BAZAAR, Rolling Stone and Teen Vogue with her words and skills. She runs a literary infused fashion blog in her free time, her heart belongs to William Shakespeare, and most importantly, she believes that Wes Anderson should serve as art director for the entire universe.