This oil-gloss hybrid is a K-beauty delight. The packaging is petite and minimalist, and the color adapts to your lips so it’s different on everyone. Plus, it has a stain-like quality that lasts all day.
I try to eat well, and I’m a sucker for superfoods (when I’m not housing chocolate chip cookies, that is). Now, I can also put them on my face thanks to this and this moisturizer, which is packed with antioxidant-rich things like matcha and goji berry. The texture is also perfectly light and silky — ideal for prepping for makeup in warmer weather.
If you tell me something was wildly popular in Europe but not available in the US, that immediately makes me want it a thousand times more. That’s exactly what happened with this palette, which drops this month. I managed to get my hands on one early, and I’ve been enjoying bold, shimmery eye looks ever since.
I have been committed to polishing my almond shaped nails with UV gel for years so I'm late to the game on Essie Gel Couture. Now, when my nails need a break from gels, it actually feels worth painting them. Favorite color so far: At the Barre.
I have fully hopped on the Lumi trend with this product! I always love a natural, dewy look without adding too much highlight so this has been the perfect light layer that I didn't know I needed. Even just a dab of this stuff goes a long way.
When first hearing the hype around L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara, I was definitely curious. I am three weeks in and loving it. If you're lacking volume and want something that stays in place, I definitely recommend giving this mascara a try.
In an attempt to get rid of some winter gloom, I am channeling my inner flower child. The new Winky Lux Flower Balm not only changes color based on the pH levels of your skin, which gives your lips the perfect natural tint, it also has a freaking flower in it!
Food inspired makeup products are what I live for, and this macaron blush/blender duo is no exception. The set looks nearly identical to a real box of macarons and I'm having a hard time using them in fear that I'll destroy them. I'm not a huge blush person, but I'm really loving this one because it's natural and buildable.
I've been obsessed with the IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream for as long as I can remember, so when I found out about this new Full-Coverage Moisturizer, I got very excited. I've been using this product nearly every day since I got it, and it gives me the perfect amount of coverage and hydration.
I go through different mascaras like it's my job (ha), but I've become particularly fond of the Essence Volume Boost Mascara because (as its name suggests) it gives my lashes the intense volume I'm always seeking.
I’m always on the search for a great undereye concealer — I like them thick, super creamy and slightly salmon tinted (to make my blue-green allergy-induced under eye circles go poof!). I’ve tried many of these correctors on the market, but it wasn’t until I got my hands on the Bye Bye Undereye tube that my routine was finally altered forever. This is by far the thickest, most pigmented under eye concealer I’ve ever used, and I’ve been reaching for it consistently as we approach spring allergy season.
New York’s flippant weather has totally wreaked havoc on my skin these past few months, so I’ve been meticulously trying to heal the redness and flaking, while controlling the oily T-Zone. What’s a combo skin girl to do? Cue: the brand new Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer. This glorious gel-like formula is simply the fountain of hydration and oil control every combo gal or guy needs around this time of the year. Plus, it smells like WATERMELONS! (Can it get any better?)
I’m about to reveal something I never thought I would say: I’m slowly but surely turning into a gloss girl. (AH!) If you know me, you know that I’m obsessed with rocking the matte lip, but lately my pout has been begging for some more moisture and shine. I’m totally obsessed with the new Urban Decay Hi-Fi Glosses, and am proud to say Midnight Cowgirl has become a new staple in my makeup bag. It’s not you matte lippies — it’s me.
Finding the perfect red isn't easy — particularly one that doesn't slip throughout the day and dries down to a clean, matte finish. I have really high standards when it comes to matte lipsticks, and this one exceeded every standard. It's pretty much a universal red and looks great on every friend I've forced to try it. I think everyone needs this in their beauty bag, ASAP.
It's no secret that I love the Naked Heat Palette, but I'm in love with the new Petite Heat palette from Urban Decay. It's portable, has great neutral shades and gives you OG Heat vibes — it's pretty much perfect.
When it comes to my lips, I usually reach for a lip balm. Since I like a shiny and sheer lip, UD Hi-Fi in Obsessed is perfect for me. The peppermint smell clears my sinuses and the shine is long-lasting. Bye-bye lip balm
This keeps my lips ultra hydrated throughout the day, but the best part is the smell. It reminds me of my favorite coconut sunscreen. Basically, it's a mini trip to the tropics in the middle of the winter.
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.