Every girl has a list of essential makeup products that she would never dream of parting with. Those tried-and-true mascaras, lip stains, eyeliners and foundations that she holds firmly within her grasp no matter what makeup trends come along. While it can be tempting to stick to what you know and reach for those essentials on a daily basis, falling into a routine can cause you to easily miss other items that could dramatically improve your look! That’s why today, we’re rooting for the underdogs — the products that often get overlooked, but deserve just as much attention as your favorite shimmery bronzer.
Don’t feel bad if you’ve overlooked eyelash primer until now. There’s a good chance that you probably didn’t know it existed. Used before your first coat of mascara, primers (like NYX Big & Loud Lash Primer) condition your eyelashes, providing a protective layer for your mascara to stick to. The end result is mascara that lasts longer and comes off easier with eye makeup remover.
Lip scrub is one of the items you don’t think about until your lips are already flaky and in dire need of some moisture. Keeping The Body Shop’s Lip Scuff on hand is the best way to ensure your lips can survive the constant parade of liner, gloss and oh-so-trendy matte lipstick that you expose them to. Also, you have to love a product that is an exfoliator and moisturizer all in one!
If you don’t have a go-to tinted moisturizer in your makeup arsenal, you’re doing your skin a disservice. A vitamin-rich product that conceals blemishes while protecting your skin from the sun —
like Bienfait Teinté Beauty Balm Cream — is just what the doctor (and your face) ordered!
There’s a fine line between “pretty” makeup and makeup so perfect it almost looks airbrushed. That line usually has something to do with finishing powder. A good finishing powder (we’re obsessed with the Maybelline Mineral Power Finishing Veil Translucent Loose Powder) not only erases fine lines and minimizes the appearance of pores, but also delivers a polished look that screams “selfie-worthy.”
The work that goes into creating a flawless face every day honestly deserves a medal. Since you’re probably not going to land a trophy for the seamless strobing you pulled off last Tuesday, you at least deserve to admire your work until it’s time to wash your face. Lightly spritzing your face with a makeup setting spray like L'Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray is easily the best way to help keep your work in tact and look like you just applied it … all day long.
About the Author:As the Social Media Strategist for Makeup.com, and an employee of L’Oréal, Shontel dreams up fun ways to engage our loyal followers on social media. She experiments with new forms of storytelling and thrives on bringing the latest makeup trends to our audience in ever-changing ways.