I think we can all agree that 2017 has been a great year for makeup so far. From Kat Von D’s trendy Alchemist Holographic Palette to COVER FX’s Perfect Setting Powder, makeup companies have been stepping up their game.
The year’s more than halfway gone and we’re still catching up on some of the top performing products. If you’ve been saving up to splurge on some back to school makeup products, look no further! Here’s our roundup of the 6 makeup must-haves we can’t wait to get our hands on!
1. Sephora Collection x Utowa PRO Universal Curler – Sephora
Eye-lash curlers can be pretty problematic for some users, since everyone’s eye shape is different. Especially if you opt for a cheaper curler at the drug store, you may find it difficult to get all your lashes evenly over the cushioning pads, leading to an uneven curl.
Fear not! Sephora has released a new “universal curler” with Utowa, a Japanese beauty company founded by Hiroshi Uemura, and it’s no joke. It works comfortably for every eye shape under the rainbow. Boasting long-wearing curls and no pinching, people are falling head over heels for this product!
Speaking of giving our lashes some love, let’s dress up those perfectly curled lashes with L’Oreal’s newest release! Often compared to the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara, we’re happy to say that the similarities don’t stop just with the frosted pink packaging! The brush, formula, and wear are all similar (or even superior) to its pricy cousin!
This product guarantees you intense volume and length, and they’re not kidding! Just Google the product applications photos and you’ll see proof for yourself that this may be L’Oreal’s best mascara yet. $9.99 for a mascara that makes your lashes look like falsies? Count us in!
We’re all familiar with the color-correcting concealers that exploded onto the scene a few years back, right? You’re supposed to use greens to neutralize reds, peach to combat dark circles/spots, and purple to counter a dull complexion.
Enter BECCA’s newest face primer! It appears lavender in the packaging, but it’s actually pretty sheer when applied. The slight purple tint is enough to brighten up dull spots on the skin and give you an instant glow even – before you even reach for your highlighter! And as you can expect from any primer worth its salt, this citrus-scented product does wonders for prolonging your face makeup!
When has Ms. Tilbury ever let us down?
This liquid formula is applied onto the skin using the built-in cushion-foam tip that makes your skin glow like there’s no tomorrow. The rose-gold color boosts your complexion to new heights, rivaling those of famous Hollywood stars on the red carpet. Designed to be used with their Contour Wand, these products perform better than Kim Kardashian West’s recent highlighter/contour stick line—they certainly won’t be snapping off the tube at first application!
Making its second foray onto the list is L’Oreal! Honestly, they deserve a second mention—we’re super impressed by these lip paints! They pack an intensely pigmented punch with a show-stopping glossy finish. Fancy an amped-up nude or an out-of-this-world teal? It’s hard to imagine that these are drugstore products!
The only slight con about this product is that you may find yourself re-applying throughout the day if you want high-impact results. Thankfully, these tubes are ultra-portable and feature a pointed applicator to keep your cupid’s bow looking sharp!
Rounding off our list is quite the wildcard. Back in February we got sneak peak of this product during New York City Fashion Week and we haven’t stopped talking about it since. Now that it’s finally here, we’re excited to try out how this fan-dubbed “pizza cutter” applicator compares to the classic felt/brush tip liquid liners. Will it send us into a new era of wheel-inspired cosmetic products?
Promising a continuous, smooth application, the sold-out liners come in blue, black, and brown in shiny and matte finishes.
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