There are so many makeup brands available on the market, not to mention the new ones that launch every day, it can be overwhelming for even the most experienced beauty editor. There are now more makeup brands and formulas than ever before. We promise that no matter your preference, there is a brand that can provide it.
We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite makeup brands, both old favorites and new contenders, to make your search easier. Urban Decay Hideaway Vice-Hyper Lipstick, 0.11 oz. It is a medium-dark mauve color with subtle, cool undertones. The lipstick has a satin finish. It was creamy and smooth with a light shine.
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After an hour, the sheen began to fade. This gave way to a semi-matte look that eventually turned into true matte. It was opaque in color and hydrated well over time. Some products are timeless, despite the fact that makeup trends change all the time.
We all have beauty staples that we love, whether it’s a favorite lipstick or mascara we can’t live without. The ELLE team had a lot to say about their top makeup products, which ranged from a pore-erasing primer and a pencil that creates fuller arches. Find the very best in makeup, right here. Ashley is an amazing makeup artist.
She is a great professional and I highly recommend her. She gave me great makeup tips and advice that I am eager to use. I was pleased with the results and would use her services again. A powder foundation is not something I expect to get much. They can often become cakey and increase the appearance of wrinkles.
My skin is oily with redness and large pores. This powder foundation is my favorite. It controls oil, covers my red and doesn’t oxidize. This is what I use when I need something to put on my skin (to reduce oiliness), but it’s not too heavy. Self-care can sometimes feel repetitive.
You light your candles, put on your mask and then it’s back down to work. There are products that make the routine more interesting and fun every now and again. Otzi’s Dough Therapy Mask is for me. This pore-tightening and gently exfoliating mask is part of Sephora’s debut collection.
Its bright packaging and playful consistency instantly caught my eye. Being a child who loved to build human globs with Play-Doh, it’s no surprise that I love anything that’s buoyant and jiggly. It’s even better when the mask promises to give results in less than 10 minutes.
Her makeup was flawless and I looked natural on my wedding day. She was kind, professional, and kept me calm on the day of the wedding. She is a great choice for anyone who hires her. She is flexible with her busy schedule and exceeds expectations.
She was not able to do a trial for me, as my schedule and flexibility did not permit it. But, she had so many wonderful reviews that I knew it would be okay. She made me feel and look beautiful, along with all my bridesmaids. Through all the emails we exchanged, Liz was professional and kind even before I met her.
Liz is a great choice. You will be so glad that you made the decision to use her. Skin&Co Truffle Therapy Whipped Cream is gentle enough for me, as I have sensitive skin. The cream strengthens the skin’s water barrier with essential oils.
Once I open the lid, a sweet, earthy, and a hint of almond oil scent transports me to the beautiful Italian countryside where the brand’s products are made. It lathers into thick, soapy cream that I feel almost like I’m having a facial. It is rich so I only use a small amount each morning and evening.
Because I have sensitive skin, I take at least 30 seconds to apply it to my skin. This CoverGirl mascara, which is hypoallergenic and a Good Housekeeping Seal winner, is also one of the GH Beauty Lab’s most-tested mascaras. GH experts tested the Lab’s Visia Complexion Analyzer device, which measures lengthening and volume.
Consumer testers were impressed by how it applied smoothly and separated lashes. It also scored near-perfect in water resistance tests, with no smearing or smudging. The mascara will not smear or smear even if there are tears.
From a brand renowned for its sensitive skin-friendly formulas, Almay’s hypoallergenic, ophthalmologist-tested, fragrance-free thickening mascara is a Walmart best-seller. A reviewer said that it makes my eyelashes appear thicker and fuller, and it’s hypoallergenic which means it’s gentle.
“I will not buy any other brands.” This foundation was the most talked about when Rihanna launched her Fenty Beauty line. With its wide range of shades and light formula, it’s hard to find a better foundation. Although the consistency is runny, don’t let this deceive your eyes. Once it’s buffed in this foundation, it doesn’t budge.
NARS is a foundation that I have used for years. It is lightweight and breathable but has a very long-lasting formula that holds it in place even after a hard workout. It doesn’t look greasy or oily, despite its long-lasting properties.
Although the COSRX Balancium B5 D–Panthenol cream is not the most flashy moisturizing option, it is a good fragrance-free product that does exactly what it says. This moisturizer comes in an opaque tube, which protects the ingredients from light and air. It has a luxurious gel-cream texture.
Although it initially feels thick, it is easy to spread and absorbs quickly, leaving you with a smooth, non-greasy finish. It’s an excellent choice for dry to normal skin types. The cream leaves the skin feeling and looking hydrated.
This is due to the skin-conditioning silicones, and high amounts of vitamin B5, which help skin retain and attract moisture. Sunflower seed oil and four types skin-plumping forms of hyaluronic acids back that up. Pat McGrath, one of the most popular makeup artists of all time, is a legend.
McGrath was a mainstay at fashion shows all over the globe and partnered with many brands before launching her own line in 2015. This brand is for girls who love makeup, and want the same editorially-minded look McGrath is famous for. Think holographic shadows, gilded lips, and holographic shadows.
Although the combination of thick sunscreen, moisturizer, and hydrating essence can make it difficult to keep your skin hydrated and balanced, I have found this mask has helped me maintain my skin’s balance and hydration. The Dough Therapy is $30 and lasts for a few months. That’s a win in my book.