- The 2016 “I Recommend” Beauty Awards: Skincare Winners
- Cosmetics Market by Category (Skin & Sun Care Products, Hair Care Products, Deodorants, Makeup & Color Cosmetics, Fragrances) and by Distribution Channel (General departmental store, Supermarkets, Drug stores, Brand outlets) – Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014 – 2022 Update Available On-Demand
- #1. Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Moisturizing Lip Balm
- #2. JACK BLACK – Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25
- #3. eos Natural & Organic Sphere Lip Balm
- #4. The Body Shop Strawberry Born Lippy
- #5. Chap-Ice Assorted Lip Balm
- #6. Maybelline New York Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm
- #7. La Lune Naturals USDA Certified Organic Lip Balm
- #8. Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Moisturizing Lip Balm
- #9. Lizard Lips Natural Lip Balm
- #10. Wild Ferns Bee Venom Lip Refining Balm
- These 9 Best New Makeup Products Of 2016 So Far Will Have You Running To The Mall
- 1. Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kits
- 2. L’Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation
- 3. NYX Cosmetics Lip Lingerie
- 4. Covergirl Tru Naked Eyeshadow
- 5. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer
- 6. Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Blush Palette
- 7. Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick in Breakfast At Tiffany’s
- 8. Morphe Brushes That Bling Set
- 9. ColourPop Cosmetics Lumiere 2
- How to Choose the Best Makeup Primers for Your Skin Type
- What’s a Makeup Primer, Anyway?
- How to Choose a Makeup Primer, Based on Your Skin Type
- How to Apply Makeup Primer?
- Best Makeup Primers
- Best Primers For Everyone
- Best Illuminating Makeup Primers
- Best Oil-Control Makeup Primers
- Best Color Correcting Primers
- Best Tightening Primers
- Extra Primer Makeup Hacks
- Talc-Free Mineral Correcting Powder
- Bronze Booster Glow-Boosting Pressed Powder
- Murumuru Butter Blush
- Foundation Adjusting Drops
- The Healthy Powder SPF 16
- Argan Oil With Coconut Water Primer
- Eye Makeup Remover Lotion
- The Perfect Matcha 3 in 1 Cleansing Balm
- Murumuru Butter Bronzer
- The Healthy Foundation SPF 20
- Rose All Day Moisturizer SPF 30
- The Best Drugstore Beauty Products Of 2016
- Beauty On A Budget
The 2016 “I Recommend” Beauty Awards: Skincare Winners
1. Marcelle Hydra-C Daily Radiance Scrub, $13. This popular scrub (recently reformulated with eco-friendly microbeads) is made with jojoba. “The small, round beads don’t scratch the skin, and the vitamin C helps brighten.”
2. Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser, $37. Made with energizing orange extract, this sweeps away impurities and dull skin cells. “The smell and texture alone are exactly what a prestige product should be.”
ACNE TREATMENT PRODUCT
3. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo , $25. The salicylic acid helps clear blemishes, vitamin B3 soothes inflammation, and a patented ceramide protects against acne scarring. “Moisturizes while getting at the root of the acne.”
EYE CREAM (MASS)
4. Garnier SkinActive Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller, $20. With caffeine and mint extracts to stimulate microcirculation as it massages the eye area, this roller ball helps deflate swollenness. “Keep it in the refrigerator. Puffiness doesn’t stand a chance.”
EYE CREAM (PRESTIGE)
5. Clarins Super Restorative Total Eye Concentrate, $85. Loaded with plant extracts like organic harungana, this cream helps reduce wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles. “Loved by customers. Perfect for all ages.”
EYE CREAM (DERMOCOSMETIC)
6. Avène Soothing Eye Contour Cream, $24. The thermal spring water in this lightweight cream helps reduce tightness and redness. “The best at treating eye eczema. This will cure any irritation.”
Cosmetics Market by Category (Skin & Sun Care Products, Hair Care Products, Deodorants, Makeup & Color Cosmetics, Fragrances) and by Distribution Channel (General departmental store, Supermarkets, Drug stores, Brand outlets) – Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014 – 2022 Update Available On-Demand
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
1.1 Report description
1.2 Key benefits
1.3 Key market segments
1.4 Research methodology
1.4.1 Secondary research
1.4.2 Primary research
1.4.3 Analyst tools and models
CHAPTER 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
2.1 CXO perspective
CHAPTER 3 MARKET OVERVIEW
3.1 Market definition and scope
3.2 Key findings
3.2.1 Top impacting factors
3.2.2 Top investment pockets
3.2.3 Top winning strategies
3.3 Porters Five forces analysis
3.3.1 Low switching cost increases the bargaining power of the buyer
3.3.2 Undifferentiated products reduce the bargaining power of supplier
3.3.3 High capital investment reduces the threat of new entrant into the industry
3.3.4 Minimum availability of substitutes for cosmetics reduces threat of substitutes
3.3.5 High exit barriers lead to industrial rivalry
3.4 Value chain analysis
3.5 Market share analysis, 2014
3.6 Market dynamics
184.108.40.206 Changing lifestyles
220.127.116.11 Increasing disposable income of various countries
18.104.22.168 Rising need for skin care products
22.214.171.124 Increasing demand for natural ingredients in cosmetic products
126.96.36.199 Changing packaging styles and attractive marketing strategies
188.8.131.52 Advanced beauty treatments
184.108.40.206 Increasing awareness of probable side effects of cosmetics
220.127.116.11 Increasing demand of organic cosmetics
CHAPTER 4 WORLD COSMETICS MARKET BY CATEGORY
4.1 Skin and Sun care products
4.1.1 Key market trends
4.1.2 Competitive scenario
4.1.3 Key growth factors and opportunities
4.1.4 Market size and forecast
4.2 Hair care products
4.2.1 Key market trends
4.2.2 Competitive scenario
4.2.3 Key growth factors and opportunities
4.2.4 Market size and forecast
4.3.1 Key market trends
4.3.2 Competitive scenario
4.3.3 Key growth factors and opportunities
4.3.4 Market size and forecast
4.4.1 Key market trends
4.4.2 Competitive scenario
4.4.3 Key growth factors and opportunities
4.4.4 Market size and forecast
4.5 Makeup/color cosmetics
4.5.1 Key market trends
4.5.2 Competitive scenario
4.5.3 Key growth factors and opportunities
4.5.4 Market size and forecast
CHAPTER 5 WORLD COSMETICS MARKET BY MODE OF SALE
5.1 Retail sale
5.1.1 Key market trends
5.1.2 Key growth factors and opportunities
5.1.3 Market size and forecast
5.1.5 Departmental stores
5.1.6 Drug stores
5.1.7 Brand outlets
5.1.8 Comparative scenario of retail platforms
5.2 Online sale
5.2.1 Key market trends
5.2.2 Key growth factors and opportunities
5.2.3 Market size and forecast
CHAPTER 6 WORLD COSMETICS MAKRET BY GENDER
6.1.1 Key market trends
6.1.2 Competitive scenario
6.1.3 Key growth factors and opportunities
6.1.4 Market size and forecast
6.2.1 Key market trends
6.2.2 Competitive scenario
6.2.3 Key growth factors and opportunities
6.2.4 Market size and forecast
CHAPTER 7 WORLD COSMETICS MARKET BY GEOGRAPHY
7.1 North America
7.1.1 Key market trends
7.1.2 Competitive scenario
7.1.3 Key growth factors and opportunities
7.1.4 Market size and forecast
7.2.1 Key market trends
7.2.2 Competitive scenario
7.2.3 Key growth factors and opportunities
7.2.4 Market size and forecast
7.3.1 Key market trends
7.3.2 Competitive scenario
7.3.3 Key growth factors and opportunities
7.3.4 Market size and forecast
7.4.1 Key market trends
7.4.2 Competitive scenario
7.4.3 Key growth factors and opportunities
7.4.4 Market size and forecast
CHAPTER 8 COMPANY PROFILES
8.1 LOral International
8.1.1 Company overview
8.1.2 Company snapshot
8.1.3 Business performance
8.1.4 Strategic moves and developments
8.1.5 SWOT analysis and strategic conclusion of LOral International
8.2 Avon Products, Inc.
8.2.1 Company overview
8.2.2 Company snapshot
8.2.3 Business performance
8.2.4 Strategic moves and developments
8.2.5 SWOT analysis and strategic conclusion of Avon Products, Inc.
8.3 The Procter & Gamble Company
8.3.1 Company overview
8.3.2 Company snapshot
8.3.3 Business performance
8.3.4 Strategic moves and developments
8.3.5 SWOT analysis and strategic conclusion of The Procter & Gamble Company
8.4 Unilever PLC
8.4.1 Company overview
8.4.2 Company snapshot
8.4.3 Business performance
8.4.4 Strategic moves and developments
8.4.5 SWOT analysis and strategic conclusion of Unilever PLC
8.5 Oriflame Cosmetics S.A.
8.5.1 Company overview
8.5.2 Company snapshot
8.5.3 Business performance
8.5.4 Strategic moves and developments
8.5.5 SWOT analysis and strategic conclusion of Oriflame Cosmetics S.A.
8.6 Revlon, Inc.
8.6.1 Company overview
8.6.2 Company snapshot
8.6.3 Business performance
8.6.4 Strategic moves and developments
8.6.5 SWOT analysis and strategic conclusion of Revlon, Inc.
8.7 Kao Corporation
8.7.1 Company overview
8.7.2 Company snapshot
8.7.3 Business performance
8.7.4 Strategic moves and developments
8.7.5 SWOT analysis and strategic conclusion of Kao Corporation
8.8 The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.
8.8.1 Company overview
8.8.2 Company snapshot
8.8.3 Business performance
8.8.4 Strategic moves and developments
8.8.5 SWOT analysis and strategic conclusion of The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.
8.9 Shiseido Company, Limited
8.9.1 Company overview
8.9.2 Company snapshot
8.9.3 Business performance
8.9.4 Strategic moves and developments
8.9.5 SWOT analysis and strategic conclusion of Shiseido Company, Limited
8.10 Skin Food
8.10.1 Company overview
8.10.2 Company snapshot
8.10.3 Strategic moves and developments
8.10.4 SWOT analysis and strategic conclusion of Skin Food
List of Figures
FIG. 1 TOP IMPACTING FACTORS
FIG. 2 TOP INVESTMENT POCKETS
FIG. 3 TOP WINNING STRATEGIES
FIG. 4 TOP WINNING STRATEGIES BY CATEGORY (IN PERCENTAGE)
FIG. 5 PORTERS FIVE FORCES MODEL
FIG. 6 VALUE CHAIN MODEL OF COSMETICS MARKET
FIG. 7 MARKET SHARE ANALYSIS, 2014
FIG. 8 GLOBAL RISE IN GDP, 2008-2014
FIG. 9 SPENDING BY AMERICANS ON COSMETIC TREATMENTS, 2010
FIG. 10 MARKET SHARE OF SKIN CARE CATEGORIES, 2013
FIG. 11 MARKET SHARE OF FRAGRANCES IN GREAT BRITAIN, BY PRODUCT TYPE (2014)
FIG. 12 U.S. MARKET SHARE OF MAKEUP PRODUCTS (2013)
FIG. 13 COSMETICS UNIT SALES IN U.S. SUPERMARKETS IN 2013 AND 2014 (MILLION UNITS)
FIG. 14 COSMETIC PRODUCT ONLINE TRANSACTION IN CHINESE MARKET (%), 2014
FIG. 15 GLOBAL ONLINE SHOPPING TRENDS, BY GENDER, 2011
FIG. 16 PERCENTAGE BREAKDOWN OF SOUTH AFRICA FOR MAKEUP CATEGORY, 2012
FIG. 17 TOTAL SALES OF LORAL INTERNATIONAL, 20132015, $MILLION
FIG. 18 TOTAL SALES OF LORAL INTERNATIONAL BY BUSINESS SEGMENT (%), 2015
FIG. 19 TOTAL SALES OF LORAL INTERNATIONAL, BY GEOGRAPHY (%), 2015
FIG. 20 SWOT ANALYSIS OF LORAL INTERNATIONAL
FIG. 21 REVENUE OF AVON PRODUCTS, INC., 20132015 ($MILLION)
FIG. 22 REVENUE OF AVON PRODUCTS, INC. BY BUSINESS SEGMENT (%), 2015
FIG. 23 REVENUE OF AVON PRODUCTS, INC. BY GEOGRAPHY (%), 2015
FIG. 24 SWOT ANALYSIS OF AVON PRODUCTS, INC.
FIG. 25 NET SALES OF THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY, 20132015 ($MILLION)
FIG. 26 NET SALES OF THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY BY BUSINESS SEGMENT (%), 2015
FIG. 27 NET SALES OF THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY BY GEOGRAPHY (%), 2015
FIG. 28 SWOT ANALYSIS OF THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
FIG. 29 NET SALES OF UNILEVER PLC, 20132015 ($MILLION)
FIG. 30 NET SALES OF UNILEVER PLC, BY BUSINESS SEGMENT (%), 2015
FIG. 31 NET SALES OF UNILEVER PLC, BY GEOGRAPHY (%), 2015
FIG. 32 SWOT ANALYSIS OF UNILEVER PLC.
FIG. 33 NET SALES OF ORIFLAME HOLDING AG, 20132015 ($MILLION)
FIG. 34 SALES OF ORIFLAME HOLDING AG, BY BUSINESS SEGMENT (%), 2015
FIG. 35 SALES OF ORIFLAME HOLDING AG, BY GEOGRAPHY (%), 2015
FIG. 36 SWOT ANALYSIS OF ORIFLAME COSMETICS S.A.
FIG. 37 NET SALES OF REVLON, INC., 20132015 ($MILLION)
FIG. 38 NET SALES OF REVLON, INC., BY BUSINESS SEGMENT (%), 2015
FIG. 39 NET SALES OF REVLON, INC., BY GEOGRAPHY (%), 2015
FIG. 40 SWOT ANALYSIS OF REVLON, INC.
FIG. 41 NET SALES OF KAO CORPORATION, 2013-2015 ($MILLION)
FIG. 42 NET SALES OF KAO CORPORATION BY BUSINESS SEGMENT (%), 2015
FIG. 43 NET SALES OF KAO CORPORATIO BY GEOGRAPHY (%), 2015
FIG. 44 SWOT ANALYSIS OF KAO CORPORATION
FIG. 45 NET SALES OF THE ESTEE LAUDER COMPANIES INC., 20132015 ($MILLION)
FIG. 46 NET SALES OF THE ESTEE LAUDER COMPANIES INC., BY BUSINESS SEGMENT (%), 2015
FIG. 47 NET SALES OF THE ESTEE LAUDER COMPANIES INC., BY GEOGRAPHY (%), 2015
FIG. 48 SWOT ANALYSIS OF THE ESTEE LAUDER COMPANIES INC.
FIG. 49 NET SALES OF SHISEIDO COMPANY, LIMITED, 2013-2015, ($MILLION)
FIG. 50 NET SALES OF SHISEIDO COMPANY, LIMITED BY BUSINESS SEGMENT (%), 2015
FIG. 51 SWOT ANALYSIS OF SHISEIDO COMPANY, LIMITED
FIG. 52 SWOT ANALYSIS OF SKIN FOOD
List of Table
TABLE 1 WORLD COSMETICS MARKET REVENUE BY GEOGRAPHY, 20142022 ($MILLION)
TABLE 2 WORLD COSMETICS MARKET REVENUE BY CATEGORY, 2014-2022 ($MILLION)
TABLE 3 WORLD SKIN AND SUN CARE COSMETIC PRODUCTS MARKET REVENUE BY GEOGRAPHY, 2014-2022 ($MILLION)
TABLE 4 WORLD HAIR CARE COSMETIC PRODUCTS MARKET REVENUE BY GEOGRAPHY, 2014-2022 ($MILLION)
TABLE 5 WORLD DEODORANTS MARKET REVENUE BY GEOGRAPHY, 2014-2022 ($MILLION)
TABLE 6 WORLD FRAGRANCES MARKET REVENUE BY GEOGRAPHY, 2014-2022 ($MILLION)
TABLE 7 WORLD MAKEUP/COLOR COSMETIC PRODUCTS MARKET REVENUE BY GEOGRAPHY, 2014-2022 ($MILLION)
TABLE 8 WORLD COSMETICS MARKET REVENUE BY MODE OF SALE, 2014-2022 ($MILLION)
TABLE 9 WORLD COSMETICS MARKET RETAIL SALE REVENUE BY GEOGRAPHY, 2014-2022 ($MILLION)
TABLE 10 WORLD COSMETICS MARKET ONLINE SALE REVENUE BY GEOGRAPHY, 2014-2022 ($MILLION)
TABLE 11 WORLD COSMETICS MARKET REVENUE BY GENDER, 2014-2022 ($MILLION)
TABLE 12 WORLD MEN COSMETICS MARKET REVENUE BY GEOGRAPHY, 2014-2022 ($MILLION)
TABLE 13 WORLD WOMEN COSMETICS MARKET REVENUE BY GEOGRAPHY, 2014-2022 ($MILLION)
TABLE 14 NORTH AMERICA COSMETICS MARKET REVENUE BY CATEGORY, 2014-2022 ($MILLION)
TABLE 15 EUROPE COSMETICS MARKET REVENUE BY CATEGORY, 2014-2022 ($MILLION)
TABLE 16 ASIA-PACIFIC COSMETICS MARKET REVENUE BY CATEGORY, 2014-2022 ($MILLION)
TABLE 17 LAMEA COSMETICS MARKET REVENUE BY CATEGORY, 2014-2022 ($MILLION)
TABLE 18 SNAPSHOT OF LORAL INTERNATIONAL
TABLE 19 SNAPSHOT OF AVON PRODUCTS, INC.
TABLE 20 SNAPSHOT OF THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
TABLE 21 SNAPSHOT OF UNILEVER PLC
TABLE 22 SNAPSHOT OF ORIFLAME COSMETICS S.A.
TABLE 23 SNAPSHOT OF REVLON, INC.
TABLE 24 SNAPSHOT OF KAO CORPORATION
TABLE 25 SNAPSHOT OF THE ESTEE LAUDER COMPANIES INC.
TABLE 26 SNAPSHOT OF SHISEIDO COMPANY, LIMITED
TABLE 27 SNAPSHOT OF SKIN FOOD
Having dry or chapped lips can be very annoying. To avoid these from happening, you need to take lip care seriously. One of the best lip care techniques that you can employ is using the lip balm. The lip balm can give you silky smooth, nourished and moisturized lips, brighten your smile, and relive pain during the cold season. With so many choices of lip balms on the market, choosing the right for your needs can be a daunting and confusing task. Here are top 10 best lip balm in 2019 reviews to choose with ease.
#1. Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Moisturizing Lip Balm
If you are looking for the natural lip balm for your lips, this Burt’s Bees Beeswax will not let you down. It is formulated with beeswax and antioxidant vitamin E that conditions your lips for soothing and smooth feel. It also has a hint of peppermint oil that provides a really refreshing tingle on your mouth. It is perfect for both casual and official use. You will not regret spending your money on it.
#2. JACK BLACK – Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25
This lip balm is designed to protect your lips from the sun and wind while at the same time soothing and moisturizing them. Whenever you apply it, your lips will be left with a very cool sensation. It is not oily or sticky like other lips balms out there. If you have dry lips, the dryness will go away after using this lip balm for a week or so. It is a great lip balm for the money.
#3. eos Natural & Organic Sphere Lip Balm
This will be a great choice of lip balm if you are looking for best natural lip balm for dry lips. You are also going to find it to be great if your lips get chapped during winter. It gives long lasting moisture and leaves your lips feeling silky smooth. It will not give your lips the oil look and feel that some lip balms usually give. In a matter of days, the excessive dryness in your lips will be gone. Once you buy it, you will not need to go looking for other brands of lip balm to try.
#4. The Body Shop Strawberry Born Lippy
This lip balm will give your lips the strawberries and gleam treatment, thanks to its moisturizing and soothing characteristics. It is perfect for all skin types. It is a sweet smelling and refreshing scent that will not irritate you at all. When you use it in the morning, it can last the whole day. It also does not leave your lips with a sticky feeling. It feels super nice on the lips.
#5. Chap-Ice Assorted Lip Balm
You will not regret spending a dime on this lip balm. It glides on the lips easily, so you can easily apply it on your lower lips and then rub your lips together in order to apply it on the upper lip. When applied, it is smooth, not waxy, and last for a very long time. If you apply it when going to work in the morning, you will not need to reapply again in the course of the day.
#6. Maybelline New York Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm
This is a nice moisturizing lip balm with sunscreen. It is designed to give eight hour moisture plus lip renewal. It is clinically proven to make lips 88% had smoother lips, 83% had better-looking lips, 82% had less dry lips and 70% had suppler lips. You will notice an improvement in your lips in just 1 week of using it. Maybelline Baby Lips is available in Peach Kiss, Pink Punch, Peppermint, and Quenched shades.
#7. La Lune Naturals USDA Certified Organic Lip Balm
This lip balm is safe for the entire family. It features the best products that nature can provide, which include raspberry, peppermint, Asian pear, and vanilla bean. You will not have to worry about ingesting any nasty chemicals when applying because it is all natural. It is very affordable.
#8. Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Moisturizing Lip Balm
If you suffer from allergies and are looking for lip balm that will not irritate you, this Burt’s Bees ultra-conditioning lip balm is what you need. It is clinically tested to by hypoallergenic. It is does not contain any added flavors or fragrances. It contains no petrochemicals, phthalates or parabens. Among the finest ingredients it is formulated with are antioxidant-rich marula oil and kokum butter.
#9. Lizard Lips Natural Lip Balm
This is a natural base lip balm that is perfect for healing chapped lips. It is also great when it comes to giving protection from the sun, wind and cold. It is formulated with vanilla that gives it a really nice flavor. It is perfect for the whole family and is safe for regular use.
#10. Wild Ferns Bee Venom Lip Refining Balm
This lip balm features a synergistic action of Active Manuka Honey and Bee Venom that will make your lips fuller and softer. It is also contains, sweet almond oil, Shea butter and beesway that will keep your lis protected and hydrated.
These 9 Best New Makeup Products Of 2016 So Far Will Have You Running To The Mall
2016 is officially underway and if upping your makeup game is your New Year’s resolution, you’re in luck. In the last month, companies have already released amazing products to improve your routine and if you haven’t picked any of them up, brace yourselves — you’re going to want to run to the nearest Sephora or Ulta (or CVS) stat! Here are the best new makeup products of 2016 so far.
In 2015, lips and brows were the focus of every major fashion house, girl next door, and everyone in between. Liquid lipsticks — a unique formulation that goes on like a lipgloss and dries like a matte lipstick — were hugely popular and toward the end of the year, we started to see these formulations in drugstore lines. Meanwhile, brow products, like pencils, gels, and mascaras, came to the forefront of department store makeup. Of course, no one can think of 2015 without thinking about the glow — highlighting products of all kinds took over the scene, because having a #highlightonfleek was essential.
As we move into 2016, these trends aren’t going away. In fact, they’re upping their game with better formulations, color ranges, and accessibility. If you’re just now getting into the makeup game, you’re going to experience a range of options that didn’t exist a year ago. Lucky you! You’ll be able to find the perfect shade in all the hottest products. Are you ready?
Here are my favorite newest makeup releases of 2016 so far. To think, it’s only February!
1. Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kits
Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kits, $40, Sephora
These four-shade palettes come in both a summer and fall option and a spring and summer option. Both palettes are great for any skin tone, so just pick whatever you’re drawn too and it will work!
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2. L’Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation
L’Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation, $12, Amazon
This is really the only cushion foundation you can find in the drugstore. Not only is it a great travel foundation, it gives that highly sought-after and super gorgeous dewy finish.
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3. NYX Cosmetics Lip Lingerie
NYX Cosmetics Lip Lingerie, $7, Ulta
This product’s liquid-to-matte formula and range of colors are great alternatives for the Kylie Jenner, ’90s brown look everyone is in love with .
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4. Covergirl Tru Naked Eyeshadow
Covergirl Tru Naked Eyeshadow, $13, Amazon
These eyeshadows come in nude, golds, and rose palettes that can fit any eye color. Instead of buying high-end palettes, consider these high quality drugstore alternatives. They’re just as good.
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5. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer, $25, Amazon
Bold brows are still in! Brush yours upward and then fill them in with a pencil.
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6. Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Blush Palette
UD x Gwen Stefani Blush Palette, $45, Sephora
This limited-edition palette is just as creamy as her eyeshadow edition, and comes in universally flattering neutral shades.
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7. Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick in Breakfast At Tiffany’s
Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick in Breakfast At Tiffany’s, $18, Jeffree Star Cosmetics
This powder blue is a gorgeous, cool-toned color that pops on warm skin tones.
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8. Morphe Brushes That Bling Set
Morphe Brushes That Bling Set, $100, Morphe Brushes
Morphe released this 7-piece blinged out set of brushes from their elite collection. It comes with a metallic container so you can travel or display them proudly.
9. ColourPop Cosmetics Lumiere 2
Color Pop Cosmetics Lumiere 2, $6, Colour Pop
Kathleen Lights collaborated with ColourPop Cosmetics to create the Lumiere lip color, and now they’ve released a liquid lipstick formulation. It’s a gorgeous mauve lip color.
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How to Choose the Best Makeup Primers for Your Skin Type
If I’m wearing primer, I guarantee I mean business. In this post I’ll go in depth about what makeup primers are, give some suggestions on how to choose a makeup primer based on your skin type and the effect that you want, and of course, I’ll tell you which are the best makeup primers for different skin types and purposes. Make sure to read until the end, for some bonus makeup primer hacks!
As I said, primer is not a permanent fixture in my makeup routine. I’ll skip it on most days when I’m just going to work, or seeing friends. However, there are days when I want my makeup to look its maximum best, and I find that slowing down my routine and adding luxurious steps like primer both helps me relax and seriously ups my makeup game.
What’s a Makeup Primer, Anyway?
Primer is cream that is usually (but not always, I’ll get more into that later) colorless, which is meant to bridge one’s makeup and skincare routine. Makeup primers will create a barrier between the skin and the makeup, create a smoother skin surface for a nicer makeup application, prolong the makeup’s wear, and improve its overall appearance.
If you find almost all foundations have a tendency to oxidize and change color after coming into contact with your skin, you may find that primer creates that barrier that will prevent the foundation from coming into contact with your sebum and oxidizing.
What’s extra cool is that different makeup primers have different functions, so no matter what you think the best effect would be, there’s a primer out there that can give you that effect. Some primers will brighten the skin and give a dewy effect, while others will mattify it.
Some makeup primers can color-correct, and others will blur imperfections. Primers often also have skincare benefits: they can moisturize, provide sun protection, or contain anti-aging and anti-acne ingredients.
How to Choose a Makeup Primer, Based on Your Skin Type
The same primer won’t look the same way on every skin type, so to make your makeup look seamless, you need to know what makeup primers to choose according to your skin type.
Makeup Primers for Normal Skin
If your skin is normal, which means that your pores are not too large or too small, and that your skin doesn’t get too oily or dry throughout the day, you have a few primer-options. You likely don’t want a primer that has a mattifying effect, but rather you just want a primer that’ll do an awesome job prolonging your makeup, and will have some additional benefits like SPF.
Since a dewy finish is really trendy right now (no surprise! It’s gorgeous!), you might really like an illuminating primer. Normal skin types often don’t have any problems like redness or blemishes, so a simple pore-blurring primer can even fully substitute foundation for you.
Makeup Primers for Oily Skin
If your skin is oily, it’s pretty obvious that you’ll need a mattifying primer. A mattifying primer will prevent your skin from becoming shiny and greasy throughout the day.
Since people with oily skin normally have larger pores, a primer for oily skin types will also have a pore-minimizing effect. Lastly, since oily skin-types are more acne prone, there are some makeup primers out there with anti-acne ingredients that will help keep your breakouts at bay.
Makeup Primers for Dry Skin
Dry skin is a little complicated to prime. You want a primer that will moisturize your skin and give you a dewy finish. However, often the word “dewy’ is just a substitute for shiny. Unfortunately, shimmer can emphasize flakiness.
Dry skin types have the hardest time finding a great makeup primer, so it’s really important to ask for a sample before purchasing a product. Your goal is to find something that is hydrating and creamy, but with a very light texture.
Makeup Primers for Combination Skin
Ahh, combination skin types! The worst of both worlds ” I would know, this is my skin type. With combination skin types there are two options: either choose a neutral primer that won’t overly mattify, but won’t make you look shiny either. It’ll just make your foundation go on smoother and last longer.
Alternatively, you can choose a mattifying primer for the parts of your face where your skin gets oily, and use a different kind in the dryer areas of your face.
Makeup Primers for Mature Skin
Primers are excellent for mature skin types, because they can fill in and blur wrinkles. Look for a lightweight, moisturizing primer without shimmer. A lot of makeup primers are made with sunscreen, which is the strongest anti-aging product out there, as well as with antioxidants, so they can actually have a positive impact on the health of your skin. You can also use a firming makeup primer that will tighten your skin up a bit and create a facelift effect.
Makeup Primers for Sensitive Skin
Makeup primers are excellent for sensitive skin, because they give an extra layer of protection from the environment. Make sure your primer is low on fragrance, so it doesn’t cause any irritation.
If your sensitivity manifests itself as redness, you might prefer a green-based primer to neutralize the red tones in your skin. This way, you’ll find yourself needing to use less foundation. You can also look for soothing ingredients in your primer, like green tea extract or niacinamide.
How to Apply Makeup Primer?
1) Start with well cleansed skin. Makeup looks better when the skin is hydrated, so avoid an overly drying face wash, and instead opt for a creamy cleanser like Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm.
2) If your skin is oily, you might be able to skip the moisturizing step since your primer can provide some hydration. However, if you have dry skin or your primer is very mattifying, moisturize your skin with a light, fast absorbing, oil-free moisturizer like Lancome Bienfait Aqua Vital Creme.
Some moisturizers and sunscreens don’t play nicely with primers, and may cause pilling, so it’s important to use products that the skin will fully absorb.
3) With primer, a little goes a long way. Squeeze out a pea-sized amount, and dot it over your forehead, nose, chin, and if necessary ” cheeks and jawline. I find it’s a lot easier to get a smooth, thin application when you use your hands, rather than a brush or a sponge.
4) In downward motions, so as not to disturb the fine hairs on your face, lightly rub the primer into your skin, so it fills in all of the pores and smoothes out the skin evenly. The thinner the layer, the better, but you also want to be careful not to work at the product for too long.
5) Wait 3-5 minutes to allow your primer to set.
6) You are now ready to have the smoothest foundation application ever! Apply foundation using your favorite method. For some people, foundation won’t even be necessary, because the primer will have blurred away all of their imperfections.
7) Do the rest of your makeup as you normally would ” but seeing as you took the extra primer step, you might as well go all out!
Best Makeup Primers
As is often the case with skincare and makeup, there is no one best product. Instead, depending on your skin type and desired effect, you will find that there is one primer that is truly perfect for you. I’ve compiled all of the best makeup primers ” the ones that truly exceed in priming every skin type and creating an incredible finish!
Best Primers For Everyone
1. BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer
Available at Sephora, this primer is awesome for almost all skin types, but it’s especially excellent for normal, dry, and mature skin types. Because this primer was made to go with a powder foundation, it had to be extra moisturizing ” otherwise, powder foundation has a tendency to look cakey and dry. This means that it doesn’t emphasize dry patches the way many other makeup primers do.
It has a velvety finish, it minimizes the appearance of both pores and wrinkles, and seriously extends the life of foundation. It’s also loaded with antioxidant vitamins and soothing plant extracts, to give some nice anti-aging benefits.
2. Diorskin Forever & Ever Wear Extreme Perfection & Hold Makeup Base SPF 20
Available at Nordstrom, this is another excellent primer for almost all skin types! If you choose to wear it with foundation, you can rest assured that your foundation will stay looking awesome for hours upon hours, thanks to a holding polymer.
Its blurring effect hides everything from fines lines and pores to blemishes and redness, making it excellent for mature, sensitive, and oily skin types. The finish is a little on the mattifying side, but not extremely so ” just enough to keep any excess oils from seeping through.
3. CoverFX Anti-Aging Primer
This primer selling at Sephora is unique because, while its expressed purpose is to be anti-aging, it still manages to blow most other primers out of the water on all other effects. It boats CoQ10 and a selection of antioxidants, so it’s certain to help fade fine lines and wrinkles over time.
However, this elegant formula also works instantly to smooth out any skin imperfections, including large pores, blemishes, and lines. It creates a satiny finish to the skin, allowing foundation to go on smoothly and last all day.
It controls oil without creating a matte finish, but it also doesn’t emphasize dry spots. This one is definitely a primer to watch out for.
Best Illuminating Makeup Primers
1. MAC Strobe Cream
MAC’s creation is the original highlighting primer. It leaves a gorgeous sheen behind, without any glitter. Just a touch of light reflection that will give a glow from within effect, especially once foundation is applied.
It’s lightly moisturizing, and ideal for normal and dry skin types. A touch of silicone will ensure an extended foundation wear, and a selection of soothing and anti-aging ingredients will make your skin look better and healthier over time.
You may choose to apply this primer only on the highlight points of the face, and use a different primer (or forego primer altogether) on other parts of the face. It also blends really nicely with liquid foundations, making for a sheerer, more dewy finish. Get yours at Nordstrom!
2. Becca Backlight Priming Filter
This highlighting primer is an excellent silicone-free option for anyone with normal-dry skin that wants a gorgeous illuminated effect to their skin. This formula suits both fair and dark skin tones, giving an opalescent shine.
It goes on the skin a little moist, so it’s definitely better for dry and normal skin types, but it’ll in turn make your foundation look that much more dewy and healthy. Use it all over the face for a glowy look, or only apply it to the high points of your face for a subtle highlight.
Like with the Strobe Cream, this one also blends really nicely with foundation.
Best Oil-Control Makeup Primers
1. Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15
This lovely silicone-based primer is just the perfect level of mattifying. It leaves the skin feeling satiny-soft, and the pores virtually invisible. Because of its oil-absorbing capabilities, it prevents your face from getting shiny or oily as the day goes on.
It’s excellent for sensitive skin types, because it’s fragrance free, and uses mineral sunscreen ingredients to protect from the sun, rather than potentially irritating chemicals.
Those with fair skin can wear it on its own, although it does have a tendency to make things a little “ghosty’ for anyone whose skin is darker than medium.
2. Benefit The POREfessional
Matte is the keyword with Benefit’s pore-erasing primer. Benefit’s is probably the first primer that comes to mind when anyone thinks about pore-minimizing. This formula seriously controls oil and shine, which makes it perfect for even the oiliest of skin types!
Normal and mature skin types should definitely stay away ” this is not the product for you. If you’re combination, you might want to only apply this mattifying primer in the spots where you need oil-control and blurred pores.
It’ll also help your makeup last much longer (especially on a hot day), and will make the initial foundation application very smooth.
3. Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control
This is everything you need out of a mattifying primer: it’ll help your makeup last forever, make your pores tiny, and prevent your skin from getting oily throughout the day.
The texture is light, and is absorbed into the skin super quick. Lastly, this primer has a secret: it boasts 2% salicylic acid, one of the most powerful anti-acne ingredients out there. It acts as an antibacterial agent, and also exfoliates lightly to keep your pores clear and blemish-free.
Since oily skin types are often blemish-prone, this kills two birds with one stone: it keeps your skin looking good day to day, while also combating pimples and blackheads. Get yours from Sephora!
Best Color Correcting Primers
1. Make Up For Ever HD Microperfecting Primer in Green
If you look at a color wheel, you’ll see that the color green is directly opposite red. What does that mean? It means that if you suffer from red skin, whether due to sensitivity or to acne, a touch of green will totally neutralize it.
This primer from MUFE will eliminate any redness in your skin, allowing you to apply a lot less concealer, and preventing a cakey foundation application. Additional benefits from this primer include a light mattifying effect (best for normal, combination, and oily skin types), as well as pore and wrinkle-blurring.
2. Stila One-Step Correct Primer
This is my favorite “foundation? Who needs it?’ primer. It has a triple-color helix, with green to neutralize redness, peach to brighten, and blue to eliminate sallowness.
The effect is incredible, with the skin looking even, and smooth. It’s a lightly hydrating primer that can work for all skin types (oily skin types can forego moisturizer). If you do choose to apply foundation on top, rest assured that the application will be flawless and long-lasting. You can buy one from Sephora.
Best Tightening Primers
1. Guerlain L’Or Radiance Concentrate with Pure Gold
This is probably the most luxurious primer on this list ” the gold flakes in it provide a touch of glow, but not enough for this to fall under the “illuminating’ type. Instead, this makeup primer has a light skin firming effect, which makes it excellent for mature skin or anyone who feels like they’d like a boost.
This is one of the few silicone-free makeup primers on this list, so it doesn’t minimize pores. It does seriously extend the wear time of any makeup placed on top of it, and will also lightly hydrate the skin to allow foundation to just glide over dry patches.
2. Beauty Flash Balm Clarins
Whereas the L’Or primer is lightly firming, this primer from Clarins is straight up tightening. All you need is a thin layer, and it’s like a mini facelift. Just be careful not to work the product into the skin too much, or else you won’t get the full effect.
In addition to that, you’ll get the usual primer effect ” your foundation will last much longer, and go on much smoother. The finish to this product is brightening yet velvety, or in other words, very natural and healthy.
This is great for mature skin, or anyone who would like a pick-me-up.
Extra Primer Makeup Hacks
1) If you’re having a really good skin day, or accidentally bought a foundation that’s just too pigmented, your primer is here to help! Mix an equal amount of foundation and primer, for a more natural, sheer finish.
2) Is your lipstick having a hard time staying on? A primer can act like an invisible lip liner. Simply apply lip primer along the lip line to prevent feathering. For super long-lasting lipstick, apply primer all over the lips before putting on your lipstick.
3) It seems like too much of a hassle to apply primer everywhere? Well, you don’t have to. You can concentrate a mattifying primer on your oily T-zone, or keep your brightening primer on the high points of your face that you would normally strobe.
4) Are your brows super unruly, and you don’t have clear mascara sitting around? After filling in your brows, you can set your brow hairs in place with a dab of primer ” just make sure it’s not one of those luminizing ones!
Leave a comment, and let me know what your favorite primer hacks are, and if you think I left one of the best makeup primers out of this list!
Photos courtesy of @diormakeup, @makeupforeverus, @benefitcosmetics
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The downside, and possible deterrent from buying this product, is that, as drugstore products go, it’s a bit on the pricey side: $15 is at the high end of the drugstore spectrum, but this bronzer is worth the splurge, I promise you. There is a reason this is an essential product for so many.
Cream blushes are an ideal makeup bag essential because whether you’re wearing a full face of makeup or just want to bring a flush of healthy color to your bare skin, you can work cream blushes into any look. If you’re in the drugstore looking for a cream blush, search the shelves for Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush.
This one is really special. The formula is unique, it’s not a pressed powder, nor is it a typical cream blush. It’s a putty texture that changes shape as you press your finger into it. The texture is unique, but so is the wear.
A lot of cream blushes can either be too dense, almost like a lipstick, and seem to just sit on top of skin rather than blending into it, or they can go the way of a cheek stain and be too intense, too quickly. Dream Bouncy does neither. It takes to skin beautifully, can be built up or blended away depending on what you prefer, and appear to be coming from your skin naturally.
Virtually every drugstore or pharmacy should have Wet n Wild’s MegaGlo Highlighting Powder.
Originally released as a limited-edition product in 2016, people went so crazy about this highlighter that Wet n Wild brought it back as a permanent part of its collection and added four more shades, six in all. What makes this highlighter so good is that the powder is finely milled and perfectly pressed into the pan to apply easily, wear beautifully and take you from subtle luminosity to full glow in just a few passes of the brush. This could go up against any of the highlighters in Sephora and still come out on top. And it’s only $5.
This one’s fairly simple and an easy choice, but you might not think that given how many options are available. Stick to Maybelline’s Color Sensational Lipstick. It’s affordable and available just about everywhere.
Maybelline’s Color Sensation Lipstick is simply the MAC of the drugstore. With more colors and finishes every season in its iconic formula, there’s a color for every skin tone and mood.
I try my best to block out the awkwardness of my teenage years (ew, prom), but there were a few highlights. Back when I was still figuring out how to apply eyeliner without poking my eye out, the best Physicians Formula products were my saving grace. The first product I became obsessed with was a discontinued bronzer. Though I sometimes went overboard and applied way too much, I loved how it felt on my skin and balanced out the foundation that clearly didn’t match my skin tone (I was still learning, people!). Soon enough, it was the only brand I used well into my freshmen year of college.
I’ve since morphed into a self-professed product junkie who doesn’t really have a makeup routine and needs to try everything that comes across her desk. But when all else fails, I know I can grab a PF product and look glowy on a dime. Unlike other drugstore makeup brands, Physicians Formula is also one of the few that feels like a skincare-makeup hybrid since its ingredients are generally clean and help with those all-too-common concerns like sun protection, dullness and dryness. Next time you’re at your local CVS or Target, don’t leave without grabbing at least one of these top-sellers.
Talc-Free Mineral Correcting Powder
This rainbow palette is a primer, corrector, and powder in one, made with mica/silica minerals to provide a smooth finish.
$14.99 at Ulta
Bronze Booster Glow-Boosting Pressed Powder
Maybe this is the bronzer I loved as a teen? Its formulation includes vitamins C and E, as well as a host of moisturizers (phospholipids, kapi kacchu) for a finish that doesn’t look cakey.
$15.99 at Ulta
Murumuru Butter Blush
This skin-loving cheek product is infused with moisturizing ingredients straight from the Amazon: Murumuru Butter, Cupuacu Butter, and Tucuma Butter.
$13.49 at Ulta
Foundation Adjusting Drops
The shade range struggle continues, so Physicians Formula created these color-adjusting drops to get your foundation a bit closer to your actual skin tone.
$12.95 at Physicians Formula
The Healthy Powder SPF 16
This buildable powder feels light as a feather and is infused with ingredients (hyaluronic acid, vitamins A, C, and E) that brighten and hydrate the skin.
$14.99 at Ulta
Argan Oil With Coconut Water Primer
Pure coconut water hydrates while argan oil conditions the skin for smoother makeup application.
$15.99 at Physicians Formula
Eye Makeup Remover Lotion
A gentle, fragrance-free solution for wiping away waterproof mascara and eyeliner.
$4.75 at Physicians Formula
The Perfect Matcha 3 in 1 Cleansing Balm
This powerful makeup remover and/or step one cleanser is infused with antioxidants (Matcha Green Tea, Bamboo Shoot, and Lotus Extract) that’ll strengthen your skin with continued use.
$7.79 at Target
Murumuru Butter Bronzer
Like the matching blush, this best-selling skin illuminator nourishes and brightens the skin with ingredients sourced from the Amazon.
$15.99 at Ulta
The Healthy Foundation SPF 20
If you want a dewy complexion that will actually stay put, this top-selling foundation offers light to medium coverage with a non-greasy satin finish.
$15.99 at Ulta
Rose All Day Moisturizer SPF 30
The brand’s entire Rose All Day range is a must-try, but if you’re skeptical, start with this SPF-infused moisturizer that is also formulated with kakadu plum, a fruit with the richest source of Vitamin C.
$16.99 at Ulta
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Spring is finally in the air. With our first glimpse of real sunshine in Chicago, Caitlin and Danielle are starting to crave the fresh air from the outdoors, a glimmer of bronze and a flash of highlight on their cheeks. While it may be too early to bask in the glow of Summertime Chi – it’s never too early to get Dolled up with Physicians Formula.
The Dolls love to share their friendship and vibrancy with the world and one of our favorite bestie activities is getting ready together! Something special about this makeup brand in particular is that it’s creator, Dr. Crandall, developed this line for his wife who had sensitive skin. Talk about sharing something good with the world. Think of all the Dolls who have craved an affordable, hypoallergenic skincare line!
Our 2018 goals have everything to do with healthy skin! We’ve invested in our skincare routine with a fantastic line from Epionce. We’ve even tried injections and fillers for the first time! So, we’re not messing around when it comes to our makeup. You can truly feel the love in each and every product from Physician’s Formula.
As two Goddesses who strive to give their skin as much TLC as possible, these new goodies feel as beautiful as they look. The products are available at the go-to spot for all things makeup, Ulta Beauty.
This everyday makeup look is the perfect daytime glam for any occasion. Watch our tutorial below!
Charcoal Detox Cleansing Stick: This effortless, innovative cleansing stick is formulated with bamboo charcoal to gently draw out dirt and oil from the skin. By both cleansing and exfoliating, this stick leaves skin fresh and silky-smooth.
Refreshmint Cucumber & Bamboo Eye De-Puffer: Perfect for those early mornings, the essential minerals featured in this eye de-puffer instantly hydrate and brighten tired eyes.
Organic Wear Organic Rose Oil Lip Polish: Made with gentle and all natural ingredients, including organic rosehip oil and organic raw sugar, the rose oil lip polish will perfectly prep and smooth your lips for optimal lip-color application.
Rosé All Day Oil-Free Serum: Made with soothing and nourishing rosewater, this multi-use serum glides on like a dream, and delivers a dose of antioxidants and vitamins to treat skin with love.
Spotlight Illuminating Primer: Formulated with age-defying actives and antioxidants, this primer brightens, corrects and protects. Featuring five filtering luminescent pearls, imperfections are blurred and skin is left radiant.
The Healthy Foundation: The first-ever, full color range foundation line from Physicians Formula has arrived. The appearance of your skin tone is improved due to the unique brightening complex featured in this foundation. The foundation provides medium-to-full coverage, while still remaining breathable, and features an SPF of 20. This new foundation is featured in 12 Light, Medium and Dark shades, from cool to neutral to warm undertones.
Murumuru Butter Bronzer: This iconic bronzer, with the perfect blend of Murumuru Butter, Cupuacu Butter and Tucuma Butter, leaves skin with a radiant, bronze glow. With additional nutrient-rich ingredients, like essential fatty acids and pro-vitamins, this creamy bronzer smooths onto skin effortlessly. Featuring two new shades for 2018, Sunkissed Bronzer and Deep Bronzer, every Goddess is sure to find their perfect match.
Butter Highlighter: This super smooth highlighter is formulated with Murumuru Butter, Cupuacu Butter and Tucuma Butter. The cream-to-powder formula is filled with fatty acids and pro-vitamins, to not only leave your skin radiant but also incredibly soft.
Brow Last Longwearing Brow Gel: This fiber-infused brow formula kicks sparse brows to the curb. Featuring a condition and strengthening formula, as well as an innovative angled brush tip, precise and natural-looking brows can be created with ease. The longwearing, water-resistant, and smudge-proof formula means your brows won’t budge.
Killer Curves Mascara: With lash-lifting polymers and volumizing collagen, this mascara nourishes lashes as well as gives them the perfect kick of curl and volume.
The Healthy Lip Velvet Liquid Lipstick: Featuring a mousse-like, creamy texture, this new liquid lipstick formula is ultra-comfortable and hydrating. With skin-loving ingredients like avocado oil and hyaluronic acid, lips are left smooth and moisturized. Combining lavish pigmentation with a rich texture, this soft satin-matte, show-stopping liquid lip is available in 13 shades, ranging from nude to bold.
This video was filmed by Lexi Wheeler, Dollhouse intern and student at Columbia College in Chicago.
The Best Drugstore Beauty Products Of 2016
Drugstore beauty offerings get better and better with time. This year we were introduced to several new budget-friendly game-changers, and continued to rely on select old-school staples that continually prove their staying power. For those who are true fans of drugstore products, we’ve rounded up the crème de la crème of 2016. From cleanser to foundation, these beauty buys have our seal of approval.
Beauty On A Budget
This foundation is a favorite among beauty influencers and die-hard makeup lovers. It has the ability to cover anything you’d like to conceal, is lightweight and provides up to 24-hour coverage.
Under-eye circles are a pain in general, but covering them up with products that crease and cake is even worse. This concealer combats signs of fatigue with a natural finish—it doesn’t even look like you’re wearing makeup.
Mascara is a product most of us go through in abundance, thanks to an endless amount of options to experiment with. This wallet-friendly formula is one we continually come back to for longer, fuller lashes.
With various shades and finishes available in one convenient place, palettes are the ideal packaging for eye shadow. This selection presents several different color combinations for anything from the office to a night out.
One of the biggest struggles with liquid eyeliner is finding a formula that won’t smudge over time. Dress your lids with this smooth, long-lasting and highly pigmented choice.
Get the perfect glow for just $5. This array of pearly, iridescent powders imparts irresistible radiance to your skin.
Add a sun-kissed finish to your face with this cult-favorite bronzer. Not only is it great for contouring, it’s good-for-you ingredients also nourish your skin.
Add a rosy flush to your face with this baked blush. There’s an option for every skin tone, and it looks entirely natural.
Gentle face cleansers are extremely underrated. Banish breakouts, eliminate excess oil and soothe redness with this fan-favorite from Neutrogena.
You’ve probably read reviews raving about this ultra-cheap moisturizer. Not only does it hydrate the skin with essential nutrients, it gives off a glowing finish very similar to body oil.
One of the most talked-about product categories of 2016 is serum. Incorporate this drugstore treatment into your own skincare routine to protect from environmental aggressors and damaging free radicals.
Everyone loves a good at-home pampering session, but face masks seem to be getting pricier by the minute. This natural drugstore pick has the ability to unclog your pores and treat various other concerns in one shot.
You were most likely introduced to Pantene products by your mom or grandmother, because they’ve been adored for decades and super affordable. Repair and protect your strands with this time-tested, nutrient-packed shampoo.
Give your scalp extra love and care with this moisturizing deep conditioner. Using it for just a few minutes every week will give you the soft, silky strands you’ve always wanted.
We’ve all likely fallen victim to the effects of humidity on our hair at some point or another. Fight frizz and keep your strands in place with this salon-quality spritz.