Primping up before leaving the house is an important part of every beauty junkie’s daily routine. Even if we’re in a rush, we take extra time and attention to create our look and add colour to our day. For that, we need makeup products that won’t fail us even as we use them every day. Makeup products that deliver long-lasting results — whether you’re going for subtle elegance, feminine glam, or an eye-catchingly bold look for the day — are must-haves in our vanity kit.
Still, searching for holy grail products is easier said than done. Tons of new palettes, hues, and shades are being launched by numerous beauty brands at a rapid pace. Because of that, there’s now an overwhelming number of options for us to choose from, which makes it undeniably difficult for all to narrow it down to what’s worth your dime. To help you out with that, for Clozette Beauty Heroes 2019, we at #TeamClozette rounded up our fave makeup products from all the launches this year based on testing and experience. Read on and see which ones could help make your daily makeup routine a breeze.
For a clean, spotless look
Before anything else, make sure to cover all unwanted spots with a concealer. Got dark circles from pulling an all-nighter the previous night? Dab on a hardworking yet lightweight product on your problem areas before moving on to layer other products on top. Try out the IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer, Make Up For Ever Full Cover, NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, TARTE Shape Tape, or Urban Decay All Nighter Full Coverage Concealer to look fresh when you start the day.
Cover all the bases
Of course, don’t forget to strengthen your cover with a good foundation that perfectly matches your complexion. This will help even out your skin for an even more flawless look. What won our hearts this year gave us the best, fullest-coverage we can ask for. Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation, Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation, Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, Hera Black Foundation, IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream were the most long-wearing bases we tried out.
For on-fleek arches
No look is ever complete without perfectly arched eyebrows. Darkly drawn-on brows are a huge no-no. So line your arches and keep them soft and natural by following the natural shape of your brows. Frame your features with Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz, Benefit Gimme Brow, Etude House Drawing Slim Eyebrow 1.5mm, L’Oreal Paris Super Liner Brow Designer 3-in-1, or with MAC Cosmetics Veluxe Brow Liner.
Add stunning colour
Adding colour to your features is a sure-fire way to elevate your look. To achieve whatever vibe you’re going for the day, a versatile colour palette is your best friend. Choose one that features universal shades and finishes that can add depth not only to your eyes but also to all of your facial features. For the eyes, try the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance, Huda Beauty Desert Dusk, Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette, and Urban Decay Naked 2. For the face, give the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Volume 4 a whirl.
Create a striking look
Make your lids even more striking by topping all that colour off with a nice, sharp eyeliner. Defining your eyes with coloured eyeliners are now becoming a thing, but you can never go wrong with a neat black line. Products like Benefit Cosmetics Roller Liner, Kat Von D Beauty Tattoo Liner, Marc Jacobs Fineliner Ultra Skinny Gel Eye Crayon, Maybelline Eyestudio Hypersharp 0.01mm Liner, and Stila All Day Waterproof Liner will help you create those fierce cat eyes you’ve been aiming for.
Define your eyes
To finish up your eye makeup, don’t forget to define your eyes with some good ol’ mascara. Volumising products that don’t clump are the key to lengthening and highlighting those lashes. Make your eyes stand out with Benefit They're Real Mascara, Lancome Hypnose Waterproof Mascara, L'Oreal Paris Cosmetics Voluminous Lash Paradise, Marc Jacobs Mascara Velvet Noir, and Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara.
For a perfect pout
To achieve that soft, plump lips you’ve been wanting, it’s important to properly prep them before adding colour. Fresh products like Sugar Lip Wonder Drops Lip Treatment, Sugar Lip Treatment, and Sugar Rosé Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 are favourites that give your pout all the hydration they need.
Once that’s done, you can get on with giving your lips some colour. It doesn’t matter whether you’re more into mattes or glosses in subtle or bold shades. Just make sure you're applying something that doesn’t feel sticky. Vivid lippies that last are Dior Backstage Addict Lip Tattoo, Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb, Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment, Innisfree Vivid Cotton Ink, and Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine Oil In Stick.
Enhance your features
Finally, finish off your look for the day by enhancing your face shape. The holy trinity of blush, highlighters, and contours are the key to getting those defined features. Opt to contour your face with Burberry Beauty Face Contour Pen or get a subtler, sun-kissed glow with Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk'r Instant Warmth Bronzer. Then, add a soft colour to your cheeks with either NARS Orgasm Blush or TARTE Amazonian Clay Blush. Finally, draw attention to your cheekbones with BECCA Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter.
Clozette Beauty Heroes is a curation of #TeamClozette’s top beauty picks based on testing and experience. We’re happy to have been able to try out many products in the past year, and we’re excited to share our favourites.
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