From deeply nourishing lip glosses to a super fine setting spray, here are the beauty products the editors are loving right now
Benefit Cosmetics has always been about solving modern beauty problems. This time around, its new beauty release tackles masks and our makeup, which just loves transferring itself to the former. Oh, and let’s not forget that it’s been ridiculously hot and humid lately, so everyone’s makeup is just melting and all over the place.
BENEFIT The POREfessional: Super Setter Pore-Minimizing Setting Spray (P1950) locks in makeup for up to 16 hours while blurring pores in one go. We love the weightless formula and the super fine spray that feels, dare we say, almost like nothing (but it’s there, we swear). According to the brand, a spritz or two, eight inches away from the face is enough to keep your makeup locked in place.
Into The Gloss
Filipino brand Issy & Co. has just been kicking beauty b*tt lately with all their stellar releases. This time around it’s their Hydragloss (P299) collection, which features four gorgeous, non-sticky, moisturizing shades. There’s a clear tint called Surf, a delicious sheer cherry red called Baywatch, a morena-friendly nude called Loveboat, and the hands down favorite, Bikini, a modern update on the Y2K-era shimmery golden brown gloss.
A note about Bikini—it does not contain blue shimmer according to makeup artist and brand consultant Syvlina Lopez; a very significant detail not lost among the geriatric Millennials who remember how brown glosses used to go back in the day.
The MEGA Beauty Award-winning Synchro Skin foundation has been given an update. SHISEIDO Synchro Skin Radiant Lifting Foundation (P3000) offers buildable, medium coverage that is weightless and radiant. It features Light-Adjusting Technology, a blend of transparent pearls, radiant microcrystals, and advanced optical filters to adapt to any lighting condition and blur away fine lines, wrinkles, and darkness. It also infuses skin with round-the-clock hydration, thanks to a blend of humectants.
A little goes a long way with this new beauty release, so we recommend starting with sheer layers and focusing only on necessary areas. Oh, and despite containing SPF 30, there’s no glaring white flashback as it blends seamlessly on the skin.
Struggling to put on makeup? Let NARS help you get your beauty mojo back. Their Full Dimension Cheek Palette (P3000) comes in 2 variants—one for lighter-skinned beauties and a deeper one for duskier stunners. Each palette contains a matte and a shimmery blush, plus matching bronzer and highlighter.
We love them because NARS can do no wrong when it comes to their powder blushes and bronzers, so these hefty palettes offer highly pigmented blushes in lightweight, silky formulas that “melt” unto your skin. Apart from adding color to your cheeks, they can also be used to contour and act as eye shadow as well. How’s that for versatility?
NARS is also on a big sale right now over at NARS Beauty Butler. Use the code NARSMEGA to get exclusive discounts until May 31.