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I like great beauty products and I find that I keep trying new drops – partly because of my work as an editor and partly because I've always had a passion for great skin care and makeup that I can trace back to some annoying breakouts from middle school. Since then I've been interested in getting to know the coolest new products for the beauty scene. My most trusted source for advice? Beauty insider.
I chat with beauty people regularly to advise them on the latest developments in the industry. From editors to beauticians to makeup artists, these insiders have access to the latest trends in the beauty world and the coolest drops of product before they hit the market. Part of their job is to spend days trying new formulas and figuring out which products work for them and their customers. Always curious to know which beauty products actually live up to the hype, I asked some of the most famous experts to share the best new beauty products that they can't stop using. Discover the finds you should know about in advance.
"With more time at home, I've focused on scent therapy and lit candles like crazy to keep my spirits high and mood right. A key player in my self-care toolkit is this candle, made by the inimitable Alicia Keys. It's my "EOD" candle, which means it's time for my mind and body to relax. The lovely blend of sage and oat milk burns slowly and evenly, smells like a warm hug and goes perfectly with a hot mug Tea. " "During the dreary winter months when I long for a summer glow, this serum works over time and gives my skin a long-lasting glow that lasts all day. With a heavy dose of vitamin C, zinc and antioxidants, I lather a few I have been testing this serum for months and have completely done without the foundation because my skin looks hydrated and glowing. I know it's a pretty penny, but you're worth the investment. " "If I could give this eyelash curler to anyone who said, 'I'm afraid of eyelash curlers' or 'They don't work,' I would. This eyelash curler is a bit wider and flatter than most of the others. It works great for those with hooded eyes or the don't want to leave lashes behind. Unlike other curling curlers, this feels like a bear hug. Thanks to a padded lash pad, it shapes your lashes gently but effectively. It also has a double pen grip so you don't feel like yours Putting eyelashes in a vise. You have to use the slightest pressure to make it work. This is the beauty product I use the most. " "This serum is like the 8 serums of the ocean because it contains so many ingredients for skin care. Including fatty acids, niacinamide (maybe the Rihanna?), Several types of hyaluronic acid, peptides and a lot more. All combine to make your caper for you "Glass Skin." But beyond that, it just feels good on the skin – moisturizing, supple without feeling sticky or nutritious. It pills or never gives you what I call skin care boogers. It makes great, quick work on reducing hyperpigmentation. One reviewer called it "Witchcraft in a Bottle" and I'm inclined to agree. Great job Alicia Yoon! " "Augustinus Bader's lip balm is my new favorite lip balm. It's super nutritious, non-sticky, and long-lasting. The formula contains Bader's famous TFC8 complex, which is the secret ingredient in their iconic creams and products." Biologique Recherche Crème Elastine (price on request). "I love the new Elastine cream from Biologique Recherche. It instantly moisturizes and still feels super light and breathable on the skin. It contains hyaluronic acid, silk extract and niacinamide to restore and strengthen my skin." "I miss my regular nail salon appointments so much, but until things get back to normal, I'm pinning my own nails at home. The only problem is that I'm terrible at it and also incredibly impatient. Thankfully, the latest product from Olive & June helps dry my wet mani in less than two minutes – I'm not kidding. All you need is a few drops on each nail and voila – a beautiful, shiny, and most importantly, dry mani in minutes. " “I can't remember the last time I wore a full face of foundation, but I still did apply a little tinted moisturizer and concealer from time to time. I recently fell in love with Marc Jacobs latest concealer because it's exactly what I'm looking for a cover product – it hides any redness or blemishes, but still looks very natural like my skin, only better. It's also fortified with caffeine and gives my skin that little extra little boost to look more awake – who doesn't need to. What I also love is that I could easily find a color that matched my skin. It can be difficult at times to find a shade with yellow undertones, but I was so impressed with those Medium brand color offers in 240. " "It's the prettiest shade of auburn with hints of metallic flecks that catch the light when you blink. This shade is a great way to change your eye makeup routine and add a little color while keeping it chic and modern . " “This is the perfect moisturizer for soothing sensitive or easily irritated skin. When working with talent, it's my first choice on set. I can trust it to always work well and wear well under makeup is light, moisturizing, and fragrance-free. " "This is the only beauty product I can't live without. I use this product every day. The triangular tip is perfect for creating natural, fuller brows. It's a must have in my cosmetic bag!" "My lips have been a little dry lately from wearing my mask. It gives my lips the moisture and nourishment they need right away. They're colorless, light and, most importantly, not sticky. I love that they are, too Fragrance free and vegan. and clean! " "My new holy grail of highlighters. The consistency of the formula blends perfectly with your skin and gives it a warm and elegant sheen without shine. The rounded top allows easy application in the high beam points – namely the Cupid's arch and the inner corners of the eyes." “On days when I don't get the seven hours of sleep I need, this duo looks like I've slept like an angel. Dieux's Forever Eye Mask is a reusable eye patch that will close any serum or cream for maximum absorption sticks to the skin – I combine it with my favorite Drunk Elephant eye cream and the area around my eyes is brighter and hydrated all day. " "PAPAYA GLOW is an ultra-moisturizing oil that makes my skin plump and moist. The unrefined and cold-pressed oils help overcome breakouts, reduce redness and hyperpigmentation. I love applying it to damp skin to lock in more moisture . Me too love that I can use it as an oil cleansing treatment at night to remove my makeup – even waterproof, definitely a must! " "Lip glaze # 1 is everything I've ever wanted in a lip gloss! It's naturally colored, has a natural taste, and makes my lips super juicy. The texture feels like an oil / gloss hybrid that is perfect . It's a must-have if you try it. I hate sticky shine. It wears very well all day and the applicator is perfect! " "I wore and tested mostly clean makeup during quarantine, and this mascara is by far my favorite find. It provides the perfect amount of lift and definition for Zoom, but is still so easy to wash off with warm water in the end I had." tired of wearing makeup that was made for my old life – long-lasting lipsticks, non-removable mascaras, waterproof liners. I don't need as much clothing these days, but I don't wear them. Neither do I want to my makeup slipping down my face. These are the goldilocks of the mascaras. " "You know a product is good when you get to the end of it and struggle with the packaging to get the last piece out. That's me with this refillable, super-moisturizing, aluminum-free deodorant. It took me several months, but I finally got that Completed the whole stick and can now buy a refill tray instead of a completely new tube. It's so ingenious and the case is so chic for such a useful product. " "When it comes to creams, I love something that is rich and creamy. This one is just that, and full of rich ingredients like bakuchi seeds and lotus flowers." "The skin on my body is just as important as the skin on my face. This is incredibly moisturizing and makes my skin very plump and supple." "Our new oil-free moisturizer with cloudy yellow dew in summer is the best! I use it every morning in my skin care routine, followed by a sun protection factor. It's fragrance-free and so light, but moisturizing and wears perfectly under make-up." "I can't live without my Dyson Airwrap. It dries and styles my hair so quickly and I can blow it out for a few days. I love the way it styles my hair and I don't know how I've ever lived without it." " "I was obsessed with my newly introduced Intensive Eye Renewal Cream. It's a luxurious, moisturizing eye treatment that will keep your eyes looking bright and youthful. Many richer eye creams can only be used at night, but this one can be used in the morning too. It works under concealer." Another benefit is that you can use it on the eyelids as well to help combat creepy, sagging eyelids. " "Another thing I've loved lately is Dr. Nigma's # 1 Treatment Mask. It's a deeply moisturizing sheet mask that keeps skin plump and glowing. As a bonus, it also has the perfect amount of extra serum in the pouch who have favourited You can use your whole body to get the full benefit. It's an incredible treatment! " “If you follow me on IG you will know how obsessed I am with the Naturium Plant Ceramide Rich Cream Moisturizer. This is one of the most luxurious creams I've ever used … it keeps my skin hydrated and moisturized all day strengthens and restores the skin barrier over time thanks to the ceramides. It also plays very well with makeup. All of that and it's only $ 25. Run, don't walk … and buy two. " “Some might say I'm biased, but the MAKE Sculpting Lash and Brow Gel is a makeup product I can't live without. I've used this brow gel for years and I love it because it defines and shapes brows and it all holds in place for the day without getting crispy. " "Hydra Vizor is a lightweight but nourishing moisturizer and sunscreen. It's a chemical sunscreen that doesn't leave a white or purple tinge and gives skin a beautiful, hydrated glow. Sunscreens are the most important step in your skin care routine. It's important to to find them." one that you love and that you will use every day. " "This is a new indie skin care brand from Black and Woman of Color. This product is great for treating acne (especially Maskne) but works very well for treating hyperpigmentation. I have suffered new hyperpigmentation caused by Maskne." and This product did an incredible job in smoothing out texture and lightening dark spots. " "The product is a must for anyone who is dehydrated or has dry skin. It drastically reduces water loss and improves the natural skin barrier structure. It took me years to formulate the right properties of the cream barrier. When I mine in the morning Wash your face I feel like the water is ricocheting off my skin! " "My skin is very sensitive and this mask provides instant lightening without drying out or stinging. Literally, I would have a quick solo masking party in my bathroom. This mask makes me happy." Next up, my favorite skin care products, hands down.