Makeup is a no-brainer when it comes to enhancing your best features -- that is, unless it's sliding down your face. And let's be real, between unpredictable weather, our daily workouts and the occasional cry-fest (like whenever "A Walk to Remember" is on) -- not to mention the pool parties, beach vacations and outdoor excursions of summer -- there are endless opportunities for your makeup to smear or streak. That's why makeup that can withstand the elements is a must. Instead of letting a little heat, humidity or tears ruin your makeup fun, keep your face in place with these top-notch waterproof makeup picks.
As beauty editors, we come across dozens of new beauty products daily -- (don't hate us, we know we have it good.) While we do get exposed to some of the most luxurious, over-the-top expensive products on the market, there are just as many beauty products out there that totally rock our world and don't break the bank. These days, drugstore makeup brands are keeping neck and neck with the more expensive guys in terms of quality and staying on-trend.
The best blushes give a lit-from-within, healthy-looking glow -- something we all strive for with our makeup. A bad blush gives a streaky, sparkly, clownish look -- not attractive. Luckily, our reviewers have have helped us narrow down the best blushes on the market. They've tried tons of blushes, and we're sharing their favorite picks. The best part? Our readers guarantee you won't look like you're auditioning for the circus when you reach for one of these top ranked blushes. (Just remember to use a real blush brush with all of them, not the little ones that come in the package, OK?)
A bright shade of orange lipstick looks nothing short of delicious when applied to our pout. Combined with glowing skin, scorching hot temperatures, and maybe even a sultry smoky eye (if you're into that kind of thing), a vibrant orange lip simmers for summer, and it couldn't be more versatile.
I'm a firm believer that there is no bad time or place to wear glitter makeup. Whenever a new glitter product lands on my desk, I can't help but scheme ways to wear these mesmerizing eye shadows and liners all day, every day -- even at the office. And thus, a challenge was born.
Having the best makeup brushes in your beauty bag can make all the difference in your makeup routine. Just like a great artist uses a brush to create a museum-worthy painting, we wield our makeup brushes to create perfectly contoured and blended makeup masterpieces.
Whether it's makeup how-tos or beauty product recommendations, we turn to our favorite beauty bloggers for their mad makeup skills and candid opinions about all things beauty. When they swoon over a dazzling new highlighter, we die a little bit too. If they're obsessed with a particular liquid lipstick, we run out and buy it, too. In other words, their opinions hold a lot of value to us beauty junkies. Which is why, when beauty bloggers team up with beauty brands for makeup collaborations, they're among the most highly anticipated product launches of the year.
Just when we were getting a little tired of hearing about double-lettered beauty products (hair BB and CC creams?), BB cushions, the latest Korean import, entered -- and we found reason to be twitterpated again. Like the BB cream did a few years ago, BB cushions are poised to change the way we think about base makeup.