The dark, somber colors of winter give way to the pretty pastels of spring — and now those Easter egg shades get injected with some major life to result in summer's brights. When it comes to the colors of Summer 2018, bolder is definitely better, especially in terms of makeup. The typical juicy, saturated shades of the season have gone next-level, with neon makeup being one of the most electrifying beauty trends of the moment.
Kylie Jenner has certainly come a long way since 2015 when she first introduced her world-renowned lip kits. Remember that fateful day? Women across the globe went crazy over the celebrity's makeup line: In fact, Kylie sold out her lip kits within just a few hours after launching them. Fast forward to 2018 and Kylie's makeup line has expanded to over 20 products, including everything from the matte lippies that first defined the brand to shimmery face powders and color-drenched eyeshadow palettes. Here's a look at all of Kylie makeup products, ranked from our least to most favorite — though, spoiler alert: We love them all.
Beauty products come and go on the market every day. Even some of our main staples sadly disappear from store shelves. But it's the ones that last through the years, and even decades, that leave us in awe. Not only is this a sign that they're effective and high quality, but that they're using ingredients that are safe, healthy and beneficial for our skin.
We've all been there: you're on the go or in a rush and the last thing you want to deal with is a whole bunch of makeup that requires brushes and sponges for application. Luckily, there are dozens of eye, face and lip products that provide simple one-and-done applications sans any additional beauty tools. Don't believe us? Take a peek at the nine products below and make room on your vanity — there's no chance you'll want to pass these up.
In a world where trends are brought to the masses via social media, it only makes sense that many (if not all) of the top makeup artists are sharing their most recent work on their Instagram pages. Whether you're already following your favorite makeup pro or you simply clicked onto your "Explore" page, you've probably seen them dousing their clients' face (and bodies) in highlighter. With the boatload of glowy skin inspiration, it's safe to say that beaming complexions are trending.
Flesh, the brainchild of Revlon Chief Creative Officer (and former Allure Magazine Editor-in-Chief) Linda Wells, is officially hitting the shelves. The new brand has a lot going for it: In addition to Wells' unique vision and expertise, it'll also be coming out of the gate strong with a 40-shade foundation line, officially joining the ranks of fellow inclusive beauty brands like Fenty Beauty, Cover Girl and Dior.
Any professional makeup artist will tell you the key to flawless makeup application lies in the tools you use. They make all the difference in how everything looks in the end. A high-quality foundation brush will leave you streakless and airbrushed like you applied an Instagram filter in real life, while a great blush brush always hits your cheekbones in all the right places.
Get ready for another grand slam from your favorite makeup artist: The Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish collection officially launches today. The collection includes a mix of returning favorites and brand new obsessions, each more exciting than the last.
Summer beauty may be all about trying the bold and daring beauty looks, but when you're on a tight budget, sometimes testing out the latest and greatest beauty releases isn't always an option. To treat yourself to the best of summer beauty with some extra change to spare, we rounded up 12 summer eyeshadow palettes perfect for all those rooftop soirees and long walks on the beach. All these sizzling shades are under $20, leaving you plenty of savings to treat yourself in other ways (we'll have an extra frose, please). Without further ado, here are our top picks for the season.
As summer officially celebrates its arrival, skies are brighter, sunshine hangs out longer — and rainbows are considered an appropriate accessory. During the month of June, the world joins together to celebrate and honor the LGBTQ community, raising awareness and promoting tolerance. If you identify as part of this group or proudly serve as an ally, consider this your permission to bring out the brights, neons and eccentric shades. Whether you're taking your gay hubby out to dinner, attending a parade or a party, or doing all of the above, these palettes are ideal for a rainbow-inspired look. And hey, don't just pull these out for June — show your pride year-round, beautifully.
When the warmer weather finally arrives, we make a few changes. We pack up all our heavy knits and tall boots. We switch up our beauty routines in favor of oil-free moisturizers and extra SPF. And we brighten up our makeup, trading jewel tones and deep, dark shades for bright, colorful hues that pair effortlessly with floral dresses, off-the-shoulder tops and jean shorts. Changing with the seasons helps keep things fresh, but there's no rule that says you have to put away a product until next season. If you love something, like dark lipstick, for example, you can make it work any time of year.
There's a sort of reverence reserved for a select few makeup products that manage to establish themselves as cult favorites. You see their names again and again as you scroll through Reddit, Instagram and your favorite websites — heck, some of them you've probably even seen in your mother's (or even your grandmother's) makeup bag. Suffice it to say, there's something about them that sets them apart and makes them endure.
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.
First comes the wedding invitation, next comes the dress, then comes the finishing touches. Whether you're a bride, bridesmaid or guest, makeup plays a starring role in your wedding look. Most attendees and bridal party members want to look like the best version of themselves — and they want wedding makeup that looks radiant in photos. The blushing bride idea holds true whether you're the one walking down the aisle or catching the bouquet.
Sunscreen needs to be applied to the entire body. That includes smaller areas that we might not consider like the ears, the back of the neck and, of course, lips. The skin on our lips is especially thin, so it's important to always use an SPF lip product to avoid burns in the summer.
You've got your cheek crayons, your chubby lip crayons, your eye crayons — so why not update your collection with some actual Crayola crayon-inspired crayons? Yes, the iconic brand of your childhood has officially joined forces with ASOS for an enormous capsule collection launching today.
Whether you need to camo dark undereye circles, a pesky pimple and/or any other complexion imperfections, a good concealer is an everyday must-have. Unfortunately, caking, creasing and other types of makeup meltdown can make repeated touch-ups throughout the day inevitable. Not anymore. Meet the latest crop of longwear concealers that promise to stay in place all day long. Check out nine of our favorites and bid farewell to the mid-day touch-up.
In a world where going green, eating vegetables and saving the planet are encouraged, going vegan, clean or cruelty-free almost seems to go hand in hand with sacrifice. But going vegan and supporting brands that support the environment don't have to come with a hefty price tag. And while making the health-conscious choice to opt for more fruits and veggies may change your daily meal plan, it doesn't have to change your beauty routine.
In theory, multitasking beauty products are genius. After all, they save space, time and money. In practice, however, it's a bit tough to find multitaskers that can really, truly do two things as well as a regular product can do one thing — and therein lies the rub.