The cramped corridors of any backstage NYFW show can feel a bit frenzied, but there's a true sense of excitement permeating the hairspray-dense air, too. Excitement over the beautiful runway presentation that's just minutes away, excitement over the collaborate efforts of the hair, makeup, nail, and skin care teams, and excitement over the new looks — and yeah, new products — the world is about to discover. One of the coolest aspects of poking around backstage is spotting new, sometimes not yet launched, products. We're sharing nine of them with you today.
The 2020 Spring and Summer NYFW catwalk really brought it in the beauty department: We're talking fun and wearable makeup that's more than the typical "no makeup makeup" or "never could I ever" looks we so often see from spring collections. For your own upcoming eye makeup inspiration, we rounded up seven brilliant options for you that we got to watch come to life in real-time backstage.
Ever had a beauty product you love so much that you shook, hacked, scraped or squeezed its container until you were absolutely positive you had expended all of its precious contents? Rare indeed is the product that elicits that deliciously desperate feeling, especially in beauty editors. So when our team of beauty mavens encounters a rave-worthy product, you know it's the real deal. Herewith, our editors rattle off their "beauty empties," aka the best beauty products that they can't help but use until the last drop. Read on for their best nail polishes, hair products, skin care products and makeup now.
As we pack away the neons and the shimmers with our swimsuits and cover-ups, it's time to pull out different palettes for the months ahead. Every season, our go-to hues shift with the sweaters we choose for the fall season — and though you may go a shade lighter as your tan fades, you can be riskier with your eyeshadow colors, since those transform all year round.
It's a classic makeup catch-22: Yes, you want to keep your forehead from getting all shiny... but you also don't want your makeup to look cakey. It can be a bit of a challenge to find that Goldilocks-level powder foundation that will straddle that fine line — which is why we've done the legwork for you.
Great lashes can make or break a look — they add instant polish and finesse, boosting your makeup to the next level. That said, it can be tough to know where to start looking when it comes to falsies. What are the best false eyelashes out there, anyway?
Quick quiz: Are you ending up with more brush bristles on your face than powder? Are the misshapen bristles leaving you with streaks? Are they all scratchy and poke-y? If you answered yes to any to these questions, it's time to bite the bullet and buy some new brushes, babe (and replace your hairbrush while you're at it). Makeup brushes may all look the same, but a good brush can make or break your look.
You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream! This summer staple is synonymous with fun. So much so, it even has its own holiday (#nationalicecreamday anyone?). And lately, many beauty brands are turning to the tasty treat for inspiration. From bright, bold shades inspired by your favorite flavors, to pretty packaging that looks almost good enough to eat, ice cream beauty products is definitely one of the summer's hottest beauty trends.
Orange is a fiery, bright and attention-grabbing color — so it might not be the first shade you reach for. If you're used to wearing muted and neutral makeup looks, orange eyeshadow might feel too out there. But don't let intimidation stop you from enjoying this trend: It's a look that you'll totally enjoy wearing during the last days of summer and throughout the upcoming fall.
You woke up super early and you applied all your makeup — you're flawless; it's a look. You've winged that liner and your lipstick is on point... but you have to go to gym later, and do you really want to do it all again for your appointment afterwards?
Tired of multiple steps in your eyebrow routine? Want something you can just swipe and go? Also, if you're a survivor of the great tweeze of the 90s/00s, then you may still be looking for something to fill in those brows that just never grew back all the way...
This summer, fruit-scented beauty products are everywhere — even more than usual, that is. Everyone from your drugstore faves, to cutesy indie brands and even the luxe, prestige lines are hopping on the bandwagon. It makes sense: Scented beauty products are a sensorial experience — so, much like eye-catching packaging, these little extras can make a simple product seem that much more luxurious. They also offer a bit of a throwback factor... if you remember Sanrio products, magic markers or scented glitter gels from decades past, you're sure to love these fruit-scented offerings. Check out some of our favorite fruity beauty products this summer and pick some up for yourself!
If eyes are windows to the soul, then eyebrows are, by default, the drapery to said windows. And in the same way that the right décor choices can make a huge difference in any room, brows have a major impact on your overall look. Even if you're naturally blessed in the eyebrow department, a little housekeeping via top-notch products is key to perfecting your brow game. You can start with these highly recommended picks from top makeup artists around the country.
Is there any better way to celebrate National Lipstick Day than by treating yourself to one (or more) of the best lipsticks in town? There are so many tantalizing options to choose from, from exciting new liquid mattes from Givenchy to hydrating, high-shine formulas from Maybelline. Heck, you can even find lip crayons with a vinyl finish or mousse-y lip powders... the world is your oyster. Ready to meet your next favorite? Keep reading for our definitive list of the 15 best lipsticks right now.
Summer is shorts season — do you ever feel self-conscious about your legs? There are two things you can do about that: have some of that "IDGAF" attitude and strut with confidence... or do a little prep work with some body makeup.
Have you ever taken the time to read the names of the products you love so much? Like, sure, you know it's eye makeup, lipstick, or highlighter, but have you actually spent a few seconds to peep the specific shade name? If not, newsflash: They can be seriously dirty. And while there are plenty of naughty nail polishes, lipsticks, and blushes, nowadays, mascara seriously takes the cake when it comes to sensual names.
The best tinted moisturizers are a time-pressed gal's best friend. If, like us, you're a fan of products that speed up your morning beauty routine, then you definitely need to add a tinted moisturizer to your makeup bag if you haven't already. After all, these multi-taskers combine foundation and moisturizer, which eliminates the need for time-consuming layering and helps get us out the door in a flash.
We love a good matte lip as much as the next girl, but when it comes to painting your pout with summer 2019 beauty trends in mind, it's all about going for the gloss. Now, before you cringe at the nostalgic memory of slathering seriously syrupy goop across your lips, get this: Nowadays, you can score all of the shine... without any of the stick. Don't believe us? Try one of the glosses in the upcoming slides and we promise it will change your mind.