Glittering palette of eye shadows, blue mascara, trendy highlighter, comfortable eyebrow pencil, super-resistant lipstick and much more – BeautyHack editors have tried summer cosmetic innovations and told which ones will make your makeup especially spectacular.
Eyeshadow Cover Shot: Bold Glitter Eye Palette, Smashbox
Probably the most fascinating in the palette of shadows from Smashbox is its design: a bright iridescent picture from which it is impossible to look away. Inside the palette there are 8 saturated and bold shades of shadows with glitter and unexpectedly delicate texture. Shadows are well shaded with a brush or fingertips – you can easily achieve the desired effect and create a beautiful radiant eye makeup.
So that the shadows are not smeared, and the colors are not intermingled with each other, it is better to put a special base on the eyelids before makeup. For summer makeup, I choose shades of pink (Pinky Ring) and blue (Seapunked), which blend beautifully with my basic wardrobe: a denim jacket, jeans and sneakers. In the evening, this outfit can be changed to a dress, but the makeup will look as good as in the morning.
Tonal CC Elixir “Anti-aging Protection” Âge Defense, Ciel
Few women can boast flawless complexion, so most have to use special tools to hide flaws, such as acne or enlarged pores. I have dry skin with small traces of inflammation, so not all tonal bases are suitable for me. Now I have switched to light BB creams – they not only hide imperfections, but also take care of the skin. In the summer, I often use the CC cream that I found on the Ciel brand.
The tonal CC Elixir “Anti-aging protection” has many advantages, starting with beautiful packaging and ending with its miracle effect. The tool has a convenient dispenser, a low-fat texture and a sun protection factor SPF15 – something that is especially important in the summer! I distribute the cream sponge and after a few minutes I enjoy an even tone. And when applied to the skin around the eyes, it even hides and smoothes small wrinkles. Also, this CC cream goes well with any means: crumbly powder, blush, bronzer and highlighter – it does not slip and does not slip. The cream gives the skin a smooth shade and a slight moist radiance – the trend in this year’s makeup!
Eyeliner Pen “Cabaret Premieré”, Vivienne Sabó
Now I can create a spectacular eye makeup using just one tool – Cabaret Premieré eye liner. She has an incredibly comfortable applicator, which I spend along the growth line of the upper eyelashes, and after a couple of seconds a neat thin arrow makes my eyes bright and attractive.
The eyeliner applicator is thin and adapts well to the necessary pressure to create the desired effect: you can draw an ultra-thin line, or you can add the necessary thickness to the arrow and draw a neat tail — it’s easy to experiment with this tool. The Cabaret Premieré eyeliner draws clearly and brightly, but it does not smear or flow. Most of the time I use it in tandem with mascara, but on top of the shadows the eyeliner lays down just as well and lasts all day.
Palette highlighter for a brilliant make-up “Moonlight”, Illuminating Face Palette Moonlit, Oribe
Multipurpose tools are my weakness, so I just could not help falling in love with the Oribe Moonlight highlighter palette. The palette combines three shades: bronze-golden, pink and mother-of-pearl. The first color I do is a small contouring of the face or apply it as a shadow, pink highlight the apples of the cheeks and lips, and the brightest I arrange beautiful glare on the cheekbones and the back of the nose. Also, all shades can be mixed with each other with a fluffy brush and applied as shining blush. The texture is silky highlighters – they are easily and beautifully shaded on the skin. And as part of these pearl powder includes a complex of weightless oils and a unique activator of elasticity to moisturize the skin and preserve its elasticity.
Mascara Fusion Volume Sensation Mascara, tone 556, Ciel
In my arsenal of tools for eyelashes, a novelty appeared – a blue mascara from Ciel. I always wanted to see how colored pigments behave on my rich black eyelashes. Blue became a real experiment for me, but I was not disappointed in it!
The brand has developed not only a beautiful shade, but also a special light texture of the tool and a fluffy brush, thanks to which I managed to make friends with the ink the first time. The product can be applied in a single layer for a natural effect or layered to get bright blue fluffy eyelashes.
I prefer a natural make-up, therefore at first I paint over the eyelashes with black ink, then I wait until it dries a little and I apply a blue tint over it, painting it from the roots to the very tips. As a result, the eyelashes turn blue-black color, which looks elegant and not catchy!
Pencil for the perfect and long-lasting Smoky Eye Pencil Smoky, Amber Dust, Romanovamakeup Smokey
After the foundation, eyeliner is the most important makeup product in my makeup bag. I bring them the outer corner of the eye, and the look immediately becomes more expressive. He also helps me out when I need to quickly turn daytime makeup into evening makeup.
The pencil for fast and persistent smokey eyes from Romanovamakeup was a real discovery. First of all, I really liked the shade – such glossy shining brown color effectively emphasized my brown eyes. And, secondly, it is really very resistant – the arrows drawn by him remain bright and clear throughout the day. The pencil has a soft cream texture, so it is easy to apply and can be shaded to achieve a beautiful haze on the eyelids. With him, my cosmetic bag became lighter and more convenient – I forgot about eyeshadow and replaced them with eyeliner.
Ocean Feel Powder Foundation Matting Foundation SPF-50, 02 Medium Beige, KIKO MILANO
By the summer, the Italian brand KIKO MILANO pleased everyone with the new collection. Its main novelties are tools that improve the tan shade, have waterproof and sunscreen formulas, as well as light textures.
I decided to experiment and acquired a tonal basis for myself from the new collection. The tool is presented in 8 shades, from light milky to dark, and will suit owners of normal and mixed skin.
This powdery foundation can be applied in two ways: wet or dry. To create a natural make-up, the manufacturer recommends applying powder with a dry applicator or a fluffy brush, and for a more dense coating, use wet sponge.
I tried both options and with confidence I can say that the powder is very light, while making the complexion even and hides all the imperfections. Keeps well during day walks and at night parties. And most importantly its advantage – in the presence of SPF-50 (in the summer, UV protection is especially important). Brand KIKO MILANO tried to make the novelty convenient and useful, and they did it!
Liquid eye shadow Eye Tint Silk, shade 10 Senso, Giorgio Armani
I have brown eyes, but I never thought that dark shades of shadows would suit me. With tint for eyes from Armani, we had love at first sight (top 5 tints for lips look here). I put shadows on my eyelids and realized that I don’t need anything more for evening makeup. Maybe only mascara to make eyes even more expressive.
The shadows have an incredibly light and almost weightless texture – the tool is easily applied to the eyelids with a convenient applicator. Despite the saturated color – shimmering purple, the shadows look delicately and not at all brightly – they can be shaded with a pad of your finger to a translucent shade and used to create make-up for every day. During the day, the tint does not roll and is not erased, so you do not have to correct makeup. And it can also be used as eyeliner.
Resistant liquid matte lip liner Superstay matte ink City Edition, shade 118 dancer, Maybelline New York
To be honest, I am skeptical about the statements about the stability of lipstick, so I tested the tool for a long time, but as a result I was pleasantly surprised.
Maybelline New York lipstick has a pleasant sweet fragrance, comfortable classic packaging and an unusual drop-shaped applicator brush. Thanks to the last lipstick is easy to distribute without a pencil, and the contour of the lips is clear and even. Immediately after applying the product, you must wait 5-7 minutes for the lipstick to harden. The texture of the lipstick is a little sticky, but after it dries, there is no discomfort.
Superstay Matte Ink City Edition almost does not feel on the lips, you can talk, eat, drink and forget about the fact that you have it on your lips. Her firmness surprised me greatly – lipstick lasts more than 10 hours! If you go to a restaurant, I advise you to take it with you. The tool has only one drawback – it is difficult to wash off lipstick. Do not try to use conventional micellar water, take a hydrophilic oil or any oil-based makeup remover.
Brow Definer Brow Brow, Dark Blonde, Aveda
This tool is not more than six months. Aveda released it at the end of February, providing beautician instructions: why you need to love the new eyebrow pencil. In the list: ease of use, durability, cruelty-free and other “buns” from one of the strongest beauty players on the American market of natural cosmetics. After a week of regular use, I assure you – the pencil really turned out to be successful! First, you do not need to think long, picking up the shade. For example, to me – a brunette with chestnut-colored hair, Dark Blonde was perfect. With him, I get a super-natural result!
I draw a pencil “gaps” on the eyebrows and blend the color with a brush that is on the other side of the product, and after that I fix the hairs with a transparent gel. The texture of the tool is very soft and comfortable, while drawing with a pencil is easy and clear. Resistance, as the brand promises, is excellent, and the pencil is washed off with micellar water.