Beauty Influencers’ Picks of the Season
In this day and age, checking what your favorite beauty bloggers have to say about a product before you commit to purchasing it has become the norm and for a good reason. These are people who know their makeup, and more often than, not they’re not afraid of being brutally honest when giving their opinion. They will speak candidly about the quality, value for money as well as inclusivity, which has become paramount in the beauty industry. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that they frequently receive products before they even launch, so by the time we hit our favorite makeup stores, we have the skinny on what’s hot and can snag it before it sells out.
The toast of the town
The product that definitely deserves to be first on the list is foundation, but not just any foundation – the Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation by Fenty Beauty. Not only are beauty bloggers of all skin tones praising Rihanna for the incredible shade range which allows everyone from the fairest to the darkest person to find their perfect match, but the quality of the foundation is incredible as well. It does what it says – gives a flawless photo-ready finish that doesn’t feel cakey or patchy, and even the price has been deemed fair for the quality and amount of product. As far as foundations go, this one takes the crown.
The number one
Second only to the search for the best foundation is the search for that flawless concealer. According to the likes of Desi Perkins, Christen Dominique, as well as KathleenLights, Tarte’s Shape Tape is a definite favorite by far. It’s creamy, has amazing consistency and doesn’t emphasize the fine lines around the eyes. They simply love it, can’t get enough of it, so until a concealer that can top the Shape Tape comes along, beauty gurus are sticking and swearing by this one.
Always up for something new
Beauty bloggers love new products, especially when they’re innovative and bring something new to the table. Sometimes, the experiment is a hit and miss, and other times, it gets the thumbs up. Such is the case with the vegan Little Ondine nail polish, which isn’t only cruelty-free (which is always a plus in the beauty community) but is also peelable, which makes both the application and removal super-easy and fuss-free. The shades are pure perfection, and we are definitely here for it.
In the sea of palettes
This year was definitely all about the eyes, more specifically, warm, toasty and rich-looking eyes painted in those wonderful and flattering warm tones. This is exactly why all the drugstore and makeup brands came out with their version of the warm-toned eyeshadow palette, and the competition was fierce. Still, as only one could be the winner, this year, the ribbon went to Huda Beauty’s Desert Dusk palette. This is one of the very few palettes about which no YouTube blogger had anything negative to say. It’s a tad pricey, that is true, but apparently worth the investment.
All that glow
If your highlighter is almost gone and you’re torn between purchasing the same one or going for something new, turn to one of the two glow queens – Nikkie and Desi. Nikkie’s list is comprised of not one but eight highlighters, all of which are super-affordable (under ten dollars) and they all give you that ‘glow baby, glow’ look. Desi took us to the high-end side, and products such as BECCA X Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette received ‘glowing’ reviews, but she also mentioned an amazing (and super affordable) Facestudio Master Chrome™ Metallic Highlighter by Maybelline, and raved about the glow, the consistency and the color.
With so many amazing lip products on the market, even beauty influencers had a hard time deciding which brand and lip trend will take home the gold this season. However, there are two things we can say with certainty. One is that classic red lips remain unmatched, and Fenty’s Stunna Lip Paint is fast becoming a cult classic. Lip glosses are making a huge comeback, and on the innovation front, we have bloggers rocking navy, green and grey lips, so if you’ve ever wanted to mix it up and try something supremely bold, you have the beauty influencer’s stamp of approval.