Sunday, February 14, 2016

Five Brand-New Beauty Products You Should Have On Your Radar

In the beauty world, things work similarly to how they do in fashion in that brands usually launch new collections at the start of each season. So, as bloggers and editors are running around in pandemonium at fashion week this February, us beauty babes take that as our cue to check out all the newness on the shelves. As you might already gather, some products exceed their exceptions while others fall short. Today, though, I'll be steering away from the latter, and instead focusing on the products I've totally fallen for. Ahead, details on five new products that have managed to make a permanent home in my makeup bag as of late.

Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream ($26.50): With the lack of shut-eye I've been getting lately—thanks to school-work picking up and myriad THON-related events—I've been in major need of an eye cream that packs major punch. Enter this one by Clinique, which comes with a cool-press tip to help de-puff the eye area and increase blood flow. I find that my eye area always appears instantly smoother and brighter once I apply this. Bonus points for its vibrant, happy-orange packaging.

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint Broad Spectrum 30 ($44): It's no secret that NARS knows what they're doing when it comes to base makeup. I've loved nearly all of their foundations and tinted moisturizers, and this one is no exception. That said, I didn't except to fall for this one in the way that I did, only because it's a matte formula and I have dry skin. However, it glides seamlessly over any dry areas, doesn't cake up or appear heavy on the skin, and lasts for hours. Plus, it has SPF 30, which always earns bonus points in my book.

Shiseido Ibuki Quick Fix Mist ($25): Full Disclaimer: I am a huge fan of facial mists. Since I do suffer from such dry skin, my complexion drinks us any type of hydrating face mist there is. That said, though, some are definitely better than others. This one has a unique gel-like formula that smooths and moisturizes, but also banishes any shine on the skin. It gives my makeup and immediate boost and I can see the results right away—who doesn't love the feeling of that?

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Neutralizers ($38): I'm lucky enough to not have acne-prone skin, but I do have quite a bit of redness I like to disguise with makeup. That said, I love color-correcting products like this one because it allows me to use less foundation and concealer, while still evening out my complexion. This fancy one comes with a click-pen applicator that makes it super-easy to use, and its weightless formula makes it feel like I'm literally putting nothing on my face. They also have two other hues that target dullness and dark spots.

Too Cool For School Dinoplatz Triceratops Multi-Face Palette ($48): Although winter has done a solid job at stealing away any natural glow I had leftover from summer, I've been looking A-OK (I think!) thanks to this multi-pan palette by Korean brand, Too Cool For School. It comes with bronzer, blush, and highlighter — a.k.a. everything you need to achieve sun-kissed skin, sans the sun. Plus, it's easy to tote around with me since it's all right there.