May 15, 2021 at 06:00AM
As many of us continue to work from home, the reality is we’re seeing our own faces a lot more. Even if you’re a mostly camera-off kind of queen (I applaud you!), there are still so many instances where showing your face is a must. It’s not the worst thing, but when the motivation to apply makeup is at an all-time low it can feel like a personal attack to have to reveal our dull complexions and dark circles for all to see.
Well, my friends, this might be a good time to practice a little self-compassion. This year has been insane and the fact that you’re still standing is an accomplishment on its own. But if you feel strongly about putting your best face forward, I hear you. These summer makeup launches will put a little pep in your step when it comes to your virtual meetings. Keep scrolling for 21 buzzy, new items to shop along with examples of some gorgeous makeup looks to show you how to see them.
Yes, it’s still all about the eyes. New to ASOS, Huda Beauty’s double-ended eyeshadows will help you achieve the electric eyes of your dreams with one soft matte shade and one glimmering metallic hue.
This pretty palette recently launched by Zara Beauty has all the shades you need.
This intense aqua-hued eyeliner is a fun way to update your makeup bag with a pop of colour. It glides onto eyes without pulling or tugging and stays put.
Tropical getaways are still largely moot, but you can fake glowy, vacation skin with barely there tints like this new one from Fenty Beauty. It’s like an Instagram filter IRL that blurs imperfections while letting your beautiful skin shine through.
This multitasking product will help get you from bed to meeting in seconds and with a natural-looking flush to boot. With three new shades added to its lineup of cream blush options—Rush Hour, Power Hour, and After Hours—you’ll definitely be able to find a shade you’re in love with.
What’s vacation skin without a bronzed glow? This new Nars duo is so dang pretty. You’ll look sunkissed even if you haven’t spent more than a few minutes outside in months.
An easy way to perk up your face in just a couple of swipes? Plumped up lashes. This new launch from Benefit creates a long, faux lash look with mega lift to help you look wide awake in minutes.
Gucci’s new lip kohl eyeliners are another must-try. They’re super versatile—use them to give yourself a cat eye or tight-line.
Prop up your brow hairs and coat them in pigment with this brand new clean gel. Feathery, bushy brows will be yours in seconds.
Let your eyelids be your canvas and your eye shadow your paint! If a single splash of colour is too boring for your adventurous spirit, then cover your lids in varying shades to create a work of art your virtual happy hour date will definitely notice. Launched in conjunction with the Coming 2 America film release, this limited-edition palette is ready to transform your face with bright colours and metallic finishes.
The latest iteration of Urban Decay’s Naked palettes features desert-inspired shades like bronze and turquoise. These shades are stunning.
Talk about a colourful collab. This limited-edition eye shadow palette by Morphe features 20 eyeshadows and 10 liner shades to play with, so you can switch it up throughout the month.
If you think a nude colour palette is boring, you’re doing it wrong. This glass-like gloss will have you channeling early aughts vibes, and is super hydrating to boot. It’s made with a dairy-free milk blend and comes in eight shades that smell like vanilla. Give this nude tone, Cookies & Milk, a whirl.
The streets are buzzing about this new foundation balm from KVD Beauty. It’s a buildable, medium- to full-coverage balm texture with a soft-matte finish that lstays put. You can dish it on with a brush or press it into the skin with a powder puff. Either way it’ll impart a buttery soft blur over pores and uneven texture.
There’s nothing like a spritz of setting spray to melt makeup into place or refresh your morning makeup for an afternoon meeting.
There’s nothing like the trendy monochrome rose aesthetic to bring your Zoom face to like in a new way. This silky new blush from Hermès is gorgeous and you’lll also be proud to display the artful compact on your vanity.
This bronzer-blush hybrid is perfect for adding some color to your cheeks and making you look very much alive, even before the cold brew hits. If you’re feeling jazzy, swipe the shade over your eyelids and pat it into your lipgloss for a full face of rosy goodness.
You deserve to feel pampered, no? And this Hermes lipstick will do just that. This hydrating, lip-enhancing formula will give you a nice, flushed lip—perfect for pretending you have your life together on-screen.
You don’t have to make a bold statement for your makeup to speak volumes on video. A simple look comprised of softly perfected skin and plush lip and cheek colour is all you need. MAC recently reformulated its iconic face and body foundation and added tons of new shades so even more can partake.
Give your face a radiant finish with this setting powder. It’ll minimise pores, keep makeup in place and basically creates a filter-like blurring effect on the skin. Oh and it smells of coconut.
Charlotte Tilbury’s beauty line is jam-packed with winners, but this might be our favourite of all. The lipstick is formulated with hyaluronic acid to deliver the comfort of a balm with the pigment of a lipstick and it really delivers. Next: This Cheap Makeup Brand Is TikTok-Famous, so I Did a Hype Test
Author Samantha Leal |
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