Before you apply any makeup, be certain that you’ve got the best primer, which allows makeup to stand up to the elements. There are so many reasons to love Dermablend Jelly Primer, from its fast-absorbing properties to its ability to extend makeup wear up to 24 hours! Based on our sales and reviews, the best mattifying primer might come in stick form. That’s right: With the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, you can smooth out imperfections and zap shine for up to 12 hours. A super lightweight facial product, the MEMI Perfecting Radiance Primer gives you a glow-from-within radiance that actually improves skin tone with regular use. To purchase one of our best-selling products ever, the bareMinerals Primer evens tone, controls sebum production, hydrates dry skin, and creates the perfect canvas for your bareMinerals foundation (or another favorite mineral foundation brand).
Tinted Moisturizers, BB, and CC Creams
If you’re looking for lightweight coverage that offers sun protection, try the Jane Iredale Dream Tint Moisturizer. Soothing, smoothing, and fine line-minimizing, you’ll love how supple your skin feels. The flexibility of a BB cream means that it can be worn alone or under your favorite concealer or foundation for a bit more coverage. Just a pea-sized amount of the Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream is more than enough to yield broad spectrum protection. If your skin is notoriously dry, use a moisturizer underneath this product for all-day radiance. Need a boost of color that lasts long after you wash off your makeup? Acting as both a primer and tanner, the St. Tropez Face Tan Everyday Tinted Moisturiser takes hold in under 8 hours. Keep a natural pop of color for days, thanks to this ingenious skincare creation. Just make sure that you wash your hands after use!
Like any beauty lover, you’ve probably heard about the Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Palette, and how it hugs your curves and provides a natural glimmer when the light hits. You’ll love this Smashbox contour kit, no ‘cheekbones’ about it. We’re massive fans of the Stila Custom Contour Palette Duo that gives you the freedom to shape and shade brows, cheeks, and jawlines. With unbelievable buildable coverage that stands up to hot lights and sweat, you’ve got a look that lasts.
Bronzer and Highlight Makeup
In the darkest months of the year, you can still give yourself a goddess glow with the best bronzer. We’re especially big fans of cruelty-free makeup brands, and are currently obsessed with MEMI and their matte bronzer, Soleil Me Up. Blending this silky pressed powder is absolute child’s play, and you’ll find that it’s a staple in your makeup case. Be sure to finish off your look with a sweep of cheek highlighter. Whether you smooth the lush and luminous Butter London Glazen Face Glow or sweep a Stila Highlighter across brow and cheekbones (we’re personally obsessed with Heaven’s Hue), everyone’s got the flexibility to create a timeless look with ease.
Few beauty brands have perfected waterproof concealer quite like Dermablend, but for someone looking for blendable, medium-weight coverage, reach for the Dermablend Smooth Liquid Camo Foundation. With its non-comedogenic and skin-evening formula, this is the best concealer for acne. Finding the right cruelty-free cosmetics can be difficult, but the Youngblood Ultimate Concealer delivers on its promises to vanish fine lines, smooth skin, and keep your complexion hydrated throughout the day. Thanks to the earth-friendly formula of this cream concealer, you’ll have flawless skin with every use!
We are totally obsessed with the Stila Foundation and Concealer. It’s hard not to be impressed with this 2-in-1 product that comes with a refillble concealer (tucked away in the cap) and long-wearing, oil-free cream foundation. You’ll love how young your skin looks! Searching for the best under eye concealer and coming up empty-handed? Count on this Pixi concealer to plump fatigued skin, smooth fine lines, and battle bags with a vitamin-packed concealer stick.
We love the Japonesque Velvet Touch Foundation because of its ability to conceal any and all blemishes and imperfections. The ultimate corrector makeup, however, comes in the form of Dermablend Cover Creme. Smooth this thick, blendable formula over large pores, birthmarks, and acne for the most flawless base anywhere. If it’s organic makeup (and uniform complexion) that you’re after, why not try Antonym Baked Foundation? You’ve got a blendable, brightening product at your fingertips. Need a bit more coverage but still a vegan foundation? You’ll adore the hydrating effects that the Youngblood Liquid Mineral Foundation has on your skin.