On January 11, Fenty Beauty released a new concealer, available at Sephora, though most of the shades are already sold out on FentyBeauty.com. Many fans were excited to find out about Rihanna’s new PRO FILT’R Instant Retouch Concealer line that features 50 shades. This concealer is creamy, long-lasting, crease-proof and provides full coverage. It also creates a soft matte finish and it is perfect for those with oily to normal skin types. Rihanna created these concealers to cover blemishes, reduce redness, dark circles, and dark spots. The colors range from light, medium, tan and deep.
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The Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Setting Powder also released on January 11 and features 8 different powders that are light as air and creates a photo soft finish. It is designed to extend your makeup wear for a filtered, photo-ready finish without flashback. It blurs the look of fine lines and imperfections to make your skin smooth as ever.
Jumping into the makeup game is not always easy. With all of the products out there, you can get overwhelmed thinking about what products you need the most. Like most things in life, your best bet is to start simple and get more complex as you gain experience. Here are some tried and true staples for your makeup bag that you can’t do without.
A Faithful Primer
Photo Finish Foundation Primer retails for $36.00 and can be bought at Sephora
There are a ton of different primers you can choose from, but to start, you should pick up a face primer with great coverage. The Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer is a great start to have you looking flawless always. Everyone has different needs; some primers will give you a matte finish while others will illuminate you more. The thing to keep in mind is that primers prepare your face for the rest of your makeup process, so choose your primer according to the look you’re heading for.
The Ultra HD Foundation retails for $43.00 and can be bought at Sephora
The struggle to find the perfect foundation is real. Depending on your skin type or skin color, some foundations just won’t work for your face, so the key to success (hello, DJ Khaled) is to take the time to find what works for you. Foundations vary from whipped, liquid, or powder. Others offer more coverage than others and some can be lighter on your face, which is great to avoid that cakey feeling. Choosing the right foundation starts with identifying your skin type and your everyday needs. To get started, Make Up For Ever has a great full coverage foundation that has even won awards for how great it makes you look on camera.
The Undercover Pot retails for $35.00 and can be bought at Sephora
Concealer can be used in so many ways. It can get rid of under eye circles, hide pimples, and can be used in your contouring process. Something as useful as that definitely needs to be in your makeup bag. The rule of thumb for concealer is to use one that is slightly lighter than your skin tone and to use it after your foundation. Laura Mercier offers their Undercover Pot which has 2 concealer shades and even a setting powder so you can make sure your makeup stays put.
Mascara That Won’t Clump
Better Than Sex Mascara retails for $23.00 and can be bought at Sephora
Mascara is the finishing touch to anyone’s face and choosing the right kind is crucial. Some mascaras are volumizing while others promise to act as a highlighter. If you want to switch things up you could pick up a different color than the ordinary black and go for something more subtle. Keep in mind that not all lashes are created equal and what works for one girl might not be the same for you. Coming highly reviewed is the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara which has a specially sculpted brush to make your lashes look amazing.
Honolulu Honey retails for $27.00 and can be bought at Sephora
There are those days when you don’t feel like going to heavy on the makeup, but you also don’t want to leave the house without something on your lips. This is where an everyday lippie comes into play. Choosing a soft pink, nude, or brown color can make you look even more polished than you planned to be. Pair that with a great mascara and you’re good to go. NARS makes a gorgeous lip called “Honolulu Honey”that not only looks great but has a satin feel so your lips will feel pampered all day.