Whether you want lashes to be big and bold or long and defined, there is a mascara out there for you. We chatted with LA-based makeup artist Sage Maitri — who works with celebrity clients Judy Greer and Jessica Capshaw — on different wands and formulas. Maitri’s pro tip for fuller-looking lashes: “I always concentrate on the root of the lash, using little circular motions. Then I work the wand from root to tip for the last few strokes. This allows the tips of lashes to remain wispy and not clumpy.”
Here’s 6 new mascaras that lengthen, curl, separate, and last all day without any flakes and smudges:
L’Oréal Voluminous® Butterfly Intenza™ ($9) -– “Plastic wands are great for coating and separating," says Maitri. This has a double wing, flexible bristle brush that yields major volume and stretches each lash outward for eye-catching fringe.
Marc Jacobs O!Mega Lash Volumizing Mascara ($26) -– A combination of two brushes, one to separate and coat each lash, and the other for adding curl and volume, adds big impact to skimpy lashes with zero clumps and the formula lasts all day. “I prefer brushes in volumizing formulas as they are more full,” says Maitri.
Perricone MD No Mascara Mascara ($30) -- Perfect for daytime, this fringe booster gives a long and defined look with one universal color that works well for all skin tones, containing neuropeptides and biotin to nourish and strengthen lashes.
Avon Big & Daring Volume Mascara ($9) -- A full curved bristle brush creates volume, curl, and separation in just one coat. “Full brushes are great for feathery-looking lashes,” says Maitri.
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara ($22) -- With one swipe of this creamy dark black formula, my lashes were transformed into high-drama fringe. The buildable formula contains proteins and amino acids to promote lash growth and you can apply it in the morning and reapply later in the evening without any clumps.
Lancôme Grandiose Mascara ($32) -- The swan-neck bent wand makes for easy application and the plastic bristles grip each lash from root to tip to separate, volumize, and lengthen, while rose cell extract nourishes lashes.
A good skin care regimen always starts with a good cleanser. The newest ones leave skin feeling squeaky clean and come in a variety of formulas—gels, oils, milks, and powders—for all skin types. Make sure when picking the right cleanser that it should never be too harsh and strip away the skin’s healthy oils.
These 6 complexion cleansers will keep pores clear, and brighten and hydrate parched skin.
Revision Skincare Papaya Enzyme Cleanser ($28) – Exfoliate gently with this refreshing cleanser containing papaya fruit extract and salicylic acid to speed up cell turnover and antioxidants to soothe skin.
Algenist Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Melting Cleanser ($38) – A good option for normal to dry skin, this starts off as a gel and then morphs into a milk when mixed with water, containing alguronic acid and microalgae oil to keep skin smooth and hydrated.
Murad Transforming Powder Dual-Action Cleanser and Exfoliator ($30) – A new addition to the brands acne line, this deep-cleaning wash starts off as a powder, and when activated with water turns into a foam with gentle exfoliation beads to help unclog pores. Pumpkin seed extract and salicylic acid keep pores clear and prevent future breakouts.
ZO Skin Health Offects Hydrating Cleanser ($35) – This rich and lovely cleanser removes impurities and excess oil while panthenol and allantoin soothe and moisturize skin.
Ole Henriksen pure truth melting cleanser ($34) – Another hybrid cleanser that starts off as a citrusy orange gel and when mixed with water turns into a light milk, removing makeup without stripping the skin. Vitamin C, rose hip, and virgin cherry oils brighten and nourish the skin.
Tata Harper Purifying Cleanser ($58) – A soap-free all-natural cleanser for combination to oily skin, containing sugars, broccoli extract, and fruit enzymes to unclog pores, while a blend of essential oils keep skin balanced and feeling refreshed.
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With the weather officially transitioning into the cooler Autumn temps, dry skin could be more problematic. These 5 new foundations have formulas that help smooth flaws, plump skin, and fight discoloration while leaving a luminous finish.
Diorskin Star Fluid Foundation ($50) – This new brightening foundation treats mature skin with potent actives such as immortelle extract to smooth imperfections, paquerette extract to minimize pigmentation, and licorice extract to reduce redness, while hollow silica beads diffuse light for a more photo-ready complexion.
Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Reveal Lift Foundation ($72) – You can expect full coverage and a powerful anti-aging cocktail in this new liquid foundation. It contains gold flavo-silk tricomplex, containing gold silk sericin, Italian olive oil, and vitamin B3 to help restore moisture, plump skin, and smooth fine lines and wrinkles in as little as four weeks.
Paul & Joe Moisturizing Fluid Foundation ($48) – Serum-like formulas are a good choice for dry, aging skin. This one leaves a soft powder finish and is super-hydrating with rosa canina fruit extract, orange flower extract, and camellia and orange oils.
L’Oreal Visible Lift Blur Lift Foundation ($14.99) – This light formula is a mix of a blur cream and foundation that works to smooth over wrinkles, cover brown spots, and give skin a more uniform look.
NARS All Day Luminous Powder Foundation ($48) – Powder formulas tend to be too matte for dry skin, but this new lightweight powder foundation can be applied wet or dry and offers buildable coverage for where you need it most. A light reflecting complex adds luminosity and a blend of 17 amino acids, antioxidants and marine fennel to help fight wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and boost cell renewal.