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It’s always time for you to shine, but you might not always want your skin and makeup to. Matte finishes are having a major moment—and whether you want to experiment with a gloss-free lip or you have oily skin that needs help keeping light-reflection to a minimum (especially in hot, humid climates), these are our top picks for the must-have mattifying products you need right now.
Replenix UltiMATTE Perfection SPF 50+ ($43)
Combining all-day oil-control with the benefits of a primer, BB cream and sunscreen in one tube, this mattifying, antioxidant-enriched multi-tasker has all your skin’s needs covered. Used on its own or under makeup, you get a universal tint that evens out skin t
Celebrity makeup artist Carol Shaw curated the gorgeous eyeshadow shades for the LORAC Pro Palette 2 ($42), which just hit counters this summer
The new launch is a pleasing diversion from the original Pro Palette, which stuck mostly to neutral shades. Pro Palette 2 is a lot more adventurous in color without compromising on elegance and depth.
The 16 shades in this slim, clutch-like palette include mattes and shimmers that pair quite beautifully together and harmonize perfectly for an elegant transition from day to night. Colors range from a latte-like Mocha, which is more bronze than anything else, to a sparkling rose, which will remind you of a glass of peach schnapps as seen on a s
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In beauty, packaging is every bit as important as the product itself (think: Chantecaille, Givenchy, Chanel to name a few brands who do it so well). The packaging ensures portability, convenience, and, of course, a pleasing look and feel.
MAC is no stranger to creating innovative packaging to house multitasking products, from its iconic Fluidline (it can be used as an eyeliner, but also artfully blended for smokey eye shadow) to its newly-launched Studio Sculpt Shade and Line, which marries two traditional eye shadows and one liner in one compact.
Shade and Line in Eggplant. Photo Credit: MAC
The Studio Sculpt Shade & Line formulation is quite special and versatile: the biggest se
Foundations: they can be your best friend. Not only do they make your skin look flawless in the light of day, but many also give you added anti-aging benefits—a double whammy. But choosing the right foundation can be tricky – you’ll want to find just the right shade, coverage and finish. Plus prices vary with drugstore brands offering less expensive vrsions than department stores, but without the option to test before you buy.
To help with the foundation selection process, BITB presents its latest Steep vs. Cheap comparison. Here, we test Tarte Maracuja Miracle Foundation 12 Hour Broad Spectrum SPF 15 ($42) vs. L’Oréal True Match LUMI Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 ($12.99).
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