we are also continuing our Spring cleaning to make room for new beauty products. This month, we tested everything from customizable foundation drops to fright-fighting hair coconut oil and the perhaps the fastest drying self-tanner on the planet.
Tom Ford Radiant Moisture Soufflé
This Tom Ford Radiant Moisture Soufflé ($98) moisturizer is the perfect prep for makeup. It starts as a balm consistency but melts into a sheer cream that's luminous thanks to microscopic holden pearls. I love it on bare skin or under foundation to get a little glow.
— Lauren Levinson, senior editor, Beauty
I love the look of a faux lash — the way it thickens up my lash line without the possibility of clumping things up. Although the drugstore kind I adore are fairly inexpensive, lately I have been digging Battington Lashes ($24-$26). You can reuse them up to 25 times, which is a major selling point. But unlike some high-end falsies, these are weightless — they essentially float on your lash line. My favorites are the Earhart and Harlow designs.
— Kirbie Johnson, on-camera host and producer
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick
I have strict standards for lipstick. To be deemed worthy of joining my stash, it has to be extremely pigmented and longwearing. Bite Beauty's newest formula ($26) not only achieves those requirements, but also hydrates and nourishes my pout with antioxidants, meaning Amuse Bouche lipsticks (and my lips!) feel as good as they look.
— Emily Orofino, assistant editor, Beauty
La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil
The search for my next great antiaging product is current on pause thanks to my newfound love for La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil ($315). I'm a longtime fan of face oils, and La Prairie's "dry ice" formulation is among my favorite to date. It slides on without leaving too much of a sheen but allows my face to glow for hours afterward.
— Allie Merriam, content director, Fashion, Beauty, and Latina
The Body Shop Shade Adjusting Drops
Finding a foundation that isn't too yellow or too red for my medium-brown skin is #thestruggle. Oftentimes my favorite formulas show up darker than the rest of my complexion, resulting in a not-so-glamorous finish (especially in photos!). But when I discovered the Shade Adjusting Drops ($20) from The Body Shop, my brown-girl prayers were answered. Simply add one drop of the white liquid to your favorite foundation and its strong yellow undertone will be instantly neutralized. After mixing with your fingers, you will be left with a new color that is nearly half a shade lighter than your original foundation. So now, I don’t have to sacrifice my favorite formulas because the color isn’t “just right”.
— Aimee Simeon, editorial assistant, Trending and Social.