The Beauty Products Our Editors are Using and Loving Right Now

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“Hey, did you try that new serum?” “What do you think about the new Fenty launch?” “I’m looking for a new moisturizer. What do you recommend?” As editors, we’re bombarded daily with questions about the beauty products we hold dear. What we’re using, what we’re loving, and what we’re recommending—and we get it, blindly picking up a product off a shelf is setting yourself up for a lot of potential disappointment. Instead, sit back and read all the beauty products our editors are using and loving right now, from moisturizers to lip gloss to shampoo and more.

Laura Mercier

Tinted Moisturizer Oil Free Natural Skin Perfector Broad Spectrum SPF 20

This tinted moisturizer with SPF is the ultimate three-in-one product and my new summer go-to that I don’t know how I lived without. These days, I use this instead of foundation, and I absolutely love how lightweight it feels. It provides natural-looking coverage and serves as a great base for powders without making me feel like I’m suffocating under layers of caked-on makeup; perfect for days where it’s hot AF outside. —Ashley Selleke, Contributing Editor

Biossance

Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil

I have tried so many affordable vitamin C serums in an effort to save some coin and, in the end, spent a lot of money trying options that didn’t seem to make the slightest difference in my complexion. I finally pulled the trigger on this squalane, vitamin C, rose oil situation last month and let me tell you—it’s worth every penny. After just a few uses, my skin was instantly more glowy and hydrated. It’s my favorite part of my morning skincare routine and I’ll never look back. —Ashley Selleke, Contributing Editor

Fenty Beauty

Pro Filt'r Hydrating Longwear Foundation

Oh, hello rediscovered favorite. I purchased this product the day it released, at the tail end of summer 2019 when my skin was just winding down from its usual summer tan. If you don’t know: Hello, I’m Beth, and thanks to genetics, I get quite tan in the summer. It’s fun and all, but it ends up meaning that I have a plethora of foundations in a thousand different shades that I can only use a few times a year. Luckily for me, I have finally reached the time in which I can pull this off, and I’m remembering why I loved it back then so much. It’s medium coverage, but it’s quite lightweight, and I absolutely love the glowy finish. Some days, I just want to be dewy as all hell, and this will do it for me. Plus, I’ve found if I apply this sparingly in the areas I need it with my fingers, I get a more satin finish, and it truly stays on my face for hours and hours on end, even on the sweatiest days. —Beth Gillette, Beauty Content Manager and Associate Editor

Farmacy

Daily Greens Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer

Every summer, I swap out my thick, creamy moisturizers for a gel formula that’s cooling on the skin yet still moisturizing (I live in an old apartment building without central A/C, so I’ll take whatever cooling I can get). The last few years, my go-to has been Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost Gel Cream, but the second I tried this, I was converted. It’s so moisturizing and soothing on my skin before bed, and I even love the extra glow it gives my skin when I use it in the morning before SPF. I also love that it’s oil-free, so it works well with any makeup products I use on top (plus, my skin loves it). I will scream my love of this cream from the rooftops and am already dreading the day I run out. —Beth Gillette, Beauty Content Manager and Associate Editor

Tower 28 Beauty

Bronzino Illuminating Cream Bronzer

As far as cream bronzers go, I typically stick with my uber expensive Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate. I spent so much money on that thing that I simply can’t bring myself to use anything else (and it’s truly the best I’ve ever put my hands on). But when I want to look glowy as all hell, I reach for Bronzino. This cream bronzer is unlike any other. For me, it’s a mix between a glowy bronzer, a bronzy highlighter, and a neutral blush—and I use it as all three, typically placing it right on top and just under my cheekbones and over the bridge of my nose for a sunkissed look. The proof is in the pictures above—tell me I don’t look like I just hopped off my all-expenses-paid Ibiza trip? I will be using this all summer long, no doubt. —Beth Gillette, Beauty Content Manager and Associate Editor

La Roche-Posay

Double Repair Face Moisturizer UV SPF 30

For years, I was definitely guilty of not using sunscreen on a regular basis thanks to many summers as a kid being lathered down from head to toe in the white, greasy substance. After trying out this broad spectrum SPF 30 moisturizer from La Roche-Posay, I notice a huge difference in the texture and brightness of my skin. The protection this daily facial moisturizer gives me is not heavy or greasy like many sunscreens can be. This has become my go-to face moisturizer all year round. —Blair Bedford, Contributing Editor

Acure

Brightening Super Greens Serum

My skincare routine is nothing without this serum! This serum has been the most persistent product in my arsenal. Even after switching to a more popular serum for hyperpigmentation issues for a while, I always go back to this brightening serum. It’s light and airy on my skin and creates a supple and healthy-looking glow without any oiliness. Many products have come and gone over the years, but this serum is my ride-or-die! —Blair Bedford, Contributing Editor

Benefit Cosmetics

Roller Liner Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

Thanks to lingering feelings of teenage rebellion, I was married to my black liquid eyeliner for a long time. When my mom first introduced me to makeup, she only bought me brown eyeliner because “it was better for my eye color.” Much to her dismay, I wanted to don thick black liner on my top and bottom lash lines just like all the girls did at school. So as soon as I could buy my own makeup, that’s exactly what I did. I can’t believe I’m going to say this, but I actually think my mom was onto something. After watching TikTok videos of girls putting together soft, natural looks with brown liner, I knew I had to try it too. I purchased the Benefit Roller Liquid Liner in Matte Brown and am so glad I did. The formula dries almost instantly and stays put all day. It gives me a more toned down natural look that’s perfect for days I want to go for a “no makeup” makeup. And my mom was right, it really does bring out the color in my eyes. —Garri Chavrest, Managing Editor

NARS

The Multiple

This has been a staple in my makeup bag for a whole decade at this point. While I’ll occasionally opt for a different, more affordable highlighter stick, I pretty much always find my way back to the Nars The Multiple in Orgasm. It’s a sheer version of the cult-favorite color that can be used pretty much anywhere. I use it as a highlighter with a more complete makeup look or on its own on days I’m not wearing makeup but want a little bit of color in my cheeks. True, the price point is not ideal, but this product will last you AGES, even if you use it almost every day like I do. —Garri Chavrest, Managing Editor

The INKEY List

Oat Cleansing Balm

I resisted the idea of double cleansing for as long as possible, but I soon grew tired of washing my makeup off only to find myself looking like a raccoon from all the lingering mascara. I initially went into Sephora looking for the Farmacy Green Clean Cleansing Balm (which is a great product I sampled once before), but when I asked the sales rep if there were any other products they’d suggest, they pointed me to the Inkey List Oat Cleansing Balm. For just 10 bucks, you can get a cleansing balm that is just as good as the Farmacy version. While I was initially hesitant to start double cleansing, on days I’m wearing makeup, I use the Inkey List balm as my first step and it absolutely does its job. No more raccoon eyes for me! —Garri Chavrest, Managing Editor

Versed

Acne-Calming Cream Cleanser

I haven’t gotten a new facial cleanser for years (I’ve been using a basic one my derm recommended when I was 20 lol), but when I stumbled upon this gem, I knew it was time to try something new. I love Versed products in general for their non-toxic ingredients and affordable price tags, so trust basically everything they do. This cleanser contains apple fruit extract to act as an exfoliant and blue tansy which has anti-inflammatory properties (in addition to the 1.5% of salicylic acid). Not to brag or anything, but I have yet to have a breakout ever since using this product. It keeps my skin so clear without drying it out, so it’s a win from me! —Josie Santi, Wellness Content Manager and Associate Editor

ILIA

Limitless Lash Lengthening Mascara

I used only Maybelline mascara for over 10 years (yes, really. I obviously have beauty trust issues) and only recently started to branch out and try new options that are not only cleaner but also work better. I cannot get enough of the Ilia Lengthening Mascara—it seriously coats every lash and gives me major length. But the best part about it is that in the past, when I wore makeup more often, my eyelashes would start to look sparse or weak because of all the mascara. When using this mascara, my eyelashes look better naturally the more that I use it. The formula contains keratin, shea butter, and beeswax to nourish, condition, and strengthen your real lashes. So besides just making them look good when you put the mascara on, it's making them look good even when it's not on, and the results are seriously noticeable. —Josie Santi, Wellness Content Manager and Associate Editor

Colour Pop

Blush Stix

I have been using Colourpop Blush Stix for over a year now, but I have recently rediscovered my love for them. Blush is trending in a big way this summer, and these are the perfect cream blush products for a little something extra. I sometimes have trouble blending liquid blush but want more than a powder blush, and this is exactly that. I love how it makes me look sunkissed in a natural way. —Jess Welsh, Junior Graphic Designer and Assistant Editor

Supergoop!

Glowscreen Sunscreen SPF 40 PA+++

I recently purchased this sunscreen after seeing it all over TikTok (of course). I’ve been using it for a little while now, and every time I wear it I get tons of compliments on how glowy my skin looks. I like to use it as a primer under foundation or mix it with a tinted moisturizer for that perfect dewy summer skin look. This is the perfect way to incorporate SPF into your routine all summer long. It’s definitely shiny, so if you have super oily skin this might not be for you. —Jess Welsh, Junior Graphic Designer and Assistant Editor

MAC

Studio Radiance Face And Body Radiant Sheer Foundation

I am team “no foundation” once it’s warm out, but since my skin is so utterly dry (and generally a lot more fair than my face), I like using something tinted and lightweight to even out my skintone and give me a little glow. This is a years-old favorite of mine, and after seeing a million influencers promote it this month since it just got revamped, I decided to order a new one and give it a shot again, and it truly is everything to me. It looks like skin, but not in the Glossier Skin Tint way in that it looks like skin because it’s so sheer it does nothing. It is undetectable, but it makes you look like you truly just have slightly better skin than you really do. It is the absolute perfect summer foundation, and on my upcoming trip, I’m only packing this.—Madeline Galassi, Fashion Content Manager and Associate Editor

Huda Beauty

GloWish Soft Radiance Bronzing Powder

I am an absolute sucker for a bronzer, and I own more than I would reveal to the general public under any circumstance. I bought this on a whim when I was just browsing the aisles of Sephora recently, and let’s just say the five-star reviews are warranted. This is the perfect bronzer for summer. It isn’t shimmery or sparkly whatsoever but leaves you looking more glow-y than a matte bronzer does. I love using my Mac Face and Body, some mascara, and then just sweeping this basically all over my face—this is my daily makeup right now. It is absolutely stunning. —Madeline Galassi, Fashion Content Manager and Associate Editor

Sephora Collection

Best Skin Ever Liquid Foundation

Let me tell you right now that the hype is real! Now that Summer days are in full-force, putting on a whole face of make-up is not the move. I’m looking for something easy and lightweight but still gives that coverage I need. This foundation is the best thing that has come into my life in terms of beauty. I love that it literally feels like skin but highlights your natural beauty and makes you look like the glowing queen you are. Trust me, you need it now! —Alex Pizarro, Editorial Assistant

OLEHENRIKSEN

C-Rush Vitamin C Gel Moisturizer

If there was one moisturizer I would take with me to the grave, it would be this one. Not only does it smell so refreshing, but it also makes your skin look good as new. And the best part is, you really only need so little to cover your face. Every time I put it on, it’s almost like a little treat because it feels so nice and cooling on the skin, and I promise you, you will get compliments left and right about how great your skin looks after trying this out. —Alex Pizarro, Editorial Assistant

Caudalie

Grape Water

This grape water mist is easily one of my most used products, but I never talk about it even though I keep a can in my gym bag, at my desk, and in my fridge at all times. I typically reach for this between steps in my routine when I need my skin to be damp but not wet or when I need to instantly soothe any irritation and redness I may be experiencing. It is also great straight out of the fridge on a hot summer day when I need a quick yet cool refresh or an extra dose of hydration. —Adele Ashley Adams, Contributing Beauty Writer

Saie

Glowy Super Gel Lightweight Dewy Highlighter

The last thing I want to do on a hot summer day is use foundation, and I have yet to find a tinted moisturizer that feels just right. But I started mixing a pump of this highlighter into my moisturizer, and it is exactly what I was looking for. It is lightweight so my skin can still breathe, it doesn’t dry out my skin, and most importantly, it leaves me with a subtle, dewy glow that I always get compliments on. —Adele Ashley Adams, Contributing Beauty Writer

Demalogica

Daily Microfoliant Exfoliator Add to Basket

I was a diehard fan of apricot face scrubs as a teen, but I moved away from physical exfoliants after I began to learn more about how they can actually damage the skin. So when I received a sample of this powder exfoliant, I was skeptical. The Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant is a very fine powder that dissolves into a little bit of water or a gel cleanser to create a paste. For a physical exfoliant, there is no "grittiness" to it, and I always notice how smooth my skin is after I use it. My skin also appears brighter, my skin tone evens out, and products absorb faster the longer that I use it. —Adele Ashley Adams, Contributing Beauty Writer

Freck Beauty

Freck The Original Freckle

Listen. When this year started, did I think I was going to become someone who paints fake freckles on their face? No, but I am absolutely obsessed. As someone who is naturally freckly with no makeup, I like the option of being faux freckly even with a smooth coating of foundation hiding my dark circles, unevenness, or inevitable summer sunburn. Freck is absurdly easy to use—dot it on across the upper bridge of your nose and cheeks and then tap with your fingers to blend and scatter. It's the perfect complement to any no-makeup makeup looks. —Kelly Etz, Senior Graphic Designer and Online Course Director

Neutrogena

Lightweight Body Oil

My skin gets so dry in the summer—I always feel like I'm on the verge of shedding it like a snake. I've used an untold amount of lotions and creams and oils and potions in a vain attempt to find something that sinks in and stays put. And in all my research, nothing has even come close to the Neutrogena body oil. It's perfect on every front: It's so utterly moisturizing that I go from a dry snake to a sleek seal in an instant and soaks into the skin without feeling heavy, leaving me with a subtle sheen like a new penny. The absolute clincher of them all? The ginormous, under-$20 bottle will last you an eternity. —Kelly Etz, Senior Graphic Designer and Online Course Director

Aesop

B & Tea Balancing Toner

Although I’m not a toner-every-day kind of person, this simple and light toner from Aesop has been a part of my beauty routine for years, and I absolutely love it. This product has an immediate cooling effect on my skin and is particularly useful when I am trying to get rid of stubborn blemishes. Especially when I transitioned between the dryness of Denver, Colorado and the literal swamp that is my new home in Washington, D.C., this versatile toner helped my skin weather the storm. The green tea gives this toner such a satisfying and subtle scent that is amazing both morning and night. Bonus points: It may be a bit of a splurge, but Aesop is an incredible plant-based brand. —Emma Ginsberg, Editorial Intern

The Ordinary

Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA Add to Basket

As a person with sensitive skin, I was very hesitant about finding a new moisturizer that didn’t cause my skin to become irritated. I’ve been using The Ordinary moisturizer for a few months now and it has easily become one of my favorite beauty products. For less than $10, this product has made my skin feel so soft and smooth. As a college student, I am usually pretty busy and don’t have a lot of time to do my whole skin care routine every day. But no matter how stressed and overwhelmed I am, this moisturizer is the one thing I always use before doing anything else in my day! —Caitlyn Somers, Editorial Intern

 

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