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Friday 12 August 2022

10 Makeup Essentials That Have Changed Our Lives

 10 Makeup Essentials That Have Changed Our Lives

Makeup trends come and go, but some products can stand the test of time. Whether it’s an all-time favorite designer lipstick or a can’t-live-without mascara, we all have beauty bag staples we’ve fallen in love with over and over again. The ELLE team was very vocal about their favorite makeup products of all time. The lineup ranges from a pore-erasing primer to a skinny brown pencil that fakes fuller arches, and so many other greats in between. Shop the absolute best of the best, ahead.


Secret Concealer

"For as long as I can remember, my mom has been using this creamy concealer and passing it off to me once she hits pan so I can take advantage of all the remaining product. Suffice it to say, it's a must-have for both of our (very different) skin types and has helped me camouflage some pretty rough acne moments." - Madison Feller, Senior Staff Writer


Cloud Set Baked Setting & Smoothing Talc-Free Vegan Powder

"I lean more dewy than matte, but a light dusting of powder is a must-have for my T-zone. I hate the chalky finish most powders have, but this one is super smooth, barely-there but erases any oily spots while still leaving my skin hydrated." - Tatjana Freund, Commerce Writer


Angled Mechanical Brow Pencil

"When I first showed up to Sania's Brow Bar, my left eyebrow was noticeably smaller than my right one. Fortunately, founder Sania Vucetaj, aka NYC's resident brow wizard, took pity on me and introduced me to this genius brow pencil. Equipped with an angled applicator and unique formulation, this handy tool not only evened out my brows—it made them actually look natural. All hail." - Claire Stern, Deputy Editor


Ultra Shine Lip Gel

Look, it’s just that good. This “lip gel” has a nice glossy finish without feeling sticky and has the perfect amount of pink tint to enhance the natural color of my lip without giving me that ashy pink look. You know the ashy pink look I’m talking about." - Nerisha Penrose, Beauty Commerce Editor


Under Eye Corrector

"Small but mighty! I've tried a lot of different concealers in my life and most of them never fully covered up my dark circles. The key, it turns out, was to first apply a peach under-eye corrector, and then, boom! Gone. The Bobbi Brown eye corrector is slightly tacky but, surprisingly layers well with other products. It's been my go-to for years now." - Leah Romero, Senior Digital Designer


Beautiful Skin Foundation

"This is, by far, the best foundation I’ve found for my combination skin. The formula blends effortlessly, goes on smooth but dewy, and stays in place all day, even if I (yikes) rub at my face. You can wear it multiple days in a row without the cream causing breakouts, plus the moisturizing hyaluronic acid in the formula means even dry patches will be happy." - Lauren Puckett-Pope, Associate Editor


Soft Pinch Liquid Blush

"I've never been an orange blush girl until this one from Rare Beauty stole my heart. One dot is all I need to create a soft flush on my cheeks, so that should tell you how pigmented this blush is. Selena Gomez, A+ in my book!!" - NP


Liquid Eye-Lie-Ner Punk

"Leave it to the queen of the cat-eye [Lady Gaga] to design one of the best liquid eyeliners on the market. I rarely leave the house without a wing-tip, and this is the only liner I’ve found that doesn’t sputter as the pen glides along. Sublime." - LP


Cloud Paint

"I've written the phrase 'I don't know how to use makeup' more times on this website than I care to count, but this blush doesn't care! It's nearly foolproof. It lasts forever. You can use your fingers. And it looks so damn pretty." - MF


Twin Flames

"There’s nothing subtle about this collection of 15 holographic cream shadows from Danessa Myricks. The formula is unbeatable—velvety and super easy to use and it stays in place all day. Usually I just pop a shade like Bae or Angel Heart in the corner of my eyes and add mascara for a bright-but-pretty look. But when I want to go for more drama, I’ll smooth Young Love or Soul Mate across my entire lid."- Margaux Anbouba, ELLE Associate Editor

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