The 25 Best Beauty Products We Tried in March 2019
By now, you’ve got most likely surmised that we obtain, test-drive, and overview loads of magnificence merchandise right here at Who What Put on HQ. From nail polish and makeup to hair and skincare, we’re eyebrow-deep in all issues new, thrilling, and, sure, want checklist–worthy. That mentioned, because of the quantity of merchandise we are available in contact with each day, we have additionally remodeled into the nitpickiest magnificence customers. Inside seconds, we will inform if a brand new hair oil is just too heavy and greasy, and we’re fast to disregard a serum or basis that yields disappointing outcomes (regardless of what number of hype emails it has sitting in our inboxes—sorry!).
The excellent news? We’re much more typically impressed than unimpressed after attempting out a brand new product, and often, we merely cannot wait to unfold the phrase to all of our fellow magnificence junkies (aka you). Subsequently, we have determined gushing over our newest fave merchandise ought to change into a month-to-month ritual, and each 30 days or so, you’ll be able to count on a full report detailing the highlighters, hair wands, and in a single day skincare saviors we have change into shortly hooked on.
For probably the most half, we’ll be masking new and buzz-worthy launches (as these usually take up a lot of the motion atop our product-filled desks), however we cannot dismiss the new-to-us merchandise, both. As a result of hey, typically our greatest discoveries are discovered on an outdated buddy’s self-importance or on somebody’s face on the bar—true story. Forward, the 25 greatest magnificence merchandise we tried in March! Seize your sport face and pockets. You will be needing each.
“I’m not generally one to switch up my hair (or makeup) routine, but I recently borrowed my sister’s GHD wand to touch up my hair for a night out, and it was seriously next-level. It creates the perfect beachy waves that also last for days without flattening out. I’m sold.”
“I do not learn about you, nevertheless it’s arduous to seek out an exfoliator that truly works and does not irritate my pores and skin. However these things has completely modified the sport. The Jelly Peel exfoliates with smooth, plant-based fibers which are in a position to carry and roll away dry, flaky pores and skin and dust. Not solely does it go away my pores and skin feeling completely nourished and hydrated, but in addition my face at all times feels tremendous smooth and contemporary—good for make-up utility! However arguably the most effective half is that it’s cruelty-free and freed from parabens, artificial fragrances, and different harsh elements your pores and skin might do with out.”
“VDL is the sweetness underground’s favourite forex in the mean time. It is Korea’s top-selling make-up model, and when it lastly launched its three cult primers to the U.S. last year, folks collectively FTFO. So think about the thrill when it launched, anticipate it, basis. I am absolutely the pickiest in relation to my base (which is why it took me slightly longer than regular to strive the bottle I used to be despatched), however this method is likely one of the greatest I’ve tried. It is buildable, light-weight, and makes me seem like I’ve flawless glass skin (a Okay-beauty signature).”
“I’m a bit of a lash fiend, and this brand-new duo from Marc Jacobs Beauty has been in my makeup bag constantly this past month. The mascara has been a best seller for a while, but the brand launched the primer as the ultimate prequel for ultra-long and velvety lashes.”
“I kid you not: The first time I swiped this brand-new glimmer stick from Nudestix (pre–big night out), I immediately texted my friend/co-worker/roomie, Amanda Montell, to tell her how impressed I was with the formula. (She wholeheartedly agreed.) You can put it anywhere on your face, and it won’t get sticky or crease (unlike so many gel highlighters), and it provides the prettiest sheen—not too much, not too little. I especially love dabbing it on my Cupid’s bow, eyelids, and the inner corners of my eyes.”
“So technically this was extra of a wellness discover, however because it’s helped me get again on observe with my sleep schedule (and wonder sleep is actual), I am together with! To begin with, these chews style wonderful. If I weren’t afraid of ending up in a comatose state for 3 days straight, I might eat the entire bag of mint-chocolate goodness in a single sitting. However what I really admire is that they are one of many solely melatonin dietary supplements which have persistently labored for me. One chew sits at two milligrams of melatonin, which often does the trick, however on nights once I want slightly extra support falling asleep, I am going to take two (which is A-OK by the model). L-tryptophan and vitamin B6 are additionally a part of the recipe. I am hooked!”
“Nothing made me happier this month (in beauty terms) than applying this ultra-glittery polish from nontoxic polish braid Aila. All of its colors are stunning, but there’s something so whimsical and summery about essentially wearing a disco ball on your fingertips.”
“I used to love bold, bright lips, but the past few months, I’ve been gravitating toward light pink, glimmery shades that enhance my natural lip color with iridescence. These new lippies from Smith & Cult are ridiculously pretty, and I already know this nude pink hue will be part of my makeup uniform all summer long.”
“I can not get sufficient of Laura Mercier’s new Caviar Chrome Collection—the Caviar Chrome Veils, specifically. I just about by no means put on powder eye shadow and like the top outcome and mess-free utility of liquid formulation like these. The colours within the new assortment are so ethereal and non-aggressive, which is precisely my type. Plus, I admire how long-wearing and buildable they’re.”
“I’ve extra face mists than I do know what to do with at residence. Reality be informed, I’ve sort of been ignoring them. (Name it childhood sprinkler syndrome, however I simply do not like issues sprayed in my face.) Nonetheless, once I ran out of my regular toner a few weeks in the past and wanted one thing mild and extra primary to refresh my face after cleaning, I reached for this rose elixir from Ranavat Botonics which I discovered buried at the back of my closet. As an alternative of spraying the method immediately on my face, I spritz it onto Renée Rouleau’s Toning Cloths ($16) and then give my face a fast swipe over.
“This product is not a brand new launch from the model, nevertheless it’s new to me, and I have been loving it, so I believed I might throw it within the ring this month. Ranavat creates super-high-quality and opulent skincare, all impressed by India’s royal magnificence rituals. Its rose tonic is created utilizing USDA-certified-organic and steam-distilled rose petals, which is why I belief and like it over different rose face mists I’ve tried.”
“When Fenty Magnificence first launched Physique Lava final spring, pandemonium principally ensued. (Bear in mind RiRi’s amazing application video on IG?) Not surprisingly, the Physique Luminizer offered out on the short and, sadly, wasn’t restocked. Whereas it made a blip on our radar over the vacations with transient availability, for probably the most half, Lava lovers have been in determined need.
“However excellent news! For a restricted time solely, the product is again. Proper now, you may get the method within the two unique shades (Who Wants Garments?!—my private fave—and Brown Sugar) together with a brand-new hue addition, Trophy Spouse, modeled after the model’s iconic Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter ($34). This potion makes you seem like a glimmering orb of an angel and mechanically takes no matter you are carrying—or not carrying—up about 10 octaves.”
“Nearly each magnificence editor within the trade swears by the magical brightening powers of Ole Henriksen’s cult-favorite Banana Bright Eye Crème ($38)—myself included. This month, the model outdid itself by formulating a coordinating primer to match. There are just a few primers I’ve ever worn and cherished, however this one has left me impressed. It has an excellent hit of glow-enhancing vitamin C and banana powder–impressed pigments meant to spice up a uninteresting complexion with each quick and lasting brightness. You’ll be able to put on it by itself on no-makeup days when you really feel like your face wants a slight pick-me-up or beneath your make-up as you’d a typical primer. I have been doing each all month lengthy.”
“To be honest, I know hardly anything about beauty, but I know that this La Prairie cream leaves my skin feeling moisturized and blemish-free every time. I apply it at night after washing my face and applying serum. It’s the only product I’ve used recently that has given me consistent results of evening out my skin tone and deeply moisturizing. Plus, the smell is personally soothing, which is a nice bonus to my nightly routine.”
“I had heard nothing but rave reviews about the Augustinus Bader face cream, so decided to put it to the test myself. After months of using it, I now know why it has such a cult following. My skin has never felt more hydrated or dewy.”
“I have a serious thing for brightly colored, intensely pigmented cream eye shadows, perfectly positioning me to fall in love with this new release from Huda. The brand’s absurdly pigmented dual-ended liquid shadows offer a matte side and a sparkly side in fun shades like bubblegum pink, bright yellow, and minty green.”
“Nontoxic, unisex cosmetics brand Noto Botanics is one of my favorite sleeper-hit L.A. beauty companies, and its all-natural, aromatherapeutic, multi-use hair-and-body oil is my newest obsession. The scent is unmatched: smoky and soothing thanks to a combination of vetiver and lavender. I also love that 100% this product’s sales goes toward organizations the brand aligns with, like Planned Parenthood, LGBT Youth Center, and Women’s Center DTLA.”
“Caudalie’s newest night cream boasts glycolic acid, Viniferine, and hyaluronic acid—aka the perfect brightening, plumping recipe for my combination skin type. The texture is creamy and fast-absorbing. It has almost a perfect five-star rating on Sephora, which is totally deserved. You will see results from this product.”
“Color-protecting shampoos typically odor bizarre and dry my hair out, however this new one from R+Co does simply the other. It leaves my highlighted hair wanting vibrant and feeling smooth because of elements like lychee extract, okra seed extract, and vitamin E. It additionally smells beautiful: earthy and citrusy, like a lemon tree.”
“I’ve been using this rich overnight mask a few nights a week for the past couple weeks, and my skin has been so soft and glowy. The product goes on thick but sinks in quickly and feels so velvety on the skin. The formula, packed with antioxidants and vitamin C, makes you wake up looking plump and hydrated. Super-reasonable price point, too.”
“CBD extract combined with organic avocado, jojoba, and safflower oils makes for a fast-absorbing body oil that leaves skin super soft and glowy. I’m living for the clever rollerball tip, which makes for a mess-free application and works wonderfully if you want to do a little self-massage when your muscles are sore.”
“This is an intense price point for a body lotion, but if you have a birthday coming up, request the gift of absurdly soft, youthful skin by way of this decadent body cream. The formula contains shea butter, argan oil, and almond oil, plus something called DNA HP, a marine-sourced ingredient formulated by Nobel Prize–winning scientists which firms the skin and reduces the look of age spots.”
“I’ve been a fan of the OG ExfoliKate for so many years, so I was intrigued by this new liquid version of the holy-grail exfoliator. My skin is a little sensitive, so I’ve only been using it once a week overnight (and applying plenty of moisturizer on top), but so far, my skin seems to be especially bright and smooth in the days following use.”
“I really hope that Charlotte Tilbury makes this limited-edition glossy lipstick a permanent fixture in her line because I don’t think I can live without it. It’s shinier and lighter than the average lipstick, but it has staying power, and the colors are so flattering. So far, I’ve purchased Pillow Talk and Sexy Lips, and I’m considering stocking up in case they disappear for good.”
“I was running low on Moroccanoil recently and wanted to try something new, so I bought this on a whim based on the good reviews. I can confirm that the hype is real. It’s so lightweight, and it makes my hair so soft and smooth that it almost looks like I had a professional blowout. Plus, you can’t really beat that price for a hair oil of this quality.”
“I have been seeking to improve my cleaning routine for a while now, and I heard so many rave evaluations concerning the Eve Lom cleanser. At first, I used to be slightly hesitant about spending a lot on a face wash (particularly since I have been utilizing a really inexpensive drugstore model for fairly a while now), however after I used it for only a few days, I can safely say it is value each single penny.
“I like how smooth and luminous it leaves my pores and skin, and it actually feels such as you’re getting a deep cleanse with the way in which it’s important to therapeutic massage the balm into your pores and skin and use the muslin material to rinse off. I have not been this excited a few skincare product in a very long time! Bonus: It additionally is available in a cute little journey dimension.”
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