Now that you’re able to enjoy the sunlight of spring after sitting fireside all winter while the polar vortex made its grand appearance, you’ve probably noticed your foundation isn’t such a great match anymore. With summer and even more time frolicking in the sun right around the corner, it’s officially time for a foundation update. The budget conscious will be happy to hear that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to go out and buy a new bottle of foundation to match your sun kissed glow. Makeup pro Bobbi Brown shares how to make your current routine work with your tan by adding some simple tweaks. Her advice is especially helpful to those of us that love a good self-tan, as we’re all too familiar with how quickly it can fade. Buying a new foundation every time that coat of St. Tropez (my personal favorite) starts to leave you just isn’t realistic. Byride has their own suggestion on how to avoid purchasing a stockpile of foundations: gel bronzer. So take some of these simple tips and keep soaking up the sunshine and self-tanners.
I like to think I’m pretty up to date on the latest and greatest beauty products out there, but when it comes to makeup brushes I’m admittedly a few steps behind. I’m all about the instant gratification you get from finding a new foundation or lip color that suits you perfectly, which is certainly not something to take for granted. Makeup brushes just don’t do it for me though. I’m working to change my lack of brush enthusiasm after continually hearing how crucial they are to your makeup routine. It seems like beauty websites have been inundated with articles questioning makeup artists on the importance of a good brush and when to use which kind lately. So I figured it’s finally time to ditch my careless brush ways and revamp my collection. Not only is there a type of brush (flat, round, fan, etc) for whatever product you’re applying, there’s a million versions of each type. ELLE helps declutter the saturated market with their list of the 12 best makeup brushes for tackling every beauty need. Byrdie does some further investigating and finds the best brushes for your budget, and their inside expert knowledge is pretty crazy – who knew there was so much behind a makeup brush?
Who knew? Deodorant isn’t just for your underarms. As the beauty editors at Byrdie point out, it’s one of those products that multitasks like you wouldn’t believe. One of nine tasks it can accomplish? Preventing blisters on your feet. Just FYI, we were always told that this trick works only with antiperspirant—after all, when your feet don’t sweat, they won’t slip around in those stilettos. Find out everything else it can do here. Buy our favorite brand here.
If you keep up with the latest skin care trends, then it’s safe to say you’ve got an oil or two in your beauty cabinet—no matter how much oil-is-the-enemy messaging was shoved down your throat in the 80s! I happen to love skin care oils, too. They make great cleansers, they offer luxurious moisture, and hey, some of them even help with acne and other bothersome issues. But according to Byrdie, oil is about to be ousted as skin care’s “it” ingredient—and its replacement might surprise you.