On Our Radar: Influenster Editors' July Picks
We might hail from headquarters, but we're Influensters just like you! We love to discover and test new products all the time. In our new series, On Our Radar, we're sharing with you the products we discovered and love. Each month we'll bring you a series of products that have the Influenster editorial team seal of approval. Read on to see what we're loving for July!
"Right now I'm absolutely loving this Kat Von D concealer. It has great buildable coverage that lasts all day without creasing—something that is hard to find in a concealer! It's strong enough to cover my deep, dark under eye circles but is still light enough to look natural. There are so many different shade offerings of this product that I actually have a few to use for highlighting and covering, as well as light contouring. I particularly love using this concealer with the Lock-It Edge Concealer Brush, which helps for even blending. For spot coverage, I've totally given up my foundation in favor of this product!"
—Elizabeth Scherle, Co-founder and President of Influenster
"I was introduced to the world of highlighting by makeup artist Katey Denno years ago—before it became the mega beauty craze it is now. Ever since the day that Katey showed me how a little dab of illuminator can brighten your face, sculpt cheekbones out of thin air, and give a dewy glow, I've been committed to her highlighter of choice—RMS Living Luminizer. Recently, however, Glossier released its Haloscope highlighter and I was too curious to ignore it, especially because it is packaged in stick form, making it a must for my travel-heavy summer. Haloscope comes in two shades—a pearlescent shade called Quartz and a bronze version called Topaz. With visions of bronzed-goddess makeup dancing in my head (despite my always-pale appearance) I scooped up the Topaz shade. As soon as it arrived I was in love. The stick applicator makes Haloscope easy to apply and the bronze glow I envisioned came to life with just a swipe over the tops of my cheekbones. My favorite way to apply is to sweep Haloscope on and blend it out with a makeup sponge for a soft glow."
—Bethany Cantor, Director of Content
"I wear sunscreen every day. It's my non-negotiable when it comes to skincare! Because I'm such a SPF advocate, I test a lot of versions. This is the only one I've found that truly is made to go under makeup! Just like the name says, it goes on completely clear and stays invisible all day. It's super lightweight and dries matte so I can easily apply foundation on top of it without distorting the color or feeling greasy. I've only been using it a week, and I can already tell this is going to be a beautiful relationship!"
—Caitlin Miller, Site Editor
"OK, so full disclosure, I am a huge fan of Kylie Jenner's snap chats! If you are a makeup junkie and don't follow her, you are doing it all wrong. She posts a lot about the products she uses every day and some makeup tutorials that I really enjoy watching. Anyway, I had heard about Tatcha before, however, Kylie mentioned how her MUA uses the Tatcha Dewy Skin Mist to set her makeup and demonstrated it on Snapchat. I was intrigued, so I purchased for myself and am hooked! This will be a repeat purchase for me for sure. The price is a little steep, but in my opinion, it's totally worth it. I give myself three spritzes once I have completed my makeup, and it truly leaves a glowing dewy finish that doesn't make you look sweaty, oily, or shiny. If you are on the fence about this product, I highly recommend. It also smells super nice and subtle and helps to hold my makeup! I carry this everywhere with me and have been telling all of my friends to purchase it as well!"
—Carson Mehl, Social Media Strategist
"The name for this perfume is perfect because after you try it, you'll fall in love with it. It's so light and feminine and is great for any season. I get compliments almost every time I wear it. I learned how to layer perfume after watching our Viktor & Rolf tutorial and tried it with my favorite scent. I use the rollerball on the inside of my wrists and then one spray on my neck."
—Sam White, Content Strategist
"I love this plumper because it comes on as clear, so I can wear it over any lipstick and it won’t change the color. It tingles at first but after about two minutes you’ll notice your lips start to plump. Combining this with a lip liner and you won’t even need to play up your eyes, your lips will be stealing the show anyway!"
—Claire Rodgers, Junior Content Strategist
"Out of the dry shampoos that I’ve tried, this one was the easiest and most mess-free. It comes as a paste that melts in your hands, and I only need a pea sized amount to give my hair tons of texture at the root. I have fine hair so at first I was super worried about putting product so close to my scalp, but the formula has minerals and volcanic ash that soak up oil! Badlands gave my hair height and volume and didn’t look greasy even after I had been running my fingers through it all day. Win-win. If you’ve just gotten a short cut or aren’t in the mood to tame second-day waves, this product is your simple solution!"
—Grace Halio, Editorial Intern
"I was uncertain at first about switching from Anastasia’s Brow Wiz pencils to this pomade, but now I actually can’t believe I haven’t started using it sooner. This stuff is seriously the holy grail of brow products. Anastasia makes the most natural pigments out of all of the products I’ve tried. Plus, it’s easy to apply with a bit of practice and basically indestructible—my brows stayed put throughout a beach day of salt water, sweat, and a shower and they’ve never looked better."
—Ally Zhao, Graphic Design Intern
"f I didn’t have Aquaphor in my life, I don’t know if I could survive (let’s all pray it never gets discontinued). As my ride or die product, Aquaphor heals, restores, and maintains any blimp on my body’s radar. Dry patch of skin? Wound in need of protection? Chapped lips begging for hydration? Aquaphor is always the solution to my skin related issues. Switching to more of a beauty perspective, I use Aquaphor to moisturize my nail beds between manis and pedis, hold my sometimes crazy brows in place, and to remove eye makeup at the end of the day. My favorite part of this product is that a little goes a long way—despite the fact that I use it essentially all day, everyday, it lasts. For constant support from Aquaphor, get a bigger container to keep on your bedside table and a smaller tube to keep in your everyday bag. Go buy it, you’ll thank me later."
—Nina Krill, Content Strategy Intern
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