As many of us continue to work from home, the reality is we're seeing our own faces a lot more. Even if you're a mostly camera-off kind of queen (I applaud you!), there are still so many instances where showing your face is a must. It's not the worst thing, but when the motivation to apply makeup is at an all-time low it can feel like a personal attack to have to reveal our dull complexions and dark circles for all to see.
Well, my friends, this might be a good time to practice a little self-compassion. This year has been insane and the fact that you're still standing is an accomplishment on its own. But if you feel strongly about putting your best face forward, I hear you. These summer makeup launches will put a little pep in your step when it comes to your virtual meetings. Keep scrolling for 21 buzzy, new items to shop along with examples of some gorgeous makeup looks to show you how to see them.
Tropical getaways are still largely moot, but you can fake glowy, vacation skin with barely there tints like this new one from Fenty Beauty. It's like an Instagram filter IRL that blurs imperfections while letting your beautiful skin shine through.
This multitasking product will help get you from bed to meeting in seconds and with a natural-looking flush to boot. With three new shades added to its lineup of cream blush options—Rush Hour, Power Hour, and After Hours—you'll definitely be able to find a shade you're in love with.
Lash and Brow Blast
Let your eyelids be your canvas and your eye shadow your paint! If a single splash of colour is too boring for your adventurous spirit, then cover your lids in varying shades to create a work of art your virtual happy hour date will definitely notice. Launched in conjunction with the Coming 2 America film release, this limited-edition palette is ready to transform your face with bright colours and metallic finishes.
Nothing but Nudes
If you think a nude colour palette is boring, you're doing it wrong. This glass-like gloss will have you channeling early aughts vibes, and is super hydrating to boot. It's made with a dairy-free milk blend and comes in eight shades that smell like vanilla. Give this nude tone, Cookies & Milk, a whirl.
The streets are buzzing about this new foundation balm from KVD Beauty. It's a buildable, medium- to full-coverage balm texture with a soft-matte finish that lstays put. You can dish it on with a brush or press it into the skin with a powder puff. Either way it'll impart a buttery soft blur over pores and uneven texture.
This bronzer-blush hybrid is perfect for adding some color to your cheeks and making you look very much alive, even before the cold brew hits. If you're feeling jazzy, swipe the shade over your eyelids and pat it into your lipgloss for a full face of rosy goodness.
You don't have to make a bold statement for your makeup to speak volumes on video. A simple look comprised of softly perfected skin and plush lip and cheek colour is all you need. MAC recently reformulated its iconic face and body foundation and added tons of new shades so even more can partake.
Charlotte Tilbury's beauty line is jam-packed with winners, but this might be our favourite of all. The lipstick is formulated with hyaluronic acid to deliver the comfort of a balm with the pigment of a lipstick and it really delivers.