Pamela Avila / HelloGiggles / Alyssa Morin / Maire Lodi / HelloGiggles
Alyssa Morin, Marie Lodi
August 01, 2018 9:00 am

Overwhelmed by all the new beauty products that are out? We’re here to help you narrow down your search. HelloGiggles Senior Beauty Editor, Marie Lodi, and Beauty Editor, Alyssa Morin, get bombarded with beauty packages every day (we know, it’s a blessing and curse), so we’re sharing our favorite products that we tested this month — in our “Obsess Much?” column! This list will only include our favorites of the ones we tried and tested. Check back at the end of each month to find out which releases we loved.

1Milani Cosmetics Gilded Desires Eyeshadow Palette, $20

Milani Cosmetics

This palette has everything my heart desires—pink and gold shimmer shadows, neutral colors, and gorgeous packaging. For a drugstore palette, this one is up to par with my other eye products from Sephora. The shadows blend beautifully, and it’s so versatile that you won’t get bored playing with the shades. This is definitely my new go-to. —Alyssa

2Flesh Beauty Proud Flesh Matte Lipcolor, $20

Flesh Beauty

The new brand launch from Linda Wells, the founding editor-in-chief from Allure, has so much hype, and I’m here to tell you it is WELL DESERVED. I have been wearing this liquid lipstick nonstop. It’s so gorgeous and goes on so smooth without drying. I’m also in love with the Strong Flesh Lipstick. —Marie

3M-61 Hydraboost Facial Mist, $32

Bluemercury

In the summer, I need all the face mists I can get. But I’ve been grabbing this one the most, mainly because I love the cucumber scent and how calming the aloe is to my skin. I get red easily, especially in the summer, and this has helped my skin so much. —Alyssa

4Kora Organics Turmeric 2-in-1 Brightening & Exfoliating Mask, $48

Sephora

By now, you are probably aware of the health and skin care benefits of turmeric. No? Well, it has all As on its beauty report card: It’s antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial. If you’re too lazy to DIY your own turmeric mask like moi, grab this baby. I did it on a Sunday night to prepare my mug for a case of the Mondays. It feels tingly and cool when you apply it, and after 10-15 mins you wash it off and your face is ALIVE. It’s definitely become a go-to for my mask days. —Marie

5Youth To The People Adaptogen Deep Moisturizer, $58

Sephora

I’m obsessed with this moisturizer. It gives my skin so much hydration and such a luminous glow that there are days I don’t want to wear makeup. I can feel it absorbing into my skin and giving it much-needed moisture. I also feel like it’s calmed my redness, helped with my texture, and improved my skin overall. —Alyssa

6Urban Decay Lo-Fi Mousse Lipstick, $22

Urban Decay

Even though I’m a hardcore liquid matte fan, I’ve always been into the idea of a lip stain. Thing is, it would need to meet my highly pigmented expectations! I don’t like things TOO understated, after all. Urban Decay’s Lo-Fi Mousse is the stuff of dreams. You just pat it on your lips, and the color is the perfect balance between rich and subtle. And it feels so light, like you’re not wearing anything. Brilliant.  —Marie

7Laura Geller First Filer Luminous Foundation, $38

Macy's

I’m about having a matte, full coverage foundation. However, Laura Geller’s lightweight foundation has changed me. I love its natural finish and that it gives off a filter effect on my skin. I know that phrase is used a lot in beauty, but this stuff is legit. My skin looks flawless, and when the light catches it, little pigments reflect off to give me that J.Lo glow. My only gripe is that the brand launched 12 foundation shades. I really hope they release more, so others can enjoy this amazing product. —Alyssa

8Hourglass Cosmetics Caution Extreme Lash Mascara, $29

Sephora

I love, love, love this new mascara from Hourglass! It lifts and separates my li’l lashes easily and doesn’t gunk up (something I HATE). Bottom line: GET IT. —Marie

9Erno Laszlo Hydra- Therapy Boost Serum, $98

Dermstore

I wasn’t a believer in serums (I know!) until I started regularly using this one. It has helped improve my skin’s dryness and dehydration (I’m still trying to figure out if my skin is dry by nature or just dehydrated). But I’ve noticed that my skin has a nice glow and dewiness to it. There are times I’m freak out about looking shiny because I’m not used to seeing my skin have so much moisture. —Alyssa

10Kat Von D Beauty Lash Liner, $20

Kat Von D Beauty

KVD Tattoo Liner has always been a fave, so it’s super exciting that the brand is dropping several new liners in the coming months. The first is Lash Liner, a dream for those who love to accentuate their waterline but hate using pencil liners, aka me. I don’t use pencil liners because for one, they TICKLE, and two, they can also get super smudgy. Whether you want to add a bit of depth to your sexy bedroom eyes or go full-on Robert Smith, I co-sign Lash Liner as your guiding light. — Marie

11Real Techniques Miracle Body Complexion Sponge, $7.79

Target

Real Techniques launched a mega makeup sponge for all of your body needs. I’ve been a longtime fan of the brand’s original face sponge, so I was extra excited to test this one out. For me, it’s perfect for applying all of my body bronzers and glow lotions. I mean, it’s so extra that I use a makeup sponge to blend out my body bronzers/luminizers, but…sorry, not sorry. —Alyssa

12Wet n Wild MegaGlo Loose Highlighting Powder, Written in the Stars, $6.93

Wet n Wild

There are a lot of brands coming out with zodiac-inspired collections, but you cannot beat this one from Wet n Wild. Yes, it’s affordable and cruelty free, but the shit is also GOOD. I love the glosses and highlighting bars, but I gotta give a shoutout to this highlighting powder. If you want a shimmery body dust similar to Fenty’s $42 Fairy Bomb at a fraction of the cost, snag this up now! —Marie

13Goop G. Tox Glacial Marine Clay Body Cleanser, $30

Goop

This body cleanser has turned me into a fancy bitch. I always thought body washes were made the same, but I was so wrong. Goop really knows how to make a bougie body cleanser, one that’s made with “hand-harvested glacial marine clay, organic safflower oil, and cold-pressed moringa oil.” Hey, I ain’t complaining. This has become my new fave, thankyouverymuch. —Alyssa

14Peach and Lily Super Reboot Resurfacing Mask, $43

Peach and Lily

This mask sold out when it first launched (and sadly it’s only available for pre-order right now), but I can totally see why. My skin has been a hot mess lately, and this mask came just in time. It has a friendly mix of AHA and BHA plus blue agave extract, which can help purge nasty dead skin. After just one night of masking with this, my skin already looked better. Obsessed! —Marie

15Thrive Causemetics Buildable Blur CC Cream with SPF 35, $38

Thrive Causemetics

Thrive Causemetics is a really dope brand. Not only is it vegan and cruelty-free, but with every product purchased, it donates another to help a woman thrive. The brand just launched a new 18-shade CC cream that I am ALL ABOUT. Because it’s so hot, I’ve been leaning more towards light coverage foundations than my usual full-coverage mattes. This CC cream makes my skin feel moisturized and still manages to cover my redness without feeling heavy. —Marie

You May Like