No One's Wearing This Beauty Product Anymore
One of the biggest questions we get asked as beauty editors is how to get a dewy, glowing complexion. With trends like no-makeup makeup on the rise and an influx of balms and oils to give skin that fresh, healthy shine backstage during fashion month, it's no wonder that full-coverage makeup seems to have fallen by the wayside.
When we chatted with makeup artists about the products they're no longer seeing, these suspicions rang true: translucent makeup is in, and heavy, matte foundations are out. But that's not the only product makeup artists have kicked to the curb (and think you should too). To learn more about the different products makeup artists think have met their expiration dates, keep scrolling.
Dr. Dennis Gross Instant Radiance Sun Defense ($60)
In: Luminous, Sheer Coverage
"No one is wearing heavy, matte foundation anymore. Stress is a beauty killer. If left unchecked, no amount of topical products will brighten a lackluster complexion or plump fine lines and wrinkles," — Megan Schwarz, founder of Seed to Serum
Sonia Kashuk, makeup artist and founder of Sonia Kashuk Beauty agrees: "Products that are reminiscent of texture like heavy, matte products for skin are out. Textures have changed and ingredients have become so elevated. With the uptick in skincare, people want to show off glowy, beautiful skin and flat, matte skin has no dimension."
Kevyn Aucoin The Expert Mascara ($41)
In: Do-It-All Mascaras
"Mascaras now have so many benefits and are much more advanced than they used to be, so there is no need for a primer underneath. Also, everyone wants a multitasker, and no one has time for mascara primers." — Kristen Leonard, makeup artist and product developer for Winky Lux
Tom Ford Lip Color Matte ($80)
In: Full Matte Lip Color
"Frosty lipsticks are definitely not something girls are reaching for anymore. I think this whole lip trend is a little outdated. In this modern day, we are all about the extremes—so either a super matte lip or full-on glitter lips. Definitely, rock it and experiment!" — Sir John, L'Oréal Paris celebrity makeup artist
MAC Technakhol Liner ($40)
In: Pencils and Liquid Shadow-Replacements
"I'm kind of over eye shadow. Instead, I've been using different colored pencils and smudging them together to shape and define the eye or brighten with colours without any shadow fallout. You can extend the eye on outer corners with a pencil and add definition with liquid or marker pens if needed." — Tina Turnbow, celebrity makeup artist
Nars Liquid Laguna Bronzer ($60)
In: Subtle Hints of Bronze
"I'm done with over-contoured everything! Every woman does not need a contour palette. Nearly every brand has jumped on the trend to give us every texture imaginable to contour ourselves beyond recognition. It was fun there for awhile, but it's time to relax." — Brittany Spyksma, makeup artist
To get a subtle, bronzey glow, we like adding a few drops of this liquid bronzer from Nars to our regular foundation or just wearing it on its own for a little warmth.
Which product have you put to bed? Tell us below!