I Always Get Compliments When I Wear These 6 Beauty Products
The sheer number of makeup products available is so overwhelming that when you find ones that work—or, even better, earn you compliments—you deem them vanity staples.
Throughout the many, many years I've worn makeup, I've been able to acutely narrow down the items that work best with my skin tone and flatter my features. As a result, I've gotten asked about them several times, so I know they're keepers. Below, I've rounded up my most-complimented products. Keep scrolling to find out what they are!
Revlon ColorStay Foundation ($35)
From middle school through college, I had terrible skin—the kind that causes you to call in sick so you won't be seen. So now, when I get comments on my complexion, I defensively thank my foundation, feeling awkward and undeserving of such compliments. But while my skin has cleared up dramatically (hormones, man), this formula is definitely responsible for my smooth, even skin tone and airbrushed finish. I haven't been able to recreate its effects with any other foundation.
It took a while for me to jump on the highlighter bandwagon, mostly because I was worried I couldn't pull it off and would end up looking like the Tin Man. Luckily, this cream highlighter did away with those fears—it's super pigmented, but with a light hand, you're left with an impossibly beautiful, ethereal glow. I use my fingers and tap it onto the high points of my cheeks, the bridge of my nose, and the centre of my forehead. It dries in a nice powdery finish, so you don't have to worry about streaking.
Ardell DuraLash Lashes ($11)
Strip lashes always looked comical on me, like I was entering a drag show. But once I entered the world of individual lashes, I traded in an unnatural look for something much more believable. Individual lashes are more forgiving and forgo the thick base most strip lashes boast. They can also be placed wherever you like throughout your lash line to fill in gaps and add length wherever needed. Anytime I wear these, I get asked about my long lashes—little do they know, they're totally fake.
Nyx Micro Brow Pencil in Taupe ($17)
I pray that Nyx never discontinues this brow pencil. It's so universal that I've been able to use it on every single one of my friends, no matter their hair colour. I was once even told I was "brow endowed" while wearing this product, which is laughable considering how sparse and thin they are without it. I'll take the compliment, though!
Urban Decay Naked Palette ($83)
I admit it: I wear this palette almost every single day—the same three shades, too (Sidecar on the lid, Buck and Darkhorse in the crease). The staying power is second to none, and while I only use three shades, they're so versatile and universally flattering that anyone could call it a win.
Which products earn you the most compliments? Please tell us below!