There are new makeup products released every day. From foundations to eyeshadow palettes, it seems like you can never catch up. Makeup FOMO is real, you guys. So let’s take a deep breath and remember that the latest doesn’t always mean the greatest. Some of the best makeup products have been essentials on the shelves for years. There is a reason they aren’t being discontinued – they are loved and last the test of time.
Before you go out and buy all the newest launches that haven’t passed the test of time, take a step back and look at what you already own. That palette you loved for 6 months but haven’t picked up lately, that highlight that made your cheekbones pop that’s languishing in the back of your drawer, or even that lipstick that was comfortable and long-wearing that you ignored for exciting new shades.
If you have officially run out of makeup, stick with these tried and true favorites below.
The LORAC Pro Palette is one of the first neutral palettes that hit stores. It features super-wearable shades in an equal amount of matte and shimmer finishes. Over the years and years of palette releases, it remains one of our all-time go-to’s. It, of course, has its own newer iterations with more trendy colors, but you cannot go wrong with this quality or color story.
If you forgot you had this palette, dig it out of your drawer and give it a go. It is full of burgundy, browns, and the richest gold we’ve ever seen. It is perfect for fall or summer and is so pigmented, yet blends like a dream.
The perfect brownish-rose-nude lipstick. You can argue with us, but it may be the most versatile matte lipstick ever made. Yet, with liquid lipsticks and the recent surge of lip gloss obsession, it may be overlooked in your collection.
This color works on just about every skin tone. It can be blended to look more like a soft stain or applied straight from the bullet for a more impactful and rich appearance. This is the perfect transition lip for summer to fall. Top it with a gloss for some shine or leave it matte for a 90’s vibe.
You may remember a few years ago when the Milani baked blushes were the apple of everyone’s eye and cheeks. These glowy blushes are affordable, pigmented, and let you forego a separate highlighter. In fact, these blushes were all the rage before the obsession with highlighter took off.
The shade Luminoso was a best-seller. It was featured in magazines’ best of beauty issues and sat on everyone’s vanity. It is a coral peach with a champagne glow but no clear glitter or shimmer. If you still have yours, I’ll bet you haven’t hit pan because it is baked and will last you a lifetime. Swipe it on those cheekbones and fall back in love.
If you were involved in the online beauty community about 5-10 years ago, you may remember everyone’s love for Revlon Colorstay foundation. It offers medium buildable coverage, comes in 32 shades, and lasts impressively long for a drugstore foundation.
With the launch of new foundations every other week in impressive shade ranges and multiple finishes, the standby has gone overlooked in the last few years. The thing is, it is still just as amazing as it always was. With a natural matte finish and easy blending, get back together with this old favorite and remember why it was so loved.
- Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette (click here)
If you like having a variety of brown shadows along with fun pops of color, chances are you already have this palette. The Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette features their classic cocoa scent and actually contains real cocoa powder. It smells like hot chocolate.
If you have it, we’ll bet it made you hungry for chocolate every time you used it. If you pick it up now, it will do the same.