Charlotte Tilbury Mini Miracle Eye Wand
Every time Tilbury launches a new product, we fall a little bit more in love with her line—and this dual-ended eye pen had us at first click. On one end you’ve got a lightweight gel-cream hybrid that leaves the skin around your eyes looking fresh and well-rested thanks to a potent cocktail of hyaluronic acid, rice proteins, and peptides. On the other you have a light-diffusing liquid concealer that actually covers up dark circles (we’re not talking measly shadows) without sinking into fine lines.
Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
This mascara won over every Allure beauty editor (a rare accomplishment) and can count itself as one of the most Instagrammed products of 2016. The reason is its combination of a genius wand and an exceptional formula. The wand has tiny hooks that grab and sculpt lashes into beautiful curves that stay shapely and separated until you’re ready to wash it off. How, you ask? The formula actually shrinks as it dries, so it pulls your lashes up and holds them in place. And because the glossy formula dries so quickly, it doesn’t flake or smudge all over your lids.
Back in 2003, the Beautyblender revolutionized makeup sponges with its patented egg. This year it set its sights on blotting papers. The Blotterazzi is like the Flat Stanley version of the Beautyblender: same pink color, same squishy material. But instead of applying makeup, these sponges absorb excess oil throughout the day. “It’s the best way to refresh and retouch,” says makeup artist Nick Barose. “The texture of the sponge absorbs oil so that when you blot the shine away, it leaves skin looking fresh without interrupting your makeup.”