This is the million-dollar question. Finding the top products of the year can almost feel the equivalent of finding a needle in a haystack. There are so many products out there, some that have been around for years and others that have only recently begun to hit our shelves. So how do you know that the products you are choosing are in the top ten? That’s why we’re here! We’ve conducted all the research, weighed up all the pros and cons and analyzed everything to help you choose the products that are not only right for you but that are the most favoured in 2021 so far.
So, where to begin? Primers have become increasingly more popular over the last couple of years. They have been known to improve coverage and lengthen the amount of time that makeup can sit on the skin without it becoming faded or blotchy. Despite its higher price tag of £58, ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Insta-Smooth Primer is a favourite of Victoria Beckhams, promising to smooth, tighten and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. With its floral scent almost acting as a perfume, this primer contains the natural ingredients needed to leave your face feeling fresh while holding your makeup in place for the whole day.
Coupled with Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation will leave your skin with a natural and, just as it states on the bottle, flawless finish. As a successful makeup artist to the stars, it’s no wonder her products have come on leaps and bounds over the last couple of years, with this foundation being no exception. Available in 44 different shades, you can guarantee you’ll find the perfect one for you. Containing AirCool™, this product gives skin an instant fresh feel, with 97% of users agreeing.
Clinique has been rolling out products of the highest quality since 1968 and their Superpowder Double Face Powder is no exception. This long-wearing 2 in 1 powder and foundation sits effortlessly on the skin. Available in four different shades in three different colour groups matching a powder to your complexion has never been easier.
For those in search of the perfect pigment powder, MAC’s Pigment Colour Powder comes highly recommended. This loose powder in its various shades blends and boasts intelligent ingredients that enable the pigment to adhere to the skin. Its ability to be used wet or dry and either alone or combined with other products will surely create an endless and sheer look.
Be sure to choose a blush that compliments your skin tone. For example, shades of soft pink and coral are best matched to fair/light skin. Peach/bronze shades are recommended for medium skin. For more naturally bronzed skin, we highly recommend a raspberry or medium pink shade, while deep pinks and reds sit flawlessly on darker skin tones.
Finally, Fenty Beauty’s Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer comes in six explosive shades. With its luscious XXL applicator wand, this gloss isn’t only applied with precision, but the sheer conditioning butter keeps lips looking plump, fresh and super shiny throughout the day.