Best and Worst New Beauty Launches

Best and Worst New Beauty Launches For the last few weeks I’ve been getting back to the grind of reviewing beauty products and have seen my fair share of hits and misses.

Of the whopping 65 hot, new items I’ve tested here are the best and worst.

 

BEST

Paula’s Choice SUN 365 Self-Tanning FoamPaulas Choice SUN 365 Self-Tanning Foam

Ever since I gave up tanning beds I’ve been on the hunt for the holy grail of self-tanners. This one from Paula’s Choice might just be it. Not only does it deliver believable sun-kissed color, the fast absorbing mousse texture dries within minutes and the fragrance-free formula doesn’t have the strong after-smell that other sunless tanning creams do.

Clinique Lash Power Feathering MascaraClinique Lash Power Feathering Mascara

Lash Power Feather Mascara delivers on its promise to lengthen and define lashes with a feathery-soft look. More to love, the mascara is buildable so you can achieve a decent amount of thickness, and as an added bonus, it’s easy to remove. Bravo Clinique!

Ulta Extreme Wear Eyeshadow PrimerUlta Extreme Wear Eyeshadow Primer

I have a major issue with eyeshadow creasing throughout the day (thanks to my uber oily skin) so I’m always on the prowl for a good eyeshadow primer. Over the years I’ve tried several, but this one kicks the competition to the curb and is only $10!

WORST

Sephora Upside Down MascaraSephora Upside Down Mascara

Mascara gimmicks come and go, but this is one of the worst I’ve experienced in a while. You’re supposed to sandwich lashes between the two brushes to coat the top and bottom at the same time, but it’s virtually impossible to do without getting the mascara all over your eyelid. Not only that, but the result is majorly clumped lashes. Epic fail!

Trish McEvoy Beauty Booster Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20Trish McEvoy Beauty Booster Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20

At $75 you’d expect this tinted moisturizer to be loaded with superstar ingredients, but it’s not. Worse, despite the SPF 20 rating, it lacks the ingredients needed for broad spectrum sun protection leaving your skin susceptible to sun damage. Not only that, but the shades carry an unflattering pinkish tone. Trish McEvoy makes some beautiful makeup products; just not this one.

YSL Youth Liberator Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20YSL Youth Liberator Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20

The first strike against this foundation is the strong soapy/rosy scent that reminds me of my grandma’s bathroom. That’s a bad sign since fragrance is never a good thing for skin due to the irritation it can cause. In terms of ingredients, the “serum” foundation formula isn’t all that impressive. The small amount of antioxidants that this does contain break down in the presence of light which means the clear bottle packaging won’t be able to keep them stable. Save your $69 and check out top-rated foundations on Beautypedia (for a lot less money)!

 

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