So, you have a few (or a lot) of questions when it comes to your beauty routine, beauty products, and beauty trends. As beauty editors, there are quite a few questions that we’re constantly asked—and we’re here to answer them all in one convenient article! Whether you’re wondering about the latest makeup trends, have questions about your skin care routine, want to know the best hair styling products, or simply want the inside scoop from a beauty editor’s perspective, we’ve got you covered!
QUESTION #1: WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PART ABOUT BEING A BEAUTY EDITOR?
In all honesty, it’s hard to pick a favorite part! Some of the best things about being a beauty editor are being exposed to so many new products, constantly being up-to-date when new beauty trends start surfacing, and being able to give educated advice to friends—and readers—like you!
QUESTION #2: WHAT PRODUCTS WOULD YOU RECOMMEND FOR SOMEONE WHO’S JUST STARTING TO WEAR MAKEUP?
If you’re just starting to wear makeup, simple is always a good way to go. Of course, certain product picks should be based on the type of makeup you like, as well as your skin type, but here are a few products everyone should put on their list:
1. BB CREAM
If you’re used to not wearing any makeup, a BB cream is essentially a tinted moisturizer that also has skin care benefits. Try the L’Oréal Paris Magic BB Anti-Fatigue (For All Skin Types). It will hydrate your skin, even out your skin tone, and give you a flawless, bare skin finish.
2. EYESHADOW PALETTE
While this is totally optional if you’re only beginning to dabble in makeup and don’t want to adventure into eye shadow just yet, an eyeshadow palette will make starting out a lot easier. Go for a neutral-toned palette, like the L’Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Scented Eyeshadow Palette. This palette will give you 12 shades with varying finishes so you’ll have plenty to experiment with.
Mascara is definitely a must-have when starting to wear makeup. If you want to stick with a more natural appearance, try a brown mascara like the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Washable Mascara in Black Brown. If you’re totally ready to bring out the drama, go for the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous X Fiber Mascara in Blackest Black.
4. TINTED LIP BALM
Pucker up! The best way to start wearing lip color is to use a tinted lip balm. We love the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipstick Balm because it gives your lips long-lasting hydration while also providing a hint of kissable color.
QUESTION #3: WHAT AGE DO I NEED TO START USING WRINKLE CREAM?
Sooner is always better! Many people neglect using a wrinkle cream until they have visible wrinkles but using an anti-aging moisturizer as a preventative measure is what will make all the difference as your skin ages. Adding an anti-aging product to your skin care routine, like the L’Oréal Paris Eye Defense, will help defend your under eye area against signs of aging by smoothing fine lines, reducing puffiness, and diminishing dark circles.
QUESTION #4: DO YOU EVER GET TIRED OF WORKING SOLELY IN BEAUTY?
Definitely not! When people say beauty they often think of only makeup. They don’t realize there are so many areas that are covered when it comes to working in beauty, from tips on removing unwanted facial hair to how to take care of your hair when you’re on vacation. There are a nearly endless number of topics to explore and write about, meaning it could never be boring.
QUESTION #5: WHAT ARE YOUR FAVE GO-TO PRODUCTS?
There are so many products involved when it comes to a beauty editor’s beauty routine but there are definitely some go-tos worth mentioning.
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender: Once you start using a makeup blender to apply your foundation, you won’t go back. This blender allows you to effortlessly blend your foundation onto your skin for a professional makeup result.
L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Super-Blendable Multi-Use Concealer: Whether you’re running out the door and don’t have enough time to spend doing your makeup or want a quick fix to keep in your purse when you need a little extra coverage, concealer is your best friend. This concealer has a high coverage, super blendable formula making it a must-have for your makeup bag.
L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mystic Black: No makeup look is complete without mascara. This product will give your lashes voluptuous length and volume—what more could you want?
L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Bright Reveal Brightening Daily Peel Pads: Sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day. These peel pads are a go-to because you only need one pad to gently exfoliate and brighten your skin's appearance.
L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Clay Dry Shampoo: When you need to revive or refresh limp locks, dry shampoo is there to save the day. This dry shampoo will leave your hair looking clean with no visible residue.
L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Frizz Vanisher Cream: Frizz is not our friend. Luckily, this leave-in hair cream will keep your hair frizz-free so you can have sleek, polished locks.
QUESTION #6: HOW DO I GET MY LIP COLOR TO LAST THROUGH EATING, DRINKING, AND DAILY TASKS?
When it comes to applying a lip color, we all want to have color that lasts throughout the day with little to no reapplying. The key to long-lasting lips is not just the lip product you choose, but also the preparation of your lips. Here’s how to keep your lip color lasting all day:
STEP 1: Exfoliate your lips
Before applying any lip product, make sure you exfoliate your lips so you have a smooth surface to apply your lip color to. Use a face scrub that can also be used on your lips, like the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Nourish & Soften Face Scrub, to gently exfoliate and leave you with smooth, nourished lips.
STEP 2: Apply a lip balm
Make sure your lips are moisturized before applying any lip color. Smooth on a conditioning lip balm, then you can move on to using your lip color of choice.
STEP 3: Use a long-lasting lip color
This may seem self-explanatory. Do your research and invest in lip products that are long-lasting so you know you can rely on them to stay put throughout your day-to-day activities. The L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Matte Les Chocolats Scented Liquid Lipstick provides all day wear and is enhanced with an indulgent chocolate aroma.
QUESTION #7: WILL SELF-TANNER MAKE ME ORANGE?
No! Self-tanner is a great alternative to the sun’s harmful rays and will let you maintain your glow year-round. Just make sure you’re following the proper application techniques to ensure your self-tanner leaves you with a natural bronze. Check out our article, How to Apply Self-Tanner for a Streak-Free Finish for an in-depth breakdown on all things self-tanner.
QUESTION #8: WHAT ARE THE LATEST PRODUCTS YOU’RE LOVING?
There are so many! Here are a few we’re totally vibing:
L’Oréal Paris Enchanted Fruit-Scented Blush Makeup: We’re not sure what we love more about this blush—the four captivating shades or its delicious, fruity scent.
L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Multi-Mask Clay Tripod Kit: Want to try a new face mask but just can’t decide? This trio is perfect for you! Clays masks are totally in right now—and this kit is the perfect way for you to get in on the multi-masking skin care trend.
L’Oréal Paris Colorista 1-Day Spray: Who hasn’t wanted to spontaneously try out a bold hair color at some point in their lives? This 1-day spray will give you the vibrant look you crave without the commitment—since it’ll wash right out with your next shampoo.
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