9 Simple Makeup Products PureWow Editors Are Wearing in Quarantine
We haven’t put on jeans in nearly four weeks and sweatshirts are now the MVPs of our work wardrobe. But one thing that’s bringing some normalcy to our days is our morning makeup routine—that is, admittedly, much more abbreviated than ever before. From brightening mascara to redness-reducing foundation, here are nine go-to products PureWow editors are still wearing, even while working from home.
1. Ilia Beauty Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40
Ilia’s newest complexion product is a hybrid between skincare and makeup. It packs in hyaluronic acids, plant-based squalane, niacinamide and non-nano zinc oxide for UVA, UVB, UVC, blue light and infrared protection. Beauty director, Jenny Jin has continued using it daily while at home, saying, “it evens out my redness and gives extra SPF coverage.”
2. Kosas Cosmetics Revealer Concealer
If your calendar is packed with Zoom calls, you probably already know that a little concealer goes a long way. For me, the senior commerce editor, it’s all about this clean, moisture-packed product from Kosas. I honestly never wore concealer before I found this one by Kosas, and I’m so glad it entered by life pre-quarantine. I dab a little bit under my eyes and on any blemishes in the morning and it makes me look so much more put-together without feeling like I have makeup on.
3. Hourglass Unreal High Shine Volumizing Lip Gloss
Never underestimate the power of a little lip gloss. Editorial Assistant, Angie Martinez-Tejada says, “I've been wearing Hourglass lip gloss in the clear Halo shade to just about every Google Hangouts meeting! It adds just the right of shimmer to my lips so that it looks like I actually tried (even if I just woke up).”
4. Vaseline Rosy Lip Therapy
If you’re not into a glam gloss, executive editor, Candace Davison swears by this subtly tinted balm, because it lightly coats and quickly repairs chapped lips. It also leaves just a hint of color behind, without being too fussy.
5. Henné Organics Luxury Lip Tint in Azalea
And if you’re looking for something less shiny than gloss and a little more impactful than a balm, consider a tint. Jin is obsessed with this Henné Organics shade on a normal day, but she’s continuing to rock it while working from home. She says, “it makes my face come alive,” and having seen her wear it via video chat, we have to agree.
6. Saie Mascara 101
Assistant commerce editor, Kara Cuzzone has been wearing Saie’s new green and clean mascara over the past few weeks while working from her parents’ house. She explains, “I'm all for going bare faced these days, but I feel like I look tired and dull without mascara. This Saie formula lengthens my lashes, which helps my whole face appear bright and awake. Easiest makeup routine, ever.”
7. Armani Beauty Maestro Fusion Makeup SPF 15 Foundation
While some of us are reveling in the fact that we don’t have to apply foundation for the foreseeable future, fashion editor Dena Silver feels the opposite. She’s been wearing Armani’s Maestro Fusion every day. She explains, “A few drops of this liquid foundation go a long way, so I don't feel like I'm wasting it. Plus, I can easily blend it in with my fingers (it takes approximately one minute to apply) for light, all-over coverage that looks pretty flattering on Google Hangouts, if I do say so myself.”
8. Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
Mascara is a desert island beauty product for many, thanks to its wide-eyed effect. And that’s exactly why Davison has been swiping this Urban Decay mascara on every morning. She explains, “It makes me look like I've curled my lashes—and that my eyes are open and awake—even if none of the above is true.”
9. Cle Cosmetics CCC Cream Foundation
You may not find it necessary to continue your elaborate skincare and makeup routine while sitting behind a computer in your bedroom, but style editor, Madison Russell gets it all done in one fell swoop with this multi-benefit product. She says, “This is my Holy Grail. It has the lightest coverage that transforms from white to perfectly match your skin tone. It makes your face look literally flawless.”