Into The Gloss’ Top 25 in beauty. While I know little to nothing about most of the products before I read about them on ITG’s list, there is usually a handful that I already love.
Haloscope in Topaz was the first product I ever purchased from Glossier nearly two years ago. I was instantly drawn to the warm, sun-kissed hue and one-of-a-kind formula. If you’re half the glossier fan that I am, you already know Haloscope is so different from any other highlighters on the market–even other cream highlighters that come in similar packaging.
Its outer halo is infused with tiny particles from real crystals, while the vitamin-rich inner core is solid oil. This dew-effect, dual-delivery formula gives your skin an out-of-this-world hydrated finish that’s never glittery.
My favs are Topaz for a sultry golden glow and Moonstone for an everyday opal glaze. Sometimes, I’ll combine the two à la Kim Johnson; Topaz on the cheekbones right above my bronzer, and Moonstone on the brow bones, inner corners of the eyes and cupid’s bow for a sexy, sweaty sheen.
I really love how versatile these guys are. I’ll wear them on their own for a daytime look, or add a powder on top for a bold evening glow. The best part is that no amount of Haloscope is overkill.
This may be a zealous statement, but Bite Beauty’s Amuse Bouche is the best lipstick formula out there. So, it’s really no surprise it made ITG’s Top 25 of the year.
Even in neutral shades, this lipsticks isn’t for the faint of heart. The high-impact pigment delivers extreme moisture, soft texture and creamy wear, per sephora.com.
“Created and crafted by hand, Bite’s small batch, low-heat process preserves a balanced blend of lip-quenching nutrients, vitamins and omega oils that are essential for achieving healthy-looking lips,” Sephora continues.
Tons of ITG readers (including myself!) can verify that Amuse Bouche lives up to its online description.
It’s formulated without parabens, sulfates and phthalates. Instead, it’s made with “12 edible oils and triple milled pigments” to give lips “saturated lip color with weightless coverage and a citrus flavor made from fresh pressed fruit.”
Honeycomb is a gorgeous beige nude, and my beauty arsenal wouldn’t be complete without it. It’s great for muted, everyday makeup looks, but I also love pairing it with bold eyeshadow looks because it never overpowers them.
Quite possibly my favorite thing about Bite Beauty is that the company only makes lip products, so everything feels incredibly specialized and luxurious. Check out Bite’s Instagram for a behind-the-scenes look at how their products are made.
The Ordinary’s serums also made an appearance on ITG’s Top 25. While I’ve seen some of my fellow Glossier Reps gush about these guys on social media and on their blogs or YouTube channels, I’ve never tried any of them myself.
As the article states, the serums are “simple, well-priced, well-made, and they actually do their job without compromising anything else.”
“The brand is simultaneously championing transparency and efficacy in product sourcing and production,” so a handful of the serums quickly made their way to the top of my must-try list.
I love makeup, but I’m definitely a skincare junkie before anything else, so I really can’t resist any serum with a glowing (no pun intended) review from my most-trusted beauty blog. And now that they’re available at Sephora, I hope to stock up on them ASAP.