Beauty Buys That Can Get You So Many Skin Compliments
As L’Oreal beauty junkies, we spend a big chunk of our time trying to perfect our skin care routines to yield positive results. Which is why getting a spontaneous skin-related compliment—be it from a total stranger or a BFF—is not only nice to hear, but incredibly personal. It’s just an added reminder that all of our hard work is paying off. Since the products we use make such a difference in the tone, texture, consistency, and overall look of our skin, they deserve some of the praise too. Ahead, we’re sharing standout beauty buys from the L’Oreal Portfolio of Brands—from highlighters to sheet masks—that can help deliver skin that grabs the attention of onlookers.
The Body Shop Lip Scuff
Cracked, flaky lips do little to enhance your beauty look. Gently whisk away dead skin cells on your pucker with this exfoliating lip care product. It features Community Trade marula oil to help moisturize the skin and send dryness to the curb. You’ll have a touchably soft and smooth pout that’s ready for its close up…or an application of matte lipstick, whichever you prefer.
The Body Shop Lip Scuff, $12.50 MSRP
Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Brightening and Smoothing Moisture Treatment
Eager to add a little oomph to your dull complexion? Of course you are! Clearly Corrective Brightening and Smoothing Moisture Treatment might just be the ticket. Formulated with activated C, white birch, and glycolic acid, this moisturizer can help correct the appearance of skin discoloration and rough texture for improved skin clarity—think: bright, glowing skin—and intense hydration.
Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Touche Éclat
A cult favorite among makeup artists and beauty junkies alike, Touche Éclat is the highlighter your skin needs for an instant glow. The little gold pen not only helps conceal problem areas—read: dark circles and blemishes—but also helps reduce the appearance of fatigued skin so its inner radiance can shine through. To enhance facial features, dab a bit of Touche Éclat on your cheekbones, cupid’s bow, underneath your brows, and down the bridge of your nose. The only question you’ll wonder is how your skin was living without it all this time.
Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Touche Éclat, $42 MSRP
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
There’s a reason this foundation receives so much praise. The buildable, medium coverage formula—inspired by charmeuse silk—glides on weightlessly to deliver a flawless lit-from-within glow. But don’t just take our word for it. See for yourself how well the blend can help to blur imperfections and unify skin’s tone. There are 24 shades to choose from, so you can rest-assured that the perfect shade is out there waiting for you!
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, $64 MSRP
Maybelline FaceStudio Master Contour V-Shape Duo Stick
One of the easiest ways to draw attention to your facial features is with contouring. This typically involves purchasing two products: a foundation that’s one shade lighter and another that’s one shade darker than your natural skin tone. But what if one product alone could tackle your contour from start to finish? Good news, this 2-in-1 stick by Maybelline can. Create the illusion of structure and lift—a V-shaped face, if you will—in two easy steps. Your friends will be none the wiser.
NYX Professional Makeup Flawless Finish Blending Sponge
You won’t get compliments on your foundation if it’s sloppily applied or poorly blended. For an even, flawless finish, use this multi-functional sponge with a rounded bottom and a flat edge.
Decleor Aurabsolu Instant Glow Hydrogel Mask
For radiant-looking skin in just 10 minutes, look no further than this hydrogel mask. Its formula, infused with Jasmine Absolute and an expert blend of essential oils, helps unveil a complexion that looks even, radiant, hydrated, and well-rested. Think of it like a customized facial at home.
Essie Nail Polish in Too Too Hot
It’s no secret that chipped polish and messy cuticles can draw attention to the skin on your hands…and not in a good way. Aside from regularly taming unruly cuticles, make sure your nails are in tip-top shape and evenly coated with polish. Choose a bright color that’ll catch everyone’s eye, like this sizzling, reddish-coral shade by Essie. It’s already proving to be a crowd favorite for the season!
Essie Nail Polish in Too Too Hot, $8.50 MSRP