Radiance doesn’t have to be a disappearing act. Futuredew ($24), the new hybrid oil serum from Glossier, delivers a glossy guise that outlasts typical moisturizers for a just-applied look. The long-wear formula, derived from nourishing oils and brightening plant-based extracts, instantly illuminates skin. It can be worn as a highlighter or all over the face—with or without makeup. The result is so good, you may be more inclined to try the latter—with melanin as the star and not as an afterthought.
The Lip Bar Fast Face Collection
They say good things take time, and we agree—except that shouldn’t be the case when it comes to applying makeup.To streamline beauty for busy women, the Lip Bar recently launched the Fast Face collection ($10-26), including a roster of multitasking products for achieving a fresh face quickly. “I wanted to create a system that will allow you to get the look in less time and without spending so much money,” says Melissa Butler, founder of the Lip Bar. Everything from the foundation (which is equipped with a built-in brush) to the two-in-one brow tool (composed of a brow gel and pencil) was curated with maximum convenience as the goal.
BLK/OPL Sheer Metallics Collection
For more than 25 years, Black Opal ($15) has filled our vanities with makeup and skin care marvels formulated to make our melanin pop. Now that the brand is owned by two esteemed Black women, Cheryl Mayberry McKissack and Desiree Rogers, we can look forward to being delighted with a slew of new offerings. “Our makeup and skin care is for women who want quality products at affordable prices,” Rogers says. “As owners of Black Opal, we have a seat at the table to represent and embrace women of color.” The latest from the company is called Sheer Metallics and features three stunning multipurpose pigments that make everything from your brow bones to your cheekbones glow.
Bawdy Galaxy Kit
There’s a cheeky new beauty mask kit ($34) on the market, and it was designed
exclusively for your bum. These sheet masks deliver nontoxic and plant-based ingredients for firming, hydrating, brightening and retexturizing your derriere. Stress doesn’t affect just our face. Our bottoms are also under a lot of pressure, and these rejuvenating wonders make it easy to take the load off.
Arami Ivory Butter
Give your skin the gift of luster and luxury with this sensorial salve from the lush lands of Africa. Arami’s Ivory Butter ($20) is made with natural, authentic and toxin-free ingredients, to help our skin sparkle throughout the holiday season. The multitasking moisturizer is formulated with unrefined whipped shea butter and essential oils and can be used to provide relief for several
winter skin woes, including severely dry skin, eczema and dermatitis, says Ore Runsewe, founder of Arami Essentials. “Ivory Butter is perfect for the days your skin feels dry,” she adds. “It has this slight shimmer that leaves a mild, dewy glow, making it a good pick-me-up for those dull days.” The simple blend is handcrafted with the less-is-more philosophy in mind,
so a small scoop goes a long way.