NOV 21, 2017
Could there be a cooler line-up than the products that made the final cut in Refinery29’s Beauty Innovator Awards? These are the brands starting a revolution in the industry. Here’s what Refinery29 and the beauty bloggers have to say about 2017’s must-have buys.
Stila – Eyeshadow You Don’t Need An Art Degree To Apply
Product name: Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow
Refinery29 says: ‘Who needs subtlety when you can have eyeshadow so glittery, it’s basically an IRL KiraKira+ filter for your lids?’
The blogger says: ‘This is basically love-at-first sight,’ Danna Ann declares in her review.
Fenty Beauty – Foundation That Makes People Ask Which Filter You Used
Product name: Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation
Refinery29 says: ‘Rihanna’s gorgeous skin comes courtesy of genetics; ours is all thanks to the pore-blurring, soft-focus finish of this next-level foundation.’
The blogger says: ‘The finish was beautiful, it looks crazy good,’ Desi Perkins demonstrates in her review.
L’Oreal Paris – Everything-Proof Eyeliner That Can Go All Night
Product name: Infallible Paints Eyeliner
Refinery29 says: ‘If you can write your name, then you can use this liquid liner – the crazy precise felt-tip makes it as easy as a ballpoint.’
The blogger says: ‘It’s glossy [and] smells like candy,’ LoveMelissaMichelle describes in her review.
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Nars: No-B.S. Concealer For Hiding A Multitude Of Sins
Product name: Soft Matte Complete Concealer
Refinery29 says: ‘This full-coverage formula melts into skin so seamlessly that people will compliment your flawless complexion, not your makeup skills.’
The blogger says: ‘This has such a natural, soft-matte look,’ KathleenLights explains in her review.
Glossier – Highlighter You Could See From An Exoplanet
Product name: Haloscope
Refinery29 says: ‘The verdict is in, and this cult-favorite stick highlighter is pretty much perfect. That is all.’
The blogger says: ‘I’m absolutely in love with them,’ Asia Jackson reveals in her review.
L’Oreal Paris – The One-Coat Wonder
Product name: Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara
Refinery29 says: ‘Beef up blah lashes with a coat or five of this volumizing formula, which uses a unique wavy brush to create a dramatic feathery effect.’
The blogger says: ‘World’s Best New Mascara,’ Tati states in her review.
Nars – Lipstick That Last Longer Than a ‘Bachelor’ Engagement
Product name: Powermatte Lip Pigment
Refinery29 says: ‘With great pigment comes great responsibility – and a veil of supercharged color that won’t come off on a crystal Champagne flute.’
The blogger says: ‘I trust Nars with my life,’ Jackie Aina confesses in her review.
And the overall Innovator Of The Year? Rihanna for Fenty Beauty. Check out all of the awards winners and nominees here.
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