Staff Picks: Beauty World News Reporter, Clarissa Hamlin Shares Her Weekly Faves

Keeping the fun and excitement going after a great Fourth of July, I have a trio of new products currently setting off fireworks in my makeup bag. Now, as a self-professed makeup hoarder, things are piled up on my vanity and spilling out of my Gucci beauty tote (I have a hard time letting go!). But, these picks I'm dishing on today are some of my definite faves, so click through the slideshow to check each of my fabulous finds.

First up is COVERGIRL'S Whipped Cream Foundation, which, for a lack of a better word, is whipping my beauty regime into shape! It feels incredibly lightweight, which is such an added bonus in the summer heat. I refer to it this gem of a product as "cool whip," because it goes on my combination skin so easy and delivers a flawless finish. There are never any dry patches on my skin. Blending can take a little extra elbow grease, but aside from that it has that natural "velvet matte" look - one of the top fall trends according to makeup legend, Pat McGrath. I'm hooked on this stuff!

My second love is Clinique's Moisture Surge CC Cream, which is hydrating and smoothes onto skin like silk. It's a bonus to have SPF included in the formula too. The color matches very well to most skin tones and stays on all day. My guess is that this product came about because women have skin that behaves one day and acts up the next (can't we all relate to that!). Clinique's skincare experts believe that skin undertones change based on your feelings so this one tames your ever-changing skin. You can't go wrong with makeup that multitasks.

Rounding out my picks for this week is MAC's All About Orange lipstick. Now, I tried this a few weeks ago after writing a story on it for Beauty World News. My normal lipstick colors are far from tangerine, and usually in the burgundy range. But, it's summer so why not try something different? This was a great surprise because it didn't make my makeup look odd or out there. The collection comes in different shades for our diverse undertones, so it was easy to find a variation that fit me. And now, it's hard to stop wearing it!I hope you can get into the makeup groove with these products. 

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