Our Favorite Beauty Products of May 2022
The Hypebae team shares their most-loved makeup and skincare goodies of the month.
Between game-changing skincare treatments and exciting new makeup launches, at Hypebae, our editors test out many products every month to find and share our latest beauty favorites with you. With the summer season upon us, we are refreshing our vanity cabinets with products formulated to protect, nourish and hydrate the skin without weighing it down or making it look greasy.
From a pearlescent sunscreen made to hydrate the skin and double as a primer to keep your beat in place on those hot summer days, to a lash enhancing serum that will be sure to bring volume and length to those barely-there eyelashes, read on for the products we tried and enjoyed using this month.
I was unfortunately not born with thick and voluminous lashes. While I’ve seen many try out extensions, I’m just not quite ready to commit to them yet. So, I wanted to see if lash serums would actually work on my sparse, thin lashes. After doing my research, a lot of people online recommended using Grande Cosmetics’ GrandeLASH-MD Lash Enhancing Serum. I read that results differ for everyone, and for me, it took about three months before I was able to notice any changes. As instructed, every night I apply the serum on my clean eyelids like I would apply eyeliner. Over time I observed that my lashes started to grow longer whenever I would put on mascara. In terms of volume, it remains the same, but honestly, it’s better than nothing. – Pauline De Leon, Editor
Super Goop struck gold with this multi-purpose sunscreen that also can be used a makeup primer. Not only will your skin be plump and hydrated because of our favorite rute skincare ingredient, hyaluronic acid; but you’ll give off the most radiant lit-from-within bronzed glow that’ll be perfect for those Instagram beauty selfies. – Stixx M, Beauty Editor
The older I get, the more interested I’ve become in using anti-aging products. I decided to give The Inkey List’s Retinol serum a go, and I absolutely love it. It’s not harsh on the skin and in just a few weeks, I can tell my skin feels smoother. I definitely recommend it, especially if it’s your first time using retinol. – Jennifer Machin,
If “that gworl” was a product, this would be it. I was never a notorious fan of lip oils as they felt too light and slippery on my mouth’s delicate skin. But the Gisou Honey Infused Lip Oil has become a staple in my day-to-day wear. The product instantly moisturizes my pout in a thick coat of luxury that feels as smooth as honey. She’s a must-have for anyone addicted to hydrated lips — such as myself. – Alyssa Ackerman, Hypebae Beauty Social Media Coordinator