At Apartment Therapy and Kitchn, we mostly talk about home and food, but one company Slack channel is packed with staffers discussing the best serums and latest lip hues. I asked them what they're buying during Prime Day, and this is what they recommend.
For beauty fans on a budget, Amazon is offering up to 30% off select luxury beauty brands during Prime Day, including makeup, skincare, hair products and tools, as well as fragrance. There's a lot to choose from, and the drawback of not being in a store makes it hard to try before you buy. Thankfully, my coworkers have done some of the legwork for you; here's what AT Media staffers are adding to their carts.
Faith uses the rosewater spray to dampen her Beauty Blender, and I'm going to start copying her.
stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner, $22 + 30% off
"It's my holy grail ever since my best friend gave me her backup on a shaky cruise ship—goes on like a dream, even in choppy waters," says Taryn. That convinced a handful of us to try it, too.
stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick, $22 + 30% off
Patina (above) is Anna's current favorite color, but if you want to take a page out of NYC congressional candidate Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez's beauty book, add the (now backordered) Beso to your cart. The red hot hue is also Taryn-approved.
Julep Crème to Powder Waterproof Eyeshadow Stick, $18 + 30% off
I love an eyeshadow palette, but when I travel (especially in the summer), I prefer to keep my routine simple and pared down with a couple eyeshadow sticks. I've used other Julep items before, so I feel confident trying this product.
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion, $17 + 30% off
A lifesaver for acne-prone skin (or even those with the occasional zit), some staffers have been using this for decades.
Supergoop! Everyday Sunscreen SPF 50, $48 + 20% off
Do you go through a gallon of sunscreen each summer? I sure feel like I do. This hefty 18-ounce container means I just might make it through my annual beach vacation without turning into a lobster.
ST. TROPEZ Gradual Tan In Shower Lotion, $17.50 + 30% off
I've never met a self-tanner that didn't leave me orange or streaky (granted, I haven't tried one since the early aughts after some tragic attempts), but I am extremely tempted here. "Gradual" and "in-shower" are reassuring for self-tanner skeptics.
Zoya Naked Manicure Hydrate & Heal Kit, $25 + 30% off
I have a friend who's a Zoya evangelist, and I've been meaning to try their clean beauty (they're free of ten common harmful chemicals) nail products. This kit comes with a base, perfector, and topcoat, as well as hand serum and cream.