1) Too Faced- Better Than Sex Mascara
Most of my clients tell me that if they could only have one makeup product, it would be mascara- it makes all the difference! I, like so many of you, feel the same. For me, it’s all about the eyes, and if you have short lashes like my unfortunate self, you need extra help. For those of us who didn’t luck out on the long lashes gene, a lot of mascaras add product, but keep our little lashes sticking straight down, instead of curling upward. Also, why does it seem that boys always have longer lashes? What do they even need them for?! Anyway, out of all the mascaras I’ve tried, my favorite stays the same. Better Than Sex is one of the pricier ones, but it’s twice as good as those from the drug store- completely worth it!
2) Argan Oil
Being honest here, if I hear about a certain item enough, I’ll most likely jump on the bandwagon. I’ve heard amazing things about the various uses of argan oil, and now I never go without it! If you’ve ever seen makeup tutorials using Farsali Rose Gold drops, this can be used in the same way. After applying moisturizer and primer, I put a few drops of argan oil on my brush or sponge before adding foundation, and it works wonders. It spreads the product so smoothly and makes your skin look airbrushed. (Extra tip: if you’re a Beauty Insider at Sephora, you can get a mini bottle of these for 100 points. Yes I am there very often.)
3) Smashbox Primer
Smashbox was originally a photo studio which later created a makeup brand specifically for Hollywood stars and those who would be in front of the camera. With a large majority of my clients being ladies who are going to a photoshoot or posing on their wedding day, I love using this primer. It’s super soft and slick, making for smooth makeup application- totally necessary for long-wear looks!
4) Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pomade
We all have our different preferences of powder brows vs. a gel or cream, but my favorite thing is to incorporate both. I love starting out with the brow pomade because its cream texture is great for outlining the brows and giving them structure. After outlining, I like to use what is left over on the brush to lightly fill in, then go back in with a light powder. One tip to remember when buying products for your brows is to go a shade lighter- it always turns out darker once it’s applied! Also an extra tip: store this item cap-side-down so the oils don’t all seep to the bottom. If it does get dry, add a few drops of argan oil to make it like-new! (Ahhh another use of argan oil, it gets me so excited!)
5) Make Up For Ever HD Microfinishing Powder
This was one of my most exciting purchases. Well, I actually feel that way every time I walk out of Sephora, but really, this is a great product. It appears white, but is completely non-tinted and serves as a setting powder. It goes on sheer and leaves you with a matte finish which I LOVE. Also, if you rub it between your fingers you’ll see how incredibly soft it is. You’ve probably noticed by now I love soft things.
These were a few of my favorites but I have TONS more! If you liked this blog or have requests for future posts, never hesitate to reach out. As always, thanks for reading!