Updated: Oct 11, 2021
** more products in all categories to be added in time <3
KISS "LOOKS SO NATURAL" LASHES - STYLE "SHY".
I love the thin band on these lashes (and the ones below!). The lash band can be snugly tucked between the natural lashes and the eyelid, making the false lashes blend seamlessly with the natural lashes.
KISS "LOOKS SO NATURAL" LASHES - STYLE "FLIRTY".
ARDELL NAKED LASHES - STYLE "420"
ARDELL NAKED LASHES - STYLE "421".
The 420 and 421 lashes from Ardell are the same, except the 421's are slightly longer.
URBAN DECAY ANTI-AGING EYESHADOW PRIMER
This primer is great because (1) it's slightly pigmented, (2) the formula is creamy and smooth, but not too thick, and (3) it comes with a doe-foot applicator that makes application a breeze!
VISEART 01 NEUTRAL MATTES SLIM PRO
Hands down, my favorite eyeshadow palette that I've tried. Roughly 75% of the eyeshadow I use is matte (i.e. not sparkly), so it's nice to have a palette that's all mattes. This palette does come at a higher price point ($80).
If you're wanting a neutral palette at a lower price point, this morphe one (linked below), is also a good option. However, with less expensive shadows is often more fall-out. I'd definitely practice with the palette for a bit to get the hang of it!
MILANI COLOR STATEMENT LIP LINER
This formula glides nicely on the lips, and can easily be blended out! I love this for use as just a lip liner, or for all-over lip color, under lip gloss. I prefer a lip pencil that can be sharpened (over a retractable pencil) because (1) the pencil can be sharpened in to a nice point, and (2) it's much more hygienic (even for personal use!). My favorite colors are Spice, Nude, and All Natural. Bordeaux is also a nice color to have, when wearing deeper colors, or reds.
FOR ALL SKIN TYPES: DERMALOGICA ANTIOXIDANT HYDRAMIST
This spray is FANTASTIC for prepping the skin. Mist evenly after cleansing the face, then apply serums and moisturizer. This mist can be used between layers of makeup, and throughout the day to refresh the face and/or makeup. Also, it smells divine!
FOR ALL SKIN TYPES, ESPECIALLY DRY & COMBINATION: EMBRYOLISSE FACE MOISTURIZER
I use this for almost every. single. client. that sits in my chair. It's a fantastic facial moisturizer that primes and hydrates the skin. It doesn't leave a slippery residue, but allows makeup to glide on to the skin smoothly.
FOR ALL SKIN TYPES: SMASHBOX PHOTO FINISH PRIMERIZER
Primer + moisturizer in one! Fantastic for all skin types. Use lightly with oily skin.
FOR DRY SKIN: L'OREAL HYDRA PERFECTE LOOSE SETTING POWDER.
Get the translucent shade for setting all over the face! A general "rule": pigment over pigment can cause caking. Using a translucent setting powder can combat that!
FOR DRY SKIN: BECCA HYDRATING SETTING POWDER.
This formula is similar to the powder posted above, just a higher-end formula.
FOR ALL SKIN TYPES: NO7 TRANSLUCENT FINISHING POWDER
Great overall finishing powder!
** Yet to be added: all time favorite loose setting powder is the original translucent powder my Laura Mercier.
FOR DRY & COMBINATION SKIN: HELLO FAB COCONUT SKIN SMOOTHIE PRIMING MOISTURIZER
I LOVE this primer! It gives a nice subtle glow to the face. Can be used under makeup, or alone. For dry skin, product may be used all over the face (minus directly under the eyes, and use sparingly around the nose). For combination skin, use on the high points of the face - cheek bones, the bridge of the nose, directly under the outer third of the eyebrows, and on temples.
FOR ALL SKIN TYPES: MAYBELLINE INSTANT AGE REWIND CONCEALER.
This concealer is a fan fav (currently 109,000+ reviews on Amazon), and for good reason. I use it on so many clients, and it blends seamlessly with various foundation types and finishes.
E.L.F. HYDRATING CAMO CONCEALER
This formula is wonderful for use on all ages - especially those with mature skin, or dryer skin under the eyes. Product has a glowy, satin-type finish. Set LIGHTLY with powder.
BENEFIT POREFESSIONAL PORE MINIMIZING PRIMER
I prefer this formula over other pore-minimizing primers, because it's tan in color. Many other pore-minimizing formulas are light pink in color, which can make redness on myself and clients more apparent. Be careful with pore minimizing products, though: use too much, and foundation will have a gummy, pilled texture. Also note - the link is for the jumbo size. A mini size is also available.
ALL SKIN TYPES: REAL TECHNIQUES BRUSH SET.
This brush set deserves 10,000 claps! I use the Expert Face Brush (far left) for foundation & almost all cream products on the skin. The small Setting Brush (second from far right) I use for setting powder, contour, bronzer, and blush (both cream and powder products). The Concealer Buffer brush (middle) is fantastic for, well, concealer. The sponges are top-notch, and the large powder brush (left) is wonderful for all-over powder & finishing powder. The structure of the brushes, with their metal body and velvet touch tip ensures durability and control during makeup application. Cannot rave enough about this set!
MORPHE M505 BRUSH.
I love this for eyeshadow blending! Morphe has it on their website, but for some reason it's not available on Ulta's website. Other Morphe brushes I love:
M165 Angled Eyeliner/Brow brush
M433 Pro Firm Blending Brush
M506 Mini Tapered Blending Brush
M456 Mini Firm Blending Brush
M504 Large Pointed Blender
M213 Mini Smudger Brush (*fav for the under eyes!)
ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILL BROW BRUSH #14
This is my ride-or-die brow brush. It creates incredibly realistic hair-like strokes when used with brow powder.