So I already have a post about a few of my all time favorites but as a makeup artist and beauty product connoisseur, I develop new favorites from time to time and I’m always on the lookout for great items, especially at a great price. Nothing has changed from my old favorites list, but here are a few of my new faves!
Revlon Colorstay Foundation: I absolutely love this foundation for a) giving great coverage (matte) b) the drugstore price! and c) the lack of spf which means that it doesn’t cause a glare in photos. I definitely recommend this foundation to every one since they have so many shades in warm and cool tones.
Ben Nye Banana Powder: I absolutely love this loose setting powder. First off, it gives a warm candlelit glow, especially brightening when used under the eyes. It is also so finely milled that it looks almost invisible on the skin giving just the soft focus effect without any obvious powdery look. And for the price! You really can’t go wrong!
Wet n Wild Coloricon Bronzer in “Ticket to Brazil”: So the truth is that I usually only like using matte bronzers, but this one was so cheap that I just had to try it! I think the key for using this bronzer successfully is a very light application – it is so pigmented that if you put your brush in for more than one swipe you’ll get enough powder on it to bronze your whole body. I love how it has a shimmer that just gives you a glow without any obvious sparkles.
Covergirl Outlast All Day Lipcolor: I never used to use those 2 in 1 lipsticks that basically are a paint and a moisturizer for uber-long lasting color since they used to be very drying and come in horrible colors that would leave a non-budging ring around your lips, even when most of it has already come off. But thankfully, I decided to try the Covergirl one in “Blushed Mauve” and I’m really impressed! Firstly- it really lasts! I have eaten and even slept with this on and my lips still had an even wash of color. It also doesn’t feel as dry to me, especially if you put a gloss on top. Best of all, they have a great color selection!
Tweezerman Classic Eyelash Curler: I have been using my Shu Uemura eyelash curler for the past few years but decided to buy this curler that had actually been the first one I ever owned. I had heard so many rave reviews about the Shu Uemura but the truth is that Tweezerman’s classic curler is so much better! It gives a better curl, is cheaper, and has a better shape that doesn’t pinch the eyes whatsoever. I don’t think I’m ever going back to Shu!
Lastly, the NYX Megashine Lip Glosses: Lots of beauty guru’s have already spoken about these since they are so great, especially for the price. They aren’t sticky, come in an amazing variety of colors (I especially LOVE the nude shades) and have a nice scent. These are my go to lip glosses on myself and on clients. I just wish they came out in squeeze tubes so I didn’t have to use disposable wands!
I just love when you can save money and still get amazing products! Enjoy!