There are endless amount of makeup products out there for makeup artists and beauty enthusiasts to choose from. The list of brands, high and low end, can go on forever and ever, but how do we know which products to choose? What are the essential products needed to create a flawless face? I’ve put together this list of my top 10 ride or die products that every girl needs to create their perfect makeup look.
1) Anastasia Beverly Hills BrowWiz
Brows are everything! They frame the face, and they can drastically change what a person looks like. This retractable brow pencil from Anastasia Beverly Hills is amazing because the width of the actual product is so thin that you can go in and create little brow hairs using tiny strokes mimicking the way the hair grows. It makes the brow filling look more natural and soft. Without this thing I would be lost.
2) Revlon 24Hr ColorStay Makeup
You know how they say products can be made in the same factory, but be packaged off to different companies at different price points? I definitely feel like this foundation is one of those products. This makeup has the feel of a luxury foundation with the drugstore price. I love how this line caters to different skin types as well.
3) L.A. Girl HD Pro Concealers
Next to brows, concealers are the next in line in terms of importance of a complete makeup look. Concealing your under eye circles can dramatically change the appearance of your face. It illuminates your face allowing you to look more awake and fresh. These concealers by L.A. Girl are so amazing because they practically melt into the skin. The brush applicator on the tube allows for easy application, and you can also use them to highlight and contour your face. At $2.99 each these babies are definitely worth picking up a few.
4) MAC Ruby Woo lipstick
Every girl should have a classic shade of red lipstick in their collection. It’s a makeup staple that has lasted for decades. Ruby Woo from MAC looks great on every skin color, and with a vintage matte finish it can take a girl from 0 to Hollywood in seconds.
5) Kat Von D Shade & Light Palette
This highlight and contour palette is every makeup artists dream! The powders are so soft and pigmented, it glides onto the skin so smoothly. Applying your highlight and contour with these powders are guaranteed to give you that ultra chizzled look, that can make you look like you’re walking around with the perfect lighting no matter where you’re at.
6) House of Lashes “Iconic” lashes
There are thousands of lash styles out there to choose from, but this set of House of Lashes “Iconic” lashes will have you looking stunning no matter what look you’re wearing. They are the perfect blend between natural and dramatic lashes. (Tip: curl your falsies before you apply them)
7) L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara
Whenever you see different names of mascaras they’re usually referring to the different style of brush that comes with the product. This particular mascara has a brush with shorter bristles making it so easy to apply without getting the product all over your lid and under eye. The product goes on without clumps and is build-able allowing you to make your look as dramatic as you want it. You can find this as low as $7.79 at Target.
8) Tarteist Liner by Tarte
This is product love at first sight. This is one of the best eyeliners in the market right now, and I definitely see why. The product is like a creamy gel that has a beautiful matte finish, but is also not a pain to remove unlike other gel liners. It also comes with the most perfect brush that makes applying eyeliner so much easier. I definitely recommend this product to any and everyone that wears eyeliner.
9) ELF Lip Exfoliator
There’s nothing more uncomfortable than wearing lipstick or lipgloss with rough chapped lips. By exfoliating your lips, you’re removing the dead skin allowing the product to go on smoothly. This lip exfoliator treats the lips leaving them conditioned and revitalized. You can find this at Target for $3.00.
10) The Balm’s Mary-Lou Manizer highlighter
This product is everything you wanted and more in a highlighter. When applying it to the highest points of the cheek, you can achieve that perfect, dewy, summertime look. Apply it to the inner corners of your eyes to give them a sexy pop, and to your cupid’s bow above your lips, allowing them to look fuller.
By: Rox Tran
Photos: Rox Tran