With beauty companies constantly flooding us with new releases, it is hard to know what’s the best! Of course, preferences will differ from one person to the other, but there are just some products that are SUPER adaptable. The following is a list of the 10 best makeup products (in my humble opinion lol) that I used repeatedly on myself and on clients and I couldn’t recommend them enough!
- Palladio Lip Liner (Spice)
When buying a lipliner, match the color to your LIPS not your lipsticks. This will give you the freedom to over line and contour your lips while saving you a ton of money since you won’t have to buy 10 million lipliners! Palladio’s lip liner in Spice definitely tops my list because it is very versatile. I’ve used it on so many skin tones and it is the perfect nude that goes with most lipsticks. The formula is creamy but not slippery and stays in place all day. Best part: it’s less than $7!!!!
Buy it here: https://bit.ly/2GzmGE3
2. Tartelette in Bloom Eyeshadow Palette
This palette has the perfect amount of cool, warm, and neutral tones. It also has some beautiful shimmer shades that look perfect in the inner corner or on the center of the lid. With just the right amount of transition and defining shades, it’s all you will ever need. To me, this is the ultimate definition of an EVERYDAY easy eyeshadow palette that will take you from the office to a night out. Did I mention the formula blends like a dream??
Buy it here: https://bit.ly/2DMYoqi
3. Wet n Wild Mega Glo Contouring Palette
Let me just say that this is truly a hidden gem!! This contour and highlight palette is under $5 and was my most used under eye setting powder! The contouring shade is also good and blends well, but the matte highlight/setting powder is where the magic is at. It adds the perfect amount of brightening, doesn’t let my concealer crease, and doesn’t give flashback in photos. This baby beats many high-end products in my books.
Buy it here: https://bit.ly/2FIXE6y
4. Stila Convertible Color- Lillium
Nothing makes someone look more youthful than a touch of pink(ish) blush. The convertible colors come in many colors (Lillium is my personal favorite) and blend effortlessly on the cheeks. They add the perfect flush, are long-lasting, easy to use, and have a satin finish. They’re even drive-thru friendly which is where I apply most of my makeup in the morning!
Buy it here: https://seph.me/2wSBKWU
5- Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
It’s medium to full coverage, easy to blend, long lasting and radiant. You could wear it on a full face of makeup or no makeup days and it will still be undetectable. What else do you need from a concealer?? Just make sure to set it with powder if you have fine lines because it will inevitably crease.
Buy it here: https://seph.me/2gNmyCE
6- Colourpop Supershock Highlighters- Lunch Money
If you’re into an angelical glow from within then you will become addicted to these! You could apply them with your fingers (which saves time) and they never look too glittery, heavy, or shimmery on the skin. Some shades are more glowy (Flexitarian which I also love) while others are perfect for a natural glow (Lunch Money and On the Cusp).
Buy it here: https://bit.ly/2aXccPa
7- Replica By the Fireplace
Technically this isn’t a “beauty” product but perfume always completes the look! 2018 was the year I fell in love with Replica’s By the Fireplace. It is a deep, sexy, and musky scent. I’m not sure how else to describe it but just go grab a sample of it yourself from Sephora (yes, they have fragrances samples and I used to make a million a day).
Buy it here: https://bit.ly/2yerDKR
8- Fenty Gloss Bomb- Fenty Glow
This product has been hyped up since its release and for good reason! It has a non-sticky glossy and moisturizing formula. The color (rosy nude) complements any skin tone and looks beautiful on its own or over a nude, pink, or brown lipstick. My favorite way to wear this is with the Palladio Spice lipliner and no lipstick at all.
Buy it here: https://seph.me/2xS3Of9
9- Essence- Volume Stylist Lash Extension Mascara
Another great drugstore find! It’s under $5, volumizes, lengthens, and doesn’t flake. Did I mention that it’s super black??
Buy it here: https://bit.ly/2GyPeOk
10- Milk Makeup Baked Bronzer
This bronzer blends in TWO SECONDS!! Use a brush or a sponge and grab some product off of the stick itself then apply to your skin. It has a matte finish and isn’t orange or grey (thank God). This was my most used bronzer for 2018 and probably will be the most used for 2019.
Buy it here: https://seph.me/2MW15ai