I am incredibly passionate about makeup and have dedicated a lot of time to learning all about it. Discovering the best makeup products that make me feel confident and sharing them with you brings me so much joy! What means the most is learning about the ones you also love and make you feel confident. It’s an art and form of self-care I commit to almost every day. You see this, of course, because I’m on Instagram Stories daily!
I often get questions about my favorites and what’s worth investing in. Below you’ll find my list of the best makeup I find creates the most beautiful results through saturated color, innovative formulas and long-lasting wear. If I were filling a makeup bag from scratch, this is what I’d include! Building up a collection like this takes time and I’d never recommend purchasing it all at once. If I had to recommend what to prioritize first I’d say face products because that covers the majority of your skin and having a solid base absolutely transforms the rest of your makeup.
Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint Foundation
I love everything about this skin tint! It has great coverage like a light foundation, is applied like a serum and has benefits of skincare, and even includes SPF. Give it a good shake prior to applying and the hydrating formula will give you a dewy finish.
La Mer The Soft Fluid Foundation
This foundation is a splurge, I know. Which is why I always purchase when it’s on sale! I don’t wear this every day because of that, but I truly can see a difference in my skin when I do. The finish is perfectly matte and it lasts quite a while. My favorite part is it’s infused with La Mer’s famous Miracle Broth, which is incredibly hydrating and anti-inflammatory. Read my more in-depth review here!
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder
The phrase “airbrush flawless finish” rings true with this powder! It’s my absolute favorite, especially if I’m going to be photographed. If I have this on, I know I’m going to look put together no matter what. It’s truly magical.
Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Blush
This is the blush I always reach for. I really love the two different shades that complement one another, as well as how pigmented they are. There’s a fantastic glow to this blush I just can’t get enough of!
Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Liner
Everything about this lip liner is fantastic. It glides on and is incredibly creamy, and the colors are pigmented and last a long time. Every shade is universally flattering and creates a natural look. If you’re nervous about lip liner, I couldn’t recommend this one more!
Too Faced Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick
This lipstick gets everything right! The color is pigmented and long-lasting, and it tries into an amazing matte finish. I can wear this all day and trust it’s still on without ever looking in the mirror.
Lawless Forget the Filter Lip Plumping Gloss
This is another lip product that is simply wonderful. The plumping gloss has the smoothest, shiniest formula, and the plush applicator makes the experience even more luxurious. Note the vial is larger to accommodate the amount of product, so you may not get as much product as you expect.
Kat Von D Tattoo Liquid Liner
This is my holy grail eyeliner and I promise it’ll be yours too. This liquid liner has an incredibly precise brush tip that makes it easy to apply and the pigment is so strong, it really is like a tattoo! I always have a couple on me because it’s just that good.
Charlotte Tilbury Brow Lift Eyebrow Pencil
Brow pencils can be hard to get right but this one looks SO natural. Your eyebrows end up looking fluffy and full instead of dense and saturated. This pencil is also refillable, which I love!
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze Styling Wax
This styling wax is an absolute game changer! It keeps your eyebrows in place all day long without making them feel hard or flaky. A lot of clear brow waxes aren’t actually clear but this one is, which I really appreciate.