With so many great cosmetics being carried in the studio I do most of my makeup shopping ‘in- house.- But there’s a few essentials in my makeup case that I’ve picked up at Ulta and other chain cosmetic stores. Clients always ask me what products I use myself so I thought I’d share a few of these favorites.
Benefit They’re Real! mascara: Benefit opened just across the street last year and they have some very fun products. Their High Brow stick is a nice way to quickly and easily brighten the eyes. One that I swear by is their “They’re Real!” mascara. As the name implies this is not your every day, head off to work, kind of product. This is one to use on a fun night out when you want lashes so thick, long, and defined they look like fake lashes. The end of the wand has several spikes that are perfect for picking out and highlighting every last little lash, even close to the corner of the eye.
It Cosmetics- Bye Bye Concealer: It Cosmetics has a few products I swear by. Their correcting cream, “Your Skin But Better,” is a multi-tasking color correcting cream with built in anti-agers and a 50 SPF hat you’ll love for summertime. But if I had to pick just one of their products I go with their “Bye Bye Concealer” every time. This is such a highly pigmented concealer it can even cover up bruises from Botox- no surprise that It Cosmetics was made hand in hand with plastic surgeons. This is another great multi-tasker. Besides hiding those dark circles it also has skin firming properties and is even water proof.