1. LipSense by Sengence | $25
I have gotten so many people hooked on this. I use LipSense on all of my clients. At first I thought it was a little gimmicky (which is my initial thought on almost anything anyone is trying to sell me via Facebook— no offense). But, this stuff really lasts all day! It doesn’t feel the best while applying it. It feels very chemically. But, once dry, you apply a gloss over it, and it feels fine! I love it because I don’t have to touch it at all. I love using this on my brides because they don’t need to worry about it moving or transferring. I will say, I think the more ‘natural’ colors are better— when they start to wear down, it’s obviously less noticeable. My favorite color by far is “First Love.” It’s that perfect natural mauve tone. Also, love to layer them! I love this combo: 1 layer of ‘Plum’ with 2 Layers of Apple Cider! So pretty! Definitely get some!
2. Tarte Cosmetics Drink of H2O | $39
I am in love with this stuff. I purchased it after I saw Desi Perkins use it. It’s amazing. Super light gel texture but completely hydrates your skin. I love the way this feels in the morning. It has a little ’zing’ to it! It’s like a cup of coffee to the face! It really wakes up your skin! Definitely will be repurchasing!
3. Stila Magnificent Metals Liquid Eyeshadow | $24
The most intense glitter shadow EVER. Loving this on clients who want to add a little 'bling' to their look. So fun. Liquid shadow lasts all day.
4. Tarte Cosmetics Timeless Smoothing Primer | $39
OMG. This stuff is like sparkle for your face. Hallelujah! I love smoothing primers. My normal go to is Smashbox Pore Minimizing, but I do have a few scars on my cheeks that still show through (which I hate). Adding this in those targeted areas completely covers those spots. Hello flawless skin! This stuff is thick, so this may be different for some of you, but I totally love it!
5. Puff Me Volumizing Cloud Mist | $19
So I had seen this stuff online and have used plenty of volumizing/texturizing powders in my day. I used to love one in particular that 100% worked and would give me Texas-sized hair, but it also felt completely disgusting if I used to much, which was very easy because it came in a shaker bottle. So here is why I am in love with Puff Me— theres a pump! So you can target this product in to a concentrated area without ever using too much! My stylist/friend, Nicole, used this on my hair recently and I purchased it immediately. I have used it on every client since then!
6. Maybelline Big Shot Mascara | $7
I have no lower lashes. Like none. So being a slave to Eyelash Extensions only draws attention to the fact that I am literally working with 4 baby lashes on my lower lash line. I love this mascara because through some sort of sorcery it makes it look like I actually have lower lashes! I have also been using it on my upper lashes between lash extension fills. Love it!