TRIED AND TRUE: MUST HAVE BEAUTY PRODUCTS

 

Get excited, as we're spilling all of our beauty supply secrets! This refined list includes tried and true products from eyes to lips. After years of searching for the best, we are happy to share our makeup musts!

1. TEMPTU AIRBRUSH KIT

Personal, at-home airbrush systems are the industry's best kept secret. Create a flawless (airbrushed, if you will) look in seconds, without dirty brushes or cakey powders. This compact, easy to use "Flawless Complexion Kit" by Temptu offers shades for any skin tone (guaranteed), as well as blushes, bronzing, contouring, and highlighting options. Watch their how-to videos and tutorials to airbrush like the professionals. This starter kit is currently on sale for $200 (originally $235) which includes the airbrush system, color-match foundation, blush, and highlighter.

2. KAT VON D TATTOO LINER

Our favorite liquid liner, and also the winner of Allure's 2017 Reader's Choice Award! Achieve eye perfection with this high-pigment, waterproof liner that stays put all day for a fade-, melt-, crack-, and run-resistant finish. This liquid eyeliner has an innovative brush tip for effortless, precise application. The superfine and flexible brush tip glides across the lashline for incredibly fluid application, allowing you to create a variety of looks with ease. Unlike traditional felt tip liners, this brush tip will not fray.

3. OUTRAGEOUS VOLUME MASCARA

Our favorite volumizing mascara that delivers pumped-up, glamorous lashes. The triple load brush intensely coats lashes in one easy stroke for a full, luscious look. The thick, Ultra Black formula is enriched with hyaluronic acid—an ingredient recognized for its moisturizing properties. Use the brush's reservoirs to intensify lashes from root to tip, separate lashes with the "spiked" areas, or achieve a curved effect by pressing the brush lightly against the tips of the upper lashes. Tested under ophthalmological control, this mascara was found suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers. Not tested on animals.

4. NARS BLUSH SUPER ORGASM

As the ultimate authority in blush, NARS offers the most iconic shades for cheeks. Natural, healthy-looking color that immediately enlivens the complexion. A light application of even the highest-intensity hues delivers a natural-looking flush. The micronized powder ensures a soft, silky, and bendable application in both matte a shimmering finishes.

5. MAC EYESHADOW PALETTE WARM NEUTRAL

We're obsessed with MAC's amazing selection of eyeshadows in every shade and finish. Their highly pigmented powder formula applies evenly, blends and builds beautifully. We're particularly into their warm neutral palette, perfectly blendable for daytime to evening. This fifteen color collection includes some of MAC's most popular shades, and bonus complimentary contouring colors. This Warm Neutral palette consists of: Hey, Warm Breeze, Gingersnap, Dark Brew, Dance in the Dark, Brule Vanilla Extract, Honey Lust, Amber Lights, Saddle, Lemon Tart, Butterfudge, Creative Copper, Unwind and Divine Decadence. The highly pigmented powder formula applies evenly, blends and builds beautifully.

6. SMASHBOX PHOTO FINISH FOUNDATION PRIMER

Create a perfect canvas for foundation application with this silky, lightweight blend of vitamins A and E, grape seed extract and green tea. Worn alone or under foundation, this best-selling oil-free primer helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores for flawless skin with a velvety-smooth finish. The first step to any great close-up is great skin that's free of fine lines and pores. Smashbox developed a formula that diffuses the light hitting skin to blur out imperfections for an even, soft-focus look. It also makes makeup look better and last longer. Think of smashbox's primer as the original blur, and the best way to start your daily makeup routine.

7. MAC PATENT POLISH LIP PENCIL INNOCENT

This super popular Patent Polish Lip Pencil is a go-to magic wand for high-impact lips, with a single swipe imbuing the ultimate high-gloss shine. The sleek, all-in-one tool offers the comfort of a balm, the color and sheen of a gloss and the precision of a lip pencil. With an effortless twist-up applicator, you'll never have to sharpen. Available in 10 colors.

8. BENEFIT COSMETICS GOOF PROOF BROW PENCIL EASY SHAPE & FILL

It's all in the name! This foolproof brow pencil has a custom tip that instantly shapes, defines, and fills in brows. Anyone can be an expert with this super easy-to-use, brow-filling and shaping pencil. Simply use the wide base to fill and shape your brows, building color with a couple of strokes. Then use the pointed edge to define the tail end of your brows. The soft, glide-on color creates naturally full and beautiful brows, and the spoolie-brush effortlessly blends the 12-hour waterproof color. Also an Allure Best of Beauty award winner! To lock in the brow pencil’s soft color for 24, budge-proof hours, apply the 24-HR Brow Setter clear brow gel on top. 

9. BOBBIE BROWN SHEER FINISH LOOSE POWDER

This 100% oil-free and oil-absorbing formula sets concealer and foundation for a smooth, flawless finish (especially in selfies!). Perfect for oily skin or anyone looking for a lighter powder. Each shade boasts Bobbi's unique yellow base and a touch of vitamin E to create the most natural look that wears comfortably too. Long-lasting, this super-sheer powder removes shine and glare in photos, and is available in a range of 10 shades.