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Makeup Essentials: Must Haves From Makeup Artists, Part 1

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Makeup Essentials: Must Haves From Makeup Artists
Do you have all of the essentials? What makeup products should every woman own? I asked makeup artists for their must have products that every woman should own. They spilled their favorite products, and some of them are available at your local drugstore!

I got some very detailed answers (and way more than I thought I’d get!) so I’ve split this post up into 2 pieces. Today you’ll get part 1, part 2 is next week! (Here’s a link to Part 2!)

best makeup for everyoneBrianna Gonzalez, also blogs at Briksia
• Either a brow powder or brow pencil to fill in their brows is a must-have in my book. Senna and Maybelline have great brow products.
• Concealer! I’m loving the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer to hide dark circles and other skin issues.
• A good, bright lipstick. I’ve been using the Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in 69 a lot lately.
• And, of course, mascara! I love the Covergirl Lashblast mascara.

essential makeup productsLaura, blogs at My Newest Addiction, and she is available as a makeup artist
• I feel that everyone needs a nice medium pink blush like Tarte Exposed.
• Lip balm is always necessary, whether you like bold lips or nude; my favorite balm is the Tatcha Gold Camellia Nourishing Lip Balm.
• A fabulous mascara will always do the trick. One that lengthens and volumizes is Chanel Le Volume.

makeup artist drugstore favoritesKim Porter, you can also purchase her products at Kim Porter Cosmetics
Revlon Super Lusterous lipsticks
Maybelline EyeStudio Gel eyeliner

Makeup that you should buyNorah Salazar blogs at Norah Loves Makeup, and she is available as a makeup artist
“Every woman must own these items, they are good and worth every dollar!”
• a lash curler by Shu Uemura
• a concealer/ color corrector L.A. Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer
CoverGirl mascara
Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer
Senna Cosmetics brow kit

makeup artist favorite productsSheila, blogs at The Painted Ladies, and she is available as a makeup artist
• Every woman NEEDS an eyeshadow primer. This is essential for making sure your eyeshadow blends beautifully and stays in place during the day. I love Prestige Primed and Ready.
• A foundation primer, like Hourglass No. 28, which keeps makeup looking smooth and keeps it in place all day.
• Also, every woman needs a creamy gel-based eyeliner, like Urban Decay’s 24/7 liners, which are easy to blend, and can even be blended out

Cosmetics that Everyone NeedsChristina Farrell also blogs at The Makeup Blogger
Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer
Stila Lip and Cheek stains
Senna Cosmetics Voluptulash
IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Flat Top Buffing Foundation Brush
Hourglass Ambiant Light Powders
• MAC Lusterglass in Wonderstruck
Orlane Highlight Care Brush

makeup artist favorite makeup brushesKim Porter
• I think that every woman needs the proper makeup tools. Without using the right tools even using the most expensive makeup wouldn’t matter. I love my Beauty Blender, and my go-to brushes, are Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, Real Techniques Setting Brush. I have some favorites from Bdellium Tools and sigma.
• I absolutely love L.A. Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer. It’s running neck and neck with my Make Up For Ever HD Concealer.

Don’t forget to check out Makeup Essentials: Must Haves From Makeup Artists, Part 2!

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I’m a doctor, a mommy and a bit of a beauty addict. If you let me, I can take 2 hours to get ready in the morning. Really. I'm on a quest for faster beauty that works!

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  1. 2.8.14
    Ann said:

    I love posts like this…thanks! Enjoy your blog very much.

  2. 2.8.14

    Awesome post! I haven't hears of that maybelline brow pencil! I'll have to check it out!

  3. 2.8.14

    I am loving the LA Girl Pro Conceals, they are full coverage, not cakey, don't crease and have so many shades available!

  4. 2.9.14

    I'll have to check out some of the items!

  5. 2.14.14

    Thank you for including me 🙂 I'm alss a makeup artist located in NYC
    -Kim P