1. Better Than Sex Mascara by Too Faced
If there is one thing I have to have on before I leave the house its mascara. Other wise I’d look like the walking dead—not a pretty picture. Better Than Sex’s hourglass shaped brush makes application easy, and the results show it. Usually two to three coats leave my lashes long, luscious, and voluminous throughout the day!
2. Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade
Before I used this product, I was lost. Eyebrows were a foreign territory to me—but this product saved me. As dramatic as that is, this product really is phenomenal for eyebrow beginners as well as pros. The pomade formula makes application (and correction) easy. Using an angled brush, this waterproof eyebrow savior comes in +10 shades to help add a little oomph to anyone’s brows.
3. ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks
If you’re anything like me the perfect touch to any makeup look is lipstick. I really just love the idea that I can wear periwinkle lipstick if I want too, although I tend to stick to neutrals. ColourPop’s Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks are awesome—and cheap. At $6 a bottle, there are over 30 shades ranging all over the color wheel. My favorite things about this product is the easy application, and that it doesn’t come off easily, and the price.
4. Hoola Matte Bronzer by Benefit
Ah! My favorite way to fake-bake. Perfect for a natural sun kissed look right from home (because not all of us can afford a tropical spring break vacay). This matte bronzer is super pigmented so you don’t even have to apply a lot to get that desired sun kissed look. Equipped with a cute little kabuki brush, I also like to use this product for contouring. It’s super light weight and leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth.
5. Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette by tarte
I bought this palette on a whim one day in Ulta and I must say—it was the best decision I’ve made in a long time (is that sad?). Twelve beautiful matte shades that are perfect for daytime and nighttime looks. I really love the purple-y colors included in the palette, they make for a really romantic eye look. The endless combinations allowed and the easy to blend colors make it fun to experiment and try new looks, for any occasion.