Tried and true, the makeup products I recommend to absolutely everyone


I've tried a lot of products over the years and these are the ones that I keep going back to.  Additionally, they are products I frequently recommend as they seem to suit a variety of ages and skin types.

For the face

I've been using this concealer for more than a decade.  It's lightweight but high coverage, perfect for days when you want to dab a little on and go. While it isn't advertised as such, this product is pretty waterproof and it definitely stays put throughout the day.

This concealer has the most natural finish, I prefer using this under the eyes or on areas with slight discoloration. 

This is my favorite foundation of all time, if you only purchase one of these products , this should be it. It's lightweight and coverage is buildable, it has a naturally dewy finish but is never shiny so it still works well for those with oily skin or living in humid climates.

If you have issues with skin texture, this is the foundation for you. It goes on easily and the thicker creamy formula is great for filling in scars or fine lines.  Whenever I wear this, people tell me I have beautiful skin (I don't) but the finish is so natural they don't even realize its makeup! Pricey but worth it for special occasions.  

I use this highlighter daily, its a universally flattering shade and is great to pop on your cheeks for a little glow. 

Pro tip: When choosing a foundation, always go for something with a dewy finish.  They appear the most natural, are easier to apply, and anything matte is instantly ageing


For the eyes

Is it just me, or does eye shadow feel a bit dated? I'm over all eyeshadow except for this cream shadow, I use the shades Bette and Jean but I'd like to try them all. They're easy to apply and the finish feels more modern, they bring light to the eyes instead of weighing them down (which is how I feel about other shadows right now).

I've tried a dozen liquid eyeliners at various price points and this one is by far the best, it also happens to be the cheapest (rare when that happens)! The felt tip makes application super easy, if you're a fan of the Cat Eye you need this product stat.

This is the best black liner you'll ever try, it also happens to be one of the most affordable.  I buy several and stick them in random purses so that I can use them in my waterline if I need a touch up.


For the lips

I am all about the lip liner. I use this one in the shade Rosebud because it matches my natural color and is good for providing a little definition to the cupid's bow.  I follow it up with this balm to keep my lips hydrated

If I'm going out, I always reach for this lipstick to glam up my look.  My favorite shades are Bitch Perfect, Coachella Coral, and Love Bite.