HOW I USED IT: Face Atelier Ultra Foundation in shade #2 Ivory applied with beauty blender, Mac Eyeshadow in shade Shale on the lid and smoked under the eye, Makeup Forever Sculpting Blush in shade #10 Satin Peach Pink from crease to brow and under the eye, Smashbox Brow Tech Trio in shade Dark Brown on brows, Smashbox Artificial light in shade Diffuse as a highlighter all over, Makeup Forever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick in shade #12 Pearly Mauve.
HOW I USED IT: Makeup Forever Artist Shadow in 110 Cement on lid, Makeup Forever Sculpting Blush in 16 Matte Light Coral from crease to brow, Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne pop as highlight all over, NYX Cosmetics Retractable Lip Liner in Nude.
HOW I USED IT: Face Atelier Ultra Foundation with a beauty blender in shade #5, Bobbi Brown Bronzer in Medium, Mac Cosmetics eyeshadow shade All That Glitters on the lid, Mac Cosmetics eye shadow shade Saddle in the crease, Inglot Kohl Pencil in shade 03 on the waterline, and Hourglass Cosmetics Femme Nude lipstick in shadow No 1 Pale Pink Nude
HOW I USED IT: Face Atelier Ultra Foundation in shade #4 Sand, Tarte Cosmetics Precision Longwear Liquid Eyeliner pen in crease, along upper lash line and winged out, Inglot Freedom System Eyeshadow Matte in shade 368, Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in shade Ash Brown in brows, and Makeup Forever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick in shade #24 Satin Orange Beige
HOW I USED IT: Makeup Forever Mat Velvet + using Beauty Blender in shade 45 Soft Beige, Smashbox Lipstick Be Legendary in shade Femme Fatale with clear gloss on top, Ingot Freedom Eyeshadow along lower lash line in shade 33
I feel like I never have enough brushes, but there are also those brushes I can’t live without. These are my go to favorites in my kit.
WHAT: Bdellium Tools Travel Brushes
WHY: They are one of my favorite brush lines for a few reasons. I’m obsessed with short handle brushes. They allow me to get closer to the face so I can focus more on detail. If you are doing your own makeup a short handle brush will give you a better balance in your hand. They also take less room up in my kit, which is constantly expanding.
WHAT: MAC Cosmetics Fan and Eyeliner brushes
WHY: Mac makes some great brushes but my two standout favorites are the 184 Fan Brush and the 210 Eyeliner Brush. The 184 is a Duo Fibre brush so I can use liquids as well as powders with it. Perfect for cream or liquid blush as well as contouring with powders. The 210 Precise Eyeliner Brush has a firm pointed tip which allows me to do the perfect winged eyeliner look.
WHAT: Artis Circle 1 and Artis Linear 1
WHY: The Artis brushes are a new approach to makeup brushes. I love the circle one to buff in concealer under the eyes and the Linear 1 is great for eyebrows and eyeliner.
WHAT: Billy B Beauty Brushes
WHY: Like the Bdellium Tool brushes all of Billy B’s brushes are short handled. The unique thing about this collection is the shape of these brushes. The powder and blush ones are smaller than you will find in other brands. This allows precise placement of your powder products. The stand out winners of this collection are the #9 and #10 brushes. The #9 brush can be used for highlighting the inner corner of the eyes as well as placing mascara on the bottom lashes perfectly. The #10 is the best eyeliner brush I’ve ever used.
HOW I USED IT: Makeup Forever Flash Color over entire face in shade 11 Black, Ben Nye Magicake Aqua Paint in shade Turquoise activated with liquid proof liquid and eye lined, Ben Nye Magicake Aqua Paint in shade Turquoise activated with alcohol and applied from jawline to chest using straight edge stencil, Makeup Forever Flash Color in shade 13 Yellow down center of lips using straight edge
HOW I USED IT: Airbrushed Temtpu S/B in White lower half of face at an angle to chest area, airbrushed Temptu S/B in shade #6 top half of the face, covered the brows in Temptu S/B Concealer, Mixed Temtpu True Color Lipstick in shades Jet Rouge and Imperial red (applied to eyes and lips)