I’ve always been asked by brides, “what type of brands do you use?”
Well, the truth is… there are too many to list in one short email! BUT, I have some kit staples that are my holy grails I COULDN’T WAIT TO RAVE ABOUT. Now everyone has their own version of a holy grail product, however, these are top priority in my kit.
My kit ranges mostly higher end/pro products but I also have some real gems that are drugstore as well.So here I rounded up my top 11 favorite products that I swear by to share with you guys.
Oh my gosh. where do I even start when it comes to this BRAND AS A WHOLE? THIS IS my absolute favorite foundation in the world. it can be thinned down, OR built up FOR MAXIMUM COVERAGE. all the things! it doesn’t work too well for oily skin types, but if its set with a good amount of loose powder you can still rock it. I love using this on all of my clients. NOW THIS ONE IS A PRO BRAND,BUT its a gem AND SOOO WORTH THE PRICE TAG.
L’OREAL VOLUMINOUS LASH PARADISE
this is a drug store staple. all the way. as a pro, I think a really good reputable drugstore mascara does the exact same job as a $40 mascara. I always buy the blackest black (waterproof of course for those happy teary brides) and its all I buy now. you will not see another mascara in my kit besides this guy. if we’re being completely honest, its the perfect dupe for the better than sex mascara from too faced. l’oreal knocks it out of the park all the time anyway.
SONIA ROSELLI’S WATER BALM
HOLD THE PHONE YOU GUYS. WHEN I USE THIS ON MY NORMAL TO DRY SKIN BRIDES IT WORKS W-O-N-D-E-R-S. IT COMPLIMENTS ALL SKIN TYPES BUT IT BRINGS SO MUCH LIFE BACK INTO DRY SKIN. SONIA IS ANOTHER BRAND THAT ABSOLUTELY KNOCKS IT OUT OF THE PARK WITH ALL OF HER PRODUCTS. THIS CREAM IS A 5 IN 1 TONER, PRIMER, MOISTURIZER, NIGHT CREAM, AND DAY CREAM ALL IN ONE! (I MEAN, HER OTHER PRODUCTS ARE TOTALLY KIT WORTHY TOO (I HAVE THE HEARTS FOR SEXAPEEL) BUT THIS ONE DESERVES ALL THE RECOGNITION. SO BRIDES, GO AHEAD AND PURCHASE THIS BECAUSE IT’LL BE IN MY SKIN PREP BLOG SOON. ITS GOING TO HAVE YOUR SKIN BEGGING FOR MORE.
HOUSE OF LASHES - LASH GLUE
DUO WHO? THATS RIGHT! I’VE BEEN USING THIS BAD BOY FOR YEARS NOW AND HAVE NEVER LOOKED BACK. THIS GLUE IS LATEX FREE AND WATERPROOF ONCE DRY AND ALMOST NEVER LIFTS. ITS MAGIC IN A TUBE
ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS GEL LINER
YOU KNOW WHAT IS MIND-BLOWING WITH BLACKEST BLACK MASCARA? JET BLACK EYELINER. YEP, THIS LINER IS THE DARKEST LINER I’VE COME ACROSS THAT LITERALLY N E V E R DRIES OUT ON ME AND IT STAYS PUT. I’VE ALSO HAD THIS IN MY KIT FOR A VERY LONG TIME. I’VE GOTTEN TO WHERE I PREFER A MORE NATURAL SHADOW LINER OVER GEL NOW, BUT WHEN I DO USE THIS TO LINE (ESPECIALLY TO MAKE COLORED EYES REALLY POP) THIS IS IT.
MILANI COLOR STATEMENT LIPSTICK
NOW THESE ARE NEWBIES IN MY KIT. MILANI HAS SOME KICK ASS LIPSTICKS (THAT SMELL LIKE COOKIES TOO) AND THEY ARE SO BUTTERY AND EASY TO APPLY. WHEN I AM USING TUBE LIPSTICKS, I REALLY PREFER MILANI WHEN IM NOT USING MY SIÂN RICHARDS PALETTE.AND ITS ALSO AN AMAZING DRUGSTORE GEM WITH A LUXURIOUS LOOK AND FEEL.
SINGLE SHADOWS / Z-PALETTE
SO THIS IS GOING TO BE A TWO IN ONE. AS AN ARTIST, Z-PALETTES FILLED WITH SINGLE PAN SHADOWS/BLUSHES/BRONZERS, YOU NAME IT ARE LEGENDARY. IT BEATS HAVING TO CARRY AROUND A MILLION PALETTES WITH MAYBE 5 SELECT COLORS I USE. I’M HOPEFULLY NEVER GOING TO USE A NEON GREEN ON A BRIDE SO ITS FRUSTRATING WHEN MOST PALETTES HAVE HALF OF THE PALETTE IN WILD COLORS AND THE OTHER HALF NEUTRALS. SO BOOM, WE MAKE OUR OWN!
VISEART GRANDE PRO VOL. 1
AH! WHERE DO I START WITH VISEART. THIS BRAND IS everything. NOW THIS PALETTE IS PROBABLY THE MOST EXPENSIVE PALETTE I OWN (A WHOPPING $175)AND I’M COMING FOR YOU NEXT GRANDE VOL. 2!
IT IS WORTH EVERY PENNY. THE SHADOWS BLEND BEAUTIFULLY. THE FIRST TIME I USED IT, MY JAW DROPPED. I WILL FOREVER HYPE UP VISEART. ITS EVEN WORTH THE WHOLE ROW OF BRIGHT COLORS.
THE BEAUTY BLENDER (SPONGE)
I L O V E BEAUTY BLENDERS. IF THERE WAS ONE THING I COULDN’T GIVE UP USING, IT WOULD BE THESE. NOW MAYBE THAT IS A LITTLE DRAMATIC BUT, NO SERIOUSLY, I LOVE THE APPLICATION THESE GIVE MY CLIENTS OVER A BRUSH.
ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS BLUSH TRIO
LAST BUT NOT LEAST, A BLUSH FANATIC HAS GOT to THROW IN HER FAVORITE BLUSH! THESE TRIOS ARE PHENOMENAL.abh can put out some really good products. their pro brow palette being one of them as well. 3 different very pigmented blushes in one compact is life! I still obsess over the pigment in them, and if you love blush like I do, I highly encourage you to snag them up for yourself too.
well thats it! I hope this gives you all a just a teeny little insight on what I carry around in my kit!
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