The Products I Can’t Live Without

Become more beautiful with some old standbys and a few new issues

Dying to know which beauty products makeup artists favor in their off time? I want to take Vegas Seven readers inside my kit to share the items I can’t live without. These are the products I use on almost every photo shoot and the ones I turn to when I am in a rut. 

YSL Touche Éclat. Hands down the most sought-after concealer ever produced. I have tried every product imaginable, and nothing can compare to the range of colors and how the formula effortlessly blends into the skin. It’s a concealer that makes you look like you are not wearing concealer. It can be used on women of all ages and with all skin tones. It is pricey, but it’s worth every penny. This is the secret weapon for dark circles and bags.

Too Faced Shadow Insurance. Do you ever feel like your eye makeup disappears at the end of the day? Or that you start to get creases on your lids? Never worry about that again. Apply a small amount onto your entire eye before you apply your eye makeup. This is the best eye primer to keep shadow on all day long.

Chanel Ombre D’eau Fluid Iridescent Eyeshadow. Soft and iridescent, these are my favorite eye shadows. They have a liquid cream consistency and they buff into the eyes beautifully. Add a touch and it makes the eye makeup pop.

Makeup Forever HD Elixir. This product is the answer to my prayers. It alleviates dry skin once and for all. It is a serum hydrator that rejuvenates the skin and does not leave an oily shine throughout the day. Apply this product before foundation. Especially in the desert heat, this is a must.

MAC Fluidline Eye Liner. What can I say? Kim Kardashian’s winged-out eye liner has caused quit a bit of a frenzy in the makeup world. This is my favorite product to use for liner. The gel texture allows you to wing-out your liner with ease. This product also comes in a variety of colors and is waterproof so it won’t smudge or come off.

Cargo Blush/Highlighter. My favorite blush to date. My obsession with this product lies in how it sits on the skin. It always gives a flawless cheek color to any age or skin tone and it is a great color to wear all year round.

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. Whether your skin is dry, oily or combination skin, this foundation looks flawless. It can be worn sheer or layered for extra coverage. The best part about this foundation is that it doesn’t feel as if you are wearing makeup. I like to buff it into the skin with a light fluffy brush and then set it with a translucent powder.

And last but certainly not least, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar. Lip Tar is the cream gloss version of lipstick with a matte finish. There is no need to reapply because it last for days. Polished Ivory and Coquettish are my favorites for a nude and soft pink lip. There is a huge color range, so you will not have a problem finding your perfect shade.