There's always room for a little more glam in your makeup wardrobe. So, we're sharing our TOP 5 MUST-HAVE PRODUCTS to incorporate into your beauty rotation. Oh, and did we mention they make GREAT LAST MINUTE GIFT IDEAS, too! Because who doesn't love the gift of beauty?
1. Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder, $48, is the closet thing to real-life airbrushing without the aid of Photoshop or a Snapchat filter. This transparent, very fine powder contains light-reflecting micronized pigments, which brightens and creates the illusion of natural, perfect skin. TIP: a little goes a long way. Also it's a great way to set concealer under the eyes. One of my favorite tricks is to apply with a damp Beauty Blender.
2. Fenty Beauty By Rhianna: Stunna Lip Paint Longer Fluid Lip Color
Everything Rhianna touches turns to gold, and her cosmetics line is no different. If you've been on the quest for the perfect shade of red, look no further than Fenty Beauty's Stunna Lip Paint Longer Fluid Lip Color, $24. It's the perfect red for all skin tones, and it goes on like butter! The liquid lipstick boasts a soft matte finish and lasts for 12-hours, providing low-maintenance, high impact color. And the wand with its unique shape makes application a breeze.
3. MORPHE Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette
Sometimes you get a eyeshadow palette and only use a handful of colors. That won't be the case with the MORPHE Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette, $38. This palette features 35 eyeshadows designed to provide the best color payoff. With mattes, shimmers, foils, satins, and glitter that you can mix and match, you'll never get bored.
4. IT Cosmetics No-Tug Waterproof Gel Eyeliner
IT Cosmetics No-Tug Waterproof Gel Eyeliner, $22, is more than just a fantastic waterproof luxe gel eyeliner. It's infused with anti-aging technology. So, while you're enjoying 8 hours of no-budge wear, you're getting skincare benefits like Vitamins C and E, hydrolyzed collagen, and silk proteins which result in younger looking eyelids. With technology like that, you'll want to purchase the whole line. But if you had to pick just two colors, you can't go wrong with black-brown for every day wear, and black for those days when you want a more dramatic look.
5. Natasha Denona Foundation X
Foundation is a personal thing. So, when you find the right one, you never want to let go. But you may want to ditch your current foundation once you discover Natasha Denona Foundation X, $45. A cruelty-free product formulated without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates, this foundation offers long-lasting full-coverage with a radiant flawless finish. Infused with special ingredients, it balances the T-Zone and absorbs excess oil. What more could a gal ask for?
Bonus Pick: Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops
Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops, $42, are the holy grail of highlighters. Available in 9 different shades, including 7 illuminators and 2 bronzers, they're completely customizable and buildable. The more drops you use, the more intense look you'll get.