15 Beauty Products I Can’t Live Without

*By Brooke Silver*

If you’re anything like me, you can spend hours on end in Sephora and waste an unhealthy amount of time searching through reviews to find the best beauty products on the market. Lucky for you, I’ve been through hundreds of different types of mascara, foundation and probably every other type of beauty product out there. 

Here’s a round up of the top ten beauty products that I swear by.

  1. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation ($64, Sephora.com) 

If I could recommend one makeup product, it would be this. This foundation is without a doubt the best foundation I’ve ever used in my life. The coverage is extremely buildable and provides a completely natural look to the skin while simultaneously evening out your skin tone. It’s perfect for controlling shine, never cakes around dry patches and will make your face look flawless 24/7. This is undoubtedly my holy grail product! 

  1. Milk Makeup Matte Cream Bronzer ($20, Sephora.com) 

All of the hype surrounding this product is so well-deserved. The Milk Makeup contour stick is super easy to blend out, buildable and has great pigment as well as staying power. I use the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Complexion Brush to blend this out and it creates such a nice, bronzed look that’s perfect for a night out.

  1. Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder ($45, Sephora.com) 

This powder is honestly magical and makes your skin completely smooth and radiant. I can always see a massive difference in my skin before and after I apply this product. No other powder has helped minimize my oiliness and mattify my face as much as the Airbrush Flawless Filter has. 

  1. Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush ($20, Sephora.com) 

Because of its light texture, this liquid blush created by Selena Gomez is easily buildable and blends in super nicely with either your hands or a beauty blender. It is super-pigmented, so a little goes a long way. It has a great wear time and the color is gorgeous.

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  1. Dior Rosewood Lip Oil ($35, Sephora.com) 

The Dior Lip Oil is absolutely incredible. It moisturizes your lips while adding a subtle shine and tint, and hydrates without leaving any sticky residue. The oil retails at a price point that’s definitely on the higher end, but in my opinion it’s totally worth the splurge. If you go to a cold school and are looking for a product to keep your lips hydrated throughout the winter, this is my go-to. 

  1. Thrive Cosmetics Mascara ($24, ThriveCausemetics.com) 

Ever since I discovered this mascara a year ago, I’ve been hooked. The formula is lengthening, volumizing, not messy to apply, does not fallout during the day and is extremely easy to remove. The company specializes in vegan and cruelty-free cosmetics and donates to a woman in need after each purchase. Thrive’s mascara results in smudge/clump-free lashes that look like they could be falsies. 

Credit: Thrive Causemetics
  1. Pat Mcgrath Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Primer ($45, Sephora.com) 

Although this primer is on the pricier side, I believe it is undoubtedly worth every penny. The product itself is super lightweight and applies like a lotion. It blurs my imperfections, locks my makeup in for the day and is the perfect base for applying foundation. I truly think this product helps makeup go on smoother and last longer, and has become a staple product that I can’t live without. 

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  1. Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner ($22, Ulta.com) 

This felt-tip eyeliner is most certainly my holy grail of eyeliners. Its tip texture and sharply pointed edge makes it super easy to control as you glide it across the base of your lashes. The liner has great pigmentation, never smudges and has a long wear time. Overall, this product certainly gives you a bang for your buck. 

  1. Morphe 35O Supernatural Glow Artistry Palette ($26, Ulta.com)  

I can’t rave about this eyeshadow palette enough. This palette is one of my favorite products in my makeup bag, and was a game-changer for me. With 35 shades, you have unlimited options for color combinations and can see which work best for you. Each shade is rich, creamy, super blendable and pigmented, and easy to use. This is definitely the best-priced nude palette I’ve found.  

  1. Laneige Water Sleeping Mask ($25, Sephora.com) 

My skin gets extremely dry in the winter, and this product is my savior. The key ingredient is hydro ionized mineral water, which helps with hydration and protects the skin barrier. By the first few uses of this mask, you will notice a remarkable difference and find that your skin feels smooth, hydrated and refreshed. I would also recommend the Laneige Water Bank Moisture Cream and Lip Sleeping Mask for anyone looking to purchase more from this incredible brand. 

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Runner Ups: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz, Drybar Money Maker Flexible Hold Hairspray, Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt Perfume.

Whether you’ve been using the same makeup products for years or have a daily ten-step skincare routine, I highly recommend looking into some of my must-have beauty products that I could not live without. 

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