Ladies, we know it’s hard (although fun) to go makeup shopping. There are hundreds of brands out there and almost every one of them promises to have the best in eyes, face and lips. However, if you’re married to one brand then you’re not experiencing the full spectrum that the beauty world has to offer.
We’ve put together a comprehensive list of our 17 favorite makeup products that have been proven to outshine the competition. Take a peek at our picks in the gallery below and let us know your go to beauty product in the comments section on social media.
I wore this liner in 90 degree weather for eight hours and it didn’t budge. Plus the tapered felt tip makes it easy to apply a dagger sharp cat eye.
Melt has one of the best eyeshadow formulas on the block and probably the most pigmented shadows you can find.
You don’t need to spend an arm and a leg for mascara, my personal favorite comes from CVS.
MAC is known for making high quality cosmetics that last and there’s no messing around with this primer.
Perfect for adding definition or fully filling in your brows, it’s a win win.
Rihanna blew the competition away when she released this foundation. With so many shades to choose from, finding your perfect match has never been easier.
Got a breakout, dark circles or redness? GONE!
Perfect for normal to dry skin, this primer hydrates your skin while keeping your foundation in place.
I don’t go anywhere without topping off my makeup with a coat of this powder foundation, because it’s both light weight and full coverage—plus, it’s never cakey.
In the summer, you want your makeup to last in the humidity and the heat, so you need a setting spray to do it’s job. Urban Decay says, “No problemo.”
This pressed highlighter packs a powerful punch and can easily be taken from a daytime glow to a nighttime gleam.
These shades are both modern and matte, plus they won’t bleed or dry out your lips throughout the day.
A tried and true liquid lipstick, the wand is made for precise application and there are more colors to choose from than most any other brand.
If you’re going for the no makeup look but want a slight pop of color, this lip balm is hydrating and super affordable.
Brushes and Applicators
High quality brushes backed by one of the biggest makeup gurus on YouTube: what more could you ask for?
These brushes are high quality and the set is at a price point that won’t kill your wallet.
There’s a reason this sponge applicator shines above the rest, it’s the perfect combination of soft and firm to smoothly blend product without soaking it up.