My Top 11 Products: The Makeup Edition

It’s basically a common law marriage at this point.

In honor of 11 years in business for AB Beauty, I figured I’d do some Top 11 lists. And naturally, we’ll start with makeup. Here we go.

Dior Diorshow Mascara. I’ve been using this mascara for a decade, which makes it the longest relationship I’ve ever been in. Nothing gives my top lashes volume like Diorshow, and until I find something better (and to be honest, I’m not even looking) I stand by this mascara.

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer. Disclaimer: Only use this primer if you want your foundation to glide on nicely and last all day.

MAC Face & Body Foundation. I use this foundation on myself and the majority of my clients. It lets the skin show through while giving a nice glow. It transforms from a sheer to medium coverage the more you work it in, so it’s really like having two foundations in one bottle.

MAC ProLongwear Concealer. This is the Holy Grail of concealers, as far as I’m concerned. Its acrylic paint-like consistency makes it buildable, and its pigment and range of shades makes it ideal for both under eye coverage and spot concealing. It’s a gem.

Blinc Mascara. I started using this mascara on my bottom lashes this summer because the Clinique mascara I was using was smudging in the heat and humidity. Beauty tubes mascara do not smudge, and since this is the OG of beauty tube technology, why wouldn’t I use it? It’s called a no-brainer.

Benefit Hoola. Some cult favorites get hyped up for no good reason, but Hoola is as good as they say. This neutral matte bronzer now comes in four shades, as it should. It’s blendable, matte and just the right amount of bronze. It’s the only bronzer I’ve found that works as a contour too. If they ever discontinue Hoola, there will be a revolt.

MAC Eyeshadows. I rarely use any other powder eyeshadows on myself or my clients because these are just the best. And that’s all.

Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk. The lip pencil allows you to overdraw the lips without looking obvious, and it’s the only shade of pink I like on myself. She’s perfection.

Glossier Cloud Paint. Don’t have a Cloud Paint? Go get one. They’re easy to use and there’s a shade that works for every skintone. Bravo, Glossier, bravo.

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray. If you want your makeup to stay on all day, this should be your last step. I don’t know how they do it, but it really works.

Clarins Beauty Flash Balm. When my face is looking a little dull and tired, I use the Beauty Flash Balm before foundation. It tightens, brightens and makes me feel like a new woman.

It was hard to narrow it down to 11 products, but these ones are the cream of the crop in their respective categories. Give props where props are due. That’s what I say!

Have a beautiful day 🙂

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