To follow up on our last post, here are some of our favorite luxury products. We have so many favorites that it was nearly impossible to keep this list from being 10 miles long!
Inglot AMC Eyeliner Gel in shade 77.
We simply cannot get enough of this amazing product. It is THE blackest black that we’ve come across, and we’ve tried many brands! The pigmentation and color payoff from this powerhouse eyeliner is second to none. It’s almost a “bright” black because it literally jumps out at you and commands all attention to your eyes. It is water proof, smudge proof and super long wearing. We think that the $14 price tag is a steal for what you get. I am obsessed with this product and it’s my new go to liner for all our clients. One thing to note, it is a gel liner, which means it requires a brush to apply. Do not let this intimidate you! With a little practice and the right brush, you’ll quickly become a pro! AMC Eyeliner Gel comes in many shades, (but 77 is our fave!), and you can order them all here on Inglot's website.
Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation
So this foundation will cost you a pretty penny, but it is worth the investment! You can see it in action in THIS video, our favorite from Nikki Tutorials. You can see the soft glowy finish and how lovely it looks on her skin! It has a light to medium coverage and is really a “your skin but better” type of foundation. It is wonderful for all skin types and will last all day long. Those of us with large pores even enjoy it for it’s buildable coverage and long wearing formula. The bottle comes with a pump and a tiny bit goes a very long way, which makes the $62 price tag a bit more palatable. It’s sold at Sephora, Nordstrom, and other fine retailers.
Smashbox Cameraready BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 35
Not really a foundation person, but tinted moisturizer isn't quite enough for you? Enter BB cream. there are tons of BB creams on the market, but none of them compare to Smashbox's formula. It hydrates, evens out skin tone, softens lines, and minimizes shine with a light and lovely formula that is never chalky. The powerful SPF 35 keeps your skin protected all day from the elements, and it can be worn alone, under foundation (if desired), and with or without powder. Smashbox products can be purchased at Sephora.
Mac Pro Longwear Concealer
This is one of the best concealers we've tried. It's got a nice even slip to it and seriously, ONE DROP is enough to cover under both eyes as well as around your nose and any blemishes. I use it personally and usually have to discard some because one drop is more than what I need. I use it on clients with acne problems, or super dark under eye circles and it covers like a dream. It offers superior coverage but in a light comfortable formula that never feels heavy or gunky. It lives up to its name too, boasting at least 12 hours of wear. Our only complaint is, it comes in a glass bottle. Once, as I was taking a brand new bottle of it out of the box, it slipped out of my hands and fell on the tile floor of my bathroom, shattering both the bottle and a little piece of my soul. There is just NOTHING worse than that, so if you do decide to try this product out, be very careful not to drop it! Mac Cosmetics are sold on Mac's website, their standalone boutiques, some Macy's locations, and at Nordstrom.
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso
We can't decide if we're more obsessed with this formula, or this particular shade. These super creamy matte liquid lipsticks offer 6 hours of continuous wear. And by continuous, we mean no flaking, no coming off from the inside area of your lips after you drink your coffee, and no bleeding or transferring. This stuff does NOT come off. This lipstick is so iron clad that we use it on our brides confidently and on the regular because we know it will last for the better half of their day. The color is rich and pigmented, and the formula is infused with avocado oil and vitamin E so your lips never feel dried out. Beso is the most wearable true red that I have found too, which says ALOT about this particular shade. Most of the time, it takes much trial and error to find the "right red" for most people. However, this amazing shade is universally flattering. I've yet to put it on a client and have it look anything but stunning. You can find Stila products at Sephora, Ulta, and on StilaCosmetics.com.
Mac In Extreme Dimension 3D Lash Mascara
We are super particular about our mascara. It's rare we find one that we actually like. This one is superior for its long wearing formula (it's not technically waterproof, but it's extremely water resistant), the intense black color and the amazing things it does for our lashes. Your lashes instantly look longer, thicker and actually seem to defy gravity by staying lifted and lovely all day long. This mascara never runs, flakes, or fades and looks just as spectacular in the evening as it did when you put it on 12-16 hours earlier. This is one that we keep a stock pile of because we cannot bear the thought of ever running out! Mac Cosmetics are sold on Mac's website, their standalone boutiques, some Macy's locations, and at Nordstrom.
Make Up For Ever Mist & Fix Setting Spray
This amazing product is amazing for locking in your makeup for hours of wear. It's never sticky and never dries your skin out. Make Up For Ever claims that tests have shown that this product consistently results in 12 hours of wear when applied as the last step in your daily makeup routine. It's our favorite setting spray to use both personally and professionally. You can find this amazing product at Sephora.
Mac Blot Powder
This stuff is UNREAL for blotting out oil. We have not found a product that zaps shine and keeps it at bay as effectively or for as long as this powder. It is light weight and invisible on your skin. We love it for a mid day touch up, but it can be applied as your setting powder over foundation too.
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
Another product from Stila. Felt tip eyeliners like this are a dime a dozen, but this one sticks out because of the many features. We like the glossy finish and the super fine tip, which makes creating a precise line and even a wing, a total dream. It really does "Stay All Day" as the name suggests, but what we like about it is one tube of it lasts for several months, even if you use it daily. Many cheaper options that we tried ran out or dried out in half the time or less than the Stila one, so you really get quite alot of bang for your buck. What's even more unique about this product is that it comes in 15 shades, even a bright pink! You'll love playing with shades ranging from snow white, to charcoal grey, to periwinkle blue, even a burnt orange. Find them all at Sephora.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel
We cannot get enough of these amazing brow gels. They glide on effortlessly, thanks to the rich botanical formula, that glides on with ease. It coats every hair and gives the illusion of thicker, fuller eyebrows. It lasts all day and never gets flaky, greasy, or sticky, and then comes off easily at night with makeup remover. They do come at a higher price, ($22), but just like anything else, you get what you pay for. These are worth every cent and more! Find them at Sephora.
Viseart Eyeshadow Pallet - 01 Neutral Pallet
We debated including this product in this post, but ultimately decided it would be wrong not to include it. Viseart's eyeshadow pallets are ALL amazing, but this particular one stands out for its incredibly versatile shades, but we will get back to that in a moment. First, let's discuss the incredible textures of the shadows in this pallet. All of them are matte and they are the softest, most buttery matte shades you will ever find. They are not chalky, and go on easily and evenly. Now onto the actual shades. There is one for nearly every skin tone in this pallet, and the best part is, they can all be mixed to create new and exciting hues to meet every artistic need. We use it consistently on our clients and it never disappoints. You can pick up this pallet and many others from Viseart at Sephora.com
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
We love this product for it's superior ability to lock down eyeshadow for literally hours. It is the most iron clad lid primer we've tried, as it keeps eye makeup from creasing, moving, fading, or budging for literally hours on end. The only issue with it is it sometimes works "too well" (see what we did there?), and you have to work a bit harder at blending your shadow because it sticks in place when you first apply it! But its a learning curve that is totally manageable and one that you can learn to work around. It's well worth it to keep your smoky eye, well, smoky instead of runny! Shadow insurance can be found at Ulta and Sephora.
Well there you have it friends! Some of our favorite luxury products. We love them all and know you will too!