One thing I'm not well versed on is makeup products. It really doesn't matter how many YouTube tutorials I watch or how many articles I read from makeup artists, I just can't seem to get the hang of making my face look as flawless as theirs. As a result, I tend to keep it pretty simple when it comes to my makeup and try to stay away from anything that's over $10. Having recommendations of tools that makeup artists can't live without and that I can trust though, have helped me stay within budget and get as close to their flawless routines as possible.
Although I still have quite a long way to go, knowing that I have some good products in my bag now is a plus. I have very sensitive skin, so there's massive importance in ensuring that whatever I'm using does not cause a breakout or damage my skin in any way. When I do get my makeup done and artists ask me what I'm using, it's usually some drugstore dupe that I found for a better price.
Clearly I'm not professional, but these 13 product and tool recommendations that came from a few professionals can help you get the look that you're searching for. And, they might even be in your budget.
1. Hair Donut Bun
2. NYX Pore Filler
3. The Blushed Nudes Palette by Maybelline
Celebrity makeup artist Allan Avendaño told Teen Vogue that The Blushed Nudes Palette by Maybelline is one of his must have products. The famed artist said of the palette, "every single one of the colors in the palette were so much more versatile on their own than I thought they would be."
4. Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm
5. Aveeno's Clear Complexion Daily Moisturizer
6. Biore Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser
Allan Avendaño also recommended the Biore Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser to Teen Vogue, saying "its charcoal ingredients make it spectacular at removing makeup and leaves a refreshing tingling feeling while reducing the appearance of your pores."
7. SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Body Lotion
Pro artist Ashunta Sheriff told SELF that SheaMoisture's Coconut & Hibiscus Body Lotion is a great moisturizer for the summer because it has a "whipped consistency, so it feels super lightweight, yet it's very hydrating as it leaves behind a healthy glow."