What Makeup pros buy at Sephora
When you go to the mecca of all things beauty (a.k.a. Sephora), it can be exhilarating and totally exhausting at the same time. The rainbow rows of lipstick! The army of glam employees wanting to make you over! The endless samples at checkout! The whole experience can be overwhelming, even to Sephora pros. To make your next trip a little easier, we talked to six makeup artists about the items they always snag when they're navigating the aisles. Read on for their pro picks and tips—and get ready to add some new essentials to your routine.
BITE BEAUTY MULTISTICK ($24, SEPHORA.COM)
Pro Tip: “The name says it all—you can use it anywhere on your face,” says makeup artist Ada Trinh. “It goes on like a cream and dries like a powder.” Its super bendable consistency makes it great for contouring too, so try using one of the neutral shades (like Honey Wheat) to define features.
ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS DIPBROW POMADE, ($18, SEPHORA.COM)
Pro Tip: The reason this pomade is in Trinh's makeup bag? Its buildable color is totally smudge-free, and can double as a cream shadow. “Make sure to blend it quickly before it dries. Once it sets, it won't crease or smear,” she explains.
IT COSMETICS BYE BYE UNDER EYE FULL COVERAGE ANTI-AGING WATERPROOF CONCEALER, ($24, SEPHORA.COM)
Pro Tip: “This is hands down my go-to product for concealer,” says Trinh. “Its waterproof, anti-aging formulation is great for color-correcting and concealing all-in-one. You can even use it on dark spots.” The concealer's pinky-salmon hue makes it easy to cover up under-eye circles or uneven complexion marks.
COVER FX CUSTOM ENHANCER DROPS, ($42, SEPHORA.COM)
Pro Tip: These luminizing drops are a glow-a-holic's dream. You can mix them into your fave moisturizer, foundation, or primer to customize your radiance level. “I mix the drops in with body lotion for a beautiful sheen during the spring and summer,” says Trinh. “The shimmer helps minimize any uneven skin tones on my legs.”
BOSCIA LUMINIZING BLACK MASK ($34, SEPHORA.COM)
Pro Tip: Charcoal is having a moment in the skincare world, since it helps detoxify pores. This mask lives up to that reputation. “It's been a go-to for a long time,” says Tyme. “I discovered it by chance one day while I was shopping at Sephora. It's the only mask suited for all skin types, and I find that it's highly effective at removing impurities without pulling or irritating skin.” Try applying it before your next night out for an extra glowy complexion.