My Make-Up Must Haves

Ellen Tailor

Makeup has always been fun for me. I enjoyed being creative with my face. (Geez, that sounds weird.) My mom never wore any so there was a lot of trial-and-error.

Throughout my ten year radio career, makeup wasn’t necessary nor was it anything I wore religiously. That changed when I got into television broadcasting because, well, duh. While everyday makeup is different than prepping your face for HD TV, I’ve incorporated some old favorites with new finds.

BH Cosmetics Brushes – When it comes to anything makeup, whether it’s for your face or eyes or whatever, blending is key. These brushes are inexpensive and perfect for the job. The entire set is less than $20 on Amazon.

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation – Out of all the foundations I’ve tried, everything from high end to drugstore, nothing can compete with this and it’s price! For what it’s worth, I’ve got normal to dry skin and use 220 Natural Beige. There is a “Matte & Poreless” option for those on the other end of the skin spectrum, too.

L.A. Girl Pro Yellow Concealer – Hear me out. I get it. Yellow looks crazy but when applied under your eyes it really brightens up the area and makes your peepers pop! Just make sure to set this with your favorite loose powder.

Now I need YOUR help, please! You can see all of my favorite makeup must-haves on my Amazon page but you’ll notice some items are missing. Please leave a comment with your favorite makeup primer, false eyelash glue, and any other products you absolutely love.

1 comment

  1. My ride or die eyelash glue is from House of Lashes it comes in black or white that dries clear (sephora.com used to sell it). My new hg foundation is from the Ordinary. I have dry skin, but I like dewy medium coverage so I mix both the serum foundation and the coverage foundations. At $7 each for an ounce is a steal. It has replaced my Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation. Love Pat McGrath eyeshadows, but they are pricey. Lastly, I love Tarte Amazonian Clay blushes. I always stock up on the holiday palettes for the value and selection. Hope some of these work for you!