New Year, new kit? For celebrity makeup artists, that's only a slight exaggeration considering that awards season is just around the corner. (Only the best beauty products will do for the Olympics of red carpet beauty, after all.)
From multipurpose cotton pads to the perfect do-it-all concealer, here are the best beauty products to stock up on in 2020, according to five in-demand pros.
"I am stocking up on Maybelline Falsies Mascara because it checks all the boxes for a false lash look from a tube! The brush allows me to easily get in at the root of the lashes and the fibers instantly give lashes volume, length, and a lift."
"For my clients, it's very important to have a foundation that is breathable, lightweight, and keeps looking better throughout the day and night. I love the Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Foundation because its active-force technology allows it to sync with the skin to help maintain a flawless finish for up to 24 hours. Its easily blendable, comfortable on the skin, and even helps resist heat and humidity."
"Most of my red carpet looks are focused on creating big eye looks for my clients. One of my tricks for making my clients eyes appear brighter, whiter, and more radiant is starting with Lumify Redness Reliever Eye Drops. They work differently by targeting redness while maintaining the flow of blood and oxygen to the eyes helping with rebound redness. It's the perfect way to start any makeup look and is an absolute kit essential for 2020."
Tasha Reiko Brown
These cut cotton pads are a multipurpose dream! They’re perfect for so many different uses I run through bags of them and always buy in bulk. They’re thick enough to absorb and apply a full face's worth of micellar water and toner, as well as remove quick masks and serums with one pad. They’re thick and silky, don’t scratch at all, and glide over skin. They’re also amazing for a quick nail polish change or removal."
"I go through massive amounts of this concealer. The texture is so brilliant and buildable with the colors being so spot on. I’ll sometimes use them for an entire face. I’ll buff it over the skin for coverage with a radiant glow."
"For stagnant circulation, or travel swelling and puffiness, I always stimulate the face and drain lymph fluid. A rose quartz roller is really such a useful tool to depuff in a hurry. I always end up giving them away to friends and clients. Stocking up is a must!"
"After hydrating the skin, I love using Intraceuticals Retouch Highlight. It contains a unique peptide technology to firm the skin, boosting the production of collagen and elastin, while illuminating facial features to create the perfect canvas for makeup. I believe that 'beautiful makeup begins with the skin.' It’s cruelty free and vegan as well!"
$35.00, NEIMAN MARCUS
"Giorgio Armani’s Stella Eyes in #4 is the perfect cream based color of bronze and gold eyeshadow to create a quick and easy smoky eye. What I love most about this product is that it instantly enhances the color of green, blue, and hazel eyes."
"I’m in love with the Kosas Bronze Equinox cream-based duel palette—it’s the perfect combination to accentuate and enhance the features of the face, leaving fresh, glowing, and radiant-looking skin."
"I love the peachy tones! They instantly brighten the eye area so you can minimize having to use too much concealer. They are game-changers and a little goes a long way!"
"This is the finest powder. I am all about the glow, but I love this powder in certain places to take down the shine with a small brush. I am super particular about powder and for the most part I'm not a fan, but this one has won me over."
"This is my current favorite mist and I used it in different ways to add a watery glow to the skin. As a prep before moisturizer, I press it in with a Beautyblender on the high parts of the face and on the body. The smell is so good I can’t get enough. In the summer, I sometimes use it as a moisturizer, then follow it with a sunblock that I love from Clé de Peau."
$95.00, VICTORIA BECKHAM BEAUTY
"This is the best product for under makeup for glowing skin. It is a moisturizer and primer in one so it cuts out a step in your daily makeup routine. The skin benefits for this product are also helpful for healthy skin."
"This product is beautiful to warm up the skin and create a creamy bronzed based. It can be applied super easily with a makeup brush and you can build up the color depending how bronzed you want to look. It is versatile and can be used for a soft contour or a bronzer on its own."
"This palette is so much fun! The pigments are amazing and can be used for both subtle and eye-catching looks. I love the mixture of matte and metallic shades!"
Originally Appeared on Vogue