Anne + Kat's 2017 top 10 makeup favs!

Hey friends! 

If you didn't know, Kat St John is one of my favorite people in all the land. We share a strong love for Twin Peaks, tattoos, bold lipsticks and late night online beauty shopping with good wine- cheers and if you don't have a glass of wine right now.. go pour one, sit back and warm up your credit card

Let me start off by saying 2017 was nuts! We styled well over 150 weddings, worked on dozens of commercials, endless beauty house calls (yes that is a thing we do) and even worked on a couple of small film projects! It has been one jammed packed year in the beauty biz and nonstop shipments of makeup and trips to Sephora! So here is our own little Oprah moment, except we won't be giving any of them to you- I know, we just are not that cool..... yet

 

 

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SKIN CARE WE LOVE

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Hydrate!: We both picked  Kiehl's Cactus Flower & "Tibetan Ginseng" Hydrating Mist. It smells amazing and its super hydrating for dry skin. Skin prep is the #1 step in creating flawless long wearing looks, so its no surprise we both love this so much and its in both of our kits

Anti Aging: I am all about good anti aging products, if it works I will spend the money! I have been a HUGE fan of Dr Gross for years, so I was thrilled to discover the Ferulic + Retinol Wrinkly Recovery Peels..Yes!! its a skin smoothing peel with a skin firming chaser, I absolutely love these! 

Quick Clean: So I swear we don't judge you (much) if you don't wash your face at night, I am pretty sure the smokey eye was born from last nights cat eye so its OK... but please treat your skin well and if you can't hustle up the energy to take off your makeup grab a Make OFF Remover Wipe by Alcone and clean it up! We LOVE these, and we give them to our brides in their touch up kits to help remove their airbrush makeup! And don't worry, these are not like those eye burning MAC wipes we have all used in our life #sorryMAC

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Cleanser: On one of our trips to Portland this summer, which happened to also be at the exact same time as the Nordstrom Anniversary sale funny that! Kat picked up this little gem of a cleanser by Mario Badescu if you need clean smooth skin and are prone to a few break outs this is your friend!

Moisturizer: you all know we LOVE LOVE LOVE some Ebryolisse Concentrated Lait Cream! It is nearly the perfect skin prep and provides the perfect dewy skin that doesn't get oily during the day

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NOW THE MAKEUP! 

  We are both heavily obsessed with the NARS liquid blushes, they are so gorgeous and easy to use! 

We are both heavily obsessed with the NARS liquid blushes, they are so gorgeous and easy to use! 

Concealer: One of the top questions we both get is 'what is the best concealer' and its a case by case favoritism! For weddings and when there will be some hard tears, I LOVE Bye Bye Under Eye concealer by It Cosmetics! It is pure waterproof full coverage magic.

 

AND we always say yes to NAR Creamy Radiant Concealer, its a classic and so far nothing compares- We love you!! 

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 New fav!! No this is not YSL its Beauty Counter and very similar to the classic Touche Eclat but Beauty Counter brings better coverage

New fav!! No this is not YSL its Beauty Counter and very similar to the classic Touche Eclat but Beauty Counter brings better coverage

  Kat's Pick!! The Neo Bronzer from Kevyn Aucoin is one of the smoothest blends of summery light you will find! 

Kat's Pick!! The Neo Bronzer from Kevyn Aucoin is one of the smoothest blends of summery light you will find! 

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Ok lets talk lips!! I moved the entire NARS Audacious line in to my kit this year, these lipsticks are loaded with pigment, long wearing and super creamy. Kat's fav is Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick and all of the reds are gorgeous! Check out the Everlasting Liners they are the perfect match.

Below are a few more of our favs! 

The OUAI hair oil smells like summer, leaves your hair with a gorgeous shine and tames those little frizz outs!

Shu Uemura is my go to brow pencil The Brow Sword creates a fool proof brow that looks natural yet strong

Can we all take a bow for The Peach Palette? If you don't own this run out and buy it now.. well just order it online, its been a solid bridal fav all season long- and yes, its smells like peaches! 

Lastly, the Makeup Forever Aqua XL waterproof pencils have replaced all of my other eyeliners in my kit- these are the true 'cry all day party all night pencils'

Please check everything out, lets us know your thoughts!

We loved working with all of these products over the season and each one has passed our tests of long wear and