The Beauty Bible: The Ultimate SPY Guide to All Things Makeup

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Whether you’re a an aspiring makeup artist or just someone who enjoys the transformative powers of color cosmetics, our ultimate SPY guide to makeup has everything you need to upgrade your beauty game (and your collection).

From the products a celebrity makeup artist can’t live without to roundups of best-sellers, read on to uncover the best beauty secrets, tips, tricks and deals we’ve found so far.


Christie Brinkley’s New Cosmetics Collection


Supermodel-turned-entrepreneur Christie Brinkley recently launched her first-ever color cosmetics line, Authentic Beauty. The new addition to her brand is a curated collection of treatment-based color cosmetics, with skin care benefits meant to enhance your natural beauty and improve your skin, like a serum or good moisturizer.

Christie Brinkley Authentic Beauty Glow To Collection Image courtesy of Amazon

On The Record: Christie Brinkley Talks Beauty, Skin Care & Her New Cosmetics Collection


The Best-Rated Drugstore Concealers


Affordable drugstore products that actually perform are such a score, as they’re usually at a price point where you don’t have to feel bad about purchasing. To that end, we are tackling some top-rated drugstore concealers that are consistent in performance and quality with their high-end and luxury counterparts. These affordable concealers will cover under eye bags, blur fine lines, and cover blemishes without breaking the bank. See link below to see our picks.

Maybelline Facestudio Master Conceal Image courtesy of Amazon

The Top Best-Rated Drugstore Concealers to Hide Your Bags, Circles, & Fine Lines


The Best Longwear Foundations


Reapplying your foundation is not as easy as reapplying your lipstick – it can’t be done discreetly at the dinner table or quickly in the car. Long-lasting foundations are essential for those occasions when reapplying and touching up are unavailable options. Events such as your wedding day, someone else’s wedding or a long night out on the town require makeup with some serious longevity, and we’ve found some great options below in a variety of price points.

Revlon Colorstay Liquid Makeup SPF 15 Image courtesy of Walgreens

The 6 Best Longwear Foundations to Wear on Your Wedding Day (Or Just a Late Night Out)


How to Take Care of Your Makeup


Trying new beauty products and experimenting with our daily makeup can be exciting and fun, but with makeup comes great responsibility—at least if you want to keep your skin looking fresh and infections far, far away. When it comes to keeping your products clean, effective and above all sanitary, there are a few important tenets to keep in mind. Makeup isn’t bulletproof, and it doesn’t last forever. It’s absolutely essential to pay attention to expiration dates so that you know when to toss it. See our tips and trick in link below.

Sephora Instant Dry Brush Cleaner Spray Image courtesy of Sephora

How to Take Care of Your Makeup: Cleaning, Shelf Life & Storage


Products This Celebrity Makeup Artist Swears By


We caught up with Los Angeles-based makeup and hair artist Bree Collins to find out her top ten “holy grail” beauty products that she reaches for over when working her magic on celebrity clients and models. Check out the product she simply can’t live without having in her kit below.

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal Image courtesy of Amazon

On the Record: 10 Products This Celebrity Makeup Artist Swears By


New Drugstore Makeup Launches for 2018


Drugstore makeup is especially having a moment with its expanding collections, better shade ranges, and luxe packaging upgrades that give even the higher-end brands a run for their money. 2018 is expected to be a big yeat for drugstore beauty, with plenty of launches to look forward to. Fortunately, many affordable brands have already launched new products to give your collection a refresh. Keep reading for a roundup of some of the best new launches to date.

e.l.f. Cosmetics Nearly Nude Lip Bundle Image courtesy of e.l.f. Cosmetics

The Best New Drugstore Makeup Launches for 2018


Foundations for Every Skin Tone


There has been some controversy due to the lack of foundation shade ranges in some beauty brands offerings. Fenty Beauty’s foray into the cosmetic market was groundbreaking in that their goal was to create the best range of shades for all women and thus came up with 40 to chose from. This progressive move basically laid the groundwork for future cosmetic launches. However, there are a few tried and true brands that offer and have offered foundations in large shade ranges and we have highlighted a few of our favorites, both drugstore and high-end.

L'Oreal True Match Foundation Image courtesy of Amazon

5 Makeup Brands That Offer Foundations For Every Skin Tone


Best-Selling Makeup Products on Amazon Under $20


Going shopping for makeup on Amazon can be somewhat of a daunting task if you haven’t tried the product out before. With their plethora of seemingly unending beauty products, it can be hard to know what is or isn’t good. We’ve helped to solve part of the issue with a roundup of their 10 best-selling makeup products under $20. From concealers to eyebrow products, these items have been tried, rated and lauded by makeup enthusiasts and everyday consumers.

L.A. Girl Beauty Brick Eyeshadow Nudes Image courtesy of Amazon

The 10 Best-Selling Makeup Products on Amazon Under $20


“The Little Book of Skin Care” by Charlotte Cho


Now you can achieve Korean beauty wisdom straight from the source in Charlotte Cho’s book. As an esthetician, beauty expert and founder of Soko Glam, a leading Korean beauty website, Cho’s easy-to-read book is brimming with step-by-step tutorials and skincare tips including the world-renowned Korean ten-step skin care routine that beauty and skincare aficionados of all levels would love and appreciate.

The Little Book of Skin Care by Charlotte Cho Image courtesy of Amazon

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The Best Priming Moisturizers


Priming moisturizers are a unique product because they do double-duty by offering moisturization, while smoothing out and perfecting your skin so that it’s ready for makeup application. Great for when you’re short on time, don’t want to spend money on a separate product, or just need flawless makeup application with intense hydration, priming moisturizers are a beauty 2-in-1 worth your investment. See our top products to create an even canvas below.

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream Image courtesy of Kiehl’s

The Best Priming Moisturizers to Apply Before Makeup


5 Neutrogena Makeup Products You Should Be Using


Neutrogena has been making waves with its makeup line. From eyeliner to foundation, these products are produced from the same quality ingredients as Neutrogena’s skin care essentials. Let this well-known company take care of your skin and help you look your best with these 5 makeup products you should add to your makeup bag.

Neutrogena Translucent Oil Control Powder Image courtesy of Neutrogena

The 5 Neutrogena Makeup Products You Should Be Using