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1.Glossier's Boy Brow so you can thicken and fluff your brows to perfection with just a swipe. 99% of the world's beautiful brows have Boy Brow to thank (is a believable statistic I just made up).
2.A loose powder to set your makeup *or* use as a light foundation if you want to be low maintenance as heck. This powder comes in both translucent and tinted versions, so the world is truly your oyster.
3.A winged eyeliner stamp so you never again have to know the struggle of applying and erasing your wings over and over again. Nail it every time with this double-sided stamp and touch-up tool.
4.A CTZN Nudiversal lip duo, because everyone deserves to find their lipstick soulmate. Use their shade matching tool to find your perfect shade out of the 25 available and be in awe of the buttery softness of the lipstick/gloss combo.
6.A primer so your makeup masterpiece can be painted on a perfect palette. This primer comes in face and eye versions, and is pore minimizing and mattifying, meaning your makeup can go on smooth and stay like that all day. I always thought I didn't need primer...until I started using it and realized it made a huge difference.
7.A tube of MAC Viva Glam lipstick that's perfectly creamy yet long-wearing. It's the only product that I've kept as part of my makeup routine since I first got it seven years ago. Yes, that is my longest relationship and no, I have no regrets.
8.A set of 12 lip liners to emphasize your pout or completely fill in your lips instead of a matte lipstick. The choice is yours!
9.A pigmented Clinique lip balm for adding a dose of hydration to your lips throughout the day *with* color payoff! Application is easy and the formula is forgiving — a perfect everyday lip moment.
10.A nude eyeshadow palette that doesn't cost an arm and a leg so you can experiment with different eye looks without a HUGE amount of investment.
12.A Maybeline concealer with a rounded sponge applicator for easily covering anything you want. Under-eye circles? Little breakouts? Something else on your face that's been bothering you but probably nobody else has noticed? Done and done.
13.A Fenty Beauty lipgloss so your lips can — in the words of Rihanna herself — shine bright like a diamond. If you don't want to deal with lipstick upkeep but still want to rock a bomb lip look, this gloss is for you!
14.A tube of Glossier's Cloud Paint to give you an effortless rosy glow. Its gel formula can be sheered out for a subtle look or built up for a more statement-making cheek.
15.A setting spray in a matte or dewy finish for locking in your completed look. You'll be happy you added an extra step to your routine when the compliments roll in for a full 12 hours.
16.Tarte's Shape Tape Contour Concealer — the full coverage, matte finish wunderkind that has taken the beauty community by storm. People love Shape Tape for its flawless-not-fake look and ability to, well, *conceal* under-eye circles perfectly.
17.A Beauty Blender for bouncing your liquid foundation on with ease. The rumors are true — this lil' sponge will absolutely rock your makeup-loving socks off.
18.And Beauty Blender's Opal Essence primer that makes your skin glow like never before. Just look at the formula's opalescent finish! Even under full-coverage foundation, this primer shines through.
19.A Stila Stay All Day eyeliner pen to help you achieve the flawless freehand cat eye you've been dreaming of for years. Great artists need great tools, and this...*wipes tear and Stila eyeliner stays sharp and intact*...is that tool.
20.A Clinique pressed powder foundation for anyone who's looking for a flawless matte finish lickety-split. Perfect for light daily makeup, taming oily areas, and touch-ups on the go
21.A Lipstick Queen "Frog Prince" lipstick that changes color based on your pH, making a hue unique to you! Picking out the perfect for yourself is a thing of the past — let the lipstick itself do it for you!
22.A Tarte contour and highlight palette that is small but mighty. This little collection has been with me for years and makes it so easy to swipe on some definition and get right out the door.
23.A simple red lipstick to house in your purse in case of emergency — when in doubt, slap on an incredible red lip and call it a day. My one rule for life.
24.A Stila glitter eyeshadow whose applicator makes creating a dramatic eye look SO easy. Just glide the product right onto your lids and you're ready to hit the town.
25.A Fenty Beauty Matte Skinstick — choose one shade to conceal and one to contour. From makeup masters to newbies, if you've mastered glue-sticks, you can for sure appreciate this multi-tasking, glide-on formula.
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