Today, local freelance stylist and esthetician Kerri Bunn of BOMA beautiful lets us in on her top eight must-have makeup products. In addition to her skincare services, Kerri specializes in makeup, hair styling, wardrobe and men’s grooming. She has experience with weddings, films, photo shoots, group classes and one-on-one consultations, and has worked with such recognizable names as Matthew Mayfield, Kelly Pickler, Christy Jordan, Alabama, The Commodores and Coach Nick Saban, among others. Whether she’s treating a client to a customized facial, peel or dermaplaning session, doing makeup on a film set or photo shoot or teaching a group makeup class, Kerri is in her element when she is bringing out the beauty of a woman’s natural features. And today, she shares some of her favorite makeup products for getting that natural glow year-round!
With the warmest season in the South under way, having a simple, go-to makeup game plan is essential. And, better yet, having fabulous perennial staples in your makeup bag makes looking beautiful a cinch. In eight easy pieces, you can get a fresh, natural glow that is beautiful in every season. It doesn’t mean “out with the old and in with the new,” just that we may need a little pop of something fresh to keep us in the mood for makeup on those steamy summer days — and beyond!
These chic cosmetics will take five minutes to apply and will have you feeling beautiful and confident! Here are the eight must-have products for your makeup bag that every girl needs to know about.
Kerri Bunn’s 8 Must-Have Makeup Products
1. Kiehl’s Skin Tone Correcting & Beautifying BB Cream with SPF 50
Start with this perfect BB cream with SPF 50 sun protection and vitamin C. It protects, hydrates and conceals — all in one! Plus, it smells like you’ve been roaming around at the beach all day, so it’ll keep your senses stirred on those long office afternoons.
2. Maybelline Baby Lips Balm & Blush
Killing two birds with one stone is exactly what the doctor ordered when I’m on the go. Just smear it on those beautiful cheekbones, and you’re ready to face the day. Then pucker up and add it to the lips. Easy-peasy!
3. Neutrogena Crease Proof Eye Shadow
These little magic wands have the staying power of a genie in a bottle, and you don’t have to apply them perfectly. Plus, you’ll love the fun shades! My personal fave? Lasting Taupe!
4. NYX Slide-on Pencil
The NYX Slide On, Glide On, Stay On & Definitely a Turn-On Waterproof, Extreme Shine Eyeliner is, as they say, “so good, the name had to be this long!” This brand has quickly become one of my favorites among the many that I’ve used. It’s a fun product at an affordable price, and the quality is stellar. I love the olive and the bronze. Buy them all for a steal!
5. Anastasia Brow Powder Duo
Like me, esthetician Anastasia Soare saw a need for women to understand the importance of eyebrow shading and getting the definition they deserve without going overboard. Every kit has two shades for lighter or softer days and contouring where you need it more. No more Groucho Marx, ladies — you’ve been rescued! And you’ll need the brush, so don’t leave Sephora without it!
6. Laura Mercier Secret Concealer
I’ve been loving this product for years! It’s got the texture of butter but with a blend of yellow and rose that will knock out those under-eye circles every time! And, to me, this is one product I wouldn’t trade out!
7. Le Volume de Chanel Mascara
Girls, if you need volume, this is the way to turn it up. Waterproof or regular — take your pick! This Chanel mascara is my absolute fave. You need it more than you know!
8. Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm
I love Burt’s Bees lip tint in every shade. Seriously, I love them all, and haven’t met a lip that didn’t. With their soft, natural hint of color and lasting hydration at a pocketbook-friendly price, you’ll want to try these, no doubt! And go for the darker tubes with the colored lids. Yummy!
If I had to recommend a favorite brush right now, it’s got to be the medium-sized stippling brush from Coastal Scents — #3 to be exact. I use it for applying tinted moisturizer and creamy blush.
Thank you, Kerri, for sharing your must-have makeup products with us! For Kerri’s skincare tips and techniques, or to book your private skincare or makeup session, visit BOMAbeautiful.com!
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