New season, new beauty products to keep us looking great. Refresh your makeup bag with these picks from three Denver beauty experts.
Make Up For Ever Aqua Black Waterproof Cream Eye Shadow, $23, Make Up Forever
“I use this as an eyeliner—it makes a wicked cat eye that stays sharp all day and night. It’s the blackest black and glides on smooth.” —Katelyn Simkins
Maybelline Full ’N Soft Waterproof Mascara, $7.77, Maybelline
“This mascara has been my secret weapon for years. It has great thickening power without getting clumpy, it stays on, and your eyelashes don’t get crunchy.” —Katelyn Simkins
Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray, $32, Urban Decay
“I finish every makeup application with a spray of this over the whole face. It takes away the powdery look of makeup and makes everything look more like real skin. Sometimes I even spray a cotton round with some and pat it under the eyes, which helps avoid creasing.” —Katelyn Simkins
Rosehipplus Rose Hip Oil, $20 for 30 ml., RosehipPLUS®
“Rosehip oil is a great moisturizer to use any time of the day on bare skin. Apply it at night and you’ll wake up in the morning with the softest skin. Rosehip oil also helps fade skin conditions such as scars, acne marks, and stretch marks. And it’s good for all skin types.” —Tiaja Pierre
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Stick Foundation, $43, Make Up Forever
“This is my all-time favorite foundation formula. It’s easy to use and, with its medium to full coverage, you don’t need a ton of product. It also has time-released hyaluronic acid, which keeps skin looking healthy and hydrated in our dry Colorado climate.” —Liana Conway
Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Gloss in Fuel, $20, Urban Decay
“The one thing that every person needs is an amazing lip gloss. This one has a refreshing hint of mint and plumps the lips a little bit.” —Tiaja Pierre
Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon Eyeshadow Pencil, $27, Charlotte Tilbury
“These pencils are long wear (I’m talking wear it all day with no primer and it won’t move or crease at all), glide on with no tugging, blend out easily, and come in a really wearable range of colors. Plus, you can use them as eyeliner or shadow.” —Liana Conway
KATELYN SIMKINS, a makeup artist for more than 15 years, has been nominated to be the North American Makeup Artist of the Year six times, winning once.
TIAJA PIERRE, part of Denver’s Beauty Underground artistic team, works backstage at New York Fashion Week and Miami Swim Week.
LIANA CONWAY, a freelance makeup artist and licensed aesthetician for nine years, specializes in bridal and natural beauty looks.