Every morning when I get to work I immediately head to hair and makeup to see Liz Castellanos aka Makeup by Liz. I mention her often here on my blog because she is a huge part of my day to day at E! and also because I have learned so much about makeup from just watching her.
Liz is an accomplished creative makeup artist who has the ability of bringing out the natural beauty of her clients, no matter what. Which is so important to me. I like to look like me after leaving the makeup chair in the morning to head over to my daily shoots with Live from E! and E! News Now. I also want to feel confident and comfortable; I always do when I work with Liz.
A lot of the products I talk about on this site and use on myself are items that have been recommended or introduced to me by Liz. So, it's only fitting that I showcase her must-have items and bring them to you straight from the artist herself.
I asked Makeup by Liz to share her TOP 6 BEAUTY MUST-HAVES (and why). These are items that are a staple in her makeup kit and that we use at E! everyday. So, read on and take some notes! After all, if you want to know how do to something right, ask an expert.
"This is my go-to moisturizer because it can be used for all skin types and foundation glides on smoothly when I use it. Also, I have not had any bad reactions on my clients."
"This is my primer of choice because it helps to minimize pores and helps with the longevity of the foundation/powder. It also has an SPF 15 to protect the skin."
"I love to set my concealer with this because it gives a soft highlight and the powder is super fine so you don't get a dry powder-like set under the eyes."
"I just started using this recently and am in love with the soft glow it gives. I use it on different skin tones because it has 3 different shades. This gives off the "Jlo Glow" that so many people try to achieve without the over processed metallic finish."
"This is my absolute fave!!!! I've been using it for years. I love that it is jet black and it stays on longer than any other liquid liner I've ever used."
"This has been a staple in my kit. I've been using this since 1994. I've tried others and this is the only mascara that doesn't transfer under the eyes. I love a full set of lashes and this gives the most volume."