Makeup is more than just an art form, it is the magic behind a transformation that goes from basic to red carpet ready. Even if your everyday is a minimal makeup look, the key to perfecting any face is the arsenal of products to have on hand. We caught up with veteran celebrity makeup artists Wendi San George to get the inside info on the must-haves always in her makeup kit.


“All makeup should start with a primer”, says Wendi. “My fave is this spray by Era that goes on just like an airbrush.”



“Try this cute little machine – Mineral Air by Tei Spa – it’s a rechargeable airbrush applicator.” says Wendi. “I love it. It gives you a professional look and fits into your purse.”



“I am in love with Mac Cosmetics, especially the Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder/Pressed” Wendi gushes. “It’s a must-have to carry in your bag since it is colorless and controls shine beautifully.”



“I love this natural Rice Facial Cleanser by Juara” Wendi shares. “It is reasonable priced, softens and cleans at the same time and is sulfate-free.”



“I adore the Le Joli Crayon Soft Eye liner pencil by Votre Vu,” Wendi says. “It is the smoothest long-lasting pencil I have ever used!”



“The You Sculpted from IT Cosmetics is multi-functional” explains Wendi, “which is why it;s one of my go-tos. It’s a palette that shades and highlights and can be used for gorgeous eye shadows as well.”



“Everyone needs Tweezerman tools,” states Wendi. “My fave is the Classic Slanted Tweezer. You can groom and apply lashes with this fabulous tool – and it’s fun because it comes in so many awesome colors!”



“IT Cosmetics has a revolutionary mascara Hello Lashes 5-IN-1 Mascara,” says Wendi. “I love framing the eyes with this product, and the brush has a tip that is so incredible that your lashes will be five times fuller and longer.”



“You have to have these,” swears Wendi. “Talika Reusable Eye Patches are amazing to reduce puffiness and darkness – and they are reusable.”



“I also swear by the Reusable Eye Patch by Lenorl Greyl. They are always in my bag.”


Lips and Cheeks

“Another top pick is L.A. Lights to Go by Smashbox. These blendable formulas are so easy to use on lips, eyes and cheeks”.



“Orlane Magnificent Lip Balm is one of my top picks,” shares Wendi. “It hydrates and conditions. It;s perfection.”



“The Power Crayon by Sigma has such amazing pigment,” gushes Wendi, “and it’s so easy to apply that I think it’s a must-have for your lips.”