1. Gerard cosmetics matte liquid lipstick. Can I just tell you how much I love this stuff?? It looks pretty. It's easy to apply. It stays put ALL DAY! Even if I go out to eat or am drinking coffee, it stays on my lips and doesn't transfer! Another tidbit...a tube of this is $20. I find this to be a tad bit steep, but I found a red color yesterday that I really wanted. I literally googled discount codes, found one, and ended up only spending $14 for one of their matte lipsticks! This may seem obvious, but I honestly didn't know you could do this until my husband told me a few years ago. If you REALLY want something online but don't like the price tag, always look for a discount code or coupon online first that you can apply when checking out.
2. A BEAUTY BLENDER!!! If you haven't tried one, go get one right now! If you don't want to spend the $20 for the "official" beauty blender, buy the Sephora knockoff blender for $12. I use mine to gently press in my concealer and it just blends it better than your finger can. I also use it to gently blend in my Sephora airbrush foundation. This little sponge is genius and really helps with the application process.
3. Foundation primer. I know I've talked about this before, but I really do believe a primer is a must! I know some people think it's a gimmick, and don't want to spend the money for yet another product, but I'm telling you, it's what makes your face look flawless. Bonus: it makes your makeup stay on longer. Here is another primer option by Mary Kay that is a little more reasonably priced. Side note: lash primer is also a great product that makes your mascara look 10 times better!)