A Top Makeup Artist's Favorite Products

Celebrity Makeup Artist Mally Roncal's Top 5 Beauty Staples

We're excited to present the following post from our guest writer, celebrity makeup artist and founder of Mally Beauty, Mally Roncal.

Hello again, my BellaSugar beauties! A lot of you are curious about my daily routine, and what must-have products I keep in my makeup bag 24-7. When it comes to creating an effortless, glowing daytime look without juggling 101 foundations, creams, powders, shadows, and pencils, these are my top five face-savers.

1. Visine Redness Relief Eye Drops
I have very sensitive eyes, and I wear my contacts much more than I should (don't tell my eye doctor). Because of that, my eyes aren't always as white as I would like. Thankfully, Visine Redness Relief drops soothe my red eyes. Just a couple of drops in each eye before I put in my contacts keeps my eyes bright and fresh all day long.

2. Mally Beauty Face Defender
Fight the powder! I never leave the house without applying a finishing touch of this ultralightweight wonder product. It's the world's first-ever clear powder, and it diminishes the appearance of pores and fine lines without leaving behind that dry, ashy look of traditional powders.

3. Mally Beauty Volumizing Mascara
Mascara is my never-fail makeup miracle worker. Just one little swipe does wonders to get you looking gorgeous in seconds flat. I love my volumizing mascara because it delivers the three "L"s of beautiful lashes: luscious, luxurious, and look-at-me. Just use two coats on the top and one coat on the bottom.

4. Q-Tips
I'm addicted to creating smoky eyes in any shade, but I'm currently loving soft plum with a bit of shimmer. I like to apply my shadow, then go in and clean up around the eye area using a Q-tip. They're the perfect tool.

5. Mally Beauty Cancellation Concealer
This duo of mine features a creamy concealer that covers up everything from your darkest circles to your tiniest flaws. I love the consistency of it — not too thick or goopy. I always make sure to dab a bit on the inside of the bridge of my nose; it's an instant pick-me-up that brightens the whole face.

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