Sonia Kashuk Star-Studded Seven-Piece Brush Set
We are consistently blown away by the quality and the cool designs of Sonia Kashuk brushes. Each season, there are new brush sets, complete with covetable bags, that get the job done for everyday makeup application. We also love that there's a range of brushes to choose from, so you can grab one of the starter sets, or pick and choose the individual brushes to build up your collection.
$24.99, available in mid-March at Target.
Maybelline Volum'Express One by One Waterproof Mascara
We live for plush lashes, but most volumizing mascaras can make your fringe look clumpy. Thanks to a unique combing brush, this lash-plumper coats and separates each lash, so it defines as it volumizes.
$6.79, available at Drugstore.com.
L'Oréal Extra Intense Liquid Pencil Eyeliner
What's the point of wearing black eyeliner if you're not going to go all out? We like this drama queen pencil because it gives you the intensity of a liquid liner, with the precision application of a pencil. It glides on smooth, so it won't tug delicate skin, and it has a smudge-resistant formula that keeps it in place for hours on end.
$8.49, available at Ulta.
JK Jemma Kidd Show Stopper Water Resistant Bronzer
This bronzer is number one in our makeup bag because it gives one of the most believable bronzes we've ever seen, even on the ultra-pale. It also comes in a ginormous compact, so you can use it as a body bronzer as well.
$23, available at Target.
Wet 'n Wild Idol Eyes Crème Shadow Pencil
This chunky crayon provides gorgeous, creamy color that blends easily and stays in place on your lids — no greasy crease here! It also pulls double-duty as a liner and with a price tag that teeny, you can afford to stock up on an arsenal of shades.
$1.99, available at Walgreens.
E.L.F. Tone Correcting Concealer
While you might be wary of a one-dollar concealer, this cream cover-up actually delivers, and then some. It's lightweight, but can cover under-eye circles, blemishes, and redness in a flash. Bonus points for the pretty sugar orange scent and easy-to-use foam applicator.
$1, available at E.L.F.
Almay Smart Shade Blush
We can't actually attest to the claim that this "transforms" on contact to specifically complement your skin tone, but we can tell you that this cream blush provides one of the prettiest, most natural flushes ever. It feels lightweight on your skin and is buildable, so you can customize your glow.
$9.59, available at Soap.com.
Boots No7 Soft & Sheer Tinted Moisturizer
This little beauty has everything you could ever want out of a tinted moisturizer: SPF 15, sheer color, and lightweight moisture.
$11.99, available at Target.
Revlon PhotoReady Makeup SPF 20
The drugstore answer to HD makeup, this light-diffusing formula features photochromatic pigments that reflect and bend light to hide imperfections and create a smooth, even canvas. Because the pigments react to different types of light, you'll look good in pretty much every type of lighting condition. We're ready for our close-up!
$10.99, available at Walgreens.
Photographed by Guang Xu