It's exciting to find a product that makes your beauty routine easier, makes your makeup or hairstyle last longer, or a new and innovative formula, but with so many new items being released all the time, it can help to have a beauty bestie to tell you what is worth trying. That's where we come in!

At Camera Ready, it’s our goal to find those standout products and share them with you so you can experience the magic for yourself!  

This month, our top picks include a wide range of skincare, hair care, and beauty products that help keep us feeling our best, so keep reading to learn more about them!

Our April 2024 Top Picks

Chelsie's Top Picks

Back in 2022, the original Inglot PLAYINN Soap Brow was my top pick of the year. However, Inglot has answered all my brow prayers and released a brown version! I've always enjoyed the Inglot Soap Brow because it has more of a jelly-like texture allowing it to be more flexible, and it does not require any water to be activated. The softer texture gives me more play time to shape my brows, and it NEVER looks crunchy or stiff! This new brown version gives me great hold AND adds definition to my brow hairs, and I don't ever have to worry about having that white cast some other brow soaps can give.

My second top pick this month caught me as a surprise because I haven’t played with any of NYX’s complexion products in a while. However, the serum aspect drew me in because I have drier skin. The NYX Bare With Me Serum Concealer is unbelievably lightweight and smooth, offers medium to full coverage, and packs a bigger punch than I originally anticipated. It’s perfect for no-makeup makeup or if you just prefer a lighter consistency!

Courtney's Top Picks

My top picks this month are all about complexion! The Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder Ultra-Blur is lightweight, glides on smoothly to minimize the appearance of pores, and gives your skin a refined and velvety texture. It’s your skin but better.

My skin looks flawless when I pair it with Jason Wu Beauty’s Magic Potion 5 primer. The non-greasy texture ensures comfortable wear throughout the day, and its quick absorbing nature makes it an effortless addition to any beauty routine.


August's Top Picks

The R+Co Dart Pomade Stick is a pocket-sized weapon to tame unruly hair, and it has been my favorite find this year - it goes with me everywhere! I use it almost daily to tame the frizz around my roots and make myself look a tiny bit neater. It has a super subtle outdoorsy scent and is also perfect for creating and touching up any slick back styles

I’ve also been loving the Blend Bunny Cosmetics Lip Oil in the shade Love Bite. It’s so hydrating and has the perfect amount of pigment. It’s kind of sheer, so it’s cute by itself, but I adore it over my other fav lip combos to take them to the next level!

Camera Ready Cosmetics Beauty Advisor Brendan

Brendan's Top Picks

Danessa Myricks Beauty Blurring Balm Powder is so great because it applies effortlessly on the skin and perfects it without looking like you’re wearing makeup. This is great for people who just want a flawless finish without looking done up.

My second top pick is Indie Lee Coconut Citrus Scrub. It’s great for a self-care moment, has great ingredients, smells wonderful, and leaves the skin refreshed, bright, and prepped for the day.

Liz's Top Picks

Face Atelier’s Glass Skin Water Powder is by far the most unique powder I have ever tried. It creates a cooling sensation when you apply it and feels wet to the touch even though it's a powder. I also love how it doesn't accentuate the texture on my skin and creates a flawless finish. I don't even know how to put into words how this powder has blown me away.

I have struggled with my skin and hormonal breakouts for as long as I can remember. After I had kids and hit 30, it was worse than ever. I have tried every product you can think of, and while my skin behaved for the most part, I still experienced monthly, hormonal breakouts that were more annoying than anything. I was curious about KOVO's Tumeric + Face Cleanser when the co-founder first introduced me to it. I started using it, but I wasn't sure it was making a difference after the first few uses. I continued to use it and decided to try Skin1004 Centella Soothing Cream as I heard great things about it. I started to notice a huge difference in my skin. If I ran out of one of these products and used something else in place of it, the hormonal breakouts would resurface. I have been using both products for the last 6 months, and I can't imagine switching to anything else. I love how they make my skin feel and look in winter or summer!

Morgan's Top Picks

I love using the Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Primer - Illuminating. It's lightweight, smooth, and gives my skin a radiant glow. I like to mix it with my sunscreen, and it looks great on its own.

For my hair, R+Co's Grasp Intense Holding Shaping Balm provides excellent hold without making my hair look crunchy or like I piled on a bunch of products. I really enjoy using it to style my curls, slick back my hair, or on my kid's thin fly-away hair.

Jess's Top Picks

Last year, IGK Rich Kid Coconut Oil Gel was one of my top picks, and the IGK Rich Kid Wave Enhancing Air-Dry Cream helps me live my best hair life every day! This product oozes luxury while serving all the justice to my natural wave pattern. A staple in my haircare routine forever.

As a no-makeup-makeup girly, good brows are key. I love the quick application and range of shades of the West Barn Co. Brow Pomade, but most importantly, the WATERPROOF 💦 factor for a long, smudge-free wear 🙌.

Feeling Inspired?

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About Camera Ready Cosmetics

Camera Ready Cosmetics was founded in 2003 by Makeup Artist Mary Erickson. She dreamed of having a pro makeup showroom where artists could play with professional products without the typical makeup store attitude.

Today, our team of beauty industry veterans work together to curate the best quality products on the market. We partner with brands who respect the industry and formulate products for true working artists. You won’t find CRC in high-end malls, and we don't wear matching brush belts.

If you want to play with products for a few hours and buy nothing, that's okay ... come in and play! Our store is your playground. 

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