At Camera Ready, we take pride in offering the best products in the industry and have incredibly high standards for the makeup, tools, skincare, and hair care we have within our own collections. That's why we are sharing our top picks to get Camera Ready! Enjoy learning more about our December Top Picks!
Stacy's Top Picks
I was on the hunt for a long time for an eyelash curler after the SHU UEMURA Eyelash Curler became almost extinct in the US. My search was over when I found the Kevyn Aucoin The Eyelash Curler. This eyelash curler perfectly curls my eyelashes without bending them or pinching my eyelids.
I’ve been using the Dose of Colors Meet Your Hue Concealer for months, and it has become my go-to concealer for every makeup look. I love the coverage it gives and how it wears throughout the day. On my lazy makeup days, I use it to even out the tone on my eyelids and set it with banana powder. This concealer never looks cakey on me.
Chelsie's Top Picks
As a working makeup artist, my kit can get pretty heavy fairly quickly. The Vueset Seneca Palette has been a life and back saver. I use multiple palettes to condense my gel liners, brow pomades, and creme colors for a fraction of the space and weight. Vuesets are airtight, so I never have to worry about the products drying out.
The Z-Palette Z-Potter has been another game-changer in the process of condensing my kit. It is hassle-free and user friendly. You simply place a palette on top, turn it on, and it safely melts the glue holding each pan in place so I can remove the pans without breaking the product. I am able to depot nearly everything I can imagine without burning my fingertips or damaging my makeup.
Calvin's Top Picks
As a Pro Makeup Artist, having a full matte palette is a staple in my kit. With the Viseart Grande Pro 1X Palette, I can do so much more than just eyeshadow. I can use these eyeshadow shades for eyebrows, blush, contour, and highlight. This slim and powerful palette allows me to work more efficiently.
The Chella Eyebrow Cream is my go-to for a fast, full, and natural-looking eyebrow. This brow cream is so easy to apply, the texture is lightweight, and the formula is smudge proof. You will be shocked at how pigmented it is. I am obsessed with the unique packaging and the convenient built-in brush applicator. There are so many delicious shades to choose from including a beautiful grey.
Liz's Top Picks
The Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Concealer is perfect for the days I do not want to wear foundation. I use it to brighten my under eye area and to spot conceal around the face. The concealer blends perfectly into my skin and wears all-day.
I love the Meloway Mascara! The mascara applicator is unlike anything else on the market. I can bend the brush in different directions to give my lashes volume and lift. I used this trick with disposable mascara wands when applying mascara on clients when I was a makeup artist. The Meloway Mascara comes in great color options like Mint Crème, Cherry Color, and Super Black.
Lauren's Top Picks
I know with Ilios Lighting Beauty Ring I have the perfect lighting in any environment or situation. It has the brightest light settings I have ever seen! I can use the light with the mirror to apply my makeup or easily remove the mirror to attach my phone to take pictures. There is even an additional light stand option I can attach to use as makeup light when I do makeup on others. This light is so versatile and has been a great investment both personally and professionally.
The StunnerBee Beauty Boss Backpack is perfect for any job or occasion. There are so many compartments that allow me to organize my kit so effortlessly, plus, it's super cute and look like a fashionable accessory.
Morgan's Top Picks
The Cozzette Lip Synergy Lip Gloss is a great way to complete my look when I want to add some color to my lips. These glosses are very pigmented without feeling sticky. I love how comfortable they are to wear and how rarely I have to touch up the color.
The Gavissi 3 Color Split Liners are great for an everyday eyelook or for a fun pop of color. I find these water-activated liners are easy to use and convenient to travel with. I love that I have multiple eyeliner options in one mini palette.
Jessica's Top Picks
I LOVE the Jouer Lip Enhancer Shine Balm. I am not usually a lipstick person, but this product goes on like a lipstick but feels like a lip balm. I love the hint of color this gives to my lips while leaving them hydrated.
The Jouer Bloom, Bronze & Glow Bronzer + Highlighter Duo stick is a necessity when I travel. It is a two in one product in a convenient stick. I love the flexibility I have with the color payoff and how easy it is to blend. I can use it during the daytime for a natural glow or build it up for a full face look for a night on the town.
Maria's Top Picks
I had been searching for the perfect eyeshadow brush to apply my shimmery eyeshadows. The Jillian Dempsey Mini Fan Brush exceeded all my expectations! I can use it to diffuse and blend out the edges of my eyeshadow looks. When it comes the pearly and shimmery shades it not only buffs on the product but gives it an extra lustrous shine. The brush shape is so unique and the bristles are so soft. I've even considered purchasing a second one because I love this brush so much.
Anytime one of my makeup loving friends asks me which palette I recommend, 9 times out of 10, it's the Viseart Neutral Mattes 2. This palette does it all for me. It has shades that are perfect to fill in my brows. In a pinch, I can even bronze with it or add a hint of a peach or pink blush. I've hit the pan on several shades because I use this palette as a staple in so many of my eyeshadow looks.
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.