Get ready with me: Makeup product recommendations


Credit: Talia Macchi

Join WSPN’s Arts and Entertainment Editor Talia Macchi and reporter Sierra Dale in a review of their favorite makeup products.

Talia Macchi and Sierra Dale

After TikTok star Alix Earle went viral for her ‘get ready with me’ (GRWM) style videos, fans sold out of many of the products she uses. Since these videos have become more popular, we wanted to share our favorite makeup products and why we love them.


Drunk Elephant’s D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops
Feeling pale and ashy? If so, these bronzing drops are the product for you. This small bottle of what looks like liquid gold, will give you a sun-kissed glow in just a few drops. After shaking the bottle, mix the drops with a moisturizer, oil or another primer to set up your skin for the most flattering glow.

Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun Sunscreen
This sunscreen is perfect for your morning routine. With SPF 50 and zero white cast, this lightweight formula not only leaves your skin protected from the sun but also has a beautiful soft-skin finish.


Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter
On the days that need a little extra coverage, this is an illuminating base that provides just a hint of coverage for a truly “flawless” look. After applying drops of this product on your face and blending it in with a beauty blender, it will truly look like you have a Snapchat or TikTok filter on.


Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser
With an innovative sponge applicator, this product combines easy application with a perfect formula. The Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser is a great drugstore alternative for a creamy, full-coverage concealer.

Kosas Revealer Super Creamy + Brightening Concealer and Daytime Eye Cream
Looking tired? If so, this light-weight, caffeine infused concealer will fix that. The brand Kosas recently went viral because of its vegan and cruelty free product. In over 20 different shades, this liquid concealer is crease proof, covering up blemishes and dark spots in just a small drop.


Makeup by Mario Soft Sculpt Shaping Stick
This versatile sculpting stick is perfect for contouring or a bit of bronzing. With shades that aren’t too warm or too cool, it can cast the perfect shadow or give that hint of warmth to your skin. This product also is incredibly easy to blend, perfect for beginners or experts.

Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzer
In need of a little color? This powder bronzer will give you a natural-looking tint in no time. It’s matte finish and blendable formula are perfect to lightly brush around the edges of your face. This product comes in different shades that all smell like you just came from vacation, in the best way possible.


Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush
In the shade “Happy,” this blush is the perfect flush of pink for the cheeks. The blush is a liquid formula that is easy to apply with a brush, sponge or even your fingers. With a dewy finish and pigmented formula, this blush will be sure to last you a long time.

Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek
This two in one blush and lip tint makes for a healthy and hydrating looking complexion. This cream product comes in a small stick tube making for an easy application. The product is available in 11 different shades and is also vegan and cruelty free. Simply paint some of the product where you want a little more color on your complexion and rub it in with your fingers and beauty blender.


Rare Beauty Liquid Luminizer
From Selena Gomez’s cosmetic brand, this product is a stunning liquid-gold-looking highlighter that provides a natural glow that you can build up with other products from Gomez. The highlighter comes in many different shades, accommodating all skin tones with colors such as pink champagne and gold copper. The product comes in a glass bottle with an easy-application wand.

Nars Highlighting Powder
You can always count on this highlighter to add a touch of sparkle to your everyday look. This soft powder feels like silk across your face when applied with your fingertip or a small brush. In six different shades, you can put this lightweight powder in the corner of your eye, up your cheekbone and on the tip of your nose, giving you a dewy finish.


Nyx Brow Lift & Snatch
Look no further than the drugstore for this brow gem. The product is an ultra-fine pen that mimics the appearance of brow hairs for an effortlessly natural look.

Benefit 24 hour brow setter clear
Have you wanted to add your brows to your makeup routine but don’t know where to start? Well, look no further because this clear gel is the product for you. This clear gel easily shapes your brows and locks them in. It’s like hairspray for your brows!

Eyeshadow palette:

Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Eyeshadow Palette
This classic neutral-colored eyeshadow palette will never disappoint. This pallet features six neutral shades allowing you to use it on a cozy movie night in or a fun night out. These shades also provide a great base for any eyeshadow look. Its matte finish will make you oh-so sophisticated.

Morphe 35O Supernatural Palette
While there aren’t many shimmers in this palette, its vast array of warm browns and cool neutrals are perfect for any eyeshadow look, whether it be a quick natural look or a deep smokey eye. These shadows also have a pigmented formula for a lower price.


Maybelline Sky High
Recently, this product went viral on TikTok for its crazy hold, lengthening and volumizing abilities. With a selection of colors, this product can give you jet-black lashes or a softer look with a light brown. This product is perfect for a natural or full-glam look.

L’Oréal Telescopic Mascara
This lash-enhancing, wonderful product is only $12:99, making for a great option. This product finishes off your makeup routine and makes for a fierce eye. With its easy application, it gives you 60% longer lashes after a few coats. This product will never let you down.

Setting Spray:

e.l.f Stay All Night Micro-Fine Setting Mist
To finish off any look, this setting spray locks in your makeup for all-day wear. On top of that, its micro-fine mister and refreshing fragrance allow for an enjoyable and easy application.