Bestselling author Sylvia Day certainly has a way with words, but she also knows her way around a Sephora. From nude lippies to shimmering eyeshadows, we’re digging through Sylvia Day’s makeup bag to discover the products she covets and the brands that top her list.
Sylvia Day’s Makeup Bag Must-Haves
Instantly drawn to the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette and Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette pictured above? Swoon all you like, but there’s more to this picture than meets the eye. (Pun totally intended.) Day cleverly dips her eyeshadow brushes in Vera Mona’s makeup-removing sponge to switch between shades in a flash.
Sometimes, a girl just wants to stand out from the crowd. Pat McGrath Labs Lust 004 lip kit steals the spotlight by giving your pout a glittery finish. Packaged in pretty pink sequins (because… sequins), this collection makes your everyday nude lipstick seem like a basic… watch your mouth.
As far as Day’s concerned, Evian mineral water facial spray is a makeup bag necessity. She keeps this hydrating mist on-hand whether she’s jet-setting to exotic locales or penning her latest novel, and it’s a cult classic among makeup artists everywhere.
She also spritzes Charlotte Tilbury’s Scent of a Dream perfume on her pulse points (behind the ears and on the wrists and ankles, to be exact), and she then sprays a halo around her neck, head, and hair to help the scent linger. As for her lips? Day conditions them with YSL’s Volupte Tint-In-Balm in a glossy shade of pink.
When it comes to shopping, Day’s just like the rest of us: She loves a good makeup haul. She recently stocked up on MAC Cosmetics “Work It Out” Collection, which includes a scented version of the brand’s popular Prep + Prime Fix+ primer. (FYI: She chose the coconut formula but raved that the rose and lavender scents are “equally delish!”)
Brighten your complexion with a sun-kissed glow while protecting your skin from the sun’s harsh rays. Day relies on IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50 for broad-spectrum coverage, but she amps up the formula by mixing in CoverFX Custom Enhancer Drops in “Candlelight.” Complete the strobing effect with NARS Banc De Sable Highlighter Palette, which features a luminous trio of hues for eyes and cheeks.
Speaking of getting your glow on, Day uses a small fan brush from Sephora to achieve the perfect level of highlight each and every time. Here, she pairs her go-to applicator with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit, which features a full range of bronzers and highlighters in one.
Which of Sylvia Day’s beauty essentials do you use on the regular, and which ones are giving you serious makeup bag goals? Choose your personal favorites in the comments section below!