A Celebrity Makeup Artist Walks Into Ulta—These Are the Foundations She'd Snag


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As a curious beauty editor, I always wonder what celebrity makeup artists buy from retailers like Sephora, Ulta, and even the drugstore. After all, they might be masters at their craft, but I often forget that they're buying and using the same products that we are—just in a much better way.

As usual, that curiosity was piqued, and I reached out to celebrity makeup artist Lisa Aharon to give me the scoop on what exactly she would buy at Ulta. For starters, she's always stocking up on sun protection, specifically, Supergoop! products. "I'm a sunscreen enthusiast and wear it daily to avoid immediate and long-term damage to my skin," she says. "As a makeup artist, the selection of finishes Supergoop! makes are key for creating specific looks while [also] protecting my clients' skin." What I really wanted to know about, though, is what foundations from the retailer she thinks are the best buys. Because all great makeup looks start with a proper base, right? Aharon happily provided some solid picks. If you're curious about which Ulta faves she keeps in her kit, keep scrolling.

Best Overall: L'Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Foundation

Lancôme Idôle Ultra 24H Longwear Matte Foundation

No. 1 de Chanel Revitalizing Foundation

It Cosmetics CC+ Cream SPF 50


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Hourglass Vanish Seamless Foundation Stick


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BLK/OPL True Color Skin Perfecting Stick Foundation

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Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation

Too Faced Born This Way Undetectable Foundation


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Clinique Even Better Makeup SPF 15 Foundation

Anastasia Beverly Hills Luminous Foundation

This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Shawna Hudson
Associate Beauty Editor

Shawna Hudson has worked in editorial for over six years, with experience covering entertainment, fashion, culture, celebrities, and her favorite topic of all, beauty. She graduated from California State University, Fullerton, with a degree in journalism and has written for other publications such as Bustle, The Zoe Report, Byrdie, Elite Daily, Mane Addicts, and more. She is currently an associate beauty editor at Who What Wear and hopes to continue feeding her (completely out-of-control) beauty obsession as long as she can. Stay up to date on her latest finds on Instagram @shawnasimonee.