Handpicked by pro Sarah Lucero, global executive director of creative artistry at Stila Cosmetics, these are the best beauty products in the aisles.

By Anneke Knot
November 26, 2018

Known for her celebrity clientele (ever heard of Victoria Beckham?) and the work she’s done on Victoria Secret models, renowned makeup artist Sarah Lucero knows a thing or two about beauty. Need more proof? She even worked her makeup magic for Real Simple beauty director Heather Muir’s wedding. Better yet, she doesn’t think you have to spend a fortune to get a celebrity worthy look. When Lucero decided to spill her drugstore secrets to our beauty team, we paid close attention. Get out your notebooks (or your credit cards). It’s time to learn from a pro.

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Weleda Skin Food

“My favorite product for adding a glossy touch to features. And if you put on too much foundation or powder, simply tap a little on your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, and your eyes.”

To buy: $19; target.com.


Aquaphor Healing Ointment

“It is the best-kept secret for flaky skin. I use it on lips and on eyelids for shine. I even comb it through eyebrows for a finished look.”

To buy: $12; walmart.com.


La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Soothing Face Moisturizer

“Ideal for all skin types, this lotion works when it’s hot and humid out but is also good for cold, dry weather.”

To buy: $37; target.com.


Simple Kind to Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes

“These wipes leave zero residue, and they are great for sensitive skin. Plus, they come in handy when I am cleansing on the go.”

To buy: $4.50; target.com.


Maybelline New York Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm

“Wear it over a matte lipstick to keep lips from feeling dry. It makes lips look smooth but not shiny. Dab it on your bottom lip and blot.”

To buy: $4.50; walmart.com.

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Sarah Lucero

Global executive director of creative artistry at Stila Cosmetics, Lucero creates looks for celebrities (Victoria Beckham), models at fashion shows, and everyday women (she did our beauty director’s wedding makeup). Follow @sarahluceroglam for achievable makeup inspo.