Amanda Steele knows her beauty stuff—just ask one of her 2.8 million YouTube subscribers. The beauty guru has been testing, reviewing, and swatching products for over a decade, and thus, we trust her opinion when it comes to the products that will make our skin super smooth and our lashes sky-high. We caught up with the vlogger at the London Hotel in Los Angeles right before she left to host the launch event for Bulgari’s newest fragrance, Pink Sapphire, and asked her to spill the contents of her makeup bag—or rather, the five things that are always there, no matter what other products she has on rotation. From a cult-favorite mascara that she swears she’ll never replace to a brow gel we’re definitely picking up on our next Sephora run, we need these products in our lives, stat. Watch, and then shop her picks below.
This cult-favorite face mask sucks all the dirt and debris from your face, leaving you with soft, silky skin and invisible pores.
Steele says she loves this balm because it gives a hint of color and adds shine while moisturizing your lips at the same time (and over four thousand Sephora reviewers agree!).
This fresh, slightly peppery floral scent features the Hawaiian flower frangipani, pink pomelo, and vanilla musk—essentially, spring (or summer) in a bottle.
Out of all the mascaras she’s tried, Steele says this is the one she goes back to again and again. And no wonder: It’s a cult product for its ability to thicken, lengthen, and make even the tiniest lashes look full and fluffy.
Steele loves this tinted brow gel from Lancôme because it adds definition to her brows without the use of pencil or powder—perfect for lazy mornings (or any morning).