As much as we try not to play favorites, this time we’re just going to have to call it: Katie Jane Hughes’s inventive eye looks are one of the best parts of scrolling through our Instagram feed. (If you’re not already following her, do yourself a favor and do it now.) The NYC-based celebrity makeup artist is a true master, nailing everything from colorful looks to natural-looking skin. In other words, she’s all about embracing freckles, letting pores be, and making skin shine—but all of that takes some elbow grease.
“Skincare is the most important part of your makeup routine,” she explains. “If your skin hasn’t been prepped correctly, your makeup won’t look right and the longevity won’t be the same—everything depends on it,” she explains. We took that as an excuse to splurge, and can you blame us? Here, we’ve rounded up nine luxe skin must-haves from Neiman Marcus that have earned Hughes’s stamp of approval. From serums to creams, these investment products have more than earned their price tags. [PS: Save $30 with any $200+ beauty purchase on NeimanMarcus.com, when you check out with your Masterpass. Use code BYRDIEMP. Offer valid between November 13 and November 19.]