We don’t mind admitting that we’ve been dying for a peek inside the makeup bag of Petra Strand. As the founder of Pixi Beauty and a professional makeup artist to boot, Petra has her finger on the pulse of the beauty industry and knows all there is to know about the need-to-have products. Below, she shares her favorite beauty must-haves—including a few favorite tools, too!
Pixi Glow Mist ($15): I carry this with me everywhere I go. It’s amazing to use in hot climates or summer months.
Pixi Glow Tonic ($6): My must-have miracle toner in a brand new travel size! It’s got 5 percent glycolic acid in it to really exfoliate while it nourishes.
Pixi Illuminating Tint & Conceal ($24): A tinted moisturizer with a subtle glow in the tube, plus a matching concealer in the cap. Both are long-wearing, so there’s no need for touch-ups!
Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm in Pixi Pink ($8): Dab onto lips and cheeks for a coordinated look instantly. This shade looks amazing in the summer months!
Pixi Moisturizing Cleansing Cloths ($10): I use these as a makeup-removing pre-cleanse. They also make a great cooling refresher throughout the day.
Weleda Skin Food ($19): One of my all-time favorites. My skin just soaks up all of the nutrients in this cream.
Herban Essentials Peppermint Towelettes ($16): With three kids under 10 years old, I always have a few of these on hand. They smell so refreshing!
Aveda Pure-Fume Absolute in Love ($30): Such a nice earthy scent. The sandalwood calms me down immediately after a long day.
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler ($20): The best way to fake an awakened look is by curling your lashes, and this curler is the hands-down best I have ever tried!
Tweezerman Tweezers ($23): Another must-have tool! You never know when you’ll need a pair of tweezers, and these have an adorable, sleek pink case.
REN Moroccan Rose Otto Body Lotion ($44): Leaves my skin super soft and smells like a rose garden—can’t go wrong!