We wanted to end this week with Ai Nagasawa of Makeup by Ai‘s top three beauty picks. Ai is a freelance make up and hair artist based in Vancouver. She has been in the industry for over 12 years including nine years with MAC as a makeup pro. Thank you for being a part of our beauty column Ai!

Here are Ai’s fave things!

MAC Paint in the color “untitled”: One of my must have item in my kit is MAC paint in “untitled”. It is a silicone based creamy eye shadow that has a powder finish. It is completely waterproof and prevents creasing of the eye shadow. I love to use this product as a primer on the lids before I do any sort of make up application on the eyes. It comes in a variety of colors so you can wear it alone or use it as a base for your powder shadows. This product truly allows for long all day wear for your shadows!! Perfect for brides.

Color Science Pro Pressed Mineral Foundation compact: This foundation is absolutely amazing!! It offers light to full coverage (depending on how you apply it) to the skin and feels weightless and non drying. It gives the skin a flawless finish without the look of wearing any powder on the skin. Truly magical! There are many mineral products out there but this one is by far the best I have ever used.

Beauty Blender egg shaped sponge: This sponge is an absolute must have if you are a make up artist. It is such a great tool to use when applying foundation and concealer. The tip is great for the hard to reach corners and the curved base is excellent for larger areas of the face. The suede texture is very soft and comfortable when applying make up. It is also latex free and odor free.