Above everything else, I am a true makeup girl. I’ve been playing with makeup since I was 15 years old. I used to watch makeup tutorials in my bedroom with every product I own splayed out in front of me, re-creating my favorite looks as close as I could. I would show up to high school with pastel eyeliner, red lipstick, and colorful smoky eyes. (Please keep in mind that this was back way before Euphoria.)
All of this is to say I’ve never been one to shy away from an eye-catching makeup look. I’m all for using products that are highly pigmented, full of glitter, or both. That’s why I’m a huge proponent of makeup brands that are truly made for makeup lovers and not just people who occasionally wear makeup.
One of those brands is Danessa Myricks Beauty. Founded by celebrity makeup artist Danessa Myricks, this brand is essentially an ode to makeup. It’s filled with smart, high-quality formulas, tons of pigments, interesting finishes (hello, duochromes), and an extremely inclusive shade range. I put these products to the test to find out if they really are a makeup lover’s dream. Ahead, read my in-depth reviews of the brand’s best sellers.