Favorite Products

My absolute must haves for any beauty bag


I cannot live without my collection of NARS blushes. My must haves colors are Desire, Exhibit A and Taj Mahal! All of the NARS blushes have intense pigments and staying power. View Product

Eye Shadows

Playing up my clients eyes are always my favorite for professional television or print work. I love Urban Decay’s original Naked Pallet! It is a great bang for your buck, tons of colors that look good on all skin tones and travels great! The Naked 2 Pallet has a little too much iridescent for most of my professional HD makeup work, but is still good for everyday wear. And now there’s even a Naked 3, with more rose colored hues. Enjoy! View Product


What is a dramatic eye without a great liner?!? I go classic and black with Bobbie Brown’s black gel liner. But I like to also have the Bobbie Brown Espresso Ink on hand for when I do not want as dramatic or on someone with a fair complexion. This is perfect for a cat eye. View Product


Also love Smashbox’s eyeshadows pallets. They continue to come out with highly pigmented and reasonably priced pallets perfect for pros or the everyday girl. View Product

Palette even for the “non professional”:
Another great bang for your buck is Smashbox’s The Master Class Palette II. What makes it great is that it has 28 Photo Op Eye Shadows, four cream eyeliners, fives blushes, one bronzer, two soft lights for just $59. Just be careful with this pallet because the package itself is not the best. I would not recommend traveling with this palette. Just wish the package was as good as the product inside! View Product


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Every perfect complexion must have a good start. Here is the foundation and powder I cannot live without. Graftibian is a professional makeup line, but it the absolutely the best foundation and powder I’ve ever tried. Sign up for a private makeup lesion with me to find out your perfect shade. I do not sell any makeup products, but I can help you find the color you need to order, since it is only available on-line. View Product


Finishing off that perfect pout. View Product

Holiday Collections

One can never beat Laura Mercier’s holiday books. They are always to die for. View Product

I always stock up on Laura Mercier’s Mini Lip Glacé Collection every holiday for my makeup as well for my personal makeup bag. The small 2.8 ounce lip glosses are perfect for even the smallest bag clutch for a night out on the town. View Product

*Please note, I am a celebrity professional makeup artist. I do NOT represent any makeup products nor do I work any makeup line. Therefore, I am not getting paid to promote any of the products above. These are just my favorites from years of testing products before finding “the one” I cannot live without! I kind of think of it like dating until you meet the man you marry.

Carla Ligon-Miller is a Makeup Artist based in New York City working in Manhattan, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, DC, and Worldwide for Television, HDTV, Editorial, Commercial Print, Red Carpet, Events, Beauty, Advertising, and Weddings (per request).