Makeup Tips from a Pro: Sara Glick

Sara Glick is a NYC-based makeup artist, who's applied mascara and lip gloss to the rich and famous, and the young and beautiful. However, she's a salt of the earth kind of gal, and we dig that. She keeps a blog, Glick's Tips, and the tagline reads "The Common Sense Approach to Makeup." We like. Of course, we had to ask her for a few of her beauty tips and, naturally, we come away with the name of the best tube of red lipstick for $5. Read on for more of her fabulous nuggets of "common sense":

I Heart Daily: What are three of your favorite budget buys? Sara Glick: Some of my drug store favorites are Maybelline's Define-A-Brow Eyebrow Pencil ($6) and, my personal favorite mascara, CoverGirl's Lashblast Volume Mascara ($7). As for my favorite low priced foundation, I recommend bareMinerals foundations ($27), which you can get at bareMinerals.com, Sephora and department stores.

IHD: Three things worth splurging on? SG: The Tom Ford line of lipsticks ($48 each). They have a wonderful color range and a great velvety feel. If you like liquid foundation, I absolutely love the Luminous Silk Foundation by Giorgio Armani ($59). It gives great coverage and if you want a lighter look, just mix it in with your daily moisturizer! And for eyeshadow, my favorite goes to Christian Dior's 5 Couleurs palettes ($59). Each shadow can be applied individually or in combination with others to create any number of different looks, and they are long lasting!

IHD: What's your go-to lip color? SG: I am and have always been a fan of red lips. I have rocked a bright red lip since I was in high school and it still hasn't failed me! I have always preferred matte just because it stays on longer and tends not to 'bleed' into the skin around the lip line. Red lips are definitely high maintenance but the result is totally worth it. I used to wear MAC's Ruby Woo but lately, I have been into Red Velvet by Milani ($5).

IHD: Make us feel better -- not all models have perfect skin, right? SG: Believe it or not, models are people too and are susceptible to break outs just like the rest of us. If you are battling acne or other skin issues, you shouldn't feel pressure to cover up blemishes unless you want to. If you are self-conscious and want to use makeup as a way to gain more confidence, I say go for it!

IHD: What advice can you offer to those who are just starting to wear makeup and experiment? SG: Makeup is a great tool for self-expression that should be playful and fun. I recommend trying different looks, either from what you see in magazines or on the streets and see what you like best. Just have fun and remember not to take wearing makeup too seriously!