You possess a rhythm entirely your own—so this month, let it be the soundtrack to your journey of self-expression and growth. Move to your own beat, explore makeup that celebrates your unique beauty, and embrace all your passions.
Curious how we’re finding our groove? We tapped 27 IPSY staffers to share their go-to get-ready song and an IPSY product they can’t live without. Save this lineup to your Spotify, and name the playlist IPSY’s Ultimate Get-Ready Songs. The next time you’re doing your hair or makeup for an event big and small (even just a night in with your friends), queue up this playlist and get ready to find your groove.
“The COCOKIND Resurrection Polypeptide Cream is a miracle-worker for dry skin! When I’m getting ready, I’m all about doing tons of skincare prep to create a hydrated base for my makeup. This cream absorbs within seconds, completely smoothes out any flaky patches, and gives you a youthful, plumped-up appearance. After using it, my foundation goes on so evenly and easily.” –Tiffany Tse, Director of Editorial
“As a life-long Swifite, no pump-up playlist is complete without this banger, and the BENEFIT COSMETICS The POREfessional: Super Setter slaps just as hard (and not just because I used it to get my look through all three hours and 15 minutes of the Eras Tour show). It gets rid of any powdery look to your complexion, helps blur your pores, and really does lock in your look. My glam lasted all the way from Taylor’s Lover intro to her Midnights era finale.” –Maddie Aberman, Senior Manager of Editorial
“I love the ORIGINS GinZing™ line! I apply this gel cream in the morning (before my SPF) and at night (after my serums) so that my skin feels more plump and moisturized. Bonus points because it plays well with my oily skin!” –Susan Muramoto, Senior Copywriter
“The NATASHA DENONA Alloy Cheek Duo in Super Glow + Blush & Bronze Powder has killer pay-off. You only need a little swatch of the blush to get real impact. I like to dab it at the top of my cheekbones and then lightly bring it to the apples of my cheeks for a sun-kissed look. And the bronzer rounds out the back-from-the-beach glow. My get-ready song is “Moon” by Kid Francescoli. I love the build up and the way the beat drops...it really gets me going.” –Jenna Habayeb, Chief Marketing Officer
“I’m trapped in the pink blush trend and I can’t get out!!! BEAU BABE BEAUTY Blushing Blush is the perfect shade. I dust it all over my cheeks and nose to give me the Barbie-pink flush, and I get SO many compliments.” –Alex Schultz, Senior Copywriter
“I'd say my favorite get-ready song currently is “PURE/HONEY” by Beyoncé. I've been listening to her new album on repeat since the moment it came out and am so excited to see her perform live in a few weeks! My favorite products I've been using lately are SKYLAR fragrances and the JLO BEAUTY That Hit Single® Gel Cream Cleanser to keep my skin feeling clean and refreshed.” –Tyler Wentworth, Senior Director of Social Media
“ORIGINS’ GinZing line was one of my first beauty counter purchases as a young adult! I love the formula of the ORIGINS GinZing Energizing Gel Cream with Caffeine & Niacinamide. The gel feels really refreshing, especially with the ginseng and caffeine in the ingredients. This is the perfect prep for getting ready to go out. While I do my hair, I let it soak into my skin to create a hydrated canvas for my makeup.” –Meg Harrop, Senior Manager, Creator Partnerships
“Listen, as much as I try, I cannot stick to a consistent sleeping schedule. I’ve learned to embrace it and the shadows under my eyes that it comes with. That doesn’t mean I don’t like to conceal them! During my morning, sacred, unmovable skincare routine, I use the KOPARI BEAUTY Niacinamide and Caffeine Eye Bright Cream to help with this as much as possible. I love how my face feels right after. And my go-to song is “Break By Soul” from Beyoncé (duh!)." –JC Solorzano Arrechea, Project Manager
“My go-to get-ready product is the CIATÉ LONDON Watermelon Setting Powder in Translucent. I love how this powder perfectly sets my foundation without adding any cake-y look. I'm always left with a smooth, flawless finish!” –Mary Alsfeld, Graphic Designer
“Getting ready for a night out obviously starts with THE shower, including DEW OF THE GODS Qew™ Cucumber + Collagen Vitamin Scrub. This cucumber-scented salt scrub turns into a creamy lather and makes my skin feel super smooth and hydrated.” –Morgan Donahue, Copywriter
“I received an eyebrow pencil from PINKLIPPS a couple months ago called Brow'd Up, and I loooove the application of it. You barely have to apply any pressure to get good pigment! As for my go-to song, I'd say “Multi-Love” by Unknown Mortal Orchestra. It hits every time.” –Sarah Johnston, Social Media Strategist
“My current favorite song and also my go-to get-ready song is “Princess Diana.” This song gives me a boost of feminine energy and confidence! I usually have it blasting in my bathroom as I set my makeup with the BENEFIT COSMETICS The POREfessional: Super Setter. Setting sprays are a must, and I love how this one keeps my makeup in place for hours.” –Nicole Manzanero, Graphic Designer
“I use the MURAD City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 while listening to “Warm Love.” This is my favorite song to start the morning because it's so light and welcoming, it's the perfect way to start your day on the right vibe, and I live in a sunny area, so I don't leave the house without some SPF. This product is great because it's not greasy and goes on soft like a cream.” –Parker Cooley, Senior Producer
“My go-to get-ready song is “6’s to 9’s,” and I love to use FIRST AID BEAUTY Ultra Repair Cream when getting ready. It's ultra hydrating but fast absorbing, making it the perfect base before makeup application.” –Julia Lee, Senior Social Media Manager
“My song is “Kiss” by Prince and The Revolution, and my product is TOO FACED COSMETICS Too Femme Heart Core Lipstick in Too Femme. Prince famously just wanted your extra time and your…kiss, which is how I assume everyone feels when I head out in this killer pink lipstick.” –Lindsay Bukiet, Senior Project Manager
“Lately, I really like the song “Players” by Coi Leray. As a makeup minimalist on most days, I am drawn to any makeup or skincare product in a stick because it makes it easy to apply and doesn't make a mess or require extra tools. I am loving the ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Stick Blush in Pink Dahlia I chose in my August BoxyCharm! Just a few quick finger strokes to blend, and I am good to go. Also, I've been really into draping for a lifted look these days, and this product is perfect for that because the formula is super creamy and pigmented, which is perfect.” –Ally King, Senior Manager, Integrated Marketing
“The ORIGINS DR. ANDREW WEIL FOR ORIGINS™ Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Soothing Treatment Lotion is my skincare go-to and first step (after cleansing, of course) when I’m prepping for my day. This hybrid serum-lotion immediately soothes, hydrates, repairs, and protects—the adaptogenic licorice root combats external aggressors that can lead to early signs of aging, making this product a must-have fountain of youth elixir!” –Deana Saukam, Copywriter
“I love the KAT BURKI Silk Protein Primer because it helps my foundation go on really smooth and last throughout whatever I am doing. I also love that it hydrates and protects my skin from slogging pigments in my makeup.” –Karen Chimal, Director of Creator Partnerships
“I love the CIATÉ LONDON Watermelon Burst Hydrating Lip Oil because it's so versatile and keeps my lips hydrated. I wear it by itself for a neutral shine or I pair it with a lip liner if I want to achieve more of a glam look.” –Kylie Moore, Senior Project Manager
“As we shift from summer to fall, I’m all about keeping my skin feeling extra hydrated to lock in summer glow for as long as possible! The KEYS SOULCARE Golden Cleanser is my go-to cleanser right now. Yes, it’s an effective cleanser, but this formula is so luxurious. It smells great and leaves skin feeling really comfortable and hydrated. It feels like a mini pampering session when all I’m doing is washing my face.” –Tina Shim, Senior Vice President of Brand
“My go to getting ready song is “Rose Colored Lenses,” and my fave product from my recent BoxyCharm is the LYS Cream Bronzing Stick. It's my all-time favorite bronzer stick, and it’s going viral on TikTok right now for good reason! It's so creamy and adds a perfect natural warmth to the skin.” –Brooke Carroll, Merchandise Coordinator
“Since I’m working from home, I tend to keep my beauty routine pretty simple! I love the ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Stick Blush in Soft Rose as it gives me some glow with minimal effort. Recently, I’ve been loving Father John Misty, and “Real Love Baby” has been on repeat in my apartment.” –Kerry Andrews, Brand Partner Solutions Planning Specialist
“My go-to product right now is KATE SOMERVILLE® Peptide K8 Power Cream. I love a hydrating cream like this that has peptides to prep my skin for the day.” –Sheila Reyes, Senior Producer
“My favorite part of the get-ready process is blush, you really can never have too much blush! The Tarte Maracuja Juicy Blush in the shade Orchid is a great everyday shade that's super creamy and blends out beautifully for a nice natural pop of color.” –Ebony Jones, Brand Operations Coordinator
“As a newbie to liquid liner, CIATÉ LONDON Fierce Flicks Liquid Liner in Black is easy to hold and control. I was able to draw in my winged liner pretty perfectly on my first try. The black is dark and even without looking costumey!” –Diana Maciel, VP Creative
“The TARTE™ Maneater™ Waterproof Mascara has been the perfect addition to my summer makeup routine. Its clump-free application effortlessly adds volume and length for the perfect beachy look. This mascara's staying power is unmatched, ensuring I stay flawless on my summer weekends at the beach when I'm in and out of the water all day. It's a game-changer for those seeking long-lasting, beach-proof beauty.” –Lucy Zimmer, Project Manager
“I love how upbeat and happy the song is, and it’s fun to start your day listening to it and getting ready—also, major IPSY pink vibes! I recently started using FENTY BEAUTY Snap Shadows Mix & Match Eyeshadow Palette in Rose, and I love how versatile it is, whether it’s for a casual dinner or going to a wedding or concert. I recently used it to go to a Taylor Swift, and the glitter was very on brand. I love how blendable and pigmented the shades are.” –Erin Smith, Manager, Creator Partnerships
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