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23 Feb

6 Beauty Products Makeup Artists Swear By!

Deep down, we’re all creatures of habit, especially when it comes to makeup. We all have our favourite products and despite their access to the latest products, makeup pros are in the same boat!

They’ve got their own stash of favorites that they always have on hand or rather, in their kit. So, what products can’t makeup artists imagine living without? Check out the items they swear by!

1. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

There’s a reason this foundation is a best seller. Just ask Emily Oliver, Celebrity Makeup Artist,  “This is hands down the best foundation,” says Oliver. “The fact that it’s lightweight, has buildable coverage and a high performer makes it a must-have for me! Photographers thank me for using it on the models/actors/clients, as it makes skin appear to be photoshopped.”

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation









2. Giorgio Armani High Precision Retouch

This is not any ordinary concealer! No, this high-tech formula blurs blemishes, dark circles and any other imperfections. “This is a great product for prepping the eyes (I use it as an eye shadow base) and for concealing,” says Oliver. “This tiny tube packs a huge punch for covering dark circles and blemishes — I use it on every client. Light reflection technology directs light away from imperfections, making it one of my secret weapons on set!”

Giorgio Armani High Precision Retouch









3. Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat

The rumors you heard are all true. This highlighter is all that and so much more! “This is my favorite product of all time,” says Dell Ashley, Yves Saint Laurent Director of Makeup Artistry. “It’s the perfect highlighter that never creases and it gives perfected look to any complexion.”


Yves Saint Laurent Radiant Touch/ Touche Eclat









4. Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler

A good eyelash curler is a MUST! While you can certainly live without it, you’d never really want to! “A good eyelash curler is an essential instrument for every makeup artist,” as you will often hear Monika Blunder say “It opens the eyes and intensifies lash length and volume.”


Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler









5. Yves Saint Laurent Faux Cils Mascara

Not only does this mascara bring the drama, it also nourishes your lashes and strengthens them with each application. “This is my go-to for celebrity-inspired makeovers, as it applies so smoothly, builds quickly and delivers perfect red carpet lashes,” says Oliver.

Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils









6. Kiehl’s Creme De Corps Light-Weight Body Lotion

Just because it doesn’t go on the face, doesn’t mean this lotion isn’t important. When it comes to photoshoots and red carpet events, the body is just as important as the face, which is why makeup artists love this moisturiser. It is a must-have as it smoothes and hydrates the skin, making it feel soft and supple. It also absorbs quickly, eliminating ashy, patchy and dry skin immediately.


Kiehl's Creme De Corps Light-Weight Body Lotion










And we love each and every one of these cult beauty heroes!

Sarah Henderson

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