Ever wondered what products the best of the best makeup artists use and love? You know, the type of makeup artists that dedicate their professional lives to accompanying the endlessly-photographed through late-night gas station runs, global press tours, mega-wattage red carpets and just about everything in between.
And given that the contents of their kit are required to both withstand scorching stage lights and photograph flawlessly, we were curious: what are the products they can’t live without?
Beau Nelson (CV Includes: Nicole Richie, Kristen Stewart, Nina Dobrev
“Giorgio Armani Designer Lift Foundation—a lot of my peers love Luminous Silk, and so do I, but I reach for the slightly higher coverage, more satin finish Designer Lift foundation even more. It creates a flawless, but completely natural looking finish that looks as good on camera as it does in real life.
Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder in Translucent: the only loose powder I carry, its ultra-fine texture sets makeup without dulling its radiance.”
Janine Lobell (CV Includes: Cate Blanchett, Michelle Williams, Natalie Portman)
Lisa Houghton ( CV Includes: Taylor Swift, Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton)
“The one product I cannot be without in my kit and has been with me throughout my entire career is Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place High Cover Concealer in light to medium. It’s actually an incredible concealer. The thing that makes it so amazing is the consistency: its very, very light, non-greasy and easy to blend so you only need the tiniest amount. I it use daily on photo shoots but it’s my go-to when I need to cover something very well like acne. Also great for dark under eye circles when you’re working on a show with very little time and you want the girls to have flawless porcelain doll-like skin—done quickly! I have hundreds of concealers but this one always comes up top.”
Pati Dubroff (CV Includes: Charlize Theron, Natalie Portman, Dakota Johnson)
Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask: This mask gives the most beautiful boost of hydration. It smells divine and my skin is plumped and very happy after even just a few minutes.
Hung Vanngo (CV Includes: Rose Byrne, Kate Bosworth, Elizabeth Olsen)
“I am a product junkie. I love trying new products all the time but if I can only pick one, it has to be Egyptian Magic All Purpose Skin Cream. It is the most simple and inexpensive product but I use it daily on myself and for my work. For myself, I use it as a lip balm everyday and on my body in the winter time. I also use it when I get a burn or skin irritation. For work, I use it as lip balm as well on every client, or as a highlighter when I want a subtle, dewy finish on the skin. I sometimes mix it with lipstick to sheer out the texture or with pigments to create cream eyeshadows.”
There you have it, their best of the best, holy grail, greatest of all time favourites!