I'm a total beauty junkie. In fact, so much so it's embarrassing. But on the bright side my embarrassment is your benefit. Im forever trying and testing all the new amazing (and not so great!) goodies.
Here are a few products that I have been religiously using, some old & some new.
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk
Yes. Yes its still on my list. I have tried & tested many foundations both on myself and clients and I have yet to find a better one. The finish is just beautiful, it replicates skin and the colour range is generous. If you have very oily skin I would suggest priming your skin well with a mattifying primer. For makeup artists who would like to stock it in their kit Id suggest colours #2, #6, #6.5, #9 & #14.
La Roche Posay Corrective Fluide Foundation
OH MY GOODNESS!! This foundation is my personal absolute favourite. The coverage - perfect! It is high coverage but still looks like beautiful natural skin. The colour - perfect! I use #Tan and I have never found a colour so perfect. The longevity - perfect! I wear this all day long and it lasts. Now if that is not enough it is also good for your skin:
- 100% allergy tested.
- 0% parabens, fragrance and alcohol.
- Formulated with neurosensine.
- SPF 25.
Kevyn Aucoin Volume Mascara
This mascara has been a long time staple both in my personal makeup bag and my professional kit. I can apply this unique Japanese fibre mascara and know it wont budge, smudge or flake....not one little bit. And because the formula tubes around the lash you can easily wash it off with warm water. I LOVE THIS!!!!
By Terry Dual Powder #8 #7 #6
This I can claim as my recent discovery. Although being out for a while it took me a little bit to purchase a few to try (lets be honest I knew I was going to be addicted). Guess what, Im addicted! The soft, buttery, powder formula is so fine and beautifully pigmented that is blends perfectly. I have #6, #7 & #8 which I find quite universal and suits most skin tones.
Make Up For Ever Aqua Paint XL
Without a doubt Make Up For Ever are a well respected brand particularly amongst makeup artist. THEY KNOW THERE STUFF! I have been using there aqua paints not only for their beautiful colour but also for their incredible staying power. As most of us know, our eyelids are the oiliest parts of our body but despite that these creme shadows withstand all of that and last forever!