The Beauty Desk
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Part 3: The skincare products makeup artists swear by
Thu, 14 July 2011 8:36AM
Primpettes, welcome to the third and final installment of this super informative, three part series. Just in case you missed the previous posts, over here and here, I decided that after spending years on set and location with a gazillion different makeup artists, it was about time I shared with you the products they use by the truckload. Here goes the skincare buys…
BIODERMA Crealine H20, from $43, from lehved.com.au.
Here’s the thing with models, their skin is subjected to an incredible amount of makeup on any given day, so when they say they LOVE a product because it’s ultra gentle and soothing on their sensitive skin, you know you’re on to a good thing. Models bathe in the stuff and makeup artists use it in-between shots to prep for makeup changes. Buy it, then wonder how you lived without it.
Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentrate (24 hr miracle cream): Don’t be fooled by the no-frills packaging, the French are known the world over for their savvy approach to skincare. Good quality moisturisers and cleansers aren’t seen as a luxury, instead, they’re viewed as an every-day essential that should be accessible to everyone. From day dot, they’ve always been focused on prevention and nourishment, rather than the repair road that we tend to take. It’s for this very reason that Parisian pharmacies are a mecca for incredibly affordable and hard-working skincare lines, just like this one.
Makeup artists use it to prep the skin before makeup and as a makeup remover. Plus, it’s also handy at soothing razor bumps and wind-burn. As far as I know, you can only buy this goodie online (I suggest you try rickys-nyc.com), but if you’re heading to France, or know someone who is, make sure you ask them to bring you back a couple of tubes (and one for me, please!).
Kiehl’s Creme de Corps, from $28 from Mecca Cosmetica.
This moisturiser has a cult following and for good reason. If custard and whipped butter had a baby, this would be it. It’s rich enough to tackle even the driest spots, like your elbows and knees, without feeling too thick or creamy. And because a little goes a long way, the bottle lasts near forever.
Lucas Paw Paw Ointment.
Now, even though I’m personally not a fan of this little number as a lip product, (I think the petroleum defeats the purpose), I’d be lying to you if I didn’t include it in the list. Makeup artists use it to prep lips before applying lippie or gloss, and then, they usually use the excess to play-up the high-points on the face, like the cupids bow and to tame unruly brows. I’ve also witnessed it being blend with a hint of crushed blush powder to create the dewiest, prettiest-looking cheeks.
Clever tip: always buy the tube, not the tub as it’s way more hygienic. Same goes for all your other skin/lip products.
Have you heard of the two French brands before?
Do you use Paw Paw Ointment?
What about the Creme de Corps?
Are you surprised by this list of goodies?
Posted by: Eliza Ashe