When it comes to beauty products, there are so many options made available for us today that sometimes it’s hard to keep up and choose which ones could actually work for us. There's sensitive, extra-sensitive, best for summer, best for winter, cruelty-free, best for the evening, best for day and a whole lot of other considerations. Our tip? Listen to the experts. So we did our research and even asked some of our favourite makeup artists what makeup products they swear by. Keep reading to know their suggestions.
PrimaVista Long Keep Base
Philippine-based makeup artist Apple Faraon, who has worked with various brands like MAC Cosmetics and has done makeup for personalities like Miss Universe Catriona Gray, said that her all-time fave for keeping the oil at bay is PrimaVista Long Keep Base. "I ask my clients who use this and they say their skin stays matte longer," she said.
NYX Micro Brow Pencil
This drugstore find is actually a favourite and used regularly by makeup artists such as LA-based Bree Stanchfield whose clients include Sarah Gadon and Maria Bello. “You can make the tiniest brow strokes [with this product]! It’s a dupe for a popular Anastasia Beverly Hills pencil, and is just as good,” Stanchfield said in a report.
NARS All Day Luminous Foundation
Archie Vergara, another Philippine-based makeup artist who has done various fashion editorials with beauty queens like Margo Cooper, the current Miss World Bulgaria, said that his favourites include NARS All Day Luminous Foundation because it feels very light on the skin and already offers medium to full coverage. He also swears by using Thayers Toner and the moisturiser from VMV to help prep the skin before doing full makeup.
e.l.f Shine Eraser Blotting Sheets
According to Sienna Gross, an editorial makeup artist, one of the best products she has used to blot unwanted shine of makeup while on set is something you can buy at drugstores: e.l.f Shine Eraser Blotting Sheets.
L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Lipstick
Melina Ruiz, a makeup artist to the stars like Chrissy Teigen and Keleigh Sperry, said that one of the best yet simple makeup finds you can cop from beauty stores is L’Oreal’s Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Lipstick. This liquid lipstick is long-lasting and doesn’t have the cake-like feeling that can be uncomfortable for some.
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