Clients all the time ask me ” What is your favourite makeup brand” and to be honest I don’t have a “Favourite” per say. Every product brand has someone unique and different that I like about them. I don’t necessary like EVERYTHING in a line but I have my “Top Must Have Products” that work well with my line of work. Being a professional full time artist I rely most on quality and durability. There are times when I will pay the extra $20 for a foundation because it works ! ( You know what they say, you get what your pay for). Expensive products doesn’t mean they are the ” best” either, sometimes you are paying for marketing, a celebrity endorsing it or “luxury” packaging so don’t be fooled! ;). Here are my TOP 5 Makeup Products that I absolutely LOVE
1-Loreal- Yup Loreal you read right!, Its Drugstore brand but its okay =) I go through mascara every few weeks from brides, grads to personal clients. Loreal mascaras have always been a staple in my kit. They are not ” too wet” nor ” too dry”. For me they are the perfect consistency for what I need them to do. Loreal Voluminous has one of the Blackest Blacks out there and it really enhances the lashes
2- Face Atelier Ultra Foundation Pro- Canadian based company (thumbs up) that delivers a exellent foundation which is building, light weight and lasts. I have used so many foundation out there from drug store, high end to luxury and I have finally found my go to foundation!. Its so soft and weightless and does so much with just a little bit of product. the 0++ is a must in my kit too as it is a adjuster for those who want a different ” tone”
3-YSL Rouge Volupte- These are my favourite lipsticks hands down. They are super pigmented, soft and very moisurizing. A swipe definitely goes a long way. They come in a full range of shades and I am sure you can find one that will fit you. From soft beiges to reds and deep plums, these lipsticks are a must have in my kit.
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte
4-Viseart Eyeshadows- I got introduced to these a few months back when I was taking a Colour Theory Course in Seattle. After touching them and playing with these eyeshadows my life was changed imediately. Not only do these shadows blends like a dream, they also have no fall out at all. You can create the ultimate smokey eye without having to go back and fix up under the eye. I love how they come in all sorts of colours ( Perfect for a compact kit)
5-Makep Forever HD Creme Blush- Makeup Forever created the HD Foundation with HD Powder a few years back and they were a game changer. As mediums have now changed to HD we ( makeup artists and consumers) require HD compliant products. These creme blushes are amazing!, they create the most gorgeous colours when applied on the face ( kind of like that air brush finish look). They are easy to blend and the colour range works on all skin tones.