The 14 Beauty Products Make-Up Artists Buy on Repeat

The 14 Beauty Products Make-Up Artists Buy on Repeat

While we’ve never been more spoilt with the choice of beauty products on offer, there are still a handful of products that prove themselves time and time again. From make-up to skincare, we spoke to eight make-up pros who reveal their old faithfuls…

Caroline Barnes, Celebrity Make-Up Artist

With her star-studded client list and extensive knowledge, Caroline has become a go-to guru for easy make-up application tips and a non-nonsense approach to what really works…

Cicaplast La Roche Posay Lip Balm
“I am never without a lip balm and this is my go-to for soothing dry, chapped lips instantly. Makes lips super smooth and primed ready for a good lipstick.”

IT Cosmetics CC+ In Medium
“Full-coverage without being cakey, this wearable CC cream gives skin a flawless finish with a whole host of skincare benefits, including SPF 50.”

Em-J, Vegan & Cruelty-Free Make-Up Artist

With 13 years’ experience in the beauty industry, Em-J is known for her signature, dewy looks, along with her entirely cruelty free kit…

Milani Dewy Spray
“This is the BOMB. A dream product for skin, I go through about one of these dewy sprays every two weeks as I use it on myself as well as my clients. It works really well before foundation, or during foundation application to thin the product out, or on top of your base for a sheer finish, and even for touch-ups throughout the day when your base starts looking cakey. Honestly, I can’t rave about this product enough.”

Charlotte Tilbury Bedroom Black Eyeliner
“I always say this is the only black pencil liner you will ever need. If you think your pencil is black, try Charlotte's and compare. This pencil is the blackest of the black and makes the darkest of eyes look bright. It blends really well for a smokey effect, sets, and stays put for hours. I stockpile this product as I know I will never find a pencil I love more and always have a few lying around in case i can't find it!”

Florrie White, Fashion & Celebrity Make-Up Artist

Regularly painting the faces of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Alexa Chung, Florrie is best known for her pared-down red carpet looks…

CeraVe Daily Moisturising Lotion
“I always carry two CeraVe Daily Moisturising Lotions in pump form in my kit. I mix it into concealers to create a natural, dewy complexion and also to target elbows and knees, which can be extra dry. It’s compatible with every skin type and my clients often leave with one of the bottles as they love it so much.”

Elle McNamara, Bambi Does Beauty

Elle’s extensive skincare knowledge sets her apart from the crowd, along with her roster of tips for ‘less is more’…

Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm
“I get sent a lot of products to test, but this one is the one I find myself nudging PR’s for a top up of time and time again. Sumptuous, buttery decadence that leaves my skin cleansed, but in no way stripped.”

La Prairie Three Minute Peel
“I am a sucker for a great exfoliating acid peel, and this one remains King on my shelf. It delivers baby soft skin in minutes with zero irritation, it’s honestly quite hard to beat. The worrying thing is now I have my mum onto it, so it runs out for me in half the time!”

Hannah Martin, Pro Make-Up Artist And Co-Host of Life & Lipstick Podcast

From beautiful bridal make-up to dark, smokey eyes, Hannah’s your go-to easy tutorials, wearable looks and authentic product advice…

Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector
“I was introduced to these lip perfector tints in 2011 and I must have been through at least 20 by now, if not more! They come in seven shades but number six ‘Rosewood Shimmer’ and number seven ‘Toffee Pink Shimmer’ I can’t ever be without for my kit, but also for myself. Not as shimmery as their name suggests, these balm-like glosses hydrate the lips while adding just a hint of opaque colour – divine!!”

Kenneth Soh, Professional Make-Up Artist

London-based make-up artist, Kenneth has worked with celebrities and major fashion brands alike and is known for the sheer, glossy skin he creates…

Muji Fine Cotton Buds
“These fine tipped buds are essential for cleaning up mistakes and cutting that super sharp liner look. I love that the shaft of the cotton bud is made from paper to avoid any use of plastic, too.”

Twelve Beauty Ideal Moisture Level Serum
“A light, clean serum that really plumps skin up beautifully pre-make-up. It’s instantly absorbing without causing any greasiness on the skin.”

Lisa Potter-Dixon, Make-Up Artist & SL’s Beauty Insider

As our resident Beauty Insider, Lisa needs no introduction, she knows make-up inside out, as well as how to get flawless brows like a pro…

Stila Magnificent Metals
“These are a real go-to for me. These liquid glitters transform any smokey eye instantly and are available in a huge range of beautiful pigments.”

Benefit Precisely My Brow Pencil
“This gives you your BEST brows ever. It has an ultra-fine tip and makes any brow look fuller and more defined in seconds. I honestly couldn’t be without it.”

Morgane Martini, Expert Make-Up Artist

With her French girl aesthetic, Morgane knows a thing or two about cool-girl beauty. She’s your go-to for all things effortless and chic…

Marc Jacobs Accomplice Concealer
“It’s such a portable concealer and very easy to use with your fingers so you can apply it speedily on-the-go. I also love how much coverage it gives; I can easily do my full face with it as foundation sometimes feels too much.”

Ruby Hammer, MBE & Make-Up Artist

With a strong belief that make-up should only emphasise rather than cover your face, Ruby is one of the best-known and most-loved make-up artists in the business…

Beauty Blender Sponges
“I use these all the time and wash them after every use. They’re super useful when it comes to applying, blending and refining your primer, foundation, concealer and even your SPF. They give me unbeatable control and a polished, natural finish.”

Kiehl Ultra Facial Cream
“My go-to face cream, this suits every single skin type I know. Lightweight, but hydrating, you can layer it with serums or oil too for extra hydration. I also love that it has no fragrance – it’s an absolute failsafe for me.”

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