The products a makeup artist can’t live without
A great foundation
“It’s important to match your skin tone exactly, so keep three shades in your kit,” says celebrity makeup artist Katrina Raftery. “As the seasons change, so does your skin tone. Keeping a few shades means you can blend to match your colouring throughout the year.’”
“Use this to counteract redness and fatigue, drawing it inside the lid to bring light to the eyes,” Raftery says.
“A coral lip colour lends itself to any occasion, any age and any skin tone. Even if you’re caught on the run at a last-minute cocktail invitation, it is perfect!”
Splurge: MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in XO
“Trio wheel highlighters are great for all skin tones. You can contour with the bronze shades and use lighter shades on the brow bone and the jawline to reflect light and create a halo effect. Use the peach in place of your traditional blush.”
Splurge: ModelCo Highlighting Trio
Save: Savvy Jumbo Illuminator
A fan brush
“Perfect for applying heavily pigmented bronzer, this disperses colour evenly and allows for better blending. Begin at the apple of the cheeks and sweep up to the brow bone. It’s also fantastic for picking up eyeshadow spills under the eyes.”
Splurge: Inika Organic Vegan Fan Brush
Save: BeautyPRO Fan Brush
Chelsea is BEAUTYcrew’s Contributing Editor. She has a sweet spot for anything that claims to make skin glow and won’t leave the house without a slick of mascara. Chelsea has 10 years of experience as a beauty editor and her words can be found on BEAUTYcrew, Women’s Health, Daily Addict, The Joye and Primped.