Throughout my career I have been on countless shoots, sometimes to style models for editorials and ad campaigns, other times to get my own makeup done and, on all occasions, I have encountered the same selection of beauty products in every makeup artist’s kit I’ve worked with. What makes these products so good they have become known as ‘cult products’? Over to celebrity makeup artist, Mary Wiles and founder of The Session School, Dani Guinsberg to answer this question for me.
Kiehl’s Crème de Corps £27 – “A luxury product that penetrates the skin making skin softer and more supple over time. Also great for any weddings or events you may be attending when your winter legs or arms will be on show as it gives you a nice sheen.”
Papaya Gold Pawpaw Moisturising Balm £5.99 – “An inexpensive gem that everyone should have at the ready – as a makeup artist it’s one of the better balms I have found. I use it as a lip nourisher to prep the lips before lipstick and keep one in my handbag for dry cuticles.”
Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution £10.20 –“It’s the best Micelle water out there – it rebuilds the skin’s hydrolipidic film and removes waterproof makeup even on the most sensitive of skins without causing irritation and without rinsing. A great product when time is of the essence.”
Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré £20 – “I’ve have had Embryolisse in my kit since the mid nineties. It’s a brilliant multitasker. I use it as a cleanser, a massage cream and a moisturiser. It’s a great base to hydrate skin and bring it to its optimum for makeup application.”