As a makeup artist I am always on the look out for new products to try out, as a makeupaholic I'm constantly in a battle with myself to not spend a small fortune each month!
I've been watching Lisa Eldridge's videos alot recently, shes been in the industry over 20 years so knows her stuff! Lately I've been thinking loads about skin care and growing my collection of skin saviors. I was watching one of Lisa's videos about what skin care she stocks up on when she visits Paris. She buys so much of her skin care goodies from pharmacies over there, but was made up to find some of the products she loves are available here in Boots!
La Roche-Posay is a french brand of skin care, in Lisa's kit she uses their Rosaliac (anti redness moisturiser) Effaclar H (For acne prone/acne treated skin) which I want to try!
I am also excited to try RCMA's highlight and contour palette. I already have a big RCMA palette (shinto) which has honestly lasted me years! I only use it occasionally when I get a client with skin that needs/wants super high coverage, but I think it should be a staple in every makeup artist's kit as it's so versatile . So I know the product, I know how it works, so I can't wait to try the highlight and contour palette.
On the 'must get' list are some Kevyn Aucoin products, mainly the Sensual Skin Enhancer (the name alone makes you want to buy it!) It has rave reviews from lots of makeup artist's, which is why its on my list.
Tom Ford next, I've been lusting over their products for about a year now but haven't made the leap to buy. Their products are VERY high end with a VERY high end price tag. I'm talking £36 for a lippy and £62 for a quad palette. On my list (for myself) is their Rouge Fatel lipstick (deep red) I did want Black Orchid but think its been discontinued!! For work I want the Shade & Illuminate palette and about 3 of the eye shadow quads (Golden Mink, Cognac Sable,& Ice Queen)
I've wanted to try Laura Mercier's Secret camouflage concealer for ages, and I think that's probably the first thing I'm going to get which is on this list.
Next is my beloved Chanel Illusion D'ombre (cream shadows) we use Mirifique (sparkly black) religiously as a base for jet black smokey eyes, but there are loads more colours I want.
That's just the tip of the iceberg! Obviously I see new things every day and I'm like "Must have....need.....life's not complete without.."
But, common sense takes over and I realise i've got to eat and pay bills. So silly things like having a roof over my head often win, but I'm working my way through the list slowly but surely, and when I get something i've mentioned here I will blog about it and tell you all exactly what I think.
What's on your list? Let me know!