Like most makeup artists I don’t actually wear much (having got bored of my own face years ago)

People often ask me what my favourite makeup products are, and while I’ve previously written about the top essentials in my professional kit bag, this week Frillseeker has asked me to spill the beans on what lurks inside my own personal cosmetics bag.

Like most makeup artists I don’t actually wear much (having got bored of my own face years ago), so everything is low maintenance, tying in nicely with a general ‘less is more’ approach to life! 

  • La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo+
    Smooth, healthy skin is the best base for any makeup, and as mine is oily/problematic, I never go without using this moisturiser. Launched earlier this year, Effaclar Duo+ repairs skin keeping it clear and bright even when I’m pooped from working long hours. 
  • Benefit Porefessional
    A real multi-tasker, this primer is great for mattifying, smoothing skin, blurring lines and hiding pores. Winner! 
  • Darphin CC Cream
    I love to wear a light base and this one gives coverage, protects skin and contains an added SPF 35 which is always a plus in my book. 
  • Armani Maestro concealer
    Another skin care hybrid, the maestro concealers from Armani not only conceal dark circles but also work to lighten them over time. Mainly what I love about them is how smooth they are to blend, never caking or looking heavy. 
  • Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow in Stone
    You can’t go wrong with a neutral on eyes and this one works particularly well with my colouring. The powder is really soft, building easily and quickly from a soft wash of colour to a much deeper, smoky shade depending on how the mood takes you. 
  • Lancome Mascara
    At the moment I’m testing out the new Grandiose mascara (which I love) but I’ve been a devotee of Lancome’s Hypnose mascara collection for years – I also have a soft spot for YSL Baby Doll mascara. 
  • Maybelline Brow Drama
    I’ve tried and tested more expensive versions of brow gel/mascara and always come back to this one. I love the fact there are three shades to choose from as well. 
  • YSL Vernis á Levres
    ​I’ve got about five different shades from this stain/gloss collection ranging from soft beige to coral to more vivid tones. The long wear formula comes in handy, especially for someone who likes to do their make-up and then forget about it!

Do you rate any of my faves?