Kiehl's Calendula Herbal Extract Toner - Why I love it? It calms and soothes the skin without being drying. Perfect for keeping the skin blemish free.
Laura Mercier Primer - A popular favourite for years, the LM primer is the perfect way to prep your skin before foundation. It comes in 5 different formulas (original, oil-free, hydrating, mineral and radiance) to make it easy to find the perfect fit for your skin. This primer will keep your foundation looking fresh all day and help act as a barrier to protect your skin.
Cle de Peau Concealer - AMAZING!!! This lightweight concealer perfectly covers blemishes and under-eye circles, has a mousse like texture and glides on the skin without looking dry or heavy.
Shu Uemura's Eye Lash Curler - This iconic lash curler is like none other and will give your lashes the perfect curl.
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation - The perfect foundation for glowing skin. It glides on very smoothly with a silky light weight texture and has buildable lasting coverage.
Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil - I love this makeup remover/cleanser! It takes off even the heaviest makeup and leaves the skin feeling petal soft. It comes in 6 different types so you can find the one best for your skin. My personal favorite is Fresh because it helps to control oil and minimize pores.
Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer - Never orange, this bronzer gives your skin the perfect glow all year round. Comes in a variety of shades for every complexion.
Bobbi Brown Long-wear Cream Eyeshadows - These shadows are long lasting and you can wear them on their own or they are perfect to use as your base under other shadows. Will last all day and night!
Tom Ford Lipsticks - This creamy formula goes on smoothly without drying the lips. The color will last and has some very vibrant shades! My fav's for Spring/Summer are Wild Ginger & True Coral, for Fall/Winter are Black Orchid & Cherry Lush, and for all-year long pinky/nude, go with Pink Dusk.
Stila Kitten Eyeshadow - Perfect for highlighting the inner corner of the eye or as an all over light lid color to brighten the eye.
There are so many products now-a-days, it is hard to choose just a few favorites. Working in makeup I am always finding new makeup, skincare and tools that are amazing, but these have stood the test of time so far...
What are some of your favorites?
Katie is a makeup artist based in Vancouver BC, represented by Lizbell Agency. She has been in the Vancouver beauty scene for 10 years, and in love with makeup for most of her life. When she is not painting faces she writes for her blog and is a contributor for Fashion Magazine.