Everyone has a favourite beauty tip that’s a little under-the-radar or off the deep-end — or both. You know, those eyebrow-raising bits of advice that sound more like old wives’ tales than beauty miracle workers. Maybe the Internet taught you the old mayonnaise-as-a-hair-mask trick and it actually worked, so you’ve sworn by it ever since.
But, makeup artists have been holding out on us. There’s a whole host of insider tricks they use that they haven’t shared with the rest of us. Until now, that is. Here, makeup artists weigh in on the beauty fixes of the future: tips and trips that will change the way you do your beauty regime.BIODERMA Sensibio H2O
A staple in beauty kits across the world, and used by many of the industry’s top players. In fact, makeup artists dubbed it as the easiest, most gentle makeup remover out there. Instead of using soap, Sensibio H2O contains tiny micelles (small cluster of cleansing molecules), which help dissolve the impurities in your skin so you can simply rinse or wipe them away. Because of the micellar action, you don’t need to scrub your face in order to get rid of makeup, sunscreen, or any impurities.
(was $42), VIIMART.comGLAMGLOW YouthMud® Tinglexfoliate Treatment
This isn’t exactly a makeup artist secret, but celebrities swear by it. Packed with super antioxidants and minerals, it was originally designed as a 10-minute professional ‘facial in a jar’ for exclusive backstage use in Hollywood’s entertainment, music, fashion and award industries. Providing gentle resurfacing exfoliation, the clay works to detoxify and awaken skin by drawing out impurities to leave skin smoother, brighter, and softer — resulting in immediate camera-ready glowing skin.
(was $88), VIIMART.comCAUDALIE Beauty Elixir
Being a makeup artist, the last thing that they would want to happen is for their hard work of artistry to melt off. Favoured by in-demand makeup artists, this iconic facial mist acts as the ideal priming base and setting spray between layers of makeup. Inspired by Queen Isabelle of Hungary’s famous elixir of youth, this part-tonic-part-serum blends myrrh, rose, orange blossom, grape, rosemary, lemon balm and mint for a potent beauty cocktail that does it all: soothing, softening, pore tightening and radiance boosting.
(was $69), VIIMART.comESTEE LAUDER Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II
Touted as one of the best beauty products of all time, this beloved serum promises to maintain skin’s youthfulness by erasing fine lines and renewing your complexion for a smoother, more radiant complexion. But that’s not all — here’s your trick to finding a glowy (not shiny) look: blend your favourite foundation with this serum for a great mix of coverage and dewiness. Alternatively, pat some under eyes before you apply your concealer, and watch how the eye area remains hydrated throughout the day. Say bye to creasing!
(was $170), VIIMART.comCRÈME SIMON Crème Universelle
Adapted from the original formulation in 1860, this well-loved remedy heals, soothes and restores long-lasting moisturization to dry and sensitive skin areas. Multi-awarded for over a century, it is popularized for its ability to plump up visible fine lines around the eyes (in fact, celebrity makeup artists swear by this iconic healing cream to diminish fine lines prior to a photoshoot), soothe redness and common skin irritations, heal acute dryness and sunburnt skin, regenerate dry elbows and cracked heels, and moisturize dry cuticles.
(was $68), VIIMART.com
These tips and tricks don’t take long, yet can really transform the way you are perceived by the world. We hope you find your favourite new technique from these A-lister secrets!