What make-up products do you use?
As a professional make-up artist, I don’t like to limit myself to one particular brand or range of cosmetics, as I believe that one brand alone can not contain a range of products that will suit everybody’s individual needs. All of the products I use are highly pigmented, professional-grade, photographic, and long wearing. This allows me to achieve a natural and fresh look with a flawless finish, that looks fantastic in person and in photos, but without the heavy make-up look and feel.
My kit does not contain over-the-counter make-up nor mineral make-up, which is fine for everyday wear, however is definitely not recommended for photographs. Titanium Dioxide and Iron Oxide are the major ingredients in everyday and mineral make-up, which are to be avoided due to the way they ‘flare’ against the photographer’s flash resulting in a ghostly white face.
My make-up kit holds a diverse range of products, including the following brands:Ardell – False Lash ExtensionsBeautyBlenderBeauty So CleanCara KCinema Secrets DUOGraftobianHarlotte Cosmetics
Model in a BottleModel Rock (formally Blync)Napoleon PerdisUrban Decay Cosmetics
For airbrushing make-up applications I use an Anest Iwata air compressor and airgun in salon as well as a portable Graftobian air compressor and airgun (with rechargeable battery pack in case of power outages).Anest Iwata Spray Equipment
The airbrushing foundation, corrector, shimmer, highlighter, blush, and contouring products I use include the following brands:Elementwo AirbrushGraftobian Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
Other beauty products include:Caron Brilliance XXX White WaxIntraceuticalsNatural TanMoroccan TanRefectoCil