Friday, August 31, 2012

Top Makeup artist's top ten beauty products

A great friend of mine is an amazing makeup artist. With a stroke of her brush and a flick of her wrist she creates dewy gorgeousness on the dullest complexion, sexy goddess looks on the quietest wallflower and delicate beauty on a tired worn out housewife. In fact, she did all this to me in one go. Yes, she is that clever. 
Over the years Rebecca has tried, sourced, begged and discovered hundreds of products and she is happy to share her top ten favourites of all time. I adore it when people are happy to share their knowledge.
  1. Inglot Primer. This makes your skin velvety smooth and preps it perfectly for foundation to be flawless and keeps your foundation lasting all day long. $35 at Ingot stores. These are located at most Westfield Shopping Centre
  2. Benefit 'Stay don't stray' eye primer. You can use this product all around your eye area. Apply it to your eye lid as a primer under eyeshadows or under your eye before applying your concealer. This has the cutest packaging too. This is $45 and you can find it David Jones.
  3. M.A.C. Paint Pot eye primer. Rebecca uses this product on all her clients. It's a gorgeous primer that makes anything you put on your eyelid last forever. It also prevents shadows creasing in the socket and it is the one of her favourite 'I can't live without' products. $35 and they come in many colours. M.A.C can be found in Westfield Shopping Centres.
  4. Kranberry Lipstick from Youngblood. Her perfect red lipstick. This is a stunning colour and looks amazing on. Red lipstick instantly makes you feel sexy and glammed up. $32 Beautiful You in Margate stocks Youngblood. You can buy online too.
  5. Napoleon Perdis coal eye liner pencils. Rebecca uses the black one daily. $28
  6. Maybelline Volume Express Waterproof Mascara. Beside making normal lashes look thick and lush, Rebecca has never had a client react to it. $16
  7. Youngblood Brow Artiste kit. This helps creates gorgeous thick, arched, defined eyebrows. The kit includes two powders, a gel, a stiff brush and a pair of tweezers. They cover all brow colours from platinum blonde to black. $69
  8. Napoleon Perdis Light Patrol luminizer palette. This is a beautiful highlighting/contouring palette. You can have perfect apples and give definition by creating perfectly highlighted cheek bones. Use the highlighter all over your face to create a luminous glow. This is perfect for spring.  $72
  9. NARS Illuminator 'super orgasm'. Use it on your cheeks or mix a little in with your foundation for this spring/summer season ahead and give your foundation a little kick. It will look dewy and youthful. Great for a girl's night out. $48 at Mecca cosmetics.
  10. Ardell Duralash lashes. These are Bec's favourite lashes of all time.  You can buy them online or at your favourite Terry White chemist. They are 100% human hair and are cheap as chips. $8.50 for a packet or strip lashes start from $10.95.
Thanks Bec, for sharing your top ten. I love your work. xx

Rebecca lives on the Northside of Brisbane, does weddings, events, workshops, individual lessons and more. You can find her on facebook at

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  1. Do you know what I have just decided? I am going to go to a professional and get my make up done and explained to me. I am nearly 40 {eek} and still don't really GET make-up. I wear it every day, but ... I should really learn how to do it properly...

    That might be something I do just for me... let's make it a reward for a goal... Ummm.... when I can run 5km {end of September hopefully} I will go and get my make-up sorted. Deal? Deal.

    Thanks for listening!

    1. B, I had Rebecca give me a lesson. It was fantastic! I would love to get one a professional lesson at least once every year. It is really worth it. After you can run 5km? Ok Deal! Rachel x

  2. Thanks girls! Lurve getting expert tips! X

  3. Wow, wish she could work her magic on me!

    1. You would love her. She lives fairly close to you, you should get together. :)

  4. Does she have any foundation recommendations? I sweat A LOT and don't wear anything but lipstick (ever) but would like to try wearing a foundation again. Sadly as soon as I put something on my face it drips off. (I can only wear moisturiser at night to bed!) People have suggested mineral powders. I tried an Aveda powder years ago but it really didn't do the trick.

    I sometimes think it'd be nice to 'glam' up a bit....


    1. Hi Deb, Rebecca suggested that if you sweat a lot you could also use a waterproof primer. A great one is by the brand "3B facesaver". You should be able to get this from a Terry White chemist. For a foundation she recommends Napoleon's China Doll. It dries to a matte finish. Then you could seal off with Napoleon's camera finish to give it a real staying power. I hope helps. Rachel xx

  5. I lovelovelove getting my makeup done professionally. It is such a treat for a special occasion. In fact, I have my wedding hair and makeup trial next Saturday and I can't wait! Plus I've got my birthday celebration that night, so I'll be feeling great! xx

    1. Trials are so much fun. i can't wait to hear how it goes. You will be a gorgeous bride!

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