Colette shares with you her top 5 make-up products of the moment, and why they should be part of your makeup collection…
1. Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation
Make Up For Ever’s Ultra HD Foundation was created for high-definition technologies of the film and TV industry, ULTRA HD advanced formulas look invisible on 4K camera and to the naked eye. This foundation feels like a second skin, but still provides medium coverage, and the light-diffusing formula looks natural and makes skin look flawless and feels moisturised. It’s also really buildable, so you can build up your desired level of coverage.
The finish is invisible, natural and feels comfortable on the skin. The fluid texture blends in seamlessly and conceals imperfections to unify the skin’s texture. The colour range is really extensive and realistic to natural skin tones.
Why I love this: “This foundation gives a lovely glow to the skin, and is really changeable with different foundation primers for a different effect. Its truly really buildable, and delivers a fresh faced look every time. It comes with a really easy to use pump action dispenser”
2. Illamasqua Precision Brow Gels
I love Illamasqua’s Precision Brow Gel! It really allows you to create perfectly defined brows with ease. The product doesn’t clog on thicker brows as easily as some other brands of brow gels. The Precision Brow Gel is water-resistant, and the cream/gel formula makes it so easy and smooth to apply.
The colour range is realistic too, although I’d like to see a slightly lighter version of ‘Awe’ for lighter blonde hair. ‘Awe’ for blonde/light brown hair, ‘Strike’ for brown/dark brown hair, ‘Glimpse’ for red toned hair and Skate for grey toned hair. The soft texture and long lasting properties also mean no smudging throughout the day, with no need for an eyebrow primer.
Why I love this: “This product applies with ease and with appropriate brush work can be blended easily. It also stays put on dry flaky skin around the brow area where other leading brands go patchy.”
3. Illamasqua Beyond Powder
Highlighters are a key part of current makeup looks, and so you can imagine I’ve tried a fair few! But the Illamasqua ones are really special…
Illamasqua’s Beyond Powder is a lightweight, baked highlighter that adds a beautiful radiant glow to your complexion. Whether you want to achieve an all over illuminating finish or simply highlight certain points on your face. Used wet, or on damp skin it delivers a more intense finish.
Why I love this: “Its a must have for understated elegance, and also for more intense makeup looks it’s perfect. Its not too sparkly and photographs so beautifully. I especially love this when creating a luminous dewy finish.”
4. Sigma 3DHD Kabuki Brush
Sigmas patented 3DHD Kabuki Brush is a multifunctional brush, quite frankly, ‘engineered to perfection!’ It was uniquely designed for all areas of the face to apply liquid, cream and powder products uniformly on every curve, ever crease and every angle. What’s more, it’s a cruelty free brush make of Sigma’s exclusive (and very special) Sigmax Fibers. It’s easy to clean, doesn’t absorb my precious makeup and blends flawlessly.
Why I love this: “Love Love Love! I’ve never used this brush on a client without them remarking how incredible it feels on their skin! And, technically it applies and polishes to perfection.”
5. Make Up For Ever Smoothing Primer
Make Up For Ever Smoothing Primer instantly fills in and blurs imperfections for a really silky soft skin and blurred finish. It glides on the skin like silk, to even out skin texture by minimizing pores, wrinkles and fine lines. The skin looks resurfaced and perfectly smooth for a flawless makeup all day long.
Why I love this: “It significantly reduces fine lines and wrinkles, and creates a soft velvet tone to the skin and a soft focus blurred effect”