Our resident beauty contributor and gun makeup artist, Mikele Simone chats to Australia’s leading beauty experts on their must-have, desert island, couldn’t possibly live without beauty products. You’re welcome.
Filomena Natoli @filomena_makeup
“This Versatile product is creamy, easy to blend and allows me to create structure easily and seamlessly. I use it as the label suggests; to shade the contours of the face and luminate areas that need a liftm but I also love to use the ‘shade’ tone over the lid to create a subtle tint and definition on the eyes.”
Isabella Schimid @isabellaschimidmakeup
“I use my Jade Face Roller to help plump the skin and create a natural healthy glow. I apply face oil on the skin and use the Jade roller to massage it until it absorbs. The rolling motion helps bring blood to the surface of the skin which plumps any fine lines and gives the skin natural radiance, while the cooling of the Jade helps de-puff and alleviate tiredness.”
Kristyan Low @kristyanlow
“I love this face oil because it’s lightweight and absorbs into the skin beautifully. It works with most skin types, and is great for dry, stubborn areas before makeup application. Easy to work with but also rich in Antioxidants and Vitamin C to soften and brighten the skin, a little goes a long way long way and gives a lovely ‘slip’ for makeup application. I also use it to sheer out other products or create a natural highlight.”
Nicola Burford @nicolaburfordmakeup
“I use this on every face, every time – on models, actors, at events and on TV and film stars of any age. It creates a light and diffused luminosity on the skin, especially under the eyes, and it is the perfect quick fix on set.
Use under the eyes as a colour corrector and lightweight concealer. I also use the lighter shades as a subtle highlighter on the high planes of the face, sometimes mixing it with a luminous liquid for a stronger glow. The warmer shades are great for enlivening sallow or grey looking pigmentation on the skin.
Sometimes it’s all I use to create the most natural makeup looks.”
Jasmin Lo @jasminlo.beauty
“The Lo Roller keeps my brushes (my prized possessions and tools of the trade) in perfect condition and safe from damage when carrying my kit. It looks really good on the makeup table, and having a beautiful clean set-up puts me in the right frame of mind to create beautiful faces! I also love that I can I wash it when it gets a little dirty from makeup!”
Charlie Kielty @charliekieltybeauty
“I’ve been using this two pan cream concealer since the beginning of my career, 15 years ago, and it has never let me down. I buffer it into the skin over moisturiser or on top of foundation for a seamless, creamy finish, or replica of natural good-looking skin. Powder applies beautifully over the top and never looks cakey or dry. The colours in the range are also fantastic and versatile.”
Samantha P @samanthap_
“I love this product as it gives the skin a natural, healthy glow. It works beautifully as a lip hydrator but is also gentle enough to apply on the eyelid for that ‘glossy eye’ look. I also use it to create gentle shine on the cheekbones and collarbones for a dewy look without shimmer.”
Carol Mackie @carol_mackie
“This has long been a must in my kit. MAC Prep and Prime Fix soothes and hydrates the skin prior to care and also sets makeup when sprayed over a finished look.
I always use my Prep and Prime Fix+ with Prep and Prime Softening Lotion to maximise the effect from the Fix+. I begin by massaging Prep and Prime Softening Lotion into the skin using my MAC #168 Brush, really working it in, especially around the nose area where it tends to be dryer and where concealer can grab. I then spray the face and brush liberally with Fix + – pushing it into the skin. It wakens the skin and prepares it for everything that’s yet to come.”