10 high street beauty buys the experts *actually* use
L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Mascara, £9, available at amazon.co.uk
Kim Kardashian’s long-term makeup artist and friend, Mario Dedivanovic, swears by the original L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara. It’s the one he’s used on Kim for over ten years, and will always go back to, no matter how many new formulas hit the market.
Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Precision Glide Eye Liner, £17, available at Boots
GLAMOUR’s columnist and glowy skin guru, Nikki Wolff, really knows how to nail a smoked out winged eyeliner and this creamy pencil has been popping up frequently in her tutorials. With excellent colour pay-off and a smudge-able texture that dries down to stay put, we can see why.
B. Cassie Lomas Sheer Liquid Illuminator Highlighter, £9.99, available at Superdrug
If you haven’t heard of the affordable vegan beauty brand ‘B.Makeup’ yet – check it out the next time you’re in Superdrug. They have some pretty impressive products, and ambassador Cassie Lomas (who does makeup for Perrie Edwards) favours the liquid illuminator in her kit, alongside Iconic London’s glow drops.
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream, £6, available at Boots
Before Kylie came out with her own Lip Kits in the US, her glam squad favourite, Ariel Tejada, loved using NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream. In fact, some shades make for pretty good dupes if you don’t want to pay the Kylie Cosmetics shipping fee…
Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Eye Crème, £30, available at Boots
Creator of #dewydumplings and the most delicious looking skin on Instagram, makeup artist Nam Vo knows what’s up when it comes to mixing the right skincare cocktail. This is the eye cream she uses to tackle dark circles, as it sits well under makeup and is packed full of vitamin C for a brightening effect.
IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe™ Flat Top Buffing Foundation Brush, £35, available at Boots
Patrick Ta has been bringing his A+ makeup game to the ‘gram for years, with clients including Adriana Lima, Taylor Hill and Gigi and Bella Hadid. When it comes to creating a silky smooth base, he says he prefers a dense brush, citing IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe™ Flat Top Buffing Foundation Brush for its soft bristles.
When Beyoncé’s makeup artist Sir John recently did a beauty shoot with GLAMOUR, he said “I love emollient highlighter like the Glow Drops, I like to put a little bit in the tear ducts on the eyes. It makes them look fresh and really awake – like you’ve had a lot of sleep.”
Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara, £10.99, available at Boots
Makeup and Youtube legend Lisa Eldridge told Red this classic is her favourite mascara; “It’s my instant beauty pick-me-up and my every day essential.”
Burt’s Bees Lipstick, £9.99, available at Boots
Hung Vanngo creates show-stopping looks on clients like Selena Gomez, Sophie Turner and Jennifer Lawrence on the regular, with plenty of colour-popping products in his kit. But his choice for an everyday lipstick? None other than Burt’s Bees. “These lipsticks are great for a little punch of color in a hydrating formula. They’re great for everyday because they’re easy to apply on the go and are comfortable to wear”, he told W Magazine.
Skin Food Cream, £12.50, available at Boots
Whether she’s applying it to Margot Robbie or herself, makeup artist Pati Dubroff loves a bit of Skin Food in her skincare (and makeup) routine. The versatile product can be used under makeup to treat dry areas and prime the skin, or on top as a dewy highlighter.