Which Products Do You Love So Much You Finish? We Ask the Experts!
by Jill Russell
Published Aug 21, 2013
There are some products that we love so much, we shake, squeeze, and scrape the very last bit out of the container. We polled a variety of beauty experts and makeup artists to find out which items they use up—and rush out to buy more. Here are the beauty all-stars they can’t get enough of.
Who: Wayne Goss, renowned makeup artist and video tutorial star on YouTube and Beautylish
What: MAQPRO Fard Foundation
“This stuff is just amazing. It’s a wax-based foundation from France that offers sheer to full coverage, and it’s adjustable with primer. There are more than 200 shades and because it’s a wax, it blends into the skin, giving the most gorgeous natural finish.”
Who: Claudia Soare, vice president, Anastasia Beverly Hills
What: Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Powder in Candlelight
“It’s gives the perfect amount of shimmer that doesn't look like glitter, and highlights the skin without making you shiny. And it wears for a long time!”
Who: Cecilia Romero, hair stylist for René Furterer/Art Department
What: Terax Life Drops Leave-In Protein Conditioner
“This leave-in conditioner is one of my favorite products. It contains a wheat protein that nourishes the hair and restores its vitality. As a session stylist, I love it because in a few minutes, you can already see hair looking healthier. It photographs very well! I use it on all of my models.”
Who: AJ Crimson, founder of AJ Crimson
What: Caudalie Beauty Elixir
“This is the most amazing freshener I have ever used. I have one in my carry on, one in the car, one by the bed, and one in my backpack. Also one in my makeup kit for my clients that I put on before makeup. I’m obsessed! The smell is so therapeutic and calming. It’s great for rehydrating, and I know I’m helping my skin with grapeseed oil extracts. The travel size is perfect for anywhere, winter or summer.”
Who: Manna Kadar, makeup artist and founder of Manna Kadar Cosmetics
What: Batiste Hint of Color Dry Shampoo
“I use it not only as intended as a dry shampoo, but also with an eyebrow stencil to fill in my brows!”
Who: Zena Shteysel, creator of Z•palette, department head makeup artist, Dancing With the Stars
What: Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
“Ohhhhh, to only name one? That's not easy, but this is a product I use not only on my clients, but also on myself. The finish leaves skin looking flawless with a dewy glow. It takes away redness, minimizes pores, and creates the perfect base for a beautiful makeup look. It's a must-have in my kit.”
Who: Carolyn Hsu, Managing Editor, Makeup.com
What: GlamGlow YouthMud Tinglexfoliate Treatment (Mud Mask)
“This is hands down the best mask I've ever used. The product goes on as a mask and becomes a gentle scrub as you wash it off. Not only does this mask improve the texture of my skin with just one use, leaving it soft and moisturized (but not greasy), it also tightens pores and provides a mini ‘face lift’ effect, so that I also look more energized and youthful. The test of whether a product is really good in my home is if my boyfriend will use it, and he has recently started asking for this one. With the two of us equally obsessed, it's no wonder that we've used up every last bit in the jar.”
Who: Jamie Greenberg, celebrity makeup artist for Mark.
What: Lancer Dermatology Skin Care System
“I follow Dr. Lancer’s system and take it seriously. The good news: my skin has never looked better. The bad news: I'm addicted!”
Which products do you love so much that you use every last drop? Tell us in the comments!