5 Skincare Essentials Makeup Artists Swear By

MUA skincare essentials

Professional makeup artists have truly mastered the art of travelling light. So when it comes to products worthy of a spot in their kit, it’s all about those multi-tasking heroes that work on all skin types to save them lugging around a suitcase full of skincare. From a moisturiser that doubles as a cleanser, to an iconic french pharmacy ointment cream, these are the holy grail skin products that MUAs always have in their kits. Why? Read on to find out.

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Found in practically every French pharmacy, Homeoplasmine is a true skincare staple loved by Parisians and makeup-artists globally. Pop backstage at any fashion show, and we guarantee you’ll spot it in every MUA’s kit (even nail artists!). Often hailed as “the ultimate balm”, this multi-tasking hero soothes irritated, broken skin and works wonders on chapped lips. Apply a tiny amount to lips for a completely smooth finish that dries down to a comfortable matte finish, great for tackling dry skin under lipsticks. 


MUA skincare kit essential
Egyptian Magic

Egyptian Magic 

A staple in any Makeup Artist’s kit, this all-natural balm-to-oil quite literally works magic on cracked skin and dry lips. Plus, it creates the glossiest skin finish when pressed on to the highest points of the face and body. Some MUA’s even mix it in with foundation to transform matte, full coverage foundations into a more natural, glossy finish.


MUA skincare essential

Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré

Another french holy-grail is the Embryolisse Lait-Crème – a firm favourite in every MUA’s kit. Its rich ultra-rich formula contains essential fatty acids and vitamins to plump, nourish and hydrate all skin types (even sensitive). Skin is left looking fresh and dewy, ready for makeup application. It even doubles as a makeup remover and nourishing mask for clients or models who may need a quick-fix of hydration.


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Mac Strobe Cream

‘Strobing‘ is a huge Instagram beauty trend that blew up in 2018, but this industry icon has been a key player for makeup artists for years now. This illuminating liquid highlighter quite literally transforms dull, lacklustre skin into luminous, glass-like skin that looks like it’s had a full eight hours sleep. Packed with iridescent particles, antioxidants and vitamins, it’s another must-have kit companion for refreshing and reviving flat and tired skin. 


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Caudalie Beauty Elixir

Part essence and part tonic, this plant-based facial mist infuses skin with a burst of cooling hydration. Formulated with extracts of antioxidant grape and restoring rose to give skin an effortlessly vibrant glow. Use at any point in yours (or your clients) skincare or makeup routine to revive parched skin – it’s even handy for fixing foundation that looks a little matte or cakey. Side note: it smells incredible.

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