As a Makeup Artist it’s probably no secret that I love, love love makeup! And, because I’m all about spreading the word, there is no way I could keep these under-the-radar brands a secret!
I came across this line almost 10 years ago and it’s been a staple in my makeup kit ever since- so I can’t really call it “new”- but until recently it has been under the radar. The Luminizing Moisture Tint SPF 20 and the Cheek/Lip Tint in Dahlia are two products I never go without. The lightweight moisturizing tint with Ginsing and Gingko Biloba deliver antioxidents and even out the skin-tone all while making the skin look so fresh and glowing! The Dahila Tint gives you the most amazingly natural looking cheek and lip and is soooo blend-able and long lasting. Don’t be fooled by the darkness when you first see it, it’s a must try product!
Based in Venice Beach CA which is also my hood- Hourglass is uber-cool and has some of the most modern and sleek packaging I’ve come across in a long time. But this brand is about form and function! First and foremost try the Ambient Lighting Pallet, it’s the best and most unique skin enhancer out there! I also love the Veil Fluid Makeup and Veil Primer and the super unique Lip Treatment Oil with the 24K gold tip! Talk about luxe!
Vogue Paris cited Ellis Faas as “one of the most influential make-up artists of her time“. She doesn’t disappoint with her unique makeup line. Nearly everything in the line is in pen form. And…wait for it… all the pens fit into the coolest looking and most useful holders, one that you can strap on and wear line a sash or belt! And one that is more like a canister that you can throw in your bag, or because it looks so sleek, keep it on your counter. My personal favorite product here is the liner, it’s amazing and it totally stays in place and as dark as when you first applied it.
In Health and Happiness