SH: Five most coveted products, and why?
FS: 1. Stephane Marais foundations:
Sadly Stephane Marais’ line was discontinued a while back, but I have a stash of his foundations in my make-up closet, and they are always in my kit.
They are so creamy, the colors are perfect and the texture gives the skin a perfect finish without it looking heavy or cakey. I have yet to find another foundation that goes on like his….when I run out, its going to be traumatic!
This is an amazing highlighter. It isn’t too oily or, most importantly, too greasy. It just gives the skin a soft subtle glow wherever you put it. I love it on cheekbones and the bridge of the nose, shoulders and clavicals. It brings life and light to the skin.
3. Shu Uemura Paint Liner in Black:
Some of the worst make-up news I’ve heard recently is that Shu Uemura is being pulled from all of the stores in the US. Their products are a make-up artists dream – the pigments are so strong and pure. The Paint Liner is a gel liner that is waterproof, and the black is incredibly dark and inky.
The formulation is really smooth, so I can get a micro thin line if I want, or I can paint a think black shape with no patches, and I know it won’t move once it’s on. I just stocked up the other day since it’ll be really hard to get come the end of summer! Get yours while you can….
4. Josie Maran eyeshadows:
Her colors are great, and the formula is one of the best. The colors stick to the skin, blend perfectly, and as a bonus, they are paraben and petrochemical free. Her packaging is all recyclable, and the cases are made of a corn based resin, so they are compostable and biodegradable. I love that Josie cares about the environment and made an eco-conscious brand that is also incredibly chic.
5. YSL Touche Eclat #4:
This shade of concealer is great for darker skin tones – so many concealers can make the skin look ashy or grey. This one has a warm golden tone which lightens and brightens under the eyes magically, without looking thick and heavy.
SH: Favorite look you’ve ever created, and why?
FS: This image (left) is one of my favorite pictures in my book. She has an amazing face. incredible skin and I love the strength of her features.
I like that even though the make-up is strong, you can still see her skin.