Makeup artists are the unsung heroes of Hollywood—after all, it’s (partly) because of their work that our favourite celebrities look so damn #flawless on the red carpet (the other part we credit to their good genes). That why, when the opportunity arose to pick the brain of one of Hollywood’s top makeup artists, Mary Phillips, we grabbed it.
First, we made her tell us the exact products she uses the get J.Lo’s skin looking so ageless (and pore-less, and perfect). Then, we made her tell us if there were any under-the-radar skin products she swears by—luckily, she was more than happy to share her expertly curated picks.
Click through to find out the can’t-live-without skin products Mary Phillips uses on her clients!
Epicuren Orac Age Protect Serum ($150)
“I love this stuff, and I love this brand! The Age Protect Serum ($150) has a variety of powerful, protecting antioxidants that combat the visible stress that your skin inherits through mental and physical stress, pollution, and aging. Keep using it over time [and I guarantee] this will stay in your medicine cabinet forever!”
Elemis Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm ($60)
“It tightens and gives an instantaneous sheen to the skin—you could use this in lieu of an illuminator! I love that it's free of parabens, SLS, SLES, DEA, mineral oils, artificial colors, and silicones.”
NUDE ProGenius Omega Treatment Oil ($78)
“I love facial oils, and this is a good one! It's got a bunch of different omega oils that help aid different skin concerns [like sagging and dullness]. Used regularly, you'll see a difference, and even if used sparingly, your skin will feel instantly moisturized!”
Beauty Counter Lustro Face Oil Collection ($175)
“Other face oils I would highly recommend are the ones from the brand Beauty Counter. First of all, it’s amazing that [their products are] all eco and green, and actually good for you. And there's a makeup artist, Christy Coleman, who’s half behind the brand, and I like supporting fellow artists! There's so much thought and love in this brand; the packaging is so unique and good. But I digress—Beauty Counter's Lustro Face Oils ($64 each)—there are three different ones that you can use to soothe and improve the texture of your skin!”
Sisley Botanical D-Tox Detoxifying Night Treatment ($240)
“Now for a wild card—Sisley is another line with great products across the board, especially their masks! With the D-Tox Mask ($240), you use it at night for just one month, and it's literally a detox for your skin! At the end of the treatment period, your complexion is brightened and you appear rested and radiant. Compliments are sure to follow—promise!”
Wei Beauty Dragon Blood Eye Lifting Pads ($60) and Gingko Leaf Repairing Face Treatment Pads ($68)
“Wei Beauty is another line everyone should check out. [I like] their their Dragon Blood Eye Lifting Pads ($60), and treatment masks like the Gingko Leaf Repairing Face Treatment Pads ($68).Traveling, sleep deprived or just want a beauty boost in your regime? Use these for instant results—instant.”
Click here to find out the products she uses on J.Lo!