As beauty editors, our fantasies tend to differ from most peoples—they usually almost all involve lipstick and eyeliner, for example. But one fantasy we think we do share with the common public is getting a peek into a celebrity makeup artist’s medicine cabinet. Yesterday, that particular fantasy came true: Fiona Stiles (makeup artist to everyone from Jessica Chastain to Kate Hudson) opened up her own carefully-curated online beauty shop, Reed Clarke.
“Ultimately, what prompted me to create this site is the simple fact that I love products and I love talking about products,” Stiles says. “Magazines only give you a line, and sometimes they only want to hear about what’s easily purchasable. There isn’t a big platform for, say, an amazing nasal product for flying, for example. Being able to find weird things that work…it’s truly a labour of love. I just want to share the things I adore!” We recognised some of our own favourite brands while browsing her curation, and loved reading her personal recommendations and anecdotes in the description panel for each product. The site, named after her two sisters' middle names and her own daughter’s name, features a wide variety of her favourite staples—products that “sing to me,” as Stiles puts it.
We encourage anyone with a healthy beauty addiction to go to the site and check it out—just prepare to have your wallet on standby.
To get you in on the celebration, we’ve curated four of our favourite products from the site for a mini-giveaway!
1. “Like” – Head over to Byrdie’s Facebook page and give us a like!
2. Comment – Comment below with your biggest skin question!
3. Wait – We’ll announce the winner a week from now, on August 5th, 2014.
The Fine Print
-This contest is open to residents of the U.S. only.
-Winner will be contacted via their Facebook account. If our team does not hear back from you within 24 hours, a new winner will be selected.
-Limit one comment per entry. Multiple comment entries will not be considered
-This giveaway ends at midnight on Tuesday, August 5th,
-This is not a sponsored giveaway