The surprisingly affordable beauty products the pros love

We're looking at some of the surprisingly affordable beauty products that pro make-up artists secretly love.

When it comes to beauty there's an abundance of choice out there whether you're looking to splash the cash of save the pennies. But there are some products that walk to line between both worlds.

So, what do the pros keep in their make-up bags?

  • KIKO Pure Clean Scrub & Peel Wipes €5.90

We all suffer from dull, flaky skin from time to time. And while it's always nice to have the time to pamper yourself, these are ideal for when time is tight. The double sided wipes offer up a textured, exfoliating side to remove dead skin and a cooling, softer side to refresh skin. The handy resealable pack makes them ideal for travelling as well as backstage mini facials.

  • Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Cleanser €5.50-€16

Available in a few different sizes, a bottle of this cult classic micellar water sells every 5 seconds in the world. And one thing you can be sure of, is that it is in every make-up artist's kit bag. The reason? It cleanses the skin, removes residual make-up and creates a clean, fresh base for make-up to be applied over.

  • Avene Cicalfate Cream €13/40ml

I first came across this through a recommendation from a friend who had been working at Milan Fashion week. She told me that everyone had a tube of this backstage. Aside from helping to soothe irritated skin, it also gives it a beautiful glow before make-up is applied. So if you're into your dewy look, then this is the quickest way to achieve it!

  • Muji Thin Cotton Buds €4

These cotton buds are an enduring favourite among make-up artists and are a must-have for last minute finishing touches, whether you're creating a razor sharp winged liner, defining an arched brow or perfecting a red lip.





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