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Friday, March 07, 2008

Periodic Style Exclusive: Interview with Julie Teel, NYC Make-Up Artist, Part II

Last week, we introduced you to Julie Teel, the make-up artist in NYC who's done work on lots of our favorite shows and movies. This week, we're talking straight-up products!

What are some of your favorite must-have products and brands in your kit? For every day?

The products I choose to work with MUST be LONG-LASTING, BLENDABLE (melting into the skin), and feel weightless. The brands that dominate my kit are Chanel, Smashbox, L'Oreal & M.A.C. There are many others tossed in there, as the following list of MUST HAVE products will reveal...

MASCARA:
- MaxFactor 2000Calories Mascara
- L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara
- Prescriptives mascaras; they're easily applied and don't give that raccoon fallout.
- Sephora's Fiberwig Mascara is also a favorite; it just takes a bit of practice to learn the speed of application because it is a tubular formula, which prevents the raccoon fallout

CONCEALER:
- Yves St. Laurent Touche Eclat lasts without needing to be set with powder, which is great for the undereye of the mature woman
- Maybelline Coverstick; they are so creamy and blendable, come in a perfect range of colors, and are waterproof!
- Philosophy Supernatural blends seamlessly and the palette come with 3 colors to custom blend

POWDER:
- Chanel's loose powder is finely milled, which is GREAT for setting any undereye work
- Sonia Kashuk's loose powder, which has the slightest almost-not-even-there sheen which mimics the gentlest glow of natural skin
- L'Oreal True Match Pressed Powder for a natural look; it comes in a great range of colors that are easily matched
- Rimmel Pressed Powders have a great finish that really cuts the shine naturally

ROUGE/blush:
- Chanel has some delicious colors with just the right amount of sheen for a healthy glow.
- L'Oreal HIP crème blush: intense colors that adapt to all skintones and easily applied
- Make Up Forever blushes come in such a wide array of colors; great for playing and expressing your make-up personality

LIPS:
- Smashbox lip glosses are great because they have no perfume & the glossiness is tasteful, so they can be used on a wide age range.
- Sally Hansen Lip glosses are very moisturizing and are lovely natural-looking colors with high shine
- L'oreal HIP lip glosses have so much pigment; they give great coverage! Also, their regular line of glosses are fab too.
- Lancome Juicy Tubes smell delicious and come in fun colors.
- M.A.C. & Chanel lip pencils; they both glide on easily and have a great range of colours.

EYES:
- Chanel
- Smashbox
- Sonia Kashuk & MAC have great eyeshaows with fab colors and finishes
- Smashbox Crème Liner is rich and blendable and sets to last a long time, and it comes in tons of colors too.

BRUSHES:
I get most of mine wholesale, because I am a professional, but many great brushes can be bought out on the market. I have brushes from Sonia Kashuk, Sephora, MAC, artstores, and drugstores. It's a matter of feeling them and knowing what products you will be using them with. I am always looking for softness and pliability and construction quality for the money I am investing. The care of your brushes is also a huge factor of their lifespan.

For Everyday:

I say keep it simple until you get the hang of things. So, for everyday, I say DEFINITELY use:
- Mascara (curl the lashes to really open and create a longer lash look; this can be done before mascara is applied or after BUT ONLY when mascara has DRIED COMPLETELY! Touch it, then you will know.)
- Concealer/Powder if you really need to cover any dark circles or blemishes and cut any shine
- Lipgloss/Lipstick (colored) or Blush/Bronzer just to add an element of color... If you opt for blush/bronzer, then use a clear lipbalm/lipgloss to keep the lips kissable(!) and moisturized.

My personal make-up kit includes, for my basic look for every day:
- ProMinerals loose mineral foundation by Serious Skin Care
- MaxFactor 2000Calories/Fiberwig Mascara(s)
- Rimmel blush
- Neutrogena Lipbalm tube
- Laura Gellar Eyebrow Marker
- Shu Uemura Eyelash curler

Other brands/products I love :
- Philosophy (Supernatural Concealer/Loose Powder foundation)
- Giorgio Armani (foundation and cream blushes)
- Shu Uemura (concealer , blushes , eyelash curler)
- Nars (concealer, lipsticks, foundations)
- Black Opal (stick foundation, pressed powder, concealer)
- Laura Mercier (foundation, concealer)
- Make Up Forever (body make-up, eyeshadows, specialty)

What a great list -- the majority of these products are easily available to everyone! Check back next week for the conclusion of our interview, where Julie tells us more about the projects she's been working on, starring some amazing women...!

1 comment:

BeautyChick101 said...

What a great post! I always love reading about the products that makeup artists love. And it's interesting to see her mix of high-end with drugstore brands. Thanks for introducing us to her!

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