As much as fashion was our first love, we are becoming more and more into makeup every day! We love discovering and trying out new and exciting products and of course more than anything, we love sharing them with you. We also are so appreciative of all the love and questions we receive regarding the makeup we wear, so we thought we would take this time to answer some of the most common makeup related questions we are asked…
Q) What would you say is the best long lasting foundation?
A) Personally I (Phillipa) have two foundations in mind for this question; I love the ‘Dior forever natural nude’ (which I wear in 2N) and the ‘Nars natural radiant longwear foundation’ (which I wear in shades Santa or Fiji). These foundations give the perfect amount of coverage and last me a full working day, from first thing in the morning until I take my makeup off at night.
Q) What is your go-to, everyday lipstick?
A) My favourite everyday lipstick would have to be either Charlotte Tilbury’s ‘Pillow Talk’, or ‘Runway Royalty’. They are the perfect everyday shades and I truly could not leave the house without them!
Q) Which primer do you recommend for day to night wear?
A) I would recommend either the Laura Mercier ‘Pure Canvas Primer’ or the Giorgio Armani ‘Luminous Silk Hydrating Primer’. They both work wonders and keep my makeup in place and looking fresh from morning through to evening.
Q) What is the best smudge free mascara?
A) I searched so long for a reliable mascara that didn’t end up giving me black eyes from all the smudging, and I think I have finally found the best of the best! The Nars ‘Climax’ mascara and the Bobbi Brown ‘Smokey eye’ mascara are amazing and most definitely smudge free!
Q) What is your favourite concealer?
A) My favourite concealer would have to be either the Nars ‘Radiant Creamy Concealer’ or the Bare Minerals ‘Full coverage concealer’. They are both such staples in my makeup bag and I highly recommend!
Q) What would you say are your top 3 most used makeup products?
A) My top 3 most used products would be my beloved Tom Ford ‘Eye defining pen’ eyeliner that I use religiously every day, the Charlotte Tilbury ‘Brow Cheat’ to keep my brows in check, and of course the Dior ‘Forever natural nude’ foundation.
Q) Your makeup always looks so natural, what is your daily routine?
A) My daily routine is definitely subject to change, however at the moment… I begin with my Giorgio Armani ‘Luminous silk hydrating’ primer and then apply my Dior ‘Forever natural nude’ foundation on top. Next up I use the Nars ‘Laguna’ Bronzer Followed by the Charlotte Tilbury ‘Pillowtalk original’ Blusher. Then for my eyes I use the Chanel eyeshadow liner, Bobbi Brown ‘Smokey eye’ Mascara and the Charlotte Tilbury ‘Brow Cheat’. And finally for my lips, I apply the Charlotte Tilbury ‘Runway Royalty’ lipstick.
Q) What is the best tinted lip balm?
A) Personally I think Clarins do the best tinted lip balm. They work wonders and I live by mine on those manic busy days!
Q) Which makeup brushes do you use?
A) I have used bare minerals brushes for what seems like forever and they have never let me down – I highly recommend!