Straight from the backstage make-up stations at New York Fashion Week, we bring you the key beauty products that you really need to know about. If they're good enough for the likes of Cara and Karli...
They’re the unsung heros of fashion week: those innocuous-looking products that make the lives of the make-up maestros that little bit easier. Make way in your bathroom cabinet for:
1. The BeautyBlender
This very pink, odd-shaped sponge was spotted everywhere from Donna Karen to DKNY. The reason? It helps to seamlessly blend away tell-tale tide marks of foundation, blusher and highlighter for luminous ‘lit from within’ complexions.
2. Lucas Paw Paw Ointment
That familiar red tube, once only the reserve for travellers in the know and make-up artists lucky enough to travel to Oz, is the ticket to glossy lids, subtle sheen on the tops of cheekbones, as well as treating a whole host of skin woes from chapped lips to cuts and scrapes.
It’s been a backstage staple for years, achieving cult status amongst the fash pack. Why? Because in the words of Michael Winner, it takes overwrought skin and helps it to ‘calm down dear’ whilst gently removing every trace of make-up. Ahhhh.
4. Heritage Store Rosewater
If you could bottle dewiness it would come packaged like this. Seen spritzing the faces of the genetically blessed backstage both pre and post make-up for the healthiest of glows. It also smells divine.
5. Nars Luminous Moisture Cream
A relatively new contender to the backstage front-runners, this skin saviour has been the saving grace behind this seasons ‘raw beauty’ (read: no make-up) looks. It does what it says on the tin.