These are the five hero products the backstage make-up pros swear by and now we, yes you, can get our hands on.
They’re the backstage heros we glimpsed across a crowded room in Paris/New York/Milan and subsequently fell in love with before we realised they weren’t available. But days of trawling the internet for our lost loves are over as they’ve finally landed in a store near you. Snap up these must-have beauty products before it’s too late:
Revlon Baby Sticks – £5.99
When we first spied make-up maestro Gucci Westman transforming 32 fashion week-weary models into fresh-faced nymphettes at Oscar de la Renta back in September 2012 we swooned. Her weapon of mass distraction? An innocuous, chubby lip and cheek tint that comes in three colours and melts into the skin for a flush so natural people will think you’ve just had a three-hour session in the gym. We waited a year but our patience has finally paid off.
Bumble and Bumble Spray Chalk – £15.00
Yes, we know, pastel hair is so last season, but when us beauty journos were introduced to Bumble and Bumble’s new Spray Chalks backstage at Ohne Titel in New York, it reignited our love of colour, prompting a furious bout of chalking after the show with our coveted samples. Available in ‘Blush’ ‘Cobalt’ ‘Lavender’ and ‘Mint’, the future’s orange, pink and blue.
Wella Professional Ocean Spritz Sea Salt Spray – £8.90
This is the product we almost relegated to stuff of beauty legends. Sure, we’d see it season after season, where it would miraculously transform any model’s hair into that perfect Gisele/Kate texture. Don’t ask us why it’s taken so long but it’s finally landed on our shores and our hair is most grateful.
Bioderma Crealine H2O – £9.99
This is the one product you’ll find in every model’s handbag and bathroom cabinet. Why? It’s the gentlest, most effective way to remove make-up. And, after 15 make-up changes in a day and four weeks of fashion week to get through, it’s easy to see the appeal.
MAC Fall 13 Forecast Eyes Palette – £35
According to make-up artists backstage, it was easily the most pilfered product of fashion week. It was also used everywhere (we’re talking from Alexander Wang to Zac Posen). The reason being? The buildable, blendable and ultimately wearable creamy hues that will see you through autumn, winter and beyond. The tricky part is getting your paws on them (although if you miss out on the fall palette we’re pleased to confirm a spring ’14 version was being unveiled during the shows in September). Form an orderly queue now…