Re­store Your Van­ity

The Celebrity make-up artist Carolyn Gal­lyer, who is now based in Dubai and works with top brands such as Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuit­ton, Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana, gives us a sneak peek into her make-up bag

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Carolyn Gal­lyer started her ca­reer as a free­lance make-up artist in Canada in 2006, be­fore re­lo­cat­ing to Lon­don where she as­sisted top make-up artists on shoots for pub­li­ca­tions such as Bri­tish Vogue and ID mag­a­zine, work­ing with su­per­mod­els like Eva Herzigová, He­lena Chris­tensen and Claudia Schif­fer. Here are the top 10 beauty prod­ucts that she can’t live with­out.

1. Dolce & Gabbana Honey 104 & Carmel 208 Nail Lac­quer

The two shades are per­fect nudes for fair and darker skin tones, re­spec­tively. Honey 104 is a great pinky nude that com­ple­ments fair-skinned girls. Carmel 208 is a per­fect nude with brown and golden tones, and both have a high gloss fin­ish.

2. OCC Lip Tar

Th­ese liq­uid lip­sticks are life­savers dur­ing out­door shoots in Dubai’s hot and hu­mid cli­mate. Only the small­est drop is needed for an opaque cov­er­age. Once it dries to a satin matte fin­ish, it won’t budge.

3. MAC Care Blends Es­sen­tial Oils in Grape­fruit and Chamomile

Even young, fresh-faced mod­els need a lit­tle help and this face oil does the trick. Su­per mois­tur­is­ing, it hy­drates and plumps up the skin, al­low­ing the foun­da­tion to sink in.

4. Bio­derma Cre­aline H2O Toner

When mod­els see this pop­u­lar French toner in my kit, they are relieved, know­ing that it re­moves all make-up, even wa­ter­proof eye make-up. Gen­tle and made for sen­si­tive skin, it’s a keeper.

5. Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips & Cheeks

This pinky-brown cream blush is per­fect for all skin tones for a nat­u­ral healthy glow.

6. Maybelline Color Tat­too 24hr Eye­shadow

Th­ese long-last­ing cream eye­shad­ows don’t crease or fade. Great as a base or on their own, they are easy to blend and come in an ar­ray of colours.

7. Tom Ford Shade & Il­lu­mi­nate

Tom Ford makes con­tour­ing and high­light­ing a breeze with this su­per-blend­able for­mula. A def­i­nite must in my kit, I can­not do with­out to achieve per­fect cheek­bones and glow­ing skin.

8. Dolce & Gabbana Per­fect Lu­mi­nous Con­cealer Pen

Hiding shad­ows and dark cir­cles is a must and a con­cern for a lot of women. This con­cealer both cov­ers and adds bright­ness with a click of a pen.

9. MAC Lip­stick in Lady Dan­ger

This red orange matte lip­stick looks good on ev­ery­one and photographs like a dream.

10. Clar­ins Hyr­daQuench Cream

Prep­ping the skin well is the most im­por­tant step when I do make-up. You need to have a great base be­fore you ap­ply make-up. This cream-gel for­mula never feels too heavy. It’s great for hot cli­mates and pro­vides all-day mois­ture whilst elim­i­nat­ing shine. I

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