Beauty brands by Makeup Artists you Might Not have heard of…
Jun. 29, 2020
It’s easy to stumble across popular beauty brands which have been formulated by makeup artists. But what about the lesser-known gems who have a cult following but don’t make the headlines? We did the research so you don’t have to! Read on to uncover our hottest finds.
Dutch born Tanya and Tine were both make up artists with one problem in common. They were allergic to most makeup brands! Facing a big dilemma as they were able to paint the faces of their clients but not their own, they created Miild! Organic and allergy certified; their range is gentle on the skin as well as having sustainability in mind. The Miild Mineral blush is vegan and brightens up a dull complexion. It comes in four shades and lasts well on the skin.
Launched by beauty blogger Huda Kattan, Huda Beauty was founded out of frustration. Working as a makeup artist, she just was not happy with the quality of false eyelashes on the market. She created her own and soon clients were asking where they could purchase them from. Now her empire has grown and includes skincare, makeup, fragrances and more. Her LEGIT Lashes Double-Ended Mascara is popular with her following. With two formulas and two brushes, it delivers long-lasting, matt-black lashes which are lengthened and lifted. For Huda, lashes are the epitome of femininity which is why she developed this product, so that her customers can have the confidence to ditch the false lashes.
Samantha and Nicola Chapman are the sisters who came up with Real Techniques, a beauty brand which focuses on make up tools for the perfect application! Their professional makeup brush sets allow you to use what the pro’s have in their essentials kit. Their Flawless Base Set collection is of a good quality and affordable too. It comes with a contour brush, detailer brush, buffing brush, square foundation brush and brush cup to keep all of your items organised. Result!
REAL TECHNIQUESFlawless Base Brush Set
Marlena considers herself a ‘makeup educator’ rather makeup artist. Her passion is teaching and her goal is to make you feel beautiful. She started Makeup Geek as a way to express her passion and love of makeup. Makeup Geek is cruelty free and also has vegan products which are listed on the site. It has a fun feel and aesthetic, reminding us that makeup should be creative and a joy. Their Power Up Bundle palette has bright and bold pigments, designed to stand out and be noticed!
MAKEUP GEEKPower Up Bundle
So there you have it, our low down on the names in makeup that aren’t so mainstream, and all created by makeup artist which is always a good seal of approval. Leave it to the experts to lead the way. Sometimes it is the lesser known beauty brands which uncover the treasures we look to add to our collections.
A Journey of Self 🌹
I figured Black History Month was as good as any opportunity to talk about my self finding. Growing up in a small yet old family, I always had questions about my roots and family history. I also struggled with self conscious doubts about my appearance. Why is my nose this big? Why is my hair this curly? Why am I taller than average? These weighed heavy on my mind growing up because honestly, sticking out sucked. So, I finally dove deep into my family’s origin and decided to do an Ancestry DNA analysis. I immersed myself with every corner of the site. I only got the chance to finish my maternal grandmas side of the family tree, but even that has plenty of gaps. Yet, when I received my DNA results I was stoked. Then I realized, I don’t know much about any of these places. So I dug even deeper. I have a little journal of things I’ve learned and want to know, but this was quite the experience. It was heartbreaking and satisfying at the same time. I highly recommend for every race and background to do this DNA Test. The best part of this was scrolling through photos of the people of the respected countries I was DNA matched to. I swear I saw a girl who looked like me, but everyone else thinks I’m tripping lol. In the end, I’m satisfied with my results and findings. Relatively speaking, this way of self discovery has been the most effective.
Clear skin the gentle way?
Thank you @cheriefor this amazing gift 🤩 “buh-koo-chee-all” HERBIVORE - Bakuchiol Anti-Aging Serum I’ve already become a diehard Herbivore lover. So to receive this beauty was super exciting. When I started my acne journey on Cherie I was (and still am) a Differin Acne Gel stan. This was my choice of retinol and I wanted it strong to treat acne and boost my cellular turnover. Now that my acne is currently under control and it’s getting hot again, I definitely want something smooth and gentle. Bakuchiol is a gentler alternative to the very popular ingredient retinol. So essentially you’ll get overall youthful results for your skin. I haven’t tested this on my acne theory yet, but overall my face has been smooth and irritation free. This serum does not have a smell which I love for products of this caliber. I also love that it’s light and not drying at all. I use this at night and since i have a tolerance to retinol I use it every night. I haven’t been using it long enough to see results (about 12 weeks) but I definitely can’t wait to finish this. Have you tried Bakuchiol?
HOLY GRAIL SPF 🌞🌞🌞
Okay guys as I have said before I am guilty of rarely ever wearing sunscreen. I just never liked the feel of it on my skin. I always felt like it made me greasy & clogged my pores. However, once I heard about this product I was very intrigued. NIOD - Survival 30 It actually isn’t sold in the United States for some reason so I had to purchase it on a UK website. (Beauty Bay) It is an antioxidant serum with SPF 30. At first, it appears to be tinted but it’s actually not. On NIOD’s website they state: “The slight tinted appearance is derived from the active technologies including Lutein, Fractionated Melanin and Pycnogenol.” It blends in with your skin so easily & does not leave a white cast like some other SPF products. However this serum literally makes my skin tone soo even & perfect! It also contains silicone so it completely smooths over my pores. AND besides all that great stuff, it’s a mineral sunscreen! So it protects against environmental & lifestyle issues. Like UV rays, blue light, etc. I have never loved a product as much as this one! I literally cannot believe how good my skin looks while using this stuff! For a 30ml bottle, I paid $33 on the Beauty Bay site. For me, that is completely worth it! It comes in this adorable packaging & pretty glass bottle. It also has a pump dispenser & squirts out the perfect amount for a single use! I really can’t recommend this stuff enough guys! It’s wonderful!! @cherie@Cheriebeauty@CheriePick
Stay Young Forever? ✨
That’d be great right? Well in taking those steps, I definitely recommend these amazing serums. I was gifted the: Intoxicated Cosmetics: Snake Serum Bee Serum Snail Serum I started using the Snail Serum last night first and wow did I notice a difference. The Snail Serum mainly targets dryness. I used this in place of my usual night time serum and boy did I notice a difference. I N G R E D I E N T S : All Serums contain: ✨Niacinamide Bee Serum: Bee Venom Plant Based Stem Cells Royal Epigen Snake Serum Snake Venom Green & White Tea Extract Peptides Snail Serum Snail Peptide Hyadisine Echinacea Moronga Oil Extract I definitely will try the other serums in my routine as I get used to the Snail Serum but so far my skin is definitely happy. What serum would you like to try?
My Farewell To Cherie
Follow me on Ig for more skincare since Cherie is leaving 😭 @naturedskinv This has been an amazing journey and I’ve made soo many amazing friends. Thank you for all the love, conversations, and just overall happiness I’ve experienced on this app. I’m definitely sad, a little upset, and a dash of confused, but thank you @cheriefor giving me such an amazing confidence boost and guidance. The way the app shaped my thoughts on skincare has been insane. I’m still willing to forget this and call it a joke if y’all are! 😭 Anyways thank you again and hopefully we can stay in touch 🙏🏾
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