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6 Must-Have Beauty Products

Hollywood makeup artist Leslie Graham has worked with some of the world’s most beautiful faces, from Tyra Banks to Rachel Hunter. She shares her 6 can’t-live-without beauty products with SheSaid!


Chanel’s new “Vitalumiere Aqua” foundation

It’s great for its sheer, natural coverage. Make sure you apply it with a brush so you don’t waste product and as it gives great coverage with a light touch. Remember to shake this product before application.

RRP $62. Available at department stores.


MAC “Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder”

For a light, invisible finish. Use it under or over makeup to minimise pores, reduce shine and create a velvet finish.

RRP $42.00. Available at MAC counters and stores or online.



MAC Fluidline in ‘Dipdown’ or ‘Blacktracks’

Fluidlines are a rich smooth gel based liner. For precision I like to use an angled eyeliner brush. They’re also smudge proof. Tip: if you want it to smudge do so before it dries- this has fantastic longevity.

RRP $32.00. Available at MAC counters and stores or online.


Laura Mercier metallic cream eyeshadows

The metallic cream eyeshadows go on with intense colour, are lightweight and last all day long. These are great for building up shadows as well for a smokey or dramatic eye.

RRP $32.00. Available at Laura Mercier counters at department stores.


Bobbi Brown blush in “Peony”

It looks fresh and fun on most skin tones. It’s matte and long wearing.

RRP $52.00. Available at Bobbi Brown counters or online.


Stila “CherryCrush” lip/cheek stain

It feels good on the skin. Great for a quick pinch of colour in the convenience of one small tube. Just dot on the apples of your cheeks and lips and you’re done.

RRP $52.00. Available at Mecca Cosmetica or online.

More about Leslie Graham: Leslie is one of the top makeup artists on the Hollywood circuit. Her credits include Sucker Punch, The Tron Legacy, Twilight: Eclipse and Twilight: New Moon, 2012, X Men 3, Night at the Museum and The Proposal. Leslie’s next challenge has bought her to our shores where she will help shape our local make-up industry, training a new generation of artists in her craft at The Makeup Technician’s School of Makeup. If you’re interested in a career in makeup, TMT is now accepting enrolments for July 2011 and January 2012 commencement. Call (02) 9280 2516 or visit www.discovermakeup.com.

What’s your can’t-live-without beauty product?