Here are some beauty secrets from two fabulous makeup artists… our very own Denise Rabor and our Wow Beauty Expert Nadira V Persaud.

Let’s talk about some cruelty-free products that Denise and Nadira swear by for shoots!

Here’s Denise’s Picks

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector

Love this! It provides a beautiful glow to the skin and with it still looking like skin.

BYBI Mega Mist

I love having a mist in my kit and this Hyaluronic mist is one of my latest loves. It provides a gorgeous level of moisture and is perfect before my next must have which is…

Vanderohe No 1 Nourishing Face Serum

A good face oil has always been a part of both my professional and my personal life. Before I do any ones makeup I pretty much always do a facial massage with a good quality face oil and since this beauty by Vanderhoe came into my life I can’t get enough of it either personally or professionally. It leaves the skin beautifully soft and nourished with a gorgeous gleam and as a bonus the powerful blend of mood enhancing oils.

Sisley Phyto- Mascara Ultra Stretch

This is one my fave Mascaras both personally and professionally. why? because it provides lush velvety lashes that are perfectly seperated without clumping. This mascara has Pro-Vitamin B5 and Rice phytoceramides to nourish too. pricey but I love it.

Lanolips 101 Ointment

This is a multi-purpose balm that is great on dry patches and as a lip balm, cheek highlighter, eye gloss…you name it it does it.

Here’s Nadira’s Picks


By Sarah London Lip Balm

What a difference it makes to have a lip balm that doesn’t make you overuse or cause unnecessary damage to delicate skin!  Instant hydration and no nasties.

Frances Prescott Tri Balm

This wonder balm has been what I’ve been waiting for; a 3 in 1 product that’s efficient and effective in cleansing, exfoliating and moisturising skin.

Oxygenetix Foundation 

My clients truly appreciate it when I can achieve lasting, flawless coverage without a heavy, masking feel.  Breathable skin!

C.Y.O Range 

Fun, colourful products which are nothing but multitaskers. I especially love the Brow and Lash Gel – each and every brow hair held in place with a buildable tint of colour.

Dr Bronner

Another favourite multitasker.  From the perfect holiday hair and body cleanser to gentle soap for little ones plus the exceptional brush cleaner, you can rely on not to damage or dry out hairs.

Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector is £34 from Cult Beauty
Vanderohe’s No1 Nourishing Serum is from £88 from Net A Porter
BYBI’s Mega Mist is £26 from BYBI
Sisley Phyto- Mascara Ultra Stretch is £43 from Sisley
Lanolips 101 Ointment is £10.99 from Boots
By Sarah London’s Lip Balm is £12 from By Sarah London
Frances Prescott Tri-balm is £46 from Cult Beauty
By the Oxygenetix Breathable Foundation from MagGroup
C.Y.O’s Range is available from Boots
Dr Bronners Products are available from Feel Unique