So, Fashion Editors, huh? We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, they know what’s up. When to invest in something (here’s looking at you, leather jacket) and when to buy something from the high street (oh hai slip dress), they just get it, you know?
And while their jobs entail telling us exactly what we should be wearing, we’re always a little curious about what beauty products they use. Because they always look so god.damn.effortless.
And trust us when we tell you (see evidence below), these Editors know their shit in the product department. And why wouldn’t they? They’re always hanging out on shoots and sets for hours at a time with make-up artists, models and generally just people who know whassup.
So we grilled our favourite Fashion Eds on the products they re-purchase time and time again – because, you know, one hit wonders are always overrated.
Here are the things you need to consider buying RN.
Bioderma Crealine – So this isn’t the most original, but I swear by this makeup remover. I stock up on it in all different sizes every time I’m in Paris.
Dry Body Brush – I had always been told these were amazing and read about the benefits many times. But a few months ago I purchased one and I must say, it is worth the hype. My skin is so soft and I do believe it helps with lymphatic drainage and keeping cellulite at bay.
Dyptique Baies Candle – My signature scent. I have one on my bedside table and one in my bathroom I burn most days. I also take a mini one with me when I travel.
Soleil Tan De Chanel – This creamy bronzer can be applied as a base under makeup for a glow or I sometimes sweep across my cheeks with a brush for a hint of colour.
Venustus Muscle Spray – I really love this spray. I use it after flying or exercise and combined with a heat pack it soothes tense muscles. And the scent is subtle and not offensive.
Kerastase Discipline Maskeratine – I’m always sceptical when it comes to ‘anti-frizz’ formulas coz I’ve been burnt so often. I can’t count the number of times I’ve dropped cash on exxy treatments that promise they’ll tame my unruly mane. Kerastase’s Maskeratine is one of the few that actually delivers the goods and has allowed me to embrace my natural curls for the first time since I was a pre-teen.
Dermalogica Protection 50 Sport – I’m a manic sunscreen user all year-round. I swear I’ve tried almost every SPF formula on the market! This one is easily my favourite since it’s not at all greasy and I can even use it on my face without fear of breakouts.
Aesop Marrakech Intense EDT – My whole life I’ve been a light ‘n’ fruity fragrance kinda gal. That was before a beauty ed mate of mine dropped this bottle of goodness into my lap. It’s a delicious spicy scent and is conveniently unisex so I can share with bae when we travel. No doubt I’ll be wearing this until I’m old and grey!
3CE Lipmarker – This freaked me out at first coz it’s literally like colouring in your lips with a pen, but now this bad boy never leaves my side! It’s foolproof to use and delivers the best tint, ever. I like to stain the inner section of my lips with just a touch for a natural look, or after dark, I layer it up for a bolder lip.
RMS Beauty Living Luminiser – This little gem is without the doubt the best product in my beauty arsenal! It has replaced every highlighter and illuminator I’ve ever owned and gives the kinda natural glow I’d spent years trying to achieve.
Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara – When it gets wet it comes off with your fingers in long tubes or beads instead of running all around your eyes. Truly genius if you’re lazy or a crybaby. I’m both.
Dr Spiller Blue Cream – I have milia so most moisturisers are way too heavy for me. Dr Spiller is an incredible water-based moisturiser which manages to leave me feeling really soft without the milia.
YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lip Stain in #1 Violet – Much to my dismay YSL cancelled this colour so now when I travel I obsessively hunt through random department stores and airports looking for old stock. The last place I found it was in an almost abandoned mall in Copacabana Beach in Brazil. YSL please bring it back!!
Shu Uemura Art of Oil Cleansing Shampoo – I love this shampoo because it’s light enough to use every day and I’m one of those people that need the full morning shower routine to wake up.
Tom Ford Oud Wood – I have it in every size and I won’t wear anything else. The scent is marketed for men which is crazy because the deep wood tones are incredibly sexy if you ask me.
Aspect Dr. Deep Clean Facial Cleanser – This cleanser is a miracle worker. Until this year I had perfect skin and now I get hormonal breakouts. I’m on a mission to work through it, but since I started using this cleanser I saw immediate results – it’s overhauled my skin.
MAC Lightful C Tinted Cream – I don’t wear full foundation, it feels like too much effort and I wouldn’t even know how to apply it. Instead, I’ve become a loyal devotee to this MAC tinted moisturiser. It gives me enough coverage and leaves my skin feeling dewy.
Mecca Cosmetica Beauty Sleep Artistry Eye Brightener – I think I’ve bought this about 53 times. I rarely get the 8 hours I dream about, but this makes it look like I have (almost).
QV Skin Lotion – I’ve been using this since I was in my early teens then recently swapped to more expensive moisturisers because I thought that’s what I should be doing. Wrong. My skin hated me for it, and I’ve since switched back. I use this head to toe, morning and night.
Cosmedix Simply Brilliant – I saw Melanie Grant two months ago and she recommended this brightening serum to clear up post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. I wish someone told me to start using this product years ago – my skin already feels brighter and the marks have started to fade.
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser – I love that this is so sheer, I don’t try and hide my freckles with foundation, and this is perfect for that. It evens out the redness around the t zone and it’s oil free, so perfect for my combination skin. I apply it once in the morning and then touch up with a bit of concealer when needed throughout the day.
Cover Effects Concealer – This is light and sheer and it’s perfect because I love the kind of makeup that makes me look like I’m not wearing anything. When I apply it, my skin is just luminous. I dab it around my t zone and that’s it really. And you don’t need to reapply, once it’s on it lasts.
Bumble and Bumble Brilliantine – I’ve been using this for about 10 years. I discovered it on a shoot and have been using it ever since. My hair has a slight wave to it and I don’t want to blow dry my hair, you just run a little bit into the palm of your hand, and apply from mid-lengths to the end. It takes the frizz out and maintains the natural body and wave in the hair that you loose with a blow dry.
Laura Mercier Eye Brow Pencil in Auburn – This is the only colour for red heads. Finding an eyebrow pencil that’s quite close to your natural colour, without looking red can be difficult. You can’t do a dark brown or a light brown because it just looks wrong – you need a taupe or an auburn that has a subtle hint of colour, but it looks natural.
Tom Ford Eyeliner – Black eyeliner is too harsh for my fair skin and this is the perfect chocolate. It helps to define the eye, I dot this along the inner lower lash line and then I do a line on the inner upper rim. This helps to make my eyes look bigger.