When I apply makeup I like to think of the all over beauty image and this includes making sure the entire body is perfected from top to toe. I’ve found myself many times on my hands and knees in line up at a show with the enviable job of covering models not so perfect bits. This can range from bruises and scrapes to mosquito bites, not to mention the blisters that come from four weeks of walking in sky scraping two sizes too small heels. Ears and hands need to look even too, nothing spoils an expertly made up face more than a glowing red ear and blue hands!
So I’ve been on the look out for quick fix makeup for the body for years. For me the product needs to be long wearing, easy to apply and as transfer resistant as possible . I’m also obsessed with products that add health and sheen to the skin.
Here are some of my favorites -
Nuxe dry body oil – I’ve been shooting a lot of Lingerie recently and this product works for me as it glosses the skin but is absorbed quickly so won’t stain the clothes. It comes with gold shimmer or a a clear oil, the gold works well in summer. Word of warning, the glass bottle breaks really easily and is not kit friendly!
Air Stocking silk powder spray – This is my heavy duty flawless leg fixer. I love the texture, it blends easily with fingers then dries down to a transfer resistant finish. Great for mannequin perfect legs.
Mac Mineralize powder natural – I discovered this at the winter shows where the models hands were turning purple in the line up. I use a large powder puff to buff on the powder which evens out the skin and gives a satin finish. You can use it all over the body too and use the product wet if you want more coverage.
Hei Poa oil – Technically this is a sun tan oil wit a low spf but I use this as an all over moisturizing oil that dries fast and smells delicious.
Mac face and body foundation – This is one of the most used body fixers in the industry. I like to use the warmer C tones C6, C7 all over the body for the perfect instant honey toned tan.