If you don’t follow any makeup artists on Twitter, you’re missing out — they’re a great source for all sorts of tips and product news. One of our hands down favorites is celebrity makeup artist Fiona Stiles (@fionastiles). Her comments are informative and honest — plus, she tweets with her famous clients about everything from eyeliner to “Game of Thrones.” It’s like eavesdropping on an insider gossip session. Plus she is Halle Berry’s go to girl!
When it comes to lip balm, Stiles is a connoisseur. So it’s no wonder that her favorite is the vaguely pink, rose-scented By Terry Baume de Rose, $60. “Lip balm is my desert-island item — the one thing I would take with me anywhere,” says Stiles. “I love this product.”
Of course Stiles uses a zillion brushes when she’s working on clients, but for the rest of us she recommends the EcoTools Bamboo 6 Piece Brush Set, $12.99. You get just the essentials — powder, concealer, shadow, eyeliner, and a comb-brush duo — and while they’re eco-friendly and affordable, they’re just as good as the best makeup brushes on the market. “This is everything you need on the go,” says Stiles. “Plus, the set comes in its own cute cotton and hemp case so your brushes stay clean — so important!”
If Stiles were to use just one makeup product in the morning, Anastasia Brow Gel, $21, would be it. “I always set my brows,” she says. “This gel never flakes, and it keeps your brows in place all day.”
Stiles relies on a cult-favorite concealer: Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage, $28. “You want a dry concealer that really sticks to whatever you’re covering,” she explains. Plus, having two colors lets you blend them for a perfect match.
Stiles’ new mascara obsession is CoverGirl LashBlast 24 Hour Mascara, $7.99. While it doesn’t claim to be waterproof, the formula really stays put — which is as important on the red carpet as it is in everyday life. “Plus, it gives beautiful, thick lashes with just one coat,” says Stiles. “But two coats is always better!”
Since Stiles lugs around a ton of products when she’s working, she prefers to streamline her personal makeup bag. “I like products that do double duty,” she says. Her favorite multitasker is Stila Convertible Color, $25. She says that there’s a color for everyone — and she uses it as both a blush and a lipstick.