3 Local Makeup Artists Give As A Peek Into Their Bags

by Melissa Puppo Jan 2018 Also on Digital Edition

Ever wonder what the go-to products are for beauty professionals? Look no further. We’ve rounded up three Florida-based makeup and hair artists to share a few of their favorite products. 

Kate Blake

Kate Blake Artistry

772.233.5770; kateblakeartistry.com; @kateblakeartistry

M·A·C Cosmetics Lightful C Marine Bright Formula Softening Lotion Spray; $30; Available at maccosmetics.com

“In the Florida humidity sometimes a cream moisturizer can make foundation slide around. This spray moisturizes your skin without jeopardizing the longevity of your makeup.”

Makeup Geek Eyeshadows; $6 each;
Available at makeupgeek.com

“There are tons of colors and the pigmentation is rich and never dusty. My favorite everyday neutrals are: Americano, Bake Sale, Vanilla Bean and I’m Peachless.”

RCMA No-color Powder; $12; Available at rcmamakeup.net 

“Usually I’m not a huge fan of powders because they can make a formerly dewy foundation look a bit cakey and dry. This powder is one of the few exceptions. I use a tiny bit on a fluffy brush under the eyes and through the T-zone.”

Laura Parra

Laura Parra Makeup

954.604.8440; lauraparramakeup.com; @lauraparramakeup

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champagne Pop; $38; Available at beccacosmetics.com

“This formula is super creamy and really blends into the skin. It gives the skin a gorgeous radiant glow and looks amazing on all skin tones.”

Sephora Collection Colorful Wink-It Felt Liner in black; $14; Available at sephora.com 

“I love this product because it gives you the perfect applicator tip so you can be really precise to create a beautiful winged eyeliner.” 

Maybelline New York Fit Me! Matte + Poreless Foundation; $7.99; Available at local drugstores

“It’s long-lasting, minimizes pores, feels light-weight and it’s medium-to-full coverage."

Bri Soffa

Bri Soffa Makeup Artistry

561.353.6965; brisoffamakeupartistry.com; @brisoffa

Kenra Professional Shine Spray; $17; Available at ulta.com

“I love it because it smooths down any fly-aways and frizz, and gives the hair a silky, shiny finish.”

NARS Audacious Lipstick in Anna; $34; Available at narscosmetics.com

“It’s like taking a pinky nude to the next level and really adds a pop to your neutral lip color.”

M·A·C Cosmetics Half Lash Curler; $22; Available at maccosmetics.com

“Standard lash curlers curl the entirety of your eyelashes, whereas a half lash curler will give just a little lift to the ends if needed, and you have more control over your lash curl.”


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