What make-up brands do you use?


I am often asked what make-up brands I use, rather than send a huge message to you with a list I thought I would create it here to show the combination of luxury make-up products that have been tried and tested throughout my extensive career. As you can see from the photo above I work with all skin types and tones, my time working for MAC Cosmetics prepared me for a variety of clients and since then I have continued to find the right products that work together to compliment everyone. For the quality products and colours that could not be located I decided to invent them along with my business partner Amena Khan and this was when Ardere was born.

Ardere ‘Natural to Night’ Eyeshadow Palette £15.00

Ardere ‘Natural to Night’ Eyeshadow Palette £15.00

Back to brands, Ardere Cosmetics is one of them, along with a huge makeup collection of leading brands, no expense spared, packed full of luxurious items we would all want to possess at one time, not to mention the plush brushes for the best application and the addition of my artistic flare and blending (so I am told ha ha). Here is the list of some of my collection and a little info of why I like the brand or what products I use.

Pat McGrath- This is a very prestigious brand and the quality shows it, love their eye shadows.

ByTerry- I love her foundations, the transformation of some of my clients are incredible.

Hourglass- My favourite product is their face powders.

Dior- The ‘Backstage Face and Body Foundation’ gives a natural, skin-like look, Dior caters for most undertones.

Chanel- A great brand for foundation and powders.

Dolce and Gabbana- Bronzers and Highlighters are fab.

Charlotte Tilbury- I have quite a lot of this brand including lipsticks, eye, face and body products.

It Cosmetics- Great for base products.

Lancome- A go to brand for concealers.

Laura Mercier- Recommend her Setting Powders.

Nars- Another good brand for foundations to suit various skin tones, blushers and eyeshadows.

Iconic London- If you want to GLOW then this is the product for you.

Cover fx- Another good brand for products that make you glow as well as foundations.

Mac- Really like some of their Mineralise Powders as well as lip pencils and lipsticks.

Bobbi Brown- Beautiful blushers and foundations.

Becca- Great products for the finishing touches such as bronzing powders and highlighting powders.

Too Faced- Fab Concealers.

Tarte- Another great brand for concealers.

Tom Ford- Lovely selection of eyeshadows, blushers and lipsticks.

Kryolan- A must have for full coverage.

Urban Decay- Love their Glitters, fantastic for my brides who have an extravagant look.

Huda Beauty- Good range for lip pencils.

Kevin Aucoin- Foundation is amazing.

Ardere Cosmetics- check out our reasonably priced cosmetics and tell me what you think.