THE LAB REPORT™
Makeup Artist Approved
RAYYAN, BEAUTY EDITOR | OCTOBER 13, 2021
Beauty advice is constantly evolving as innovation in the industry continues and staying on top of the latest social trends and beauty do’s and don’ts can seem to be a never-ending task. That’s why we love connecting with our beauty community and gaining insight from other experts in the beauty world on new ways to enhance your beauty routine. With that, we’ve decided to tap into professional makeup artist and beauty content creator, Sarah Espinoza to relay some of her expertise to our SKINN community.
Sarah, a professional makeup artist (MUA,) with four years of industry experience, is based in the Bay Area and is an expert in natural makeup application. When she’s on set for a photoshoot or creating editorial content, she focuses on enhancing her client’s natural beauty. Also, a beauty content creator, she shares posts and videos about application techniques to make makeup easier and accessible to all. We connected with Sarah to get an idea of what products are mainstays in her makeup artist kit and her professional tips to achieve an enhanced beauty routine.
Sarah’s MUA Kit
Pro-MUA Tip: “When it comes to great-looking and long-lasting makeup, the magic is always in the skin prep. That’s why I use the Divine Elixir Luminous Firming Cream prior to any makeup application,” shared Sarah. On clean dry skin, apply the cream evenly across the face and neck. It’s important to prep the skin and let it soak in before applying any makeup. After a few mins, you’re ready to apply your base makeup.
Pro-MUA Tip: “Great foundation can make or break your entire look! The secret to longevity is less is more. It is always good to start with a little and build up accordingly. The Foundation + Concealer is perfect for this as there is so much coverage with even the smallest amount, so you don’t need much. It is also long-lasting, which is a huge plus! I advise having two shades of the foundation at your disposal as it can greatly help create a flawless base to match the natural dimensions of your face,” said Sarah.
Pro-MUA Tip: “This bi-phase oil quickly locks in moisture, hydrates, and smooths skin. It also gives the skin a boost in collagen production and reduces the appearance of fine lines + wrinkles so I love to add this step to my skincare routine prior to glam and after.”
Pro-MUA Tip: “These cleansing cloths are super convenient and effective for removing every last bit of makeup – even the blackest of eyeliner! I like to keep an extra pack in my makeup kit, vanity, and makeup bag.”
Pro-MUA Tip: Prep the lips prior to any lip color application with the Divine Elixir Luminous Lip Oil in shade Golden. When applied directly on lips, this technique gives instant moisture that will help elevate any lip look.
“I want my audience to find makeup as approachable and doable no matter your expertise. I truly believe when you look good you feel good,” said Sarah.
Keep up with Sarah’s latest beauty tips and tricks on Instagram.
The SKINN community member(s) featured in this article were compensated for their testimonial and use of their image.