Today I’m continuing with my Tips From the Pros series, asking top industry insiders what they’d spend their money on, and what they wouldn’t…
Ashley Ward, make-up artist (@ashwardmakeup)
|Ashley with Georgia May Jagger on Instagram|
When writing Ashley’s bio, it’s probably easier to ask who Ashley hasn’t done make-up for. Glamour in its purest form, she is rarely seen without heels and has done make-up for all the supers including Naomi Campbell, Natalia Vodianova and Kate Moss. Ashley recently did the amazing make-up on Bekah Jenkins for my Bardot inspired shoot in Barbados for Red. Here are her frugal beauty tips (which she told me over the phone, rather than email, because she’s old school like that):
“My Desert Island product, which has been in my bag for over 12 years is Guerlain Terracotta Pour Homme Bronzing Powder. It’s a man’s bronzer, I love it because it has no sparkle, it gives your tan more leverage and you can contour with it. It comes with its own brush and is larger than the women’s one”.
|Guerlain Terracotta Pour Homme Bronzing Powder, £37.50, Feel Unique|
“Another great alternative to this is Benefit Hoola Bronzer. If I was going to a festival and needed something compact, I’d take this”.
|Benefit Hoola, £23.50, Feel Unique|
“Benefit’s They’re Real! Mascara is genius – it just makes your eyelashes look extra long but when it coats them it doesn’t cause any build up or change their shape. This mascara also comes in The Real Steal set which is worth every penny, it comes with a matt gel eyeliner (which is great for a flick) and an eye make-up remover, all in one”.
|Benefit They’re Real! mascara, £19.50, Feel Unique|
|Benefit The Real Steal mascara, eyeliner and eye make-up remover set (minis) , £19.50, Feel Unique|