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What The Pros Carry | 42 Makeup Must-Haves in Celena Hancock’s Basic Essential Kit

I love getting an inside look at the makeup and beauty products professional makeup artists turn to and use on a daily basis. Like any artist, they know what best works for them and what gives their clients a flawless complexion, stand-out eyes, the perfect pout, and ultimately what makes them feel beautiful. It’s also a great way for makeup lovers to learn about and try new products.

From TWO-Magazine issue 08 | featuring interviews and exclusive videos from makeup artists Pixiwoo

From TWO-Magazine issue 08 | featuring interviews and exclusive videos from makeup artists Pixiwoo

Featured in PixiWoo‘s latest and greatest TWO-Magazine is makeup artist Celena Hancock of celenamakeup.com and her 42 Basic Kit Essentials and I thought I’d break it down for you just in case you missed it.

Click through the photos below for product info & links to buy, in reference to the photo above.

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    1. Bobbie Brown BBU Palette $265 Inspired by Bobbi's can't-live-without palette-the one she uses at photo shoots and fashion shows-the BBU Palette is the ultimate face palette for pros and aspiring artists alike. It features her skin flattering Corrector, Creamy Concealer, and Foundation Stick plus an empty well to mix and make custom shades. INCLUDES: 11 shades of Corrector for extra dark circles, 14 shades of Creamy Concealer for average undereye darkness, and 20 shades of Foundation Stick to give skin a smooth, even finish.

     

    2. MAC Pigments in Vanilla and Naked $21 Pigment is a highly concentrated loose colour powder that contains ingredients to help it adhere to the skin. Create a subtle wash of colour or an intense effect. Does not streak or cake. Easy to blend and long-lasting. Please note: Pigments are sold by weight not volume. Containers can appear to be less than full due to settling of the product.

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    3. Large Z Palette for Eye Shadows customizable $20 The patented Z Palette is an exclusive custom palette perfect for display and color comparison. It features a sleek and clean design that offers the strength of a plastic palette, while using eco-friendly recyclable materials. Fold the top portion completely under the bottom portion for a space saving feature on your vanity or makeup station. The Z Palette is the only one of its kind that includes both a clear window and an open magnetic base to fit any size shadow, blush, bronzer and even some foundations. Replace colors as often as you would like to your preference. (Photo shows 28 MAC shadows-shadows for display only)

     

    4. Z Palettes with customized powder blushes {see above}

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    5. Sleek Contour Powders and Face Form $8.49-$12.49 Pro tips: After contouring, apply a light, girly blush to the apples of the cheeks, like Blush in Pixie Pink or Life's a Peach. Don't stop there! Face Contour Kit is great for adding definition to collar bones and cleavage. Using a brush, apply the pressed powder to the apple of the cheeks for a darker defined look, then apply the highlighter to the upper and lower area of the cheekbones for a highlighted contour.

     

    6. Becca Resurfacing Primer $40 What it is: A creamy, smoothing primer for long-lasting makeup wear that minimizes the appearance of pores and fine lines. What it does: Formulated for all skin types, this creamy primer "resurfaces" skin and creates a fresh, smooth canvas for optimal makeup application that lasts all day. Special polymers act as fillers, visibly smoothing the look of pores and fine lines, while glycerin helps keep skin hydrated.

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    7. MAC Select Cover Concealer $18 Liquid camouflage for the skin. Texture-free, virtually invisible. Comes in a tube. Blends in. Brightens and lightens dark areas, erases spots, evens-out skin tones. Makes skin flaw-free. Use pre-foundation, or on its own. Don't reveal it, conceal it!

     

    8. Estee Lauder Maximum Cover Foundation $33 Soothing, natural-looking, liquid-creme makeup for concealing all skin imperfections, including surgical and acne scars, birthmarks, sun spots and varicose veins. Helps protect with SPF 15. Suitable for post-surgery use as directed by your physician. 12-hour staying power. Developed and tested in collaboration with surgeons and dermatologists.

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    9. MAC Double Pencil sharpener $8 A compact precision pencil sharpener specially designed to sharpen Eye Pencils, Brow Pencils and Lip Pencils. Sleekly designed with plastic cap that locks on during use, removes for easy cleaning. Comes with its own cleaner to help remove excess product in and around the blade.

     

    10. Iman Loose Powder $16 This unique mineral infused powder, with its oil reducing core is blended with corn silk and silk powder to provide an even-toned and shine-free complexion that flatters even the deepest and richest of skin tones. - Can be worn alone or to give the finishing touch to makeup. - Makeup stays fresher longer. - Has the portability of a pressed powder with the finish of a loose powder. - Corn silk and silk powders absorb oil to create a shine free complexion.

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    11. OCC lip Tars $18 A stunning new innovation in lip color, OCC Lip Tar combines the longevity of a lipstick, with the ease of application of a gloss. Goes on slick and moist, and dries down to a satin finish. Ultra-saturated in color, Lip Tar contains an unprecedented amount of pigment - a little goes a very, very long way! An intense yet featherweight layer of color that never looks or feels heavy. Meant to be mixed, Lip Tar comes in concise array of colors for a limitless selection of shades made by you! A simple, elegant formula that contains Hemp Oil, Peppermint Oil and Vitamin E, OCC Lip Tar feels as good on the lips as it looks!

     

    DIRECTIONS: Apply the tiniest bead of Lip Tar with our newly-included #010S Short-Handled Precision Lip Brush for complete, opaque coverage, either mixed with other shades or on its own. Applying too much product can result in feathering outside the lipline, so remember: a little goes a very long way!

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    12. MAC Prep n Prime Highlight pens in Yellow & Peach $24 A pen-style highlighter that efficiently brings a soft sheer wash of colour to the skin. With its precision application, adds radiance just where you want it. Goes on smoothly for cushion-soft wear. Use over makeup for highlights, touch-ups or under makeup to brighten and prime.

     

    13. Shu Uemura Eyelash curlers $20 The emblematic, best-selling and award-winning shu uemura eyelash curler featuring enhanced design and upgraded features for ultimate precision that delivers the perfect curl. Upgraded silicone pad in a new "mushroom" shape provides a protective, stay-put edge for improved safety and optimum curl. Upgraded patented hinge with precise engineering applies perfect amount of pressure on eyelashes. Curved angle suits all eye shapes. Calculated shape and size of frame length and ergonomic handles ensure stability and control.

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    14. MAC lip pencils $15 A pencil designed for shaping, lining or filling in the lip. Lip Pencils have a smooth, creamy texture that is perfect for lining the lips or filling them in. They are long-lasting and available in a wide selection of colors that each work well with many different lipstick shades.

     

    15. Urban Decay Naked 2 Eyeshadow Palette $60 The most anticipated sequel of the decade, Naked2 features a dozen pigment-rich taupe and gray-beige neutrals, plus five exclusive, new shades. The follow up to the original bestselling Naked palette, this stunning second edition proves that neutral is anything but boring. Showcasing a dozen completely different shades than the first bronze-based collection, it includes a stunning range from pale and deep, to matte and sparkly. You'll achieve a host of new neutral looks, smoky dramatic eyes, and everything in between. The palette also includes a travel-size Lip Junkie Lipgloss in Naked and a double-ended, cruelty-free Good Karma Shadow/Crease Brush (available only in this palette).

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    16. HD Brows Pro Eyebrow Palette $46 Professional Eye&Brow Palette All 6 shades from the best-selling HD Brows Eye&Brow Palettes with long-lasting, anti-smudge powders that will stay fresh for up to 24 hours, in one sleek professional set. Features shades to suit everyone, as well as a carbon shadow to create a natural daytime style, as well as a dramatic smouldering look. Palette includes a versatile applicator brush and large mirror.

     

    17. Iman Bronzer in Clay $16 This sheer bronzing powder can be worn as an all-over complexion enhancer or as a blush. Gives skin a touch or bronzed radiance all day and night. - Can be worn as a blush or a bronzer - Provides a sheer wash of color - Can be used year round

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    18. Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation $40 A foundation for creating a natural, skin-match finish. Skin Base Foundation lets you effortlessly create a perfect complexion, and like the entire Illamasqua foundation range, is undetectable in a professional HD environment. Suitable for all skin types, its hydrating formula primes, controls shine, hydrates, and smooths your skin while providing natural, buildable coverage.

     

    19. HD Brow Tweezers $29 Machine ground to a very fine point these tweezers really are superb. These precision instruments are designed for the most exacting type of work.

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    20. Victoria's Secret Bronzing Lotion $15 Give your tan a radiant boost. Beach Sexy Instant Bronzing Tinted Shimmer Lotion with natural shea butter combines the conditioning benefits of a lotion with skin-perfecting shimmer and tan-enhancing tint. Moisture-rich shea butter and antioxidant Vitamin E nourish skin, while instant shimmer and bronze tint help blur the look of imperfections for a flawless finish.

     

    21. MAC Mineralize Charged Water Cleanser $24 A lightweight cleanser formulated with our ionized Super-Duo Charged Water technology. Removes all makeup (except waterproof and longwearing) with a wipe - no rinse-off required. Leaves skin nourished, soft, absolutely clean.

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    22. YSL Golden Gloss Shimmering Lip $36 A high shine lip gloss with real 24-carat-gold flecks. Yves Saint Laurent GOLDEN GLOSS Shimmering Lip Gloss is the ultimate in beauty luxury. This gloss forms a mirror-effect on the lips with sparkling gold mother-of-pearl.

     

    23. MAC Face & Body Foundation $33 A comfortable, lightweight fluid foundation with a unique blend of emollients that delivers low-to-medium buildable coverage and a natural satin finish. Moisturizing, long-wearing formula glides onto face and body providing stay-true colour.

     

    24. PAM Makeup Mixer $16 Ultimate natural glow to the skin, use to create a light reflective base and fixing agent for your foundation.

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    25. HD Brow Bronzer $28 Add warmth to your skin with this medium-depth powder bronzer, suitable for all complexions, it can be used as a blusher to the cheek area to compliment a tan or darker skin tone, or all over the face to create a sun kissed, healthy glow.

     

    26. Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeshadow Pencils $11-$20 Big and blendable, this 2-in-1 waterproof 24/7 shadow pencil keeps going as long as you do. Our next generation of famous 24/7 pencils can be used as eyeshadow, eyeliner, or both!

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    27. Estee Lauder Doublewear Concealer $22 Double Wear Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer looks flawless for 15 hours. Feels comfortable, never dry and stays seamlessly without creasing. The lightweight, transfer-resistant cream formula is infused with minerals and emollients to condition skin and make blending easy for a luminous finish that lasts. Oil-free. Water-, perspiration- and humidity-resistant. Provides medium, buildable coverage. Easy-to-use wand applicator.

     

    28. Estee Lauder Doublewear Light Foundation $36 Long-wear makeup is now lightweight makeup. Goes on sheer and controls oil leaving skin free to breathe all day. The lasting, light-as-air formula resists smudging and won't melt off through heat and humidity for a look that stays vibrant and fresh whether it's a workday, a workout or a weekend. Smooth it on once and don't think twice about it. Fragrance-free.

     

    29. YSL Creme De Blush $52 A soft cream-to-powder blush with an amazing velvety-soft texture that offers a luminous, radiant, and healthy look. The cream-to-powder formulation feels like silk, and makes an excellent touch-up tool throughout the day.

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    30. Ben Nye Loose Powder in Banana $9 Micro-milled for a silky texture, Luxury Powders are translucent with just a hint of color. Superior matte finish.

     

    31. YSL Touche Eclat $50 A luminizing pen that brings light and radiance to the skin, immediately erases any signs of fatigue, and brightens the complexion. What it does: Loved by models, makeup artists, celebrities, and women everywhere, the award-winning Yves Saint Laurent TOUCHE ÉCLAT Radiant Touch is like eight hours of sleep and an instant pick-me-up in a magic wand. With a few strategically placed strokes of TOUCHE ÉCLAT, the complexion immediately looks rested, rejuvenated, and radiant. What else you need to know: TOUCHE ÉCLAT banishes shadows and tired-looking eyes by adding light and creating an instant lift to the eye area. TOUCHE ÉCLAT widens eyes when used between the eyebrows and along the sides of the nose, and creates fuller looking lips when used in the hollow of the chin and around the contour of the lips. It's formulated for all skin types and for anyone who wants instant radiance, luminosity, and lift.

     

    32. Revlon ~ Grow Luscious Eye Pencil $5 Revlon grow luscious lash liner is a conditioning eyeliner that helps support healthy lashes. The liner glides on smoothly and coats the base of lashes effortlessly helping lashes appear lusciously longer and fuller.

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    33. Cream Eyeshadow Pots from Shiseido $25, Shu Uemura $30, & MAC $18.50

     

    Shiseido: A lightweight cream eye shadow with a radiant, lustrous finish that maintains a just-applied fresh look for 16 hours without smudging or creasing. Applies easily with your fingertip for a smooth, even finish. Hydrates skin with Super Hydro-Wrap Vitalizing DE.

     

    Shu Uemura : This formula can be layered with a Pressed Eye Shadow for a textured, high impact look, applied alone for a smooth, natural-looking finish, or blended with another shade. It's blendable and buildable shades in Matte and Pearl

     

    MAC: Versatile and multi-purpose, Cream Colour Base can be applied directly to bare skin, or layered over foundation, moisturizer, or powder. Apply with a brush, sponge, or fingers. Colour effects range from a light veil to highly dramatic, depending on method of application. Fragrance-free. (The following shades are not recommended for use in lip area: Fawntastic and Black. The following shades are not recommended for use in the eye area: Fabulush and Improper Copper.)

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    34. MAC Pigments $21 Pigment is a highly concentrated loose colour powder that contains ingredients to help it adhere to the skin. Create a subtle wash of colour or an intense effect. Does not streak or cake. Easy to blend and long-lasting. Please note: Pigments are sold by weight not volume. Containers can appear to be less than full due to settling of the product.

     

    35. MAC Sheer Loose Powder $24 Translucent, featherweight, ultra-fine, sublimely silky. Provides sheer, micro-fine finish. Mattes the skin but keeps its natural glow. Makes skin look almost naked.

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    36. Caudalie Grape Water Spritz $10 100% organic Grape Water: This refreshing cool mist tones and moisturizes skin to keep you looking and feeling fresh throughout the day. Enriched with moisturizing polysaccharides and mineral salts, it provides an instant boost of hydration whenever you need it.

     

    37. Lancome Eau Fraiche Douceur $38 Pamper and purify your skin with this refreshing cleansing water that instantly removes face, lip and eye makeup in one easy step. This magic formula with gentle Micellar Technology cleansing agents and soothing Rose de France, lifts and removes makeup and impurities, even waterproof and long-wear formulas, with no need to rinse.

     

    38. MAC Golden Iridescent Bronze Loose Powder $24 Iridescent Powder is a finely milled mixture of Mica and pigments which gives the skin a beautiful sheen. It can be used on its own or mixed into other products like foundations or moisturizers to enhance their iridescent qualities. Designed to apply easily and uniformly without streaking and caking, it blends beautifully and can be applied on bare skin or over foundation. Because it's so concentrated it should be used sparingly at first. Apply Iridescent Powder with #129 Powder/Blush Brush for the desired effect.

     

    39. Makeup Forever HD Foundation $42 The MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Complexion products use innovative formulas to create a new generation of make up which is both invisible on HD cameras and to the naked eye. The HD Foundation is an oil-free medium-to-full coverage liquid foundation which covers skin imperfections, while remaining invisible on-screen and in real life. Its extremely fine texture is supple and easy to apply. Enriched with moisturizing agents, it leaves the skin soft and radiant. It is available in a wide range of shades to suit all skin tones.

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    40. MAC Dazzleglass Lipglosses 20 Lipcolour that dazzles with light and shine to bring an exciting dimensional pop to your lips. Large particle pearls reflect and refract light to mimic the brilliance of quartz and opal crystal. Provides exceptional shine with a crystalline iridescence. Non-sticky, non-tacky, lightweight and moisturizing. Glides on. Wear alone, or layer over lipstick or Lipglass for dramatic effect. Features our signature M·A·C vanilla aroma.

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    41. Jao Hand Sanitizer $7 Jao Hand Refresherâ„¢ has 65% Ethyl Alcohol (ours is from grapes) to kill germs safely with no Bacteriostats that weaken over time or grow resistant germs or are marine pollutants. We do not use Bezalkonium Chloride or Triclosan which are bad for humans and the environment. Combined with natural cosmetic moisturizers, Jao Hand Refresherâ„¢ will not dry out your hands. Plus we have all the goodies: Chamomile, Calendula, Lavender, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Geranium and Sage. This is why our boutique blend is more expensive and is the one and only not just for hands sanitizer.

     

    Jao Hand Refresherâ„¢ was tested against seven of the most likely hand contaminants, specifically: Escherichia Coli, Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, Staphylococus Aureus, Klebsiella Pneumoniae, Candida Albicans, Salmonella Choleraseous and Streptococcus Pneumoniae. In all cases, the "kill rate" was less than one minute.

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    42. MAC LipMix $15 A highly pigmented opaque cream used to mix and customize lipstick, to create any color, texture or look desired for lipcolour. Contains soothing emollients to help condition the lips. Available in a wide range of shades in a Crème texture.

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