Last week, Liz Uy indulged our beauty-obsessed selves by giving us a peek into a celebrity makeup artist's product stash. She had Robbie Piñera (the go-to MUA of Anne Curtis, Georgina Wilson, and Solenn Heussaff) reveal a ton of his favorite products in a series of Instagram Stories. Naturally, we took down notes, because who doesn't want to know how he makes those It girls glow? See his product recommendations below!
For Robbie, plump and moisturized skin is a must, and his skincare picks definitely show it. "I use La Mer's Renewal Oil if I want a glowy, natural effect on the face under or even mixed with foundation," Robbie tells Preview. "The Estée Lauder capsules are used before makeup, too, especially [when I'm working on] stressed or tired skin."
According to the makeup artist, he massages these products on the skin before applying makeup to allow proper absorbption. Then to add even more glow, he loves spritzing his clients' skin with a face mist from Lilah B., which gives them a beautiful sheen.
LA MER Renewal Oil, P12,800, Rustan's; ESTÉE LAUDER Advanced Night Repair Intensive Recovery Ampoules, P6840, SM Aura; LILAH B Aglow Face Mist, $48, Lilah B.
Robbie's pick for foundation is every base from British brand Charlotte Tilbury. "I love Charlotte Tilbury foundations [because] I get the most gorgeous finish every time. They look like second skin especially on camera," he explains. He adds that the brand's foundation formulas can be easily adjusted to the finish he wants, also commending the non-complicated shade selection.
From left: CHARLOTTE TILBURY Hollywood Flawless Filter, $44; Light Wonder Youth Boosting Perfect Skin Foundation, $46; Magic Foundation, $44, Charlotte Tilbury
For his concealer stash, Robbie keeps a variety of formulas for different purposes. He has color-correcting concealers for the undereyes, heavy cream formulas for hiding blemishes, and regular liquids for all-over camouflaging.
From top to bottom: ESTÉE LAUDER Double Wear Custom Coverage Correcting Duo, SM Aura; NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Ginger; DERMABLEND Cover Creme, Dermablend; LAURA MERCIER Secret Camouflage in 04, Rustan's
Like his skincare staples, the makeup artist stocks up on highlighters for the ultimate glow. His favorite liquid highlighters are from Charlotte Tilbury and Korean brand Espoir; and for his cream-based highlighter, he prefers Glossier's balmy texture.
From left: MAKE UP FOR EVER Pro Light Fusion, SM Megamall; GLOSSIER Haloscope, $22, Glossier; CHARLOTTE TILBURY Beauty Light Wand, $38, Charlotte Tilbury; ESPOIR Dewy Face Glow, $25, Korea Depart
And because you can't only have one nude lipstick in your kit, Robbie rotates five colors. Having both dark and light nudes in varying tones like peach, rose, and brown will serve you well if you like mixing shades to create a custom color.
From left: 3CE Mood Recipe Matte Lip Color in Mirrorlike, P1040, Sephora.ph; TOM FORD Lip Color in Indian Rose, P2820, Rustan's Makati; PAT MCGRATH LABS Mattetrance Lipstick in Flesh 3, $38, Pat McGrath; BLK COSMETICS All-Day Intense Matte Lipstick in Chic, P299, Watsons; CHARLOTTE TILBURY Matte Revolution in Very Victoria, $34, Charlotte Tilbury
Are you picking up any of Robbie's recommendations? We sure are!
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