Sir John Can't Live Without These 7 Skin Care Products
We reached out to L’Oréal Paris’ Celebrity Makeup Artist, Sir John Barnett, to spill the details on all of the skin care products he can’t live without. If you want to know which products are must-haves for him and his celebrity clientele—really, who wouldn’t?—just keep reading.
Must-Have #1: L’Oréal Paris Hydra-Genius Daily Liquid Care Moisturizers
Hopefully by now you know that moisturizing your skin daily is an absolute necessity. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. Makeup artists realize just how critical moisturizing can be, as it can majorly impact how makeup applies. Want smooth, even coverage? You better moisturize first.
As for what they use, it’s all about finding a hydrating formula that can help soften and prime the skin. For the fall season, Sir John finds himself reaching for the L’Oréal Paris Hydra-Genius Daily Liquid Care – Extra Dry Skin. Of course, that isn’t the only moisturizer to check out in the range. Sir John shared that the number one skin care product clients inquire about after he works with them is the L’Oréal Paris Hydra-Genius Daily Liquid Care – Normal/Oily Skin. “People love this [moisturizer] because it keeps skin looking fresh and hydrated, while also mattifying it,” he says. “Great for my oily girls or just before you hit the red carpet.” Sounds good to us—even if we don’t have any celebrity-packed carpets to hit anytime soon.
Must-Have #2: L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Radiant Smoothing Wet Cleansing Towelettes
When it comes to makeup, you’re only as good as your base. And guess what, micellar waters aren’t the only way makeup artists love to get their clients’ skin clean. Another popular pick is makeup removing wipes. Sir John recommends every makeup artist stow a package of the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Radiant Smoothing Wet Cleansing Towelettes in their kit. They’re convenient, effective, and uber simple to use!
Must-Have #3: A Clarisonic
Believe it or not, Sir John finds himself recommending Clarisonic cleansing devices most often, and we just had to pass that info on. For year-round cleansing, he pairs a Clarisonic (check out the adorable, and travel-friendly Clarisonic Mia FIT) with one of the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay cleansers.
Must-Have #4: L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof – All Skin Types
Micellar water may be the ultimate French-favorite cleanser, but it’s also a must-have among makeup artists. Sir John lists it as an essential every makeup artist needs in their kit, both for regular skin cleansing and for removing waterproof eye makeup—and we couldn’t agree more. No-rinse micellar waters don’t require close proximity to a sink, making them an ideal pick for gals on the go, frequent travelers, or makeup artists working on location. Simply saturate a cotton pad with the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof – All Skin Types, and sweep it across your facial contours to whisk away dirt, impurities, and (duh) waterproof makeup in a pinch.
Must-Have #5: L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Bright Reveal Peel Pads
Not sure how to switch-up your beauty regimen now that fall has officially hit? Don’t worry, Sir John filled us in on what he suggests. “This is when you should definitely start to transition your skin care routine,” he says. “I like to have my clients use glycolic peel pads, like the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Bright Reveal Peel Pads.” Peel pads may not have previously held a spot in your skin care routine, but they’re about to be your new product obsession. The multi-ply textured pads physically resurface dead skin cells so that skin looks brighter and feels softer.
Must-Have #6: L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Masks
If no one has done you the favor of introducing you to multi-masking, let Sir John do the honors. This trendy technique involves smoothing different face masks onto different spots on your face, depending on the needs of each. Easy enough, right? Sir John multi-masks with the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detoxify & Brighten Face Mask and L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Exfoliate & Refining Face Mask, referring to them as his, “go to.”
Must-Have #7: Rose Water Spray
Another product that gets lots of recommendation-love—i.e. it must be good—from Sir John is rose water spray. Recommended to clients and makeup artists alike, these delightfully-floral mists are perfect for giving yourself a quick spritz to hydrate or refresh your makeup.