Top 7 Double-Duty Beauty Must-Haves of Makeup Pro Iris Moreau

It’s not every day that you get to take a look inside the kit of a professional makeup artist, so when pro Iris Moreau was offering up a few of the secrets inside of hers, you know I had to take a peek!  Here, Moreau shares some of her double-duty diva faves…

1. MAC Strobe Cream

This gorgeous, highlighting cream from MAC is filled with soothing botanicals, vitamins, and green tea that refresh and brighten tired, dry skin. It’s iridescent particles diffuse and reflect light, and add a soft shimmery glow wherever you dab it on.

2. NARS The Multiple

I love this all-purpose cream stick from NARS! I use it on eyes, lips, cheeks, and body to accent, contour and highlight. It glides on effortlessly and adds soft transparent color wherever applied. My personal favorites: Copacabana, and Orgasm.

3. Tini Beauty Lip Liqueur Lip and Cheek Stains

With 11 gorgeous tints to choose from in everything from sheer corals to beautiful berries, and juicy plums; these amazing little liquid stains from Tini Beauty add the perfect pretty “flush” to lips and cheeks. I use them often on my shoots with kids to give them a fresh glow, without looking like they’re wearing makeup.

4. Prescriptives AnyWear Multi-Purpose Makeup Stick

This sleek, portable stick from Prescriptives has a smooth, creamy texture and super long wear-ability. Use as a foundation for more coverage, or as a concealer only where needed, to cover redness and dark circles. With skin soothing ingredients like Aloe, Vitamin E, and SPF 15, it’s fantastic for people with sensitive skin (like me)!

5. MAC Pro Pigments

I am obsessed with these! MAC has such an amazing selection of these highly concentrated pigments to choose from, and you can wear them in so many different ways. Apply dry on the eyes for a soft wash of color, or wet for more intensity. Swirl into your favorite lotion for soft shimmery skin, or in mix into your lipgloss for a super sexy pout!

6. Paula Dorf Transformer

Transforms any eyeshadow liquid eyeliner instantly! Just place a few drops in a small container (an eyeshadow lid works great), and wet your brush. Dip the brush into the shadow of your choice and line close to the lash line. I use it a lot to transform my pro pigments and create bold bursts of vibrant color on the eyes.

7. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Skin Protectant

For cracked, dry skin, and lips nothing beats this original miracle cream with Vitamin E from Elizabeth Arden. It’s super emollient and soothing and it really helps heal raw irritated areas. I always carry it with me when I fly to keep my lips, face, and hands extra hydrated, and I slather it on before bed in the winter as an overnight treatment to relieve my red, sensitive skin. It’s been around since 1930, and the formula hasn’t changed. Further proof, that “when it aint broke don’t fix it”!

Iris Moreau knows perfection from the inside out. After successful careers in New York City and Paris as both a classical dancer with the Joffrey Ballet and fashion model with Elite and Metropolitan, Iris took her passion for painting and color-experimentation, and her love of fashion, and applied them to the art of makeup.  Starting in Paris, where she based herself for many years, Iris launched her artistic talents into the world of makeup. Her range, versatility, and professionalism quickly made her a favorite with clients. Her extreme attention to detail, and easy-going attitude, continue to keep her in high demand. Iris approaches each new face as “a blank canvas with endless possibilities”. A native of Southern California, Iris Moreau returned from Paris to Los Angeles in 2003, where she is currently based. Her travels take her between L.A., N.Y., and Paris where she is constantly searching for new sources of inspiration to incorporate into her work.  Be sure to check out Iris’ blog