The Backstage Beauty Heroes Loved By Makeup Artists

Ever wondered what professional makeup artists use right before a show?  Keep reading to find ou

Ever wondered what professional makeup artists use right before a show?  Keep reading to find out the hero products beauty experts will invest in and use on models right before they walk the runway. Explore La Roche-Posay’s top products that are      perfect for both a quick fix and the essentials to use right before an upcoming big event or party. Discover the collection of skincare and beauty products used by makeup artists that work serious magic to make some of the biggest trends happen.

The Backstage Beauty Heroes Loved By Makeup Artists
The Backstage Beauty Heroes Loved By Makeup Artists

First and foremost, clear skin is a must. Micellar water is everyone’s favourite product at the moment and it also comes recommended by dermatologists. From there, all you need in your makeup bag is makeup remover, sunscreen, a toner mist, eyeliner, mascara and foundation. La Roche-Posay is known its efficacy on sensitive skin which is why it’s often used backstage - it’s reliable, making it ideal to use before any big plans you have.



Micellar water is one of the biggest thing in beauty at the moment. It’s a low-key product that essentially cleanses your face. Skincare has been stripped down to the basics and this cleansing water uses only the essentials that you need. Micellar water can be used in place of a cleanser too. It contains microscopic micelle molecules that lift waterproof makeup, oil, and other impurities from the skin with the swipe of a cotton pad - making it a gentle yet powerful cleansing alternative to face wipes and alcohol-based toners.      


The purpose of micellar water is to remove your makeup - the micelle molecules are fatty and because of the oil-attracting-oil principle micellar water behaves like a magnet in gathering stubborn sebum and oil, and dissolves them along with long-wear makeup. There isn’t a sensation associated with using micellar water; it’s simply fresh and leaves you feeling clean - as opposed to some cleansers that are oily or tightening. There are numerous other benefits to using micellar water such as:

  • It hydrates the skin giving you a glowing and dewy finish. Unlike some harsh cleansers that can dry out the skin, it doesn't contain any harsh chemicals or detergents and focuses on nourishing your face instead.
  • Micellar water is great for blemish-prone skin, helping to keep the skin clear . It has cleansing agents that naturally clear skin of sebum and a wax-based substance which contribute to breakouts. Using a cotton pad with the product as opposed to a towel or cloth means there’s less rubbing against the skin which can cause redness and irritation.
  • Micellar water was originally formulated in Paris because the region is known to have harsh waters which could irritate the skin. This product is mild and perfectly suited to all skin types including sensitive and acne-prone skin.  
  • You can use micellar water as an all-over toner. Unlike a toner which can use oil-stripping ingredients, it draws the dirt found on the surface of your skin and clears it away.
  • Finally, it’s a great product to use on the go or if you’re grappling for luggage space

La Roche-Posay’s Micellar Water is a 3-in-1 product - it delicately cleanses the skin, removes make-up and eliminates impurities. It’s designed with cleansing agents selected for optimal tolerance and high make-up removal power. It also has a physiological pH and is enriched with La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water.



A lot of runway looks can be eye make-up heavy - and let’s face it, when it comes to the festive party season and for festivals alike, glitter and eyeliner can be a significant part of any beauty look. You’ll find that a lot of makeup artists will always carry a make-up remover that’s great for getting everything off, especially around the eyes and excess from the night before.


The Respectissime Eye Make-Up Remover is a bi-phase gentle remover that’s ideal for sensitive eyes. It’s been specifically formulated for waterproof make-up and will remove make up effectively without rubbing sensitive eyes so you can have a professional quality makeup remover at home.    



It doesn’t matter how old you are, it’s always important to wear sunscreen with high SPF - and not just in the hotter months     . Sunscreen should be used all year round. Along with keeping your complexion even, it helps to protect against the visible signs of premature ageing and sun damage, and reduces the risk of cancer.


The Anthelios Ultra-Light Invisible Fluid SPF 50+ from La Roche-Posay has an ultra-resistant formula that’s specifically developed for sensitive skin. Along with having a high protective spectrum, it’s ultra water, sweat and sand resistant. It’s non-greasy and doesn’t leave white marks!



Much like facial oils, mist toners are an underrated product in the beauty industry.

Makeup artists will often use a mist toner to give a dewy and hydrated look, using it to complete the look. The Serozinc from La Roche-Posey has been specifically designed with Zinc Sulphate as a toner for oily, blemish-prone skin. Your face is left feeling less greasy and shiny.



There’s nothing like a good foundation to start things off. Obviously, after you’ve cleaned and prepped the skin, you’ll use a foundation as the first product to create an even uniform colour to your complexion as well as to cover flaws.


The Toleriane Teint Corrective Fluid Foundation is ultra-buildable and a great foundation for acne or blemish-prone skin. It’s been specifically formulated for daily use for sensitive, reactive skin that’s also prone to oiliness, redness or burning. It has an SPF 25 - delivering flawless coverage. As well as giving an even complexion all day long, it calms the skin, providing hydration and covering spots, redness and marks.



A key product to define a look is eyeliner - it’s used to give accent and frame the eyes. It doesn’t always have to be used for a heavy and cat-eye look, but a thin line can also give the impression of thicker lashes.


The Toleriane Liquid Eyeliner is perfect for delivering clean, intense lines in one stroke due to the high coverage purified pigments and pro-adhesion complex. Its minimalist, gentle formula makes it a great eyeliner for sensitive eyes and safe for contact lens wearers. It’s smudge-free and long lasting.



Mascara will add depth to a look and makeup artists will always use a mascara to either pump up the volume or lengthen the lashes. The Toleriane Volume Mascara was a winner at the Grazia Summer Beauty Awards 2019. It’s perfect for delivering extreme volume and is a safe mascara for sensitive eyes and contact lenses wearers. The formula has been allergy-tested, so it will safely amplify your lashes without irritation. Furthermore it will densify and build on the look of your lashes without weighing them down. The secret lies in its aerated formula, which magnifies volume in a natural-looking way for a featherweight flutter. The formula has added ceramides and carnauba wax creates for a thick strong lash look.

Discover all of the ranges mentioned above and many more for all your makeup needs at La Roche-Posay.