10 Beauty Hits The Fashion Set Swears By

Tree surgeon? Chimney sweep? Nightclub bouncer? Trust us when we say we’re pretty sure none of these vocations can touch the hardships we fashion folk face each and every day. Okay, possibly that's not entirely true, but entertain us in our fantasy, here.
Given the aforementioned difficulties, it makes sense that the beauty products we come to rely on are just as key in getting us through the day as our intravenous flat whites, or the perfect all-day heel. And, in honour of said life-savers, we’ve asked some of our favourite members of the fashion jet-set to reveal the contents of their makeup bags. Which makes for some very interesting reading. From supermodel Joan Smalls' Fashion Week savior serum to Choupette's (yes, that Choupette) number-one scent, we give you the lotions and potions the in-the-know insiders simply can't live without.
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“I’ve just discovered this amazing new shampoo and conditioner brand which uses a blend of pure Argan oil. It makes my hair feel like silk, which is amazing given that it usually feels like horsehair!”
— Caroline Issa, fashion director, Tank

Unite U Luxury Shampoo, £27.95, available at Urban Retreat.
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“This perfume is as magnetic and uncompromising as I am. With its notes of grapefruit, bergamot, rose, jasmine, Indonesian patchouli, and sandalwood, it's just the seductive scent I'll need to attract my fellow felines — when daddy Karl Lagerfeld allows me to start seeing suitors that is…”
Choupette Lagerfeld, pet cat and muse to Karl Lagerfeld

Chanel Coco Noir Eau De Parfum, £75, available at Selfridges.
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“This is my buying season/Fashion Week survival must-have! I am constantly between appointments and traveling in September, so this facial oil helps my skin feel hydrated and refreshed at the end of a busy day. It’s full of vitamins and antioxidants, but most importantly, it also protects my skin from the effects of the city.”
— Donna Ida Thornton, founder of Donna Ida denim boutique

Rodial STEMCELL Super-Food Facial Oil, £60, available at Rodial.
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“This brilliant natural product line by makeup artist Rose-Marie Swift has revolutionised both my kit and life! I love this little pot of highlighter, as it can be used on eyelids, cheekbones, the bridge of the nose, and above the Cupid's bow to add both highlights and luminosity to the face. I use my fingers and just dab it on the areas that I want.”
Georgina Graham, international makeup artist

RMS Beauty Living Luminizer, £30, available at Cult Beauty.
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“I couldn't actually start the day without a spritz of Sisley Eau Floral Spray. It wakes me up and refreshes my skin instantly, as well as smelling absolutely divine.”
— Lauren Cleak Stevenson, head of press, Harrods

Sisley Eau Floral Spray Mist, £60, available at Urban Retreat.
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“Eyeliner is the makeup equivalent of camera trickery or a hasty retouch job. This eyeliner looks like I've made an effort, elongates my eyes, and flicks my lids up, which makes them look perky (read: it's awesomely anti-aging). And it’s foolproof, since the tip is fat and marker-pen precise.”
— Sophie Beresiner, beauty director at Elle UK

L'Oreal Paris Super Liner Blackbuster Intense, £6.99, Boots.
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"I am fortunate enough to live with a skin-care therapist ,and this very recent discovery has come by way of being somewhat of a guinea pig. It’s a light-covering CC cream, and I only use it on those rare occasions when it’s really needed, as I prefer a natural-skin look. As CC creams go, however, this is the one I would specifically recommend for men to use and get away with."
— Richard Storer, global head of press, Topshop.

Origins Smarty Plants CC Correction Cream, £28, available at Origins.
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“I've been wearing this for years and I really think this product is responsible for halting my aging process. I just imagine what I could look like without having used it and it scares the s**t out of me!”
Natalie Joos, casting director

Lancome Advanced Génefique Serum, £58, available at Lancome.
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“Now that these have launched over here, thankfully I don't have to wait for someone to come back from New York with a tube! I use Baby Lips to protect and care for my lips, but I also use it on my cheekbones and sometimes even browbones to highlight. They’re also pretty handy for taming stray brow hairs, too. I always carry Quenched (does what it says!) but sometimes Peach Kiss or Cherry Me if I want a hint of colour.”
— Sharon Dowsett, Maybelline New York makeup director

Maybelline New York Baby Lips, £2.99 each, available at Superdrug.
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“This is my absolute must-have beauty product, especially during Fashion Week. I put it on both in the morning before a day of shows, and at night before I go to sleep, and it works wonders.”
— Joan Smalls, model and Estée Lauder spokesperson

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II, from £40, available at Estée Lauder.
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