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A Cult-Favorite Product Your Skin Will Love

August 12th, 2014


~  Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre 24 Hour Miracle Cream

I love finding out about offbeat cult products makeup artists are using, and for me its all about skin. So this Fashion Week, I will scout, peek, and scoop on some of the all-time favorites sitting pretty in many makeup bags this season. However, reflecting back over the years, one product that was in many kits that really fascinate me was Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre 24 Hour Miracle Cream. When I was a Beauty Editor, I found this product while peeping inside an artist's bag at one for the shoots. But, raves didn't stop there, models would chat about it just as much, and claim having their makeup removed with this product during a photo shoot was heavenly. Because you see, it is actually a cream, but its richness just soothes the skin, keeping it moist, far from tight without any greasy film.

Here's what you need to know about the Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre 24 Hour Miracle Cream:

- It was launched in 1950, and for almost 65 years has remained a cult classic throughout the world
- In France, it is a French drugstore staple.
- Has the most amazing multi-purpose qualities (hence why it is so beloved) - moisturizes & hydrates, primes (amazing prep for foundation), and can also be used as a gentle eye makeup remover.
- It is a creamy lotion and often used as a perfect prep step. Artists also use it as an ultra gentle makeup remover.
- It acts as an Anti-Irritant – So gentle it can be used on babies, and on irritated, razor-burned skin.
- It's inexpensive, $28 for one tube, and currently on you can get a two-pack for $43. While you are there checkout the reviews!

And, it dates itself by being loved by many in the Fashion Set, celebrities and supermodel fans have included: Jane Birkin, Lea Seydoux, Christina Hendricks, Karlie Kloss, Chrissy Teigen, Gaia Repossi (jewelry designer), Charlotte Ronson (fashion designer), Julie Restoin-Roitfeld, and Rumi Neely.
Another product from the line, upping the radiance factor is Secret de Maquilleurs Artist Secret Radiant Eye. This little cool-effect stick boasts dual actions: treatment and beauty.
It is so refreshing to apply- I find myself doing it throughout the day. And it's used as a make-up artist's trick for immediately brightening the eyes, says to restructure and moisturize the outer layers of the skin.

It too has a fan following: Arden Myrin (comediane & actress on Chelsea Lately), Megan Boone (actress on the Blacklist), and Lea Seydoux and Christina Hendricks (both used the Radiant Eye at their Cannes Premiere Red Carpets).

Embryolisse Secret de Maquilleurs, $39.99


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Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin.

—Gwyneth Paltrow