April 1, 2019
Insider Access with Shukri Musa
Shukri is a professional makeup artist and skincare expert, and she’ll blow your mind with her product knowledge. She’s been in the beauty business for more than three years and has certifications from MAC, Sephora and INGLOT PRO. She specializes in special event makeup and helping women look and feel their best!
What is your go-to skincare routine?
I love mixing high-end products with affordable products! My favorite skincare products are from The Ordinary. They have a lot of great serums, toners, and moisturizers and peels for different skin types and they are all really reasonably priced. One of my favorites from them is the AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution. It has helped so many people with acne and trouble areas revive their skin.
One item you can’t leave home without?
I can’t leave the house without my MAC prolonger powder! It helps to reduce shine, set your makeup, and make it last all day long. You can even wear it just over your moisturizer for a natural, fresh look on days when you don’t need a lot of face or eye makeup.
If you only had 10 minutes to get ready, what makeup look could you achieve and how?
I would focus on skin, skin, skin! Making sure that your skin and brows are on point is my main focus for quick effortless looks. Find a skincare routine that works for you and make sure you stick to it. The key is definitely consistency. Never go to bed without washing your face! If you are taking good care of your skin and using products that match your particular needs then you will barely need makeup on days when you’re short on time! I would just use a brow product to set them like Glossier Boy Brow or Benefit Gimme Brow. If you have more time, use a product like Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz to really define and fill.
What is your best beauty hack?
Adding a setting powder on top of your primer will help oily skinned ladies look matte and smooth all day! There are a lot of different primers that will all help even out your skin tone and erase your pores. You could go with a drugstore brand like this one from NYX, a middle road brand like Smashbox or a splurge like Tom Ford.
What are your must-have beauty tools?
My favorite beauty tools are a small flat-topped brush, like this one, to clean up under the brows. It can really help to define the brow line by dusting away any extra product.
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