Celebrity Makeup Artist Valente Frazier’s 7 Go-To Makeup, Skincare Products

Discover your new favorite staples from this beauty expert.

Valente Frazier. Tyra Banks.<p>Valenté Frazier/Laretta Houston/Sports Illustrated</p>
Valente Frazier. Tyra Banks.

Valenté Frazier/Laretta Houston/Sports Illustrated

SI Swimsuits Beauty Boost series offers expert advice on makeup, hairstyling, fashion and all things beauty from leading professionals in the industry. This month, the series features tips from Black hair and makeup stylists who have worked on SI Swimsuit photo shoots.

It’s no secret that if you want glowing skin, the first step is a good skincare routine. But with my hectic schedule, I need it to be as quick and efficient as possible. As much as I love experimenting with makeup products, let’s face it—my cabinets could use some decluttering. Luckily, we tapped an expert in the field to tell us the best of the best of makeup and skincare: Emmy award-winning makeup artist, Valente Frazier.

With over two decades of experience in the industry, Frazier is a highly sought-after celebrity makeup artist, having worked with A-listers such as Iman, Rihanna, Heidi Klum, Angela Bassett, Ciara and even former First Lady Michelle Obama. He’s also responsible for the stunning makeup looks on Tyra Banks, Winnie Harlow, and Kelsey Merritt for the 2019 Swimsuit Issue.

When he’s not beautifying Hollywood’s elite, Frazier travels the world, serving as an international authority on makeup. From South Africa to Japan and everywhere in between, he brings his expertise to exotic locations.

So, without further ado, let’s dive into Frazier’s top seven beauty picks. These must-haves will elevate your beauty game and leave you feeling like a star.

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“I love the Supergoop! Glow Stick because it is great to use alone or underneath makeup. It yields a

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Fashion brand Monique Lhuillier picks Mayfair for first standalone UK shop

Some Monique Lhuillier designs have featured in two of the Fifty Shades movies  (PA)

Some Monique Lhuillier designs have featured in two of the Fifty Shades movies (PA)

The high-end fashion designer who crafted spectacular dresses worn by Dakota Johnson in two of the Fifty Shades movies is set to open her first standalone UK shop in Mayfair, the Evening Standard understands.

Retail sources said monique-lhuillier” data-ylk=”slk:Monique Lhuillier;elm:context_link;itc:0″ class=”link “Monique Lhuillier, which designs and sells ready-to-wear, accessories and bridal collections, has agreed to open a branch on South Audley Street.

The company was founded in 1996 by Monique Lhuillier and her husband Tom Bugbee.

High profile “red carpet” clients have included Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Blake Lively, Taylor Swift and Michelle Obama,and the brand is well known for a spectacular silk dress worn by lead character Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Darker, and her wedding gown in Fifty Shades Freed.

The company is believed to be taking around 2150 sq ft in London, adding to its three sites in the US.

The brand is also stocked in various boutiques, including in the UK, and latest arrivals on the firm’s website include a £6700 floral strapless sequin cocktail dress.

Monique Lhuillier declined to comment as did property owner Grosvenor.

The deal follows good momentum seen in 2022, with 21 international fashion and footwear brands opening debut London stores. Many entrants expect luxury spend to remain resilient this year.

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