Makeup Artist Jessica LaBlanche Shares Her Summer Beauty Must-Haves

Whether for a wedding or outdoor shoot, getting makeup to stay put in the summer requires savvy product selection. Montreal makeup artist Jessica LaBlanche—find her work in LOULOU and on Hockey Wives­­­—shares her sun- and sweat-proof essentials

Jessica LaBlanche, repped by  folio Montreal

Jessica LaBlanche, repped by folio Montreal

(PHOTO: Roberto Caruso)

(PHOTO: Roberto Caruso)


1—Lancôme Hypnôse Drama Instant Full Body Volume Mascara, $33. “You could fall into a pool and this mascara wouldn’t run. I like it for weddings because everyone cries at least once.”

2—Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champagne Pop, $46. “This blends so beautifully into skin. I put it on cheekbones, the very tip of the nose, on brow bones, the Cupid’s bow and the corners of the eyes.”

3—Bumble and Bumble Spray de Mode, $33. “If you’re curling hair and the curls start to stick together, you can re-brush and this spray will still hold the style, without getting flaky.”

4—Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade, $23. “It adds that extra definition for photos, and even on oilier skin,
it holds on because it’s waterproof.”

5—Nars Lipstick in Dolce Vita, $35. “It’s the most beautiful, universal lip colour—very natural but gives a bit of oomph. You can tell there is a little luxury to it.”

6—Laura Mercier Foundation Primer, $42. “SPF doesn’t always blend well with makeup, but that’s what this is made for. It’s great to have sun protection in a product that helps keep makeup on a bit longer, even in humidity.”

7—Essie Nail Lacquer in Find Me an Oasis, $10. “I really like pastel tones in summertime, on toes especially. It brings out a tan and gives off a cute vibe.”

8—Benefit Bathina Body Balm, $39. “It makes skin look healthy and catches the sun just right, without being too shimmery—and it smells really good.”

9—Bite Smashed Agave Lip Mask, $30. “It’s great under lipstick, so put it on before you do colour. It hydrates all day without the need to reapply.”


This article was originally published in the Summer 2016 issue of Cosmetics magazine. For more, download our iPad edition.