CINDY GOH, 38What's in a makeup artist's pouch Cindy Goh 8 beauty essentials.jpg

A regular on the shoots of top photographers in the region, such as Wee Khim, Mark Law, John Clang and Wing Shya. Ms Goh has been plying her trade for about 15 years. Her work has been published in glossies such as China Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar Singapore, and the British title ID Magazine.

Her celebrity clients portfolio includes Maggie Q, Shu Qi, Cecilia Cheung, Li Bing Bing, Zhou Xun, Eva Herzigova, Erin O’Connor, Leigh Lezark and Coco Rocha.

 

Laniege Brush Pact, $42, from Laneige countersLaneige Brush Pact What's in a makeup artist's pouch Cindy Goh 8 beauty essentials.jpg

This comes with a built-in brush, and the compact powder is hidden in the cap. It is so handy for touch-ups. I use No.1 to mattify the face, and No.3 to highlight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make Up For Ever HD Cream Blush, $50, from Sephora storesMUFE Blush What's in a makeup artist's pouch Cindy Goh 8 beauty essentials.jpg

Before I apply liquid foundation, I like to use this cream blush on the cheeks. Then, I will dab a thin layer of foundation on top of the blush to give the skin a natural, glowing-from-within effect.

When using cream blushers, you need to be light handed. Start with a little bit on the apples of the cheeks, pat it out, and add more if necessary.

This cream blush also doubles as a lip tint.

 

 

M.A.C Studio Chromographic Pencil Crayon Multi-Usages in NC15/NW20, $39, from M.A.C countersLip pencil What's in a makeup artist's pouch Cindy Goh 8 beauty essentials.jpg

A multi-purpose beige pencil which I use to hide moles and freckles; highlight the cupid’s bow on the lip; and draw on the lower water line (the strip of flesh between the eyeball and lashes) to make eyes look larger.

 

 

 

 

Muji PP Portable Case, $2.60, from Muji storesDvider case What's in a makeup artist's pouch Cindy Goh 8 beauty essentials.jpg

I travel often for work, so I like to keep my make-up bag light. I cut up my concealer sticks with a spatula, and place the different shades in the various compartments of this relatively air-tight case which prevents them from drying out. You can do the same with your favourite lipsticks, and create your own palette. Just use a lip brush to pick up the colours.

 

 

 

CanMake Quick Lash Curler, $14.90, from selected Watsons storesCanmake What's in a makeup artist's pouch Cindy Goh 8 beauty essentials.jpg

The texture of this primer is like a clear gloss. After curling the lashes, slick this on to set the curl for a natural look. Top up with mascara if you like. It works and it is inexpensive.

 

 

 

 

 

Metallic mascara comb, $6.90, from Sasa storesLash comb What's in a makeup artist's pouch Cindy Goh 8 beauty essentials.jpg

The sharp edges of this metal comb ensure that the clumps from the mascara are removed, so that lashes look natural and neat. It works better than a regular mascara spoolie and is lightweight, too.

 

 

 

 

Compact curler, $6, from Sasa storesCurler What's in a makeup artist's pouch Cindy Goh 8 beauty essentials.jpg

It is compact, not expensive and does the job; even on straight and downward-pointing lashes.

I have introduced this curler to all my friends and they love it.

 

 

 

 

 

The Body Shop Brilliance Powder in Bronze Shimmer, $32.90, from The Body ShopBody Shop Brush What's in a makeup artist's pouch Cindy Goh 8 beauty essentials.jpg

When you apply this fine sparkly powder on the collarbones and bare shoulders, it gives the skin a nice sheen. Use this if you do not like the stickiness and oiliness of shimmering body cream.

The powder is dispensed through the brush, so it is convenient to use, too.

 

 

 

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This article was first run in The Straits Times newspaper on April 3, 2015.

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