thumbnail-2Q:  I have amassed a pretty decent makeup “collection.” Which items do you, as an esthetician, consider absolute must-haves?

MyChelle Dermaceuticals licensed esthetician Catie Wiggy responds:

Every woman has a makeup item she can’t live without. From cherry red lipstick to volume-increasing, lash-extending mascara, we all have something we believe completes our look. At any given time, my makeup bag is packed with subtle pink lip gloss, mineral powder with added sun protection and a neutral bronzer—among other various cosmetics. But one thing my beauty bag is never without is MyChelle Pistachio Coconut Love Your Lips Balm.

This amazing, exotic lip balm contains organic melissa and L-lysine, plus nourishing shea and kokum butters to soothe chapped lips and protect lips from dehydration. You’ll love how it smells and feels! If coconut isn’t your favorite flavor, you can choose from Guava Orange Vanilla, Peach Mint, Black Currant Pomegranate and Cherry Raspberry Pineapple.

In addition to Love Your Lips Balm, I can’t be without my MyChelle Apple Brightening Mist! Whether your skin is dry, normal or oily, it’s suffered from dehydration through daily living – with climate changes, environmental pollutants, harsh products, and poor lifestyle choices exacerbating the issue. MyChelle Mists hydrate and protect against further water loss, leaving skin feeling moist and comfortable, with renewed clarity, softness and tone.

MyChelle Mists all feature powerful hydrators and bioactive ingredients. The Apple Brightening Mist contains Applephenon™, which is rich in high ORAC antioxidant value to provide protective effects against oxidative stress; meanwhile, Belides™ Daisy Flower brightens the complexion and helps alleviate the look of hyperpigmentation. This mist gives my skin a dewy, refreshed, hydrated glow. It’s perfect for setting cosmetics and is a top pick amongst makeup artists!

My final must-have item, without a doubt, is the MyChelle Sun Shield SPF 28 Coconut. The number one cause of aging is the sun, and so the ultimate age defense is sun protection. I am loyal to using sun protection, and the Sun Shield SPF 28 Coconut is fabulous because it smells delicious and is easy to apply. It’s lightweight and transparent, so no milky residue is left on the skin.

MyChelle’s Coconut Sun Shield guards against both UVA and UVB rays, which is vital to the health of your skin – with a potent mineral combination of titanium dioxide and clear zinc oxide for broad-spectrum defense. This skin-protecting formula prevents signs of aging from sun damage by blocking UVA and UVB rays, and research has shown that zinc oxide has the capability to shield against UVC as well. Added is soothing, regenerating and hydrating aloe to ease signs of redness and irritation before they have a chance to occur. Reapplying your sun protection is crucial, so keep your favorite sun protection in your makeup bag and remember to reapply as needed!


thumbnail-2Catie Wiggy is Innovative Programs Manager for MyChelle Dermaceuticals. She has been working in the skin care industry for over 10 years as a makeup artist and licensed esthetician. She holds several certifications in esthetics and has hands-on experience with chemical peels, microdermabrasions, acne management and anti-aging treatments.