Celebrity makeup artist and aesthetician D’Andre Michael is known for delivering gorgeous, glowing looks for powerhouse celebrities like Angela Bassett and Mary J Blige. But even when he’s swamped with award season glam, Michael doesn’t forget to take care of himself.
We asked what he’s using on himself recently to look and feel gorgeous, and these were his top 5 picks.
House of Beauty Saffron Miracle Serum ($98)
“I love this because it’s vegan and cruelty free,” Michael says. “It has anti-aging properties and helps with evening skin tone.”
You can start and end your day with this saffron-infused serum for radiant skin that reduces redness. Doubling as a makeup primer, this serum packs in vitamin C to battle hyperpigmentation while adding a natural glow to your complexion.
Beauty Blender Bounce Airbrush Liquid Whip Concealer ($13)
With a wide range of shades, Bounce concealer not only delivers powerful pigment to cover blemishes and discoloration, but also a skin-loving hydration boost.
Hyaluronic acid makes this concealer work for your skin by helping to brighten skin over time. Its lightweight formula prevents caking, but the powerful color delivered means a little goes a long way.
Lucas Pawpaw Ointment ($10)
Using a family recipe unchanged over the last 100 years, this Australian Papaya–based balm is a blessing for dry or cracked skin. The papaya is still collected and peeled by hand to ensure quality, and the brand is approved by Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration, which ensures validity to any health claims made.
This product is loved by everyone from Cate Blanchett to Alicia Keys for its ability to soothe and heal everything from dry elbows to sunburn.
Good Molecules Yerbe Mate Wake Up Eyes Gel ($6)
Containing extract from the South American Yerbe Mate tree and caffeine, this eye gel helps de-puff and reduce swelling in the face.
“I love it because it’s not greasy, works fast, and contains Yerba Mate which is a natural antioxidant,” Michael says. “It also smooths out fine lines and wrinkles, as well as helps with puffiness and brightens the complexion.”
Mancera Instant Crush ($105)
A combination of Moroccan rose, Egyptian jasmine and amber, this fragrance is a delicate balance that introduces waves of romantic citrus and sandalwood notes.
“This is one of my favorite scents,” Michael says. “It’s unisex, and everyone that has smelled it on me (male and female) love it and it’s long-lasting.”