I have to admit that I am one of those makeup artists that snoops into other makeup artists kits to see what they are using (I always ask first, of course!). I love to find out what works for them, and what products they rely on. Almost every makeup artist I know has Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre in their kit, and they not only carry it in their kit, they swear by it.
One of my favorite makeup artists (well, she is actually one of my favorite people too) posted the best blog about it, and since I would just be reiterating what she so perfectly wrote, I decided to repost it here:
"There is no better place to start than with one of my basics I use to prep most the skin I work on for print and events: Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre also known as 24-hour miracle cream.
Embyolisse has always been one of those products, for me, that everyone else had and sounded intimidating enough for me NOT to try. I’m a simple girl. Give me some Cetaphil or something that says moisturizer on it and I’ll be A-Ok. Well, when I noticed this moisturizer in artist’s kits backstage (at- every- show- I -ever- worked- on!) I started to wonder if maybe I wasn’t giving it enough of a chance. I decided to pick some up at The Powder Group’s NY Makeup Show and see what all the fuss was about.
This cream is seriously lovely! I will say upfront, it’s not for everyone as I wouldn’t go straight for this cream on someone oily, but I would go for it for just about every one else. If someone is only dry around the nose, I will massage this cream around the dry patches until the skin is smooth. If someone is tight or dry on the whole face then this too will go on the whole face. It has a medium thick consistency and you are able to instantly feel irritated and/or dry skin relax.
The neat thing is that this product also has multiple uses. Besides moisturizing and calming irritation, Embryolisse can also be used as a moisturizer/primer in one and a makeup remover! I will use this as a moisturizing primer for everyone from normal to dry skin. I will only use a separate primer after if I’m working with more mature skin that needs more filling in of fine lines.
I have been very pleased with Embyolisse Lait-Creme Concentre even if for the life of me I still can’t pronounce it. I’ve been in luck though as it’s amazing how the makeup artists in the industry know exactly which product it is when you just call it Embryolisse, even when a whole skin care line is available through them. I have dabbled in some of their other products and do love the eye cream (which I have stolen from my kit for myself) and the lip moisturizer. The whole family uses the lighter version body lotion called Lait CrèmeConcentre Fluide Hydratant."