Home and Away’s makeup artist spills on the cast's favourite products

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Everybody is always looking for makeup that's not only stunning, but is also long-lasting with great coverage. Yahoo Lifestyle recently talked to the Head of Makeup at Home and Away, Laura Vazquez, about which products she loves to use on the cast and why.

The celebrity makeup artist notes that the cast are often in quite natural makeup looks, saying: “We have the most beautiful cast members on the show, they’re all naturally blessed. It’s mainly just a foundation, a lip gloss, mascara and a bit of blush.”

A photo of Home and Away cast Georgie Parker, Ray Meagher, Ada Nicodemou and Lynne McGranger on set
Home and Away's makeup artist Laura Vazquez has revealed what she uses on the cast. Photo: Instagram/georgieparker (Instagram/georgieparker)

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation - $105

Left: Photo of three Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. Right: a photo of two hands with a swatch of foundation on the left hand.
Luminous Silk Foundation by Giorgio Armani. Photo: Adore Beauty (Adore Beautiy)

Laura believes that a good foundation is ‘important’, as all the female cast on the show wear a base. The two brands that offer the cast long-lasting wear and great coverage are the Giorgio Armani and Nars foundations. The Giorgio Armani foundation is weightless and has quickly become a cult classic.


Maybelline Full and Soft Mascara - $15.99 

Left: Full 'N soft Maybelline Mascara and wand on a white background. Right: An image of the mascara liquid on a white background.
Maybelline Full 'N Soft Mascara. Photo/Maybelline (Maybelline)

Fans will also be excited to know that the cast’s favourite mascara isn’t too expensive and can be purchased from a number of pharmacies and beauty stores. All the female cast tend to wear mascara as it helps to open their eyes. What makes this product so special is that the forumla includes Vitamin E for softer and healthy lashes.

EVO Easy Tiger Smoothing Balm - $40 

Left, EVO easy tiger smoothing balm with the cap open on a white background. Right: EVO easy tiger smoothing balm standing against a white background.
EVO Easy Tiger smoothing balm. Photo: Adore Beauty (Adore Beauty)

Each cast member is unique and the celebrity makeup artist sometimes has to use a range of products, and Laura mentions she loves using the EVO brand for curly hair. This particular product is a styling balm that helps to reduce frizz while also smoothing and conditioning hair.

H2D Linear 11 Rose Gold Wide Hair Straightener - Usually $247, now $133.95 on special

A H2D rose gold patterned bag, with a H2D linear 11 rose gold wide hair straightener underneath and a bottle of black spray underneath that, on a white background.
H2D Linear 11 Rose Gold Wide Hair Straightener. Photo/Oz Hair and Beauty (Oz Hair and Beauty)

In the Home and Away makeup room, a H2D straightener is a must — and Yahoo Lifestyle has found a really cute rose gold edition that's on special. This hair straightener works faster than others due to the extended plate size. It's made with ceramic coated plates that are infused with tourmaline, meaning your hair will stay smoother and silkier. There's also a handy adjustable temperature control to help prevent damage, with a top temperature of 230 degrees.

H2D Black X5 Professional Curling Wand - Usually $299.95, now $169.95 on special

The H2D Black X5 professional curling wand showing all 5 attachments on a white background
H2D Black X5 Professional Curling Wand. Photo/Oz Hair and Beauty (Oz Hair and Beauty)

If you’re after curly hair instead, you could go for this really popular H2D option. The curler comes with 5 interchangeable heads that can create a wide range of curls. If you want soft waves, tight curls or texture, you can do it all with this item.

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Illuminating Anti-aging Concealer - $43

IT Bye Bye Breakout concealer on a white background
IT Bye Bye Breakout concealer. Photo/Adore Beauty (Adore Beauty)

The makeup artist’s top tip for our readers is to use a good concealer. “We all get tired and sometimes we get bags under our eyes, so a good concealer [is needed],” she says. This particular product is long-lasting and provides a full coverage finish. Laura loves the IT Cosmetic concealers, and Adore Beauty has a huge range of options — including one that hides breakouts.

Nak Fixation Finishing Spray - $9.99 

A pink bottle of the Nak Hair Fixation Finishing Spray on a white background
Nak Hair Fixation Finishing Spray. Photo/Oz Hair and Beauty (Oz Hair and Beauty)

The Nak hair brand is another favourite of Laura’s, and you can find their products on Oz Hair and Beauty, including this handy little spray. This product is water-free but can help set any style in place, without drying out your hair. We also love how small this 100g spray is, as you can easily carry it with you when travelling.

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