You know a drugstore beauty product is truly legit when a makeup artist uses it backstage at New York Fashion Week. Singaporean makeup artist Nigel Stanislaus, who was part of the makeup teams at the Carolina Herrera and Monse shows, and keyed the look at Staud, swears by an affordable drugstore product, Bioderma Micellar Water, which costs $28.90.


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The makeup artist who has also worked with Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Ruby Rose among others, always makes sure the drugstore product is part of his kit backstage because it doesn’t cause any allergic reactions.


“Models have their makeup put on and taken off many times a day during Fashion Week. This product is gentle enough to cleanse and care for the face, just like water.” If it’s good enough for the models, it’s good enough for us. Here are some of the other products Nigel swears by. 

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Images:, Instagram account @nigelstanislaus