Shannon O’Brien’s work has been featured in CS Magazine, Refinery 29, and national ad campaigns, but that’s just the start. This isn’t why O’Brien’s clients rave about her, it all boils down to her incredibly refined work and relationships with everyone she comes across. Beauty can get complicated, and that’s why we asked Shannon to let us in on her favorite hush-hush beauty secrets & products. Now you can look like a glam goddess every day, all year long.
This is so crucial if you love a strong brow. Not only does it not travel or smudge, but it is waterproof WATERPROOF! I love it particularly because it makes my brows a bit more buxom when they’re feeling a too skinny. I play with my brow color a lot so I like to mix 2 or three to get the perfect shade.
2. Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation
This water based foundation is gorgeous, natural, and build-able. It has a natural hydrated finis and I love to mix it with a beauty balm in the summer to sheer it out. This is also a photo-friendly foundation. Illamasqua also sells it with a “skin enhancer” color that when mixed in can highlight, contour, brighten, or bronze depending on the color you choose. A++++++
3. Sacha Juan Volume Shampoo & Conditioner
I just started using this combo and LOVE it. I typically only wash my hair once a week so it’s important that the products I use hydrate my hair without weighing it down. I even work about a quarter size of the conditioner into my hair after my shower to leave in for extra moisture. I just like how soft and shiny it leaves my hair. I am also a sucker for the simple packaging.
4. Vaseline Cocoa Radiance Body Lotion
This is my all time favorite body lotion. It leaves my skin buttery with a glow even the day after I use it. It has a very subtle cocoa butter scent that makes me feel like I’m on vacation without being overpowering. I keep it in my kit as well to knock out dry knees and an elbows on my models. I feel like this stuff is magic. My skin never feels better than when I use it and it’s a drugstore staple!
5. SK-II Mask
This is the perfect cure for tired skin. 10 minutes in one of these babies and your skin is plump, radiant and super hydrated. I like to use these the night before a big event to make sure my skin looks it’s best. It is also a kit must have for VIP clients. You look like Hannibal Lecter while using them, but I swear the pay off is worth it.