Mitchell Halliday (or @mmmmitchell as he’s known by his one million followers on Instagram) is the man behind our obsession with striking highlighter and the glamourous rainbow eyeshadow looks that are all over social media. A bright, bold cut crease has quickly become Mitchell’s signature, which is why we’ve collaborated with him to launch an eyeshadow palette that helps you to replicate it. Born and raised in Manchester, Mitchell now spends his time travelling the globe, hosting masterclasses, working with clients, and hanging out with Jeffree Star. Needless to say, when Mitchell recommends a product, we listen.
Keep reading to discover the six staples the pro MUA always has to hand.
Meet, Me Myself & Mitchell Pressed Pigment Palette
“My first favourite product would be the Me, Myself & Mitchell Pressed Pigment Palette, obviously – it’s my child! I’ll be sharing loads of tutorials with this palette but my top tips for using it (or any eyeshadow palette!) is to start off with your darkest colour first, and don’t set your eyeshadow base. That’s how you’ll get maximum pigmentation and blendability out of the shades.”
BPerfect Mmmmitchell Sub Zero Highlighter Palette
“My second favourite would be one of my earlier collaborations, the BPerfect Mmmmitchell Sub Zero Highlighter Palette. I’ve never stopped loving highlighter – it’s always been my thing. I think the best way to use this is on top of un-set skin. Just like how eyeshadow works better on a cream base, this works better on top of a dewy foundation rather than a really powdered, baked skin. That way it really sticks and holds a lot better.”
ZOEVA Makeup Brush Sets
Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Eye Patches
“One of my absolute top favourites is the Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Eye Patches. They’ve completely changed my under-eyes. I got sunburn when I was in Peru and my under-eye area was burnt and shriveled, really badly. I was supposed to be doing a BEAUTY BAY Instagram takeover so I stuck some of these on (and kept them on for the video!) but when I removed them my skin was like brand new. They’ve been a staple in my kit ever since. Whenever I’m on a plane, you won’t see me without them – all the way.”
Vita Liberata Body Blur
“Vita Liberata Body Blur is amazing. It’s obviously great for the body but I actually love it on my face. It makes me look so bronzed, like I’ve been on the beach. The best thing is that it wipes off at the end of the day, so it doesn’t clog my pores. I apply it with an angled contour brush which is the best way to distribute it evenly. It’s quite a thick product so you need a big brush.”
Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick
“I love the Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks. For myself, my favourite shade is Gemini because it’s kind of like my lips but better – I apply it with my finger to keep it blurred and not too sharp at the edges. But then my favourite shades when I’m working on clients would be Mannequin, I’m Nude, and Huntington Beach… or Dominatrix. And the Lip Gloss called Spank Me is amazing too. I just love everything by Jeffree Star!”