My Four Product Face

Sarah Millican

Stand up star Sarah Millican reveals her make-up essentials.


I love buying make up but I am never sure what I should be wearing. But sod ‘should’. This is what I like and feel nice in at the moment.


All-in-One  Blusher Flushed 03 HR_INAONPJ0311. Body Shop All-in-one Cheek Colour in Flushed, £8

Blusher is essential most days, though my rosy cheeks sometimes suffice. I like pinks for that fresh, healthy look. I suppose I could just to be healthy but flicking on some ‘health powder’ is quicker and involves fewer gyms. Current choice is The Body Shop’s Flushed. I love any make up named after toilets and menopausal women.





2. Bobbi Brown No Smudge Mascara in Black, £18

I’m new to mascara because as a teenager I aways thought it would paint bar codes on the insides of my glasses. I’ve since learnt that I had delusions about how long my lashes are. There are too many mascaras out there. There. I said it. Too many. I always want a small one as I never get to the end of the huge ones before it’s gone all clumpy. Current favourite is this.






3. L’oreal Paris True Match Touche Magique Concealer, £8.19

I flit about between foundations but always use this for under my eyes. It just makes you look less knackered and therefore knocks a good 18 months off you. I like calling it Magic Touch.








4. Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eye Liner, £17

I am progressing with eyeliner. I watch the make up artists who work on my face at telly jobs and try to pick up tips. I love the little pots of gel eyeliner from Bobbi Brown. They’re somewhere happily between the wetness of a liquid eyeliner and the hardness of a pencil. Though I have just fallen in love with Stila’s smudge stick eyeliner in blue ribbon.


Sarah’s new tour, Home Bird, starts this September. See for details.

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