Kit Saviours: Michelle Court

January 11th, 2023

January 11th, 2023

As a professional MUA Michelle Court has travelled around the world working with models and actors.  From roof top shoots in New York to The Make-Up Show in Berlin via shooting and staying on super yachts in Ibiza, fashion shoots in Amsterdam, Sicily and Lake Como, commercials in Lisbon, Bodrum, Bordeaux and Chamonix… the list goes on. Michelle has seen and worked on some beautiful locations!  She has been in the industry for almost 20 years and has experience of everything from fashion shows, commercials, magazines, runway, editorial, beauty shoots and celebrity work.

In 2014 she set up her own agency, Court-On-Camera-Creatives, which represents talented industry professionals, and she always has her eye out for new and creative talents to add to her books.  Michelle’s newest venture “Court-On-Courses” offers 1-2-1 training in everything makeup, including airbrushing masterclasses at her Essex studio.

Michelle demonstrated airbrush makeup for us at Look Good Live in November, and while with us we took the opportunity to rummage through her makeup kit to find her must-have hero products.


Collection – Lash Surge Mascara (£5.49)

This high street brand mascara was the best find and at this price you can afford to have one for yourself and two for your kit! Its luscious formula is fantastic… the lashes are fuller & thicker in just one application. I love it!


Collection – Colour Lash Mascara in Clear (£2.49)

I’ve used this for over two decades and watched the price increase from 99p – £1.19 – £1.29 – £1.49 – £1.89 and now still only £2.49 it’s the BEST clear mascara I’ve ever used. I’ve tried expensive brands and nothing compares.. It’s just brilliant and keeps your brows in place all day without wearing off.  It’s also perfect to use on my male clients to naturally enhance their lashes and keep their brows looking neat.  The formula is protein enriched so it is lovely and conditioning too. What a bargain!


Collection – IncrediBROW Semi Permanent Brow Gels (£4.99)

I only discovered these beauties last year and they are now a staple in my kit.  They come in two shades, Lìght/Medium and Medium/Dark.  I have both in my kit as they suit everyone.  The fibres pick up each little hair on the brow to create a thicker and fuller effect and give a beautiful yet natural fluffy brow finish 🙂


2LoveMy – Illuminating Glow Skin Serum (£21.50)

I found this product last year too and I can’t stop using it on myself and my clients. It smells divine and it’s all vegan friendly and made of natural ingredients. It really does wonders for the skin with its silky smooth application.  I use a few drops and massage it into my client’s skin lifting the muscles as I use my hands and fingers to sculpt the facial features while they glide effortlessly around the face using this beautiful illuminating rosehip oil. It leaves a natural glow on the skin which helps plump fine lines and looks amazing under make-up or worn alone with its highlighting properties. [Get 20% discount at checkout with code COURT20]


2LoveMy – Prime & Glow Moisturiser (£19.90)

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This luxurious product is a must have in your kit. It really is the best skin prep cream I’ve found.  Packed full of natural ingredients and vegan friendly, it sinks into the skin perfectly leaving it prepped and plumped ready to apply make-up.  It helps it stay on longer too 😉  [Get 20% discount at checkout with code COURT20]


Charlotte Tilbury – Hollywood Beauty Light Wand (£30)

This liquid highlighter is perfect for all skin types. The gorgeous, illuminating sheen hits all the right spots when enhancing those facial features. It looks great used alone or under make-up, giving your face a natural highlighted effect and making your cheekbones pop.  It gives you the ultimate Hollywood glow!


Charlotte Tilbury – Audrey Kohl Eyeliner Pencil (£20)

This classic brown eyeliner is perfect on everyone… it enhances all eye colours and glides on beautifully with its smooth formula. It lasts & can be worn strong or soft for a smudged brown smoky eye effect 😉


Charlotte Tilbury – Hollywood Contour Wand (£30)

This is a must have product to naturally give contour to your face. I get so many compliments when I use this – even once asked if I’d had Botox ( which I haven’t) but it was all thanks to this wonder liquid creating a natural sculpting effect contour to the face.  It blends beautifully and easily into the skin leaving a subtle contour along your cheekbones, jawline & nose.


Dr Lipp – Original Nipple Balm (from £5.99)

This is a  great product that can be used anywhere you have dry areas on the body. Originally known as ‘nipple balm’ they’ve created a cute on the go tube to pop into your bag or kit and it can be used on lips, combed through your brows, as a highlighter for a glossy cheek and brow bone, the list goes on.  It can also be mixed with any lipstick to create a coloured gloss effect or on eyes for a natural glossy look or with a shadow to create a gloss shadow – perfect for beauty shoots and just fantastic to prep and prime those lips especially if dry and chapped.  Dr Lipp is your saviour!


Glossier Futuredew (£23)

This serum is a fantastic way to quickly give your whole face a boost.  Either used on its own or mixed with your foundation it gives a dewy glossy glow to the skin.  The look you get after having an hour facial but this gives instant results after one application.  Dewier skin is seconds away with this little miracle bottle.


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