Pretty Pennies Hauls: Celebrity Makeup Artist Buster Knight’s Everyday Must-Haves

We’re snooping inside your favourite beauty lover’s shopping bags in our Pretty Pennies Hauls! Each month, we’re challenging makeup artists, dermatologists and content creators to spend their Pretty Pennies, and we’re sharing their beauty buys and bargains with you…

Buster Knight has painted the faces of some of the world’s top A-listers, including Amanda Holden, Anastacia and Millie Bobby Brown, to name but a few. Buster is an incredible celebrity makeup artist, and this edit reveals the makeup products he thinks everyone should have in their everyday makeup bag.

The Challenge 

We asked Buster to spend his 10,000 Pretty Pennies (£100) on the beauty products he can’t live without and that you need in your everyday makeup bag. 

1. A Sun-Kissed Bronzer

DIOR Forever Natural Bronze

Celebrity Makeup Artist Must-Haves: DIOR Forever Natural Bronze

Buster says: I love a bronzer; they sculpt, define, and warm up the skin. Everything one needs to create a shapely and sun-kissed complexion. I especially love this DIOR bronzer as it’s matte but blendable, so it looks really natural. Pro-tip, blend through the eye’s socket and under the bottom lash line to make the eyes really pop.


3. An All-In-One Mascara

Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes Waterproof Mascara

Celebrity Makeup Artist Must-Have: Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes Waterproof Mascara 6.5ml

Buster says: American singer-songwriter Anastacia hooked me on this mascara, which I now buy in bulk. It’s lash defining, buildable and never ever flakes – it’s great for lash separation too! I love waterproof mascara as the polymers dry more rigid, therefore keeping the curl; this is by far my favourite because the brush shape is like no other!


3. A Customisable Lip Palette

Pupa II Bacio Lip Palette 005 – Classic Rose

Buster says: I love niche brands with fun packaging as it adds a bit of excitement to my kit; this is the cutest lip palette I’ve ever seen! I also love lip palettes as they allow me to create custom colours on set; this is also a really lovely gift for a client once I’ve used it, and definitely, something to remember me by.



4. Easy To Blend Eyeshadows

DIOR Dazzling Eyes Essentials Sparkling Couture Palette

DIOR Dazzling Eyes Essentials Sparkling Couture Palette

Buster says: I’ve always been a huge fan of DIOR makeup, especially their eyeshadows. The brand shows their couture background with its colour and texture choices. Each eyeshadow blends flawlessly, and is super on-trend. Needless to say, the packaging is always super-chic!


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