5 mins with Lina Hanson…

I was lucky enough to meet celebrity make-up artist Lina Hanson last week, when she was in London visiting my favourite shop Content. Lina’s client list is like a who’s who’s in Hollywood, it includes stars such as Ewan McGregor, Orlando Bloom, Naomi Watts and Brooke Shields, to name but a few! Not only is she an amazing make-up artist but an expert in natural beauty, Lina has managed to completely green her kit – something I hope to be able to claim one day – getting there…..!


Lina has always had a passion for eco living since her childhood in Sweden. She told us that she had grown up making her own beauty lotions and potions. As her make-up career developed, she used her oils on her clients and her reputation grew for both. Lina went on to create her Global Face Serum which is now gaining a strong following. It took two years to develop – Lina said she knew exactly what she wanted the serum to do, so it was just a matter of finding the right combination of the right oils. The winning formulation is a potent blend of 17 organic and natural oils; all of which are carefully and sustainably sourced – many are Fairtrade. She wanted anyone to be able to use the serum and reap the benefits with healthy, glowing skin. The serum will nourish and add moisture, it is anti-ageing and because it disappears quickly into the skin, is great under make-up. It is available exclusively in the UK at Content – hence Lina’s visit. It goes without saying that the serum is free of nasties and there is no testing on animals. Some of the profits from the serum are also given to charity to carefully selected projects and organisations.

It was great to meet Lina, she is so lovely and an inspiration with what she is doing. I was of course curious about the contents of Lina’s make-up kit and asked for her top five products. Here they are –

1. Lina Hanson Global Face Serum – “This works as an excellent makeup primer. Makeup goes on smoother and leaves your skin looking dewy and glowing.”
2. Vapour Organic Beauty Aura Radiant Multi Use Blush – “This blends so well into the skin and leaves it with a rosy glow from within.”
3. Ilia Beauty Organic Lipsticks – “I love how smooth these lipsticks go on and the vibrant colours.”
4. Jane Iredale Active Light Under Eye Concealer – “This is super gentle for the delicate under eye area and brightens and conceals beautifully.”
5. Vapour Organic Beauty Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation – “Light enough for everyday use and leaves your skin with a satin looking finish.”
Thank you to Lina for sharing her top five products. As a make-up artist it is so interesting to hear what another artist likes to use. I’m happy to say that I’m a fan of all of the above as well – it is good to hear that we are sharing the love!