About Reed Clarke:
Born from an obsession over beauty products, Reed Clarke is the only online beauty retail site that is personally curated by one the most sought after makeup artists in Los Angeles and New York. She remains anonymous in order to give her most honest recommendations about the more independent makeup and skincare products she personally uses and carries in her makeup kit. Actors, models and musicians across the globe trust her with doing their makeup for photo shoots, television appearances, awards shows and everything in between. Reed Clarke is her way of sharing the best of her beauty secrets. The product selection is plucked directly from her makeup kit and her personal medicine cabinet, featuring a parade of incredible skin care, makeup, hair products and accessories that you most likely have never heard of, but that will soon become staples in your life.
A note from The Anonymous Makeup Artist:
I have been obsessed with makeup for as long as I can remember. There wasn’t ever a time that I wasn’t fascinated with makeup, it’s siren song has always called out to me. I can’t remember the name of my favorite babysitter or teachers from my childhood, but I can tell you the name of my favorite nail polish from when I was 6. It was a bright, flat yellow called “Maize”, and it was so beautiful. I wish I still had it.
As a makeup artist it's my job to try, test and use thousands of products each year. And when I find something that sings to me, that makes me miss it when the tube or jar or bottle is empty, then I know it's a keeper. There are some products that I touch and instantly know I need it in my life forever and there are others that are a bit more of a slow burn....with those a sadness overtakes me when it's gone and I know we need to be reunited as soon as possible. Here's how Reed Clarke works; I'm not here to overwhelm you with options, I've winnowed it down for you. I'm not going to put 6 face oils on the site because as a consumer I find that overwhelming. I don't want 20 to choose from, just tell me about the 2 or 3 that you think are amazing. I'm here to be your beauty insider, your beauty confidant.
And I'm going to tell you, just like I would tell a client or beauty editor, why I love each and every one and why it's indispensable to me, professionally and personally. With over 20 years of getting my hands dirty, touching and testing makeup and skin care I'm here to be your gatekeeper. For every product that makes is onto Reed Clarke, there are dozens that didn't. It takes special, special product for me to fall in love. Hopefully many are new discoveries for you, ones that will quickly become your favorites too, and ones you will gleefully share with friends.
Reed Clarke is a site for discovery. Welcome to your new favorite destination for your new favorite beauty products… Come on in.
Reed Clarke loves you!
Your anonymous beauty expert.