Perfect red lipstick, pencil for creating the effect of "cat" eyes, tonal cushion for every day and other indispensable products from Marina Barsukova's cosmetic bag.
PR director of Dior Parfums in Russia
I was very lucky, right after graduating from MGIMO I got into the beauty industry - and I have been working in it for about 10 years. Therefore, I can safely say that my work is essentially not a job, but a vocation. Firstly, I am an absolute girl, and beauty, like everything connected with her, is an integral part of my life.
From the very childhood she adored cosmetics, beauty salons and, of course, beautiful clothes. In addition, in general I love people, I cannot live without movement, interesting events - and I like to tell others about beauty. Working with a brand such as Dior Parfums, I am inspired every day, because this is a dream brand - a symbol of French elegance, love of life and impeccable taste. Finally, Dior simply embodies and creates contemporary fashion.
It is extremely important for me to work with the brand that you sincerely admire and the products that you enjoy using. This, in my opinion, is the secret of success at work, and in general - in life, when you go to work with joy.
My favorite Dior beauty favorites (there are many more, but these are the very best):
Addict Lip Sugar Scrub
A very cool tool - half makeup, half lip care. In general, I love basic universal products that, on the one hand, are invisible and can be used many times a day, and on the other hand, they create a well-groomed, healthy look in no time. Lip Sugar Scrub is one of those products.
He came out last winter, and since then I have not parted with him. This is a balm that moisturizes the lips and gives them a natural pink tint, and an exfoliant that makes lips very soft. It contains sugar particles that instantly melt on the lips, leaving a sweet taste. Yes, this super tool is constantly in the arsenal of makeup artists at all Dior shows.
Price: 2 420 rubles.
Prestige sheet mask
I'm generally a fan of this premium skincare line. It is suitable for absolutely everyone, and the rare and precious extract of the Granville rose in its composition makes the skin really like the petal of this beloved Christian Dior flower - soft, smooth and elastic.
If you choose one product from the Prestige range, then these are fabric masks - this is my lifesaver for all occasions: on the plane, after a party, and, of course, before events, when you need to look 100%. The effect is incredible. And the comfortable slots for the ears (we lovingly call it a "mask with ears") not only tighten the oval of the face, but also fix the mask on the face, allowing you to wear it at home and do business at the same time.
Price: 11 380 rub.
Belle de Jour Maison Christian Dior fragrance
One of 10 new fragrances of the conceptual perfume line, created by the creator of the House of Dior François Demachy. I immediately realized that this is "my" scent. It envelops and merges with the scent of my skin, so that I hardly feel it on myself. Peach, rose and woody notes instantly create a feeling of comfort, purity and impeccability. I wear it most often during the day, and for the evening I choose the more dramatic and velvety Ambre Nuit with hints of my favorite amber.
Price on request
Rouge Dior lipstick
A classic for all time. It is a lipstick-legend, created by the great couturier at the same time as the collection of red dresses "Trafalgar" in 1953. Then Christian Dior created a real fashion for lips, dressing them in luxurious shades of red, one of which is 999, my most indispensable, and in general will suit any woman.
And its new matte interpretation creates a fashionable finish, while being perfectly comfortable on the lips. You can drink and eat a lot with it (but it is better, of course, not to overdo it and take care of the figure) - and it does not wear off! For every day, I often choose nude, natural shades, now I have 060 Premiere in my purse.
Price: 2 600 rub.
Diorshow 5 Сouleurs shadows
These are ingenious palettes, each with 5 harmonious shades that fit perfectly and look sophisticated, as befits a Dior shadow. I confess that before meeting these palettes, shadows were a difficult part of makeup for me, and now I can create daytime and more fatal makeup with their help. My favorites are the matte Touch Matte 537 and Dream Matte 757. I apply them at home with a special brush, which allows me to achieve the perfect shading.
Price: 4 285 rubles.
Diorshow Khol Eyeliners
Black and flesh! They are soft, comfortable, and, as in the case of the eyeshadows, are very light and pliable to use - the line is smooth, the makeup is fast and expressive. I use black when I want to turn into a catwoman, and I apply beige along the inner lash line of the lower eyelid in the morning. The gaze becomes more open and rested. The main thing is to have a sharpener on hand!
Price: 1 850 rub.
Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara
Dior has such a huge selection of mascaras that every girl can find her own. This is Iconic Overcurl for me, I'm a fan of her curved applicator.
Price: 2 480 rub.
Nude Air Luminizer Highlighter Powder
Another basic, irreplaceable and multifunctional thing. I apply it with different brushes: a large fluffy one - on the cheekbones and prominent parts of the face, as well as shoulders, décolleté and legs to give a healthy glow to the skin. The effect is very beautiful, especially when combined with a light tan! With a brush with a small diameter, I apply this miracle remedy to local areas - the inner corners of the eyes, the area under the eyebrows, on the bridge of the nose and on the cupid's arch - our talented national makeup artist Roxana Arakelyan taught me these tricks. The most important thing is not to overdo it with the highlighter. As in everything in life, a sense of proportion is important here.
Price: 2 199 rub.
An amazing hybrid - and again a mix of care and makeup, as I love! Dior was not the first to launch the cushion on the market, and by that time I had already tried this remedy in the performance of different brands, but I declare with authority and impartiality, this cushion is the best. Firstly, it has an antibacterial sponge made using Korean technology. Secondly, delicate, inconspicuous application is what you need for every day. I have good skin that needs matting and moisturizing at the same time throughout the day, and Dreamskin allows you to do both. In addition, it has a high SPF level, so the cushion is with me always and everywhere, especially on trips to hot countries. I can't wait for the colorless cushion to come out in the summer - an absolute and invisible remedy for luxurious, well-groomed skin.
Price: 5 150 rubles.