High-quality, long-lasting makeup starts with a flawless foundation. What skin prep products are preferred by top makeup artists?
Elena Motinova's choice:
Tonic Perfectly Clean, Estée Lauder
“Suitable for all skin types and exfoliates dead skin cells. You get rid of flakes and uneven skin tone. This lotion prepares the surface for makeup - it alone is sufficient for the complete toning process."
Moisturizing cream DayWear, Estée Lauder
“It is desirable that the SPF exceeds 15 points - then the cream will protect the skin from premature aging. I recommend choosing an antioxidant moisturizer to help prevent pigmentation. DayWear cream, Estée Lauder meets all parameters. It does not cause oily sheen, is absorbed in a couple of minutes and feels comfortable on the skin all day."
Serum Advanced Night Repair, Estée Lauder
“In a brown jar with a dropper - an irreplaceable serum, I use it before every makeup. An iconic product from Estée Lauder, she has a whole fan club. It contains hyaluronic acid, which every skin needs (even if you are very young). Under its influence, our cells are not destroyed and are restored all night long. Hyaluronic acid attracts moisture like a magnet - the skin's protective barrier is strengthened. I advise you to apply Advanced Night Repair day and night.
The slogan "Estée Lauder cannot help you sleep, but pretend you have a great rest" - definitely about Advanced Night Repair."
Choice of Anna Merkusheva:
Serum Ultra HD Skin Booster, Make Up For Ever
“My favorite preparation for make-up. This is a re-release of the Make Up For Ever Ultra HD serum with a new formula: it contains a moisturizing cocktail that will suit every skin type! I love Skin Booster for its lifting effect (suitable for both young and adult girls) and soothing properties. Skin Booster can be used under foundation, like a primer, or mixed with your tone to lighten coverage and easily transform a winter foundation into a summer BB. I know how difficult it is to choose the "same" color of the cream - it is much easier to dilute a proven shade with serum."
Pencil Filler Lip Line Perfector, Make Up For Ever
"Transparent" magician "for lips of any shade! I apply it over the entire surface to fill in raised or aged lips (wrinkles are filled in and the capricious matte lipstick lays down smoothly). This pencil works like a primer - it keeps the lipstick in a given shape. Even liquid textures do not flow. I am for comfort in everything - Lip Line Perfector envelops lips with a moisturizing layer so that no dry lipstick will cause discomfort."
The choice of Ekaterina Ponomareva:
Toner Lightful C Marine Bright Lotion, MAC
“Lotions and tonics are a cool topic! I love it when they are responsible for solving a specific problem, and the result is immediately noticeable. In my work I always use Lightful C Marine - Bright Lotion - it brightens skin tone, reduces pigmentation and refreshes. Moisturizing is super cool! I take the tonic with me anytime, anywhere. I gave it to my friends freelance makeup artists - they are delighted.
If you care about your skin, but do not have time to go to the beautician to moisturize your skin, include this tonic in your daily program. It will not replace a session with a specialist, but it will help reduce the number of wrinkles."
Lotion Studio Moisture Fix SPF 15, MAC
“In the composition - caffeine and sucrose, natural“soothing”of the skin. Moisturizing occurs in a second, the skin is smooth and healthy."
Complete Comfort Cream, MAC
“A moisturizer is a must-have timeless. My favorite is Complete Comfort Cream - it is thick and rich. In the composition - algae extract (it is great at fighting redness) and tropical nut oil "kukui" (for deep hydration). The cream leaves a minimum of shine and is quickly absorbed - for that I appreciate it!"
Primer Prep + Prime Skin, MAC
“It will help“not to shine”all day - it well controls the secretion of the sebaceous glands and evens the skin surface. The composition contains all the same algae and optical "diffusers" as in Complete Comfort Cream. They masterfully hide skin imperfections; you need less foundation or powder.
Moisturizing primer Prep + Prime Moisture Infusion, MAC
“I advise to apply before moisturizing cream. The primer will enhance its effect. Sodium hyaluronate in the composition "attracts" moisture and keeps it inside the skin."
Eyelid primer Prep + Prime 24 hours, MAC
“Withstands moisture and sweat, keeps makeup in place all day and does not tighten skin. The composition contains moisturizing and smoothing particles. You can't imagine better."
Primer for lips Prep + Prime Lip, MAC
“Due to the paraffin in the composition, this primer does not allow the lipstick to“spread”, increases its durability, smoothes and softens the surface. Vitamin E heals cracks and is responsible for nutrition."
Choice of Olga Charandaeva:
Makeup base The Pore Professional, Benefit
“The Vitamin E base delivers on its promise: tightens pores and evens out tone. There are no oils in the composition - the foundation does not roll off after it.
Lip Balm Depsea Hydrability, Shu Uemura
“I always use a gentle balm with beeswax and Macadamia nut oil at the very beginning of my makeup - so that it has time to be absorbed and prepares my lips for lipstick. Perfectly softens and heals small cracks."
Selected by Ernest Muntaniol:
Lotion Confort Lotion, Chanel
“The ritual of preparing the skin for make-up begins with removing light pollution and toning - I use this lotion. It contains life-giving water of tulip tree and meadowsweet extract. I rub my skin with a couple of cotton pads."
Serum Hydra Beauty, Chanel
“Excellent composition - extracts of camellia and blue ginger. After it, the foundation glides over the skin. The balm is quickly absorbed and does not leave a greasy, sticky film.
Cream Le Weekend, Chanel
“An hour after application, the face is tightened (skinup effect) - thanks to hyaluronic acid. The cream evens out the tone throughout the day, and glycolic acid gives an exfoliating effect. If I need to quickly remove puffiness, I use it. It contains rose water that soothes the skin.
Lip balm Hydra Beauty Nutrition, Chanel
“One of the stages of preparation for makeup is lips. I apply this balm with camellia oil - it perfectly nourishes and moisturizes them. During the time that we distribute the tone and paint the eyes, the product manages to absorb - the lipstick is applied easily and neatly, and the lips look well-groomed."
Choice of Alexanda Kirienko:
Magic Cream, Charlotte Tilbury
“The thick white cream prepares the skin well for makeup, is quickly absorbed and evens out the tone. It contains extracts of damask rose and aloe vera for moisturizing. My sister Lena flies often, the skin dries up, but this product quickly gives the face a well-groomed and rested look."
The choice of Sergei Naumov:
Face balm Glow-on Armani Prima, Giorgio Armani
“To moisturize dry skin before primer and foundation, I choose this balm. I apply with hammering movements on the face. Can be used before bed to keep skin smooth and radiant in the morning. Absorbs quickly and leaves no residue on the pillow. Smoothes fine wrinkles."
Hydrant Riche Cream, Embryolisse
“The most common tool among makeup artists is to use it instead of a primer. It not only tightens pores and evens out the tone, but also prevents any foundation from drying out the skin. It contains sweet almond oil, beeswax and vitamins A and E. I like the fact that after it the foundation does not creep."
Irina Mitroshkina's choice:
Primer Photo Finish Primer Oil, Smashbox
“In most cases, perfect for everyone - that's why I love him. Before applying, I mix it with foundation. The primer is made on the basis of a complex of 15 oils and prevents the foundation from drying out the skin. You can also use it alone: apply a couple of drops on a clean face in the morning and evening."
Victoria Moiseeva's choice:
Balm for the skin around the eyes Genuine Glow, Estee Lauder
“This tool can be safely used under eye makeup - it smoothes fine wrinkles and brightens the skin. It can be easily distributed with patting movements of the fingers - it is absorbed quite quickly. It smoothes well, so after it all the funds are laid down evenly."
Cream Ultra Facial Cream, Kiehl's
“Makeup artists on set often apply this cream before make-up, which has no caring components. The trick of the means is that after it others do not "crawl". The cream with a rich texture nourishes the skin well (made on the basis of desert plant extract and squalane) and protects in the cold."
The choice of Andrey Shilkov:
Touche Eclat Blur Primer, YSL
“The primer has won the hearts of my clients forever. Not only is it beautiful, but also with gold, and it works for 100%! It is a transparent gel that improves the appearance of the skin. The product creates an effect of noble shine and prolongs the life of the make-up."
Text: Olga Kulygina
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