Svetlana Grebenkova, creative director of the Russian cosmetics brand PROmakeup Laboratory, on the products that have passed the most rigorous selection in her work case.
Creative director of PROmakeup Laboratory, star makeup artist
Spray for makeup Magic Mist, PROmakeup Laboratory
Before or during makeup, it is often necessary to moisturize or soothe the skin. I used to carry thermal water with me, but later I decided to create a special spray. Magic Mist is versatile: it can be applied to clean skin before, during or after makeup.
It contains hyaluronic acid of low molecular weight viscosity. It is she who blinds the layers of makeup well, she herself is a little sticky. When absorbed, the sticky feeling on the face goes away. In addition, it is responsible for the healing of microtraumas - it is believed that even if a person has good skin, there are always microdamages.
Korean complex of seven herbal ingredients BSASM relieves redness right before your eyes! If you work through each layer of makeup with this spray, you will get very long-lasting makeup without films.
Makeup oil Perfect Skin, PROmakeup Laboratory
I "got hooked" on oils for make-up for a long time - once in the USA I saw that make-up artists only work with them (apply under tone, on top and even add to tonal means). I decided to make the same universal oil for myself - it was developed by our technologists and chemists, when there was no PROmakeup Laboratory brand yet.
Now Perfect Skin oil is a hit. Fully restores the lipid layer of the skin - smoothes all flaking, rough dry areas. In the composition - squalane, one of the "building blocks" of our lipid layer.
You get absolutely smooth, even skin on which foundation fits very well - any, even the driest and densest.
Oil can be added to the tone for a damp (but not shiny!) Skin effect. A cocktail of natural breathable semi-drying oils smoothes the relief of even aging skin.
Base under shadow Eye Shadow Primer Potion Original, Urban Decay
I love it for its versatility. I have never come across a tool that, on this basis, would not be shaded well. The base is completely invisible on the eyelids, it is easy to apply, dries quickly and really holds the eyeshadow all day long.
Concealer BB Double Wear Concealer, Estée Lauder
This concealer diffuses light very strongly - the look immediately becomes fresh. Often I do all my makeup only on it - I mix it with a little Perfect Skin oil and apply it all over my face. This is the perfect nude - the face becomes smooth, radiance appears.
It seems to me that from the point of view of makeup, it is more correct not to take a large amount of the product and mask imperfections, but to take a smaller amount of the product, which reflects light from the surface of the skin very strongly - due to this, its color and relief are leveled.
Brow gel Art Visage
12 years ago I was a trainer at Art Visage holding. Then for the first time I tried this budget eyebrow gel and began to give it to makeup artists - now it is a universal must-have. This is a rare case when there is good fixation without a white film on the hairs.
It is always easier for a make-up artist to have one pencil - in Olga Romanova's brand it is just like that, “three in one”. I use it both as a persistent kayal and as a base for smoky eyes. They hold very well, do not get imprinted on the eyelids. Multifunctionality is always in trend.
Blush Cheek Color, 03 Flush and 01 Frantic Pink, Tom Ford
Good compact blush is rare. They should give the effect of freshness even with a small amount. The Tom Ford blush is just that. Very thin and can be layered on any texture. Diffuse the light.
Palette of shadows Luxury Palette, Charlotte Tilbury
Charlotte Tilbury's dry eyeshadows are often compared to Tom Ford's bestselling eyeshadows (after all, Charlotte was formerly Tom Ford's creative director). But for me, a person related to development, these are two fundamentally different means. Charlotte Tilbury Shadow is an improved version of Tom Ford. These are the only eyeshadows that can be worn on oily skin all day without a base. Perfectly fit on the eyelid and blend easily.
I like the combination of satin, matte and shiny textures in one palette. Complex and beautiful colors, each of which I use to the end.
Concealer for the skin around the eyes Instant Eye Lift, Trish McEvoy
I bought Trish McEvoy concealer in London not so long ago, but I can't imagine any client's makeup without it. A gentle cream shade that blends under the eyes. But not as a regular concealer, but as a completing tone.
Apply over a large area in the form of an inverted triangle - draw a horizontal line under the eyes (at the midpoint of the bridge of the nose) and connect the ends of the line in a triangle in the middle of the cheeks. The effect of lifting and freshness of the skin is obtained, as if you had slept very well.
Take note of this "triangle" area - here the skin tone is really different from the main one. If it is further worked out, there will be a completely different look. In this way, the skin can be refreshed during the day - for example, if the shadows are crumbling or there are signs of fatigue.
Lip gloss, Juicy Kiss, Romanovamakeup
She took this tint from her work case into her personal cosmetic bag. When I choose cosmetics for myself, I appreciate its simplicity and ease of application. Will I be able to put on makeup on the 22nd floor in the elevator? Tint Romanovamakeup - I can! I use it to paint even in the car and without a mirror.
Creates a moist gloss on the lips, when you eat it, pigment remains. Juicy Kiss coral is very refreshing.
Large round brush Shik for PROmakeup Laboratory, 03
Brush of my dreams! We created it in collaboration with Natalya Shik, her @shikbrush is one of the most popular in Russia. They are made from modern synthetics. What it is? This is a pile designed to look like natural (it is called “squirrel imitation”, “goat imitation”, etc.). The result is a brush that has all the advantages of both natural and artificial bristles.
Brush Shik for PROmakeup Laboratory, 03 - large and fluffy, with a semicircular working surface. Made entirely of pile imitation squirrel. It is so soft that you can just sit with it and relax! Blends dry textures cleanly and does not stain. To clean it, a couple of strokes with a brush in the air are enough (there are no scales in the artificial pile into which the funds would be hammered). With this brush I can do all the makeup!
Finishing transparent powder True Matte, PROmakeup Laboratory
For the production of this powder, we found silica in Korea, which is treated with organo-silicone. This means that the powder not only makes the skin matte, but also leaves it smooth, even on dry areas. Diffuses light and does not leave a white highlight on the skin, because it is made in the universal peach color.
I apply at the end of the makeup and even to match the tone - the powder "sticks" to the skin and does not make the makeup heavier. The package is always clean - the holes in the membrane are closed at the last turn of the lid.
Blush with an ombre effect Ombré Radiance Blush, Je Ne Sais Quoi and Sugar Plum, IT Сosmetics
This is a classic compact blush, but with a color transition from dark to light - you can create any shade! I apply in one motion with a large brush Shik for PROmakeup Laboratory, 003. It turns out a stretch from blush to highlighter.
Interview and text: Olga Kulygina