“I don’t like tricks that complicate life,” admits Ekaterina Ponomareva, chief makeup artist at MAC in Russia and the CIS. Five workshops and simple techniques of Catherine - in a special interview for BeautyHack.
Chief Makeup Artist MAC in Russia and the CIS
A small fan-shaped brush (I have a MAC Pro 205) helped me develop a new technique: I apply mascara to my hand with the built-in applicator and draw it onto the tips of the “fan”. I run it over the eyelashes to thoroughly paint over the entire surface, then I move on to the bottom row.
Once I was preparing a model for a show in tandem with a hairdresser: the girl's head inevitably shook while I dyed my eyelashes. The brush fell through and annoyingly stained the lower eyelid. When I moved away from the model and looked at her from afar, I saw how fresh and cool it looks! The look is very expressive at once! Now these grunge little dots have become my trick: I deliberately lower the fan brush under the lower lash line. It is important that the effect is on the line between "dirty" and very neat. If you want to repeat this trick, remember that it should look natural - like Andy Warhol's girlfriend Edie Sedgwick.
For the last four months I have not spent a day without arrows! The thing is, I found the perfect eyeliner. Previously, I used a gel, in a jar - the whole procedure took me 20 minutes. I got tired of washing the brush from the product and decided to find something new. Liners and felt-tip pens with a hard conical "tip" are now produced by every brand - for me this is something incomprehensible! I should set the line, not the shape of the eyeliner. My find is a very thin eyeliner with a soft fleecy "tail" Liquidlast Liner, MAC It is as easy as possible to maneuver along the eyelid, the brush drops gently, the eyelid does not need to be pulled out for even application. I fell in love!
My advice is to make sure that the tip of your arrow "extends" to the top of your ear. Pay attention to the line of completion of the eyebrow - it should visually "converge" with the direction of the arrow. This will give you a modern shape. You shouldn't be guided by Audrey Hepburn - the curved arrows remained in the 60s, it looks unnatural on our streets.
Smooth lip contour without pencil
When I work for Paris and Milan Haute Couture Weeks, we always create the desired lipstick color ourselves. We can mix the gray eyeshadow pigment with a fresh pink tint, or enhance the cobalt blue with a yellow tint. There are no such lip pencils, but I have a secret move: I take a paper napkin and slide the lipstick slate on it with sliding movements. It turns out a sharp tip - you can draw any contour with it.
Reduce age with blush
What happens to a woman's face with age? It gradually sinks under the gravity of the earth, like all parts of our body. What to do about it? In all the books about “perfect make-up” it is written that you need to apply blush with a smile - on the “apples”. I protest! As soon as you relax, the blush will "slide" to the nasolabial folds, highlighting them as much as possible. My tried and true option is to apply the blush above the cheeks, above the cheekbone line. This will lift your features a little and tighten your entire face - no anti-age cream works this way. By the way, I don't believe in them - if you see a problem, do not expect a mythical effect from the funds, just contact a good cosmetologist.
Express character with the shape of the eyebrows
Eyebrows are your mood; if you want to look cute and natural, choose a simple, arched shape. If you want to express a slight bitchiness, draw a clear curve. People perceive lines on a psychological level: angles and hard endings are strong emotions and a hint of aggression, arcs are softness and tenderness. If a girl is going on a first date, I recommend that you define the angle of the eyebrow - you are a person, and you need to listen to you. A man is not the center of your universe, and he should know about it!
Interview: Dilyara Telyasheva