"Means that really work" - the leading MAC makeup artist in Russia and the CIS Ekaterina Ponomareva gives a master class on skin care.
Leading makeup artist MAC in Russia and the CIS
“My friends, makeup artists who are not attached to brands, often say:“Katya, tell me what you really use?”. There is no need to "split" - I really care for my skin with MAC cosmetics."
Lotions and tonics are a cool theme! 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 well known 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 specialist session, but it will help reduce the number of wrinkles.
The second option is Studio Moisture Fix SPF 15 lotion. It contains caffeine and sucrose, natural skin soothing agents. Moisturizing occurs in a second, the skin is smooth and healthy.
Before using primers, you need to have a good understanding of what you need. I recommend consulting a beautician - so as not to buy ten different bases that you do not need. The session will definitely pay off.
I'm talking about my favorite primers:
1) Prep + Prime Skin will help you "not shine" all day - it controls the secretion of sebaceous glands well and smoothes the skin surface. The composition contains all the same seaweed and optical "diffusers" as in Complete Comfort Cream. They masterfully hide skin imperfections; you need less foundation or powder.
2) Prep + Prime Moisture Infusion should be applied before moisturizing cream. The primer will enhance its effect. Sodium hyaluronate in the composition "attracts" moisture and keeps it inside the skin.
3) Prep + Prime 24 hours is a favorite eye primer. It withstands moisture and sweat, keeps makeup in place all day and does not tighten skin. The composition contains moisturizing and smoothing particles. You couldn't think of it better.
4) Before applying a beautiful lipstick, I apply Prep + Prime Lip on my lips - 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.
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 this I appreciate it!
Nourishing oils will replace the moisturizer in cold weather - they will help to avoid tightness and dryness, thanks to their dense consistency and beneficial saturated components. I choose Prep + Prime Essential Oil for avocado oil - the skin becomes very soft. A separate plus is the scent of grapefruit and the soothing effect of chamomile petals!
I don’t think that foundation needs to be fixed with powder. This kit clogs your pores. I confess in secret - I do not use powder in my work! Is that for the area around the eyes - to fix the corrector in the folds of mimic wrinkles. I offer you two options: 1) pick a foundation that will hide the oily shine 2) use only powder - I do this myself. The skin does not dry out. It's all about the right powder: I have the legend of the MAC brand, Studio Fix powder. It is quite dense and durable, I take a kabuki brush and apply it all over my face in 30 seconds. I really like the large palette of colors - you can choose a very individual shade. Not pinkish or yellowish, but yours! The second MAC super-powder is Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder, MAC: loose or compact. The composition includes optical "diffusers" (ingredients,creating a visual effect of even skin). The texture is silky and light, it sets makeup all day long. Apply it to a clean face - it will be matte and smooth without foundation.
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