For the past seven years Ernest Muntaniol has been Chanel's leading makeup artist in Russia. Constantly works at World Fashion Weeks, painting stars such as Mila Jovovich, Morgana Polanski and Alice Dellal. Often participates in the filming of glossy magazines: GQ, Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire. Ernest told BeautyHack what makeup mistakes girls make today.
Leading makeup artist for Chanel in Russia
“It often turns out that a girl, doing her makeup, pursues one goal, but in fact the opposite happens: an image that can attract attention and pleasantly surprise turns out to be vulgar and too bright. Remember: makeup should mimic health - refresh your face, give it a rested look and look natural. Otherwise, it will either visually age you, or it will be inappropriate."
1) Designer arrows
Girls draw the upper eyelid with a black pencil or liner, and then draw a line on the lower eyelid not along the ciliary contour, but retreating from it. Then these two lines are connected in a centimeter from the outer corner of the eye towards the temple. Their goal is to visually expand the eyes. I believe that this element is borrowed from makeup for ballet or theater and is not suitable for life.
2) Light Concealer
There is an opinion that the corrector for the area around the eyes should be one or two shades lighter than the main tone: it will hide fatigue and refresh the look. As a result, the skin around the eyes becomes light and pale - we only pay attention to this. The pink corrector with fine, subtle shining particles that reflect and refract the light falling on them can refresh the face and give it a rested look.
Makeup mistakes that age
3) Dense foundation, concealer and toning powder in one makeup
Avoid dense textures - concealers, powders, tonal creams. During the day, dense products are clogged in wrinkles due to the large amount of talcum powder. Even mimic ones look senile because of this.
4) Lip contour for light lipsticks
Dark and red lipstick tones need a perfect, crisp contour in a classic make-up. But if you apply light lipstick, the contour will be superfluous: there should be lightness.
5) Combination of eye and lip makeup
This is an important rule. For intense eye makeup, you want lighter tones of lipstick and gloss. For luscious and expressive lips - moderate eye makeup.
6) Choosing a shade for eyebrows
Wide expressive eyebrows are in fashion now. The main thing is to choose the right shade correctly. They should look natural, not stenciled. A big mistake is to choose a shade of eyeshadow, mascara or pencils two or three shades darker than the main hair color.
7) Intense daytime eye makeup
Like nothing else, it adds five to ten years. Girls believe that this image will attract attention. Bright shadows and an abundance of black mascara are appropriate only for evening events.
8) Lack of lightness and freshness in makeup
Avoid correcting your face with dark (brown-gray) means - this technique is appropriate for photography and video shooting, but not for life. Accentuate the cheekbones with blush, apply a care balm to the lips, and use a transparent gel for the eyebrows - the image will be light, and the face will be rested.
9) Using foundation and powders darker or lighter than natural skin tone
The face is never perceived separately from the body, therefore, when choosing a shade of foundation, take into account the color of the neck, arms, hands. Otherwise, the face will visually lose its freshness.