For the past seven years Ernest Muntaniol has been Chanel's leading makeup artist in Russia. He told BeautyHack why mattifying wipes are better than powders and which products he considers best for skin care.
Leading makeup artist for Chanel in Russia
“In my work, I very rarely use primers to level the tone - usually this is a silicone-based product for severely enlarged pores. Otherwise, I choose quick-acting moisturizers and balms.”
In previous articles, I talked about how to avoid mistakes when creating makeup and how to make the perfect eye make-up. Popular wisdom says good skin is 80% of makeup success, so this time let's talk about care.
The task of the skin is to protect us: for this it produces sebum. The shine trend is an imitation of youthful brilliance, but it must be controlled. The more we matte the skin, the more sebum is produced. The skin receives a signal that there is no protection, and begins to work more actively. Powders give a dense layer, in which there is a lot of talcum powder: it mattifies and tones, and then accumulates residues of funds and fat. I recommend replacing powders with matting wipes and thoroughly preparing your skin for makeup.
Lotion Lotion Confort, 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 the skin with a couple of cotton pads.
Price: 3,000 rubles.
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.
Price: 6 620 rub.
Haze Hydra Beauty Essence Mist, Chanel
A light spray based on camellia extract, blue ginger and hyaluronic acid is good for summer. In the warm season, the sebaceous glands work more actively than in winter. In order not to overload the skin, you need minimal hydration. Remember: sebum, in its essence, is also a nutritional component, so fatty creams will be superfluous. Works like thermal water: Apply over foundation or powder to refresh your face throughout the day.
Price: 4 415 rub.
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. Contains rose water that soothes the skin.
Price: 7 299 rub.
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 has time to absorb - the lipstick is applied easily and neatly, and the lips look well-groomed.
Price: 2 950 rub.
Text: Karina Andreeva