In the next issue of the "Beauty hacker of the week" column, star make-up artist Andrey Shilkov told us all about his favorite mascaras, primers and ways to make eyelashes longer and more voluminous.
Star makeup artist
Mascara is a staple in any cosmetic bag. We all know perfectly well that sometimes mascara alone is enough to create an elementary make-up. I have a lot of different mascaras in my work case, and I use them depending on what kind of lashes I want to create. But there are products that I buy over and over again: I come to the store and take several pieces at once, because I always use a lot of mascara. So, in my arsenal there are always the following tools:
Volume Effet Faux Cils Shocking, Yves Saint Laurent
When they ask me what kind of mascara I could recommend, this one comes to mind one of the first. I have been using it for a long time, because it is she who gives the fantastic effect of false eyelashes and luxurious volume.
Le Volume De Chanel, Chanel
One of my last discoveries is fantastic mascara! To be honest, I have not used Chanel mascara for quite a long time, the brand somehow did not work out with this product. But Le Volume De Chanel immediately fell in love - the brand finally managed to create a perfect product.
Excessive lash, Make Up For Ever
Another great mascara. A very comfortable brushing brush that allows you to work on lashes of any length. It lengthens, separates, and gives volume, but at the same time the eyelashes look very natural - as if they were naturally yours. Perfect mascara for every day, or you can "give drama" if you layer it several times.
Voluminous Original Mascara, L'Oréal
This is a real must-have for professional makeup artists for many years. A classic volumizing mascara with a comfortable brush, makes incredible lashes and wears great - does not crumble by the end of the day, suitable for both shooting and everyday life. I love it when there are a lot of eyelashes and at the same time they are voluminous - Voluminous Original Mascara gives just such an effect.
Telescopic, L'Oreal Paris
Another “favorite” from L'Oreal Paris is Telescopic mascara with a very thin brush, which perfectly separates and curls eyelashes. In fact, this mascara can already be called legendary - it appeared a long time ago, and is still on sale - it is not losing ground.
Extended Play Lash Mascara, MAC
It separates perfectly, creates very beautiful natural eyelashes. And I use it exclusively for the lower lashes. Perfect!
In addition to mascara, there is another product that will help you achieve maximum volume and lengthening - this is a primer. My clients adore it too - if I'm preparing actresses for the red carpet, but don't want to use false eyelashes, then I must apply a primer under mascara. I can recommend two products that, in my opinion, are the best on the market:
Diorshow Maximizer 3D, Dior
It is very simple to use - first curl your eyelashes with tongs, why paint them with primer, and only then use mascara. The maximum volume is provided to you, because the primer instantly plumps the hairs, as if they are getting bigger.
False Lashes Maximizer, MAC
Super remedy. And one more excellent primer, which will become your assistant in the "extension" of eyelashes, without using false. The principle of use is the same - first a primer, then ink. Checked!
How to paint eyelashes with mascara - Andrey Shilkov's advice:
Not a single star client leaves me with one layer of mascara - I love a lot of eyelashes, everyone knows that. Firstly, apply it in several layers, because it is mascara that will allow you to achieve the effect of the maximum open gaze, and in general 90% of eye makeup is eyelashes.
Secondly, I usually paint the eyelashes from the bottom up, on a slightly closed eye, the movements are only zigzag. It is this method that allows you to achieve high-quality separation and complete dyeing of eyelashes in all directions. But from above, like some make-up artists, I don't touch my eyelashes, after my manipulations it doesn't make sense.
Third, always eyelash curler. Before applying mascara, of course. Best from Shu Uemura, MAC or TALIKA eyelash curler!
Text: Nino Takaishvili