The famous makeup artist Yuri Stolyarov works with such stars as Valeria, Elena Temnikova and Maria Ivakova, and also represents the Maybelline New-York brand in Russia. Yuri has become the new hero of our constant column "Beauty hacker of the week" - read about his secrets of creating perfect skin makeup today!
star makeup artist, official makeup artist of Maybelline New-York in Russia
The main rule of modern skin make-up is that it should not be noticeable. Brands spend millions of dollars to develop the lightest and most natural textures possible, but many girls still continue to lay down foundations, creating a mask effect on their faces. I'll show you how to make your skin look perfect and natural at the same time.
Prepare your skin
The main reason many women do not use the tone is because of their skin condition. Ideally, you need to prepare for make-up - make a cloth mask or peeling at night, do not forget to put patches under your eyes, use a nourishing cream. Some clients say that as soon as they apply a foundation, the skin appears flaky. Girls, this is not a bad tone - the skin was not prepared! Only systematic care will help solve the problem.
Apply foundation locally, not all over your face
Modern makeup should look very natural. My advice: firstly, do not layering the foundation - it will be noticeable at close range.
Secondly, do not apply the tone all over the face! I know a lot of girls do this, but there is no need to do this unless you are using BB cream. Ideally, use a light brush or fingertips to go over only those areas of the face where correction is needed. And remember that multi-layered makeup is only good for photos, in real life it looks old-fashioned.
Use a thick tone instead of a concealer
It is very important that the foundation and concealer with which you hide more noticeable imperfections are ideally matched to each other in color.
I will tell you a life hack: choose a dense tone that suits you, mix in equal proportions with a transparent primer, and apply all over your face - the coating will not be dense, it will blend perfectly and even out the complexion. If there are any noticeable imperfections on the skin, for example, redness, hide them with the same foundation. Thus, you will not have any problems with the selection of shades - after all, this is essentially the same color.
Do not match your mower to the color of your foundation
The choice of concealer under the eyes is a topic for another conversation. It does not need to be matched to the color of the foundation, the concealer can easily be of a completely different shade.
The main principle that you should be guided by is the color of the circles under the eyes. Suppose your bruise has a grayish undertone. What does it mean? Choose a contrasting concealer like peach. It needs to be applied locally only where it is necessary, and the borders are shaded.
If the skin is peeling, use your fingertips
We have already discussed that peeling needs to be dealt with with care products before starting makeup. But it happens that the problem still arises. Let's say your skin is peeling, but you still need to apply a tone. I will suggest a simple way out of the situation: we apply the tonal product only with the pads with our fingers, after warming it up a little. Do this with tapping movements, as if you are driving the product into the skin, and in no case rub.
Apply highlighter without using tone
Another secret of fashionable make-up. A highlighter on the cheekbones will look spectacular and natural if you do not apply tone to this part of the face. Usually, girls correct the entire face, but as a rule, there are no imperfections in the cheekbones, so use a creamy highlight on clean skin. I am for naturalness!
Lipstick instead of blush
Long-lasting lipstick lasts better than any blush, and if you choose to apply it to foundation, shading will be much easier than any dry texture. Or another option is a cream blush. Overall, creamy skin makeup products are a global trend that I also advise you to follow.
Favorite means of Yuri Stolyarov for the perfect tone:
Long-lasting foundation Maybelline New-York Super Stay 24
A really long-lasting tone that's perfect for both filming and everyday life. The main thing is not to put it too tightly, and if it comes to natural makeup, dilute with primer or moisturizer.
Maybelline New-York Baby Skin Primer
Primer with excellent light texture, prepares the skin for make-up and makes the tone more transparent, elastic and natural.
Maybelline New-York Master Contour V-Shape Contouring Duo
I also recommend using creamy textures for light contouring. This stick is very convenient - we emphasize the cheekbones with the dark side, and the light side will replace the highlighter. Apply to the protruding parts of the face. Try using this pencil without foundation!
Text: Nino Takaishvili