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 became the new hero of our regular "Beauty hacker of the week" column.
star makeup artist, official makeup artist of Maybelline New-York in Russia
No matter how high-quality your makeup is, only careful grooming will help you look really good. The skin needs to be moisturized and nourished, both systematically and immediately before applying cosmetics. I'll tell you what tools I usually use:
Pureheal's Ginseng Berry Eye Lift Patch
The patches under the eyes really work - the skin becomes more elastic, fine wrinkles are smoothed out, and even a concealer will be needed much less. Like any makeup artist, I'm just happy if I see a client who comes to me in patches - this is a responsible approach! (Laughs.) For example, my friend Yulia Baranovskaya always comes to shooting in patches. I advise you to apply them every day - for example, while dyeing your eyelashes, or when driving to work.
I myself use and recommend to everyone the Korean patches Pureheal's Ginseng Berry Eye Lift Patch. Make it a good daily habit, and ideally they should be applied in the morning and evening.
Hydrogel mask Revital Snail Skin Perfect Hydro Gel Mask, Joycos
Another effective way to effectively moisturize your skin and prepare it for makeup is with a sheet or hydrogel mask. Many people are skeptical about them, but I am convinced that they work better than regular cream masks.
I advise you to use it 2-3 times a week, as well as before important exits when you need to look one hundred percent refreshed and rested. In this regard, I also prefer Korean products - for example, a mask based on snail mucus.
Vitamin C Firming Masque, Skinceuticals
Another great mask is with vitamin C, I myself regularly use it. Perfectly strengthens the skin, makes it elastic, evens out tone. And it looks very funny during the application process! The only thing is that it is better to be careful with vitamin C, because some people have severe allergies to it.
Clarisonic Mia 2 Cleansing Brush
A device that every girl should have. I believe that this brush can be used every day - it perfectly solves the problem of flaking, cleanses the pores and makes the skin smooth. Works in tandem with any gel or facial wash without absorbing particles.
Balm Cicaplast Baume B5, La Roche-Posay
In winter, I can safely recommend this restorative balm to absolutely everyone, regardless of age: even my 13-year-old daughter uses it. SOS-agent that will save the skin from frost, dryness, and prevent irritation. True, it is better to apply it all the same at night - the texture is so oily and dense that you will simply be uncomfortable during the day. By the way, it is also suitable for allergy sufferers.
Enzyme peeling Peeling Vegetal, Phytomer
An excellent universal peeling from the salon brand Phytomer, ideal for cleansing all skin types, even sensitive skin. After this exfoliation, you may not want to apply foundation at all, as the pores tighten, the skin becomes smoother, and the face looks rested.
Oxygen mask Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask, Bliss
Foam mask - ideal for those occasions when you have an important event and you need flawless makeup. By the way, this tool is also very fond of Evelina Khromchenko, she taught me one "trick" - we apply the mask with a brush, in a thin layer. Then it foams on the face, tingles a little, and after a few minutes we simply remove the product with a tonic - and we do not wash with water! The effect is amazing, the skin becomes elastic, instantly toned, the pores tighten, you don't even have to powder - the mask reduces sebum production. True, this product cannot be used too often.
Concentrate 3 in 1 Lait-Crème Concentrè Nourishing, Embryolisse
Favorite tool of all makeup artists - here I will not be original. This versatile concentrate perfectly moisturizes, works as both a primer and a mask. You can use it before makeup or on your own.
Lip balm Baby Lips Dr. Rescue, Maybelline New-York
In winter it is impossible to do without lip balm, my favorite Baby Lips Dr. Rescue, Maybelline New-York - eliminates dryness, perfectly moisturizes. Apply it before going outside, if not using lipstick, or before lip makeup.
Text: Nino Takaishvili