How to hide peeling and redness from the cold? What kind of mascara should you use if you don't like waterproof products? And what kind of foundation will not harm the skin in winter? Makeup artists Valeria Filippova, Anna Letova and Alexandra Kiriyenko - about how they paint themselves and what products they advise clients.
Use oil-based creams
If you put on a water-based daytime moisturizer or foundation and go outside right away, nothing good will work out. The water crystallizes and the face freezes. The oil protects against chapping and prolongs the durability of the product - the cream simply will not "drain" from the face.
For this reason, I do not recommend using CC and BB creams in winter - they are water based. Although if the client says that he wants only CC and BB, I just wait for the water to evaporate before going out in the cold.
My favorite winter tone is Double Wear by Estée Lauder. Ideally evens tone, long-lasting. I apply it with a fluffy brush, as the sponge "spreads" the product in a thick layer.
Oils and serums are also oil based
The previous rule applies to both serums and oils. But in winter I mostly use oils. It is a good base even for oily skin. In winter, it can peel off locally, so the foundation lays down very badly, literally falling through. In this case, oil helps out: the skin is protected from the cold, makeup lays down smoother, peeling is invisible.
Apply gel products in advance, and replace dry textures with cream ones
This applies to eyeliners and blush. Wait until the water from them evaporates on the skin and the product fixes. This usually takes no more than 15 minutes.
In winter, I use a cream blush and highlighter for double protection. They work with oil and foundation for a very natural blush effect. Plus, the creamy textures highlight imperfections of the skin much less. The blush can be replaced with a moisturizing lipstick.
My winter picks are MAC blush and NARS The Multiple sticks (blush and highlighter two in one).
Use lip balms and scrubs
I don't go outside without them. Moreover, right before leaving, I can apply a scrub with the smallest abrasive particles that dissolve in the process: first I mechanically cleanse my lips from peeling, and then wait until the scrub with a rich oil composition is absorbed. I run to the car, and my lips already look smooth and even more voluminous, I can safely apply lipstick.
Lipsticks instead of tints and gloss
Tints and gloss are most often water-based and gel-based, so I use creamy, oily lipsticks in nude shades - they protect well from frost.
Base to protect the skin from redness in the cold
Here I will advise a specific remedy - New Skin Pre Makeup Serum from PROMAKEUP laboratory (an interview with the creator of the brand Svetlana Grebenkova - here). It instantly soothes the skin, removes redness and flaking. It can even be applied in several layers. It helps out great on the set, when the hero comes from the cold without makeup, during the flights I use it myself.
Avoid gel-based tones
More than once I myself experienced this feeling when you go out into the cold and the skin is pricked with tiny needles - the water freezes in the pores. To protect your skin from temperature changes, use tones with oils and silicones. Avoid gel bases - they are for summer (they do not flow in the heat) and will additionally dry. My choice is the ULTRA HD stick from Make Up For Ever.
Don't use waterproof mascara
In winter, I advise you to apply moisture-resistant mascara, because eye makeup can "float" from one snowflake. But waterproof products will further dry your lashes. Therefore, my option for the winter is mascara that washes off with warm water, Sensai Mascara 38c Voluming. It is moisture, sweat and tear resistant and is removable at 38ºC.
I talked about the main mistakes in using mascara here.
Step-by-step care before makeup
To make your makeup look long-lasting, you need a step-by-step treatment, and not just applying a cream and primer.
I recommend Mosmake Hydro Gel Eye Patch By Natalia Vlasova. Stick them on your skin and let sit for 15-20 minutes. In the composition of extracts of camellia leaves, ginseng root and aloe leaves and hyaluronic acid - the agent well smoothes mimic wrinkles and removes puffiness. The flower water of the capital rose moisturizes and nourishes.
For deep nourishment, I recommend Valmont's Prime Renewing Pack Anti-Stress Cellular Cream. It also nourishes perfectly - thanks to mint lactate. I like the fact that after it the tone evens out, and the pores become invisible. Let it sit for 10 minutes and then wipe off the residue with a damp cloth.
In winter, I advise you to use non-matting tones, but shining ones, preferably with a fatter texture. I love Luminous Silk by Giorgio Armani. Gives long-lasting coverage - up to 15 hours. Does not dry out the skin or accentuate flaking.
All creams are generally persistent. For eyebrows, I recommend Anastasia Beverly Hills' Dipbrow lipsticks - you can even go to the pool with them, they do not slip. And from the shadows I recommend Eye Tint by Giorgio Armani. Many clients complain that no shadows last forever. Everyone is happy with these!