Showing posts with label how to get better skin. Show all posts
Showing posts with label how to get better skin. Show all posts

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Celeb Makeup Artist Colleen Stone Explains Why Skin Care is One of The Most Important Steps in a Great Makeup Look:

You face is a canvas for the makeup artist. That’s why it’s so important to have the healthiest and hydrated canvas before starting makeup. It’s nearly impossible to fake a gorgeous glow on dehydrated, flakey skin. The more product the makeup artist needs to apply to camouflage damaged skin the less you will look like you aren’t wearing makeup especially in real life. Of course with lighting techniques and retouching in photography you can get away with more concealer and a heavier base, but if we are talking about achieving that awesome glowing skin IRL or for your special event, the more skin care comes into play.  Celeb makeup artist Colleen Stone breaks it down with the best advice and the products she uses so we can look just as good as her models and celebrity clients.  

“I often am confronted with women who have aggressively exfoliated their skin using prescription retinoids and their skin has redness and irritation and the foundation tends to have a hard time really adhering to the skin. I think retinoid products are great for anti-aging but if you have serious irritation you need to cut back on how often you use it, perhaps every other night or find a less irritating formula. If you have a big event coming up like a wedding, it might be best to stop your retinoid products and concentrate on hydrating and nourishing the skin at least two weeks to a month before the event.”

“For a really smooth foundation application I might use just one product or a combination of a few to get the skin ready for the perfect foundation application.  If the skin is rough or flakey I will use an exfoliating product such as Sexappeal from Sonia Roselli.  I always aim for something gentle so as not to irritate the skin.”

Find it:  Sonia Roselli

“For the perfect pout exfoliate with Fenty Beauty Lip Scrub to make sure the lips are smooth, and then an application of Lanolips  or Lucas Pawpaw on top to moisturize.  Remove the excess before applying a lip color.” 

Find it:  Fenty Beauty

Find it:  Lanolips

Find it:  Lucas Pawpaw

“For puffiness under the eyes I’ll pop on Peter Thomas Roth’s Cucumber De-Tox Hydra Gel patches  for 10 minutes. It’s even better if you keep them in the fridge as the cold helps constrict blood vessels.”

“I don’t really use primer but prefer a moisturizer with hyaluronic acid to plump up and moisturize the skin. I use Dermalogica Calm Water Gel for normal to dry skin and Peter Thomas Roth Ultra Lite Oil Free Moisturizer for skin that tends to be oily. If I still feel like I need a primer, I will use Laura Mercier Classic Primer. It always sinks in to the skin and doesn’t ball up under foundation like some other primers with silicone. For a glass like skin, I will moisturize well first and then apply J.One Jelly Pack as a primer.  Use a damp Beauty blender with a spritz of Mac Prep & Prime to apply foundation for a seamless application.”

Find it:  Dermalogica

Find it:  Peter Thomas Roth

Find it:  Laura Mercier

Find it:  J. One

I’m already switching up my products for my upcoming events and, let’s face it, to take better selfies.  The better the skincare maintenance, the more beautiful the makeup look.  

                                                                XOXO Shelley

#howtogetbetterskin #preppingformakeup #makeupapplication #celebmakeupartists #celebbeautytips #colleenstonemakeup #probeautytips #ShelleyGoodstein