as a makeup artist, how important would you say good skin is to the finished product?
i always say “great makeup begins with great skin.” we may not have perfect skin naturally, but makeup can help. i believe that women want to look like the best version of themselves. a healthy fresh face is a great place to start, and often heavy makeup can be unflattering or unnecessary.
what should we be doing to promote healthy looking skin?
3 simple things. moisturize. use sunscreen. and please, do not sleep in your makeup!
aince perfect skin is rare, what secret weapons can you share to help us look better daily?
a little bit of shimmer is your best friend. i use a luminizing serum daily and top it off with stila’s illuminating tinted moisturizer to make my skin look smooth. also, I love blush! whenever I am feeling down or tired, i put more blush on – it’s an instant pick-me-up.
it’s easy to let a simple breakout ruin your confidence. how can you avoid this?
first, love your face! it’s the only one you are going to have. every woman has imperfections. that’s what makes us unique and special. and when the unexpected blemish pops up before a first date – that’s what concealer is for! i like to stipple perfecting concealer on blemishes and then set with pressed powder. it’s a great trick that works like a charm!
how important are skincare products?
i am a big believer in selecting great skin care products that work for you. the prep work is half the battle when it comes to great skin. invest in a good moisturizer, eye cream, and sunscreen. and try exfoliating if you don’t already – it will help your makeup go on smoother.