Photos: Renata Garipova
Interview: Margarita Virova
FOR THE HEADING "NALITSO" we study the contents of beauty cases, dressing tables and cosmetic cases of the characters we are interested in - and show all this to you.
makeup artist and copywriter
Watch video tutorials from bloggers you like and practice constantly
My facial skin care consists of about nine products. Permanent - micellar water or napkins, milk for washing (in summer - foam), toner, emulsion, cream for the skin around the eyes and moisturizing face cream. Periodically, an exfoliating tonic with salicylic acid, tissue, clay and night masks are added to them. I combine all this in different ways, based on the condition of the skin. Thanks to this system, rashes appear very rarely, there are no peeling, and in general the skin looks beautiful.
This was not always the case, of course. I am the type with acne, oily skin and blackheads. It used to be really bad: just to chat at night on Skype, I applied a thick layer of BB cream; at the end of the day, I washed my face in the office toilet and reapplied the tone. You can imagine this “beauty routine”: liquid hand soap, paper towel, cheap foundation. Obviously, apart from hormones, my main enemy was my ignorance of skin care. But I managed to deceive everyone - I started taking hormonal pills.
For a whole year my skin looked perfect, I loved myself and my selfies. Unfortunately, the inflammation returned two weeks after the withdrawal. Then I realized that it was time, and went to a dermatologist, started doing cleansing, studying blogs, listening to advice from everyone and experimenting with cosmetics. Now I am happy with the condition of my skin and have learned to love my acne. I like to apply layer by layer, facial treatment has become a pleasant part of the day. The only thing I've never had was a serum. If any of the readers and readers of this text suggest something that really works, I will be very grateful.
About make-up artist courses
A year ago I graduated from a well-known and highly advertised school of makeup artists in Moscow. I wanted to master the craft - to learn how to work with my hands. After several photos and videos, I realized that the course I took was basic in a bad sense of the word, and the teacher was weak. Lisa Eldridge's video tutorials taught (and showed) me much more useful makeup basics than school did. When they ask me for advice on this topic, I answer the same thing: watch the video tutorials of bloggers that you like, constantly train on yourself and on your friends, and spend the money for training on a decent suitcase with a bunch of good cosmetics.
A couple of times a month I open Dr. Sandra Lee's Dr. Pimple Popper and watch a few videos with such an expression on my face, from which I will definitely have premature wrinkles. I can’t help myself. When I see her squeezing and cutting out comedones the size of my cat, the subcutaneous tissue during PMS ceases to seem like something scary. Also recently on YouTube, I came across a girl who tests on herself fake cosmetics Jeffree Star, Kylie Jenner and others, ordered on Ali Express. Her video is fun to watch, she is not afraid to seem ridiculous or funny. It would be cool if any of the Russian-speaking beauty bloggers shot something like this. After all, make-up and cosmetics can be treated in different ways: for some it is a serious hobby, others consider it unworthy, for others it is a very interesting, but dense forest. In any case, humor never hurts. I think we miss him.