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Interview: Margarita Virova
Photos: Alena Ermishina
architect and makeup artist
I think the correct makeup is the one that I like right now.
About visage and architecture
I chose my hobby unexpectedly for myself: I can't say that since childhood I loved makeup and wanted to be a make-up artist. I studied to be an architect, recently graduated and work by profession. And with makeup, it all started, no matter how trite, with Instagram. At first, I laid out my drawings, and later I discovered that you can immerse yourself in a sea of other creativity. It seems that the first post with a make-up that caught my eye was at Gevorg's, I learned about the Chilly Dash studio from him - and away we go. At first I came there as a model, it was interesting for me to see my face in a different way. Once I attended an open make-up lesson and realized that I was interested in painting not only myself, but other people as well. So I graduated from Chilly Dash and became a make-up artist - although, of course, the training will last for a long time.
Architecture and make-up have more in common than it might seem at first glance. In both cases, everything is based on the relationship of textures and shapes: if in makeup it is creamy shadows and shading, then in architecture it is, for example, paint and tiles. It is important for me to look for harmony, monitor proportions - the imbalance is instantly striking.
Nursing for me is not exactly a sick topic, but I have atopic dermatitis, with which I have had a difficult relationship since childhood. For a long time I could not even remember the word "atopic" - probably, I did not want to accept that I was different from others. I remember that I almost did not take care of my skin at school and at the institute, although I had mild acne on my face and dryness all over my body. In my case, an exacerbation of atopic dermatitis is provoked by stress, not food or weather conditions. When I took the winter session in my second year, my condition worsened so much that I could not clench my hand into a fist and unclench it - my skin itched and cracked. I realized that it was time to do something and went to the doctor. I was prescribed ointments, and from that moment on I began to take better care of myself. Oddly enough, atopy helped me realize that I am alone and should be careful with myself.
Most of the time I use two products: I have a base lotion for every day, and during cold weather I add a nourishing cream that I apply at night. Sometimes I apply special ointments to specific areas. This is enough for the skin to feel good, the main thing is to choose neutral products with a simple composition and without fragrances. Another discovery was hydrophilic oil: it perfectly removes long-lasting makeup, which I wear almost every day, and does not dry out my skin. For washing, I choose soft foams (I buy different ones in search of the best options) and use peeling a couple of times a week. I don't have an unimaginable mountain of caring cosmetics, I just don't need it.
I never repeat the same makeup, I use different techniques and techniques. I love mixing foundations, lipsticks and anything else. Makeups may be similar, but I come up with interesting textures for them, try to find something new. I don’t have permanent makeup for every day or makeup for a date, I honestly never understood this approach. Perhaps my only everyday makeup is no makeup.
The only thing I don't like is the “perfect” multi-layered make-up. Previously, it seemed to me that the exemplary makeup is slightly pink lips and nude shadows, but I did not perceive other combinations, I believed that it was vulgar to combine bright colors.Now I can easily imagine how to harmoniously combine blue eyeshadow and pink lipstick. I think the right makeup is the one that I like right now and gets in the mood. I believe that a makeup artist should not forget about the technical rules, but all others can be broken. No need to look back at bloggers, trends and peer opinions. Because if you don't go beyond that and challenge yourself, you're unlikely to go any further.