IN THE RUBRIC "COSMETIC" we study the contents of beauty cases, dressing tables and cosmetic cases of characters we are interested in - and show all this to you.
Interview: Dasha Knyazeva
Photos: Katya Starostina
Student and makeup lover
I don't like calling myself a makeup artist
I love to paint on faces. Make-up for me is a means of self-expression, a way to improve my well-being, therapy, play, hobbies. I enjoy talking about banks and techniques, I like to give advice and share experiences with those who share my passion or just want to learn a little more about beauty. A blog on Instagram helps very well in this, it is easier to communicate through it and find like-minded people. Offline bright unusual makeup helps to get to know each other: it simultaneously cuts off intolerant people and allows you to find open, ready to accept you.
Despite the fact that I graduated from the basic course at the school of Dasha Kholodnykh, I do not like to call myself a make-up artist. This word sounds somehow limited, it would be much more interesting to use the English “artist” in everyday life - it implies a multifaceted definition. Now I almost never paint clients and clients, most often I agree to work on photo and video filming, if this is not to the detriment of my main employment: study and "main" work.
I have oily skin, which is under tremendous stress due to the heating season: it lacks hydration, despite the stable and time-tested care. A humidifier saves a little: it works at home around the clock, but it gives a special pleasure to shove the whole face right into the cloud and feel how the eyelashes get wet and drops appear.
Now I feel the need to switch to active care at a higher level, because too simple formulas are very irritating to sensitive skin. On an ongoing basis, I have the most common sequence: rose water, moisturizing serum, face cream and sunscreen. If I am in the mood to get worn out, I add a separate eye cream, oils and other fantasy tricks to this routine.
The only thing I try to avoid is cloth masks. They usually give a one-time effect and seem to me a relic of the past, where there are no comfortable hydrogels that better adhere to the skin.
A little about how much I love makeup: in the morning I get up two or three hours before leaving the house, so that I can leisurely put on makeup and do exactly the makeup that will match my mood, plans for the day or clothes. This is a full-fledged ritual that helps to warm up, relax and tune in the right way. It seems that such a state occurs in people during meditation - when there are no thoughts in the head, only calmness. Although, of course, there are days when you just want to lie.
I like any makeup on all people: its absence, when it’s that mac, when it was spent three hours or two minutes in the morning. The only rules that matter to me are basic hygiene standards for cleaning tools and removing makeup. And I am very glad that the beauty community is becoming less toxic, and all the people important to me believe that cosmetics are more than plaster for the face.
Most of all I love to try new things, so I often find myself captivated by spontaneous purchases and resort to retail therapy. Now my choice is a low buy, a mini-challenge for myself, in which you cannot buy new products until the old ones run out. Not too harsh and stressful, but it helps to take a sober look at your wishlists and plan purchases.
I do not have the largest collection of cosmetics, although not the smallest.I like to have beautiful palettes and a dozen highlighters, because it brings peace and satisfaction, and also the joy of realizing the limitless possibilities for creativity.
EDITORIAL THANKS photo studio QWEEX.CAMPUS for help in organizing the shooting