My new video shows how you can cover redness and imperfections and still keep your makeup light and transparent Among all small imperfections, red spots, whether temporary or permanent, are the most common imperfections. In many cases the cause of redness is simply very transparent skin making small veins show through. Cold, heat, sun, wind, but also stress, alcohol and spicy food may also make veins expand and cause red spots. To keep them at bay avoid these triggering factors, but as well too frequent or too aggressive peelings, and

  When it comes to mature eye makeup, “less is more” is the motto to follow, as we have seen already in the chapter dedicated to mature skin makeup. Keep it light, as far as the textures are concerned and the colours, but also your application techniques! Which colors are your best friends? With age, we feel more and more often rather like bringing out discreetly our assets and overplay the features we like less, instead of impressing with an artful makeup. Better forget about those rainbow color eyeshadows, which

Definitely one of the questions most asked during my makeup classes is, what can makeup do for me when I’m 45+? Which products won’t look heavy? How to do an anti-aging makeup? Mature skin demands particular attention: small lines need to be hidden, brightness and glow are needed for youthfulness. In this video, I’ll show you step by step how to work your skin smooth and flawless, all in lightweight textures. The secret for flawless skin over 45: products which are efficient but ultra lighweight Moisturizing is key: mature skin

Flawless skin: the makeup brushes you need

After a first article dedicated to my favorite foundation brushes, here now the second part of my little guide: concealer and powder brushes you won’t want to live without… 😉 The most underestimated makeup brush: the concealer brush Even if you prefer applying your foundation with your hands or the help of a Beauty Blender, perfect skin requires a concealer brush to correct imperfections and dark circles under your eyes. Personnally I prefer a round and pointed shape (like a crayon, actually, hence the name crayon brush) which gets easily

Créaline, the best makeup remover!

Why is it the best makeup remover (in my eyes)?   Every makeup has to come off again, preferably effortless and without causing irritations or drying out sensitive skin. Free of soap and alcohol, Bioderma’s Créaline Eau Démaquillante has proven its efficiency, even under the most harsh fashion show conditions, where within a couple of hours a nude face might follow into a spraypainted look in all colours of the rainbow. Makeup artists know about the popularity of this favourite product and carefully name-label bottles.

How to wear bright red lipstick

  Lipstick: The comeback of a standard  After a decade of gloss and barely there lip colour, good old creamy textured lipstick is back in business. Particularily in deeply saturated hues, for both a retro inspired look but also, coupled with very bare eyes, a highly modern take. A really nice selection of bright reds, oranges, corals but also rosewood pinks, for the less adventurous, can be found in the highly affordable line “L’Authentique” by Rouge Baiser (available in any decently stocked French supermarket). Probably one of the most long-lived

Eyelash curlers: expert tips on how to work them

Dizzying curves all day… Always one of my favourite staples, I use eyelash curlers on almost everyone. They instantly “open” the eye, whichever mascara I’ll apply afterwards (never before or you risk breaking your lashes!). If you have naturally dark lashes you might not even want to put any mascara on, the curling adding already “expression”. How to choose your eyelash curler To get the full benefit you might want to choose the right curler for your eyes as there are quite some differences to sizes and shapes. A long

Makeup in fresh spring colors

A makeup using fresh spring colors, bright green and coral, an invigorating combination also in winter. The green eyeliner I used in this video is actually a powder eyeshadow, which I applied with a moist eyeliner brush. Basically all powder eyeshadows can be thus transformed into eyeliner.   THE PRODUCTS I USED IN THIS VIDEO : Corrector: Shu Uemura, Point Cealer, col. medium light / Brush: MAC, Pinceau rond, pointu 219 / Compact powder: Shu Uemura, Dual Fit, col. beige / Powder brush: MAC, Gros pinceau biseauté / Eyeshadow: Shu Uemura, col. medium green 575 / Eyeshadow brush: Shu Uemura, Pinceau

Fashion Week’s makeup trends: my top 3

Entre toutes les impressions des backstages de cette dernière Fashion Week, quelles sont les tendances beauté les plus jolies, fraîches, embellisantes, qui vont être adoptées bientôt par toutes les filles mode ? Voici mon petit choix perso… Tendance no. 1 : la transparence du teint L’été prochain sera très très nude… Le teint ultra transparent était la tendance no. 1, prédominant sur presque tous les « grands » défilés (et re-confirmé par Kim Kardashian qui, il paraît, assisté au défilé Balenciaga sans maquillage, qui l’aurait cru… ;-). Impeccable chez Prada, lumineux chez Alexander

The best foundation brushes

Plat, rond, biseauté, en poils naturels ou synthétiques : tellement de choix qu’il n’est pas toujours évident de savoir quel pinceau maquillage et plus spécifiquement pinceau fond de teint choisir. Je voudrais donc partager avec vous, en tant que petit guide, la liste de mes préférés, avec leurs caractéristiques et la meilleure façon de les utiliser. Je parlerai surtout des incontournables ou « basiques » (aussi pour les débutantes en maquillage !), mais aussi des pinceaux plus spécifiques pour les maquilleuses plus avancées entre vous. Commençons avec les pinceaux de fond de teint

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