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Dark circles? Puffy, red eyes? Pale and tired-looking face? This is also happening to models, especially during Fashion Week. We makeup artists need to have a few tricks up the sleeve to get everyone looking fresh and healthy at show time. Here my best backstage tips to waken up a face instantly, with bright eyes and a rosy glow!   Open up your eyes with an eyelash curler   My clients know it, I consider an eyelash curler a girl’s best friend. To me it’s the best beauty tool. In

The 8 makeup products for mature skin you won’t want to live without

A foundation for a youthful and fresh face   A smooth and silky texture, which doesn’t look heavy or cakey. It’s “soft focus” pigments blur gently and make lines less visible. Chantecaille Future Skin.   Bright eyes with this concealer   Thanks to its super creamy texture his concealer covers up any dark rings your efficiently, without migrating into lines. The hydrating formulation keeps the fragile area under your eyes moisturised. Available in 11 colors. Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-place Flawless Wear Concealer.   Lighten up your face with this

Find your perfect mascara

Trouver son mascara parfait

Le mascara parfait est notre meilleur allié beauté.   Des cils définis, courbés, allongés, sans paquets ou effet collé, augmentent même le makeup le plus naturel. Entre des brosses droits ou courbés, en caoutchouc ou en fibres, entre les formules volumisantes, waterproof ou autres, le choix est immense et peut provoquer des vertiges… comment trouver (enfin) le mascara qui est parfait pour vous ? Pour vous rendre la vie un poil plus simple, voici quelques-uns de mes mascaras préférés :   Le mascara le plus maniable   Maybelline Classic Volume Express, le

7 makeup mistakes that make you look older

maquillage anti-âge, les erreurs à ne pas faire

  Last week, I had the pleasure of giving a «Makeup for Mature Skin» Master Class at Make Up For Ever in Paris. I explained and showed to the audience of professional makeup artists the special techniques to be used on mature skin, and most importantly, which are the trends and products, which should better be left to young girls with baby skin. Here’s my checklist of the 7 most common makeup errors you will want to avoid in order not to emphasize your lines and wrinkles and take on

Anti-aging makeup: my secrets for flawless skin

Flaw- and ageless skin “Is it really possible to look fresher and younger through makeup?” This is a question people ask me all the time. So here my thoughts… When it comes to anti-aging makeup, the first thing to do is actually to let go of makeup. It’s the too much makeup, and of course the wrong products, which will add years rather than make you look younger. Heavy foundation, dry concealer textures, dull colors, iridescent colors, all these products should be thrown out of your makeup bag. What you

How to cover redness and imperfections

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

5 tips for mature eye makeup

  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! Mature eye makeup: 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

Youthful makeup look for mature skin

What can makeup do for me when I’m 40+? Definitely one of the questions I hear very often during my makeup classes. 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 40: products which are efficient but ultra lighweight Moisturizing is key: mature

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

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

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