Aerobatics for every fashionista is the ability to combine things of luxury brands to a mass market. This rule applies to cosmetics — you have to have in the Arsenal, and budget beauty tools, and expensive. To your money down the tube, we learned from a professional makeup artist, what you should splurge at least once in your life.
Olesya Popova, freelance makeup artist: “First of all let’s understand, what is luxury cosmetics? How is it different from the mass market and why it stands as a plane?
The main difference, usually, is the fact, that for the production of luxury cosmetics use higher quality raw materials — contains natural components in high concentration, which is not often seen in budget cosmetics, and this increases the efficiency of funds several times. Also as preservatives Suite uses expensive ingredients, which are more durable and effective. For packing is taken of more qualitative and expensive materials, plus do not throw off from accounts of their exquisite design.
In addition, most of the luxury brands owned by the giant cosmetic corporations, which, in turn, are the owners of a private scientific and technical institutions and industrial laboratories, which is not an extra bonus. And even if you take the luxury cosmetics without undue reverence, and with all the skepticism, one cannot deny the fact, that there are means, which in its properties,composition, action, and appearance are second to none. And they are totally worth the money and infinitely pleasing their owners.
So, I propose to start with Foundation funds, as beautiful well-groomed skin is the most important thing not only in makeup, but in life. And if she “made” quality, checked and correctly selected funds is 80% of success. From luxury brands creams are always of high quality, and there probably is a problem to choose from a huge number of offers and choose something, what you want for you. At the moment in the trend of satin skin and shining. These effects can be achieved with the help of Foundation funds, which at the same time (and this is important!) remains completely invisible. All these properties have several tones.
First on my list of favorites is a cream Foundation Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation(4,300 rubles). In my opinion, this is one of those brands of luxury cosmetics, which has never disappointed. Properties, the pigmentation, the ability to hide any skin imperfections, make-up compliance trends and the variety of textures — it’s all there and executed perfectly. And that tone is one of the first bestsellers of the brand, and it is absolutely deserved. The tone is versatile, has average coverage, but beautifully layered and shaded, has a satin finish. The skin looks well-groomed. Luminous Silk Foundation in the beauty market for 8 years and never failed.POPULAR
Fans of active light on the skin and oils will like my next favorite moisturizing balm for face toning effect Bobbi Brown Extra Tinted Moisturizing Balm SPF 25 (4,400 rubles). I loved this tool for a very long time. It is perfect for those who like light coverage. Perfectly suited to owners of dry and prone to dry skin, which I don’t even mind the glitter, that appears during the day. Tone shines from the soul, and you don’t even need a highlighter. He very carefully lays down on the skin structure, smoothes the terrain and makes invisible all the wrinkles and cracks, at the same time nourishing the skin. The only “but”: the girls with oily skin I would advise to use a powder over the top tone. Still, for this type of skin radiance this tone balm too much, and better to be careful.
Another tone with a glossy finish (a relative novelty) — Dolce & Gabbana Makeup Millennialskin On-the-go Tinted Moisturizer (about 3550 rubles). This remedy not only moisturizes the skin,keeping the effect up to 8 hours, but instantly refreshes and gives it a natural glow. The tone is very plastic and is applied and brush, and fingers. The effect is something between the above-mentioned (Giorgio Armani and Bobbi Brown), but many want from your Foundation it is a delicate glow.
Followed by another bestseller, but from Estée Lauder concealer Double Wear (about 3000 rubles). He needs no introduction, as it has long been known and loved by many makeup artists. The tone is good its durability, a rather dense coating, which nevertheless remains invisible,creating the effect of a second skin. Have Double Wear satin-matte finish, the radiance here the question, accordingly, it will perfectly suit girls with oily skin, a glow you can add a highlighter. The tone is perfectly Blendable and adjusts to your skin tone.
Powders are divided by their properties, purpose and appearance. For example, loose, compact,mineral, cream powder, in balls or baked. Accordingly, luxury brands are all options, but I’ll tell you about those, who has not left me indifferent. Especially in the mass market, I never found a worthy counterpart. So if I need powder, I’m looking for her at the Suite.
In the first place in my personal top list is Clarins Ever Matte (about 3000 rubles). Immediately say, that this tool can be used without Foundation, but on condition, that you have perfect skin with no imperfections. The coating powder is quite easy, but fine matting. The composition includes Ever Matte mineral ingredients, which absorb excess sebum, thanks to which the face is not shiny. And another of the advantages: fine powder lasts all day and does not emphasize flaking. In a word, it is a generic version of the luxury powder from attorney properties and a matte finish.
Followed by the legendary Guerlain Météorites powder (about 4100 rubles), which is invisible,but gives a glow. This powder is the final step in makeup. It consists of small colored balls, which create on the face light effect photoshop due to the delicately shining finish.
Another compact and noteworthy powder — Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk (about $ 3600). I don’t like powder with a very matte finish. Because, in my opinion, the matte face is a plus for a few years and all the imperfections in plain sight. Therefore, the lack of dust dulling is important. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk (in addition to the basic function, fixing makeup) smooths out the terrain well, hide imperfections, making the skin silky and giving it a natural glow.
I love concealer Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector (about 2000 rubles), which is also known and loved by many professional makeup-artists. It should be noted, that this concealer for the skin under the eyes. It illuminates well and adds a slight radiance to the skin, but for the same reason it cannot be applied on imperfections, otherwise they will be noticed by others. However, in the fight with dark circles and tired face, and he is so good, that he has no equal. When applied with a fluffy brush for shading, he can become an excellent base for a more dense and well beyond any skin imperfections concealer. But it can also be used independently (as a highlighter). Most importantly — don’t put it too much, punch it with your fingers and secure on top of a light loose powder, if overdone. Under Eye Brightening Corrector allows you to create in the morning fresh and rested look, even if you didn’t sleep at all.
My favorite liquid highlighter is also from Becca — Shimmering Skin Perfector (about 3000 rubles), which turned the representation of fashionable girls about, what should be the lights. Cream highlighter with a mousse with a light texture, not greasy, with tiny shimmer, which creates a delicate shimmer and is incredibly healthy, well-groomed appearance of the skin. It is a multifunctional tool. It can be mixed with tone or moisturizer, which you use before applying makeup. At the moment the market is very much creamy shimmers / highlighters with a similar finish, however, it is a means of Becca is still one of the best and unique.
Lipstick luxury segment of good and unique for their sophisticated, trend shades, durability and care properties. I have two favorites: Tom Ford Matte Lip Color (about 4500 rubles) and Giorgio Armani Rouge d Armani (about 2800 rubles). First impresses, me personally, difficult,very fashionable colors, which immediately transform any, even the most simple makeup. Private love — sudovye shades. The texture of the lipstick is creamy, silky, providing a smooth application. The composition of the Matte Lip Color is composed of oil, which perfectly moisturize and smooth any peeling, and this lipstick doesn’t roll up, does not spread and is well kept.
To Giorgio Armani also should go for a classic, primarily for its perfect red. The texture of Rouge d Armani lightweight. The lipstick does not dry lips, and caring for them, great to apply and lasts up to 8 hours.
We would like to note the formula for the century of Giorgio Armani Eye Tint (about 2,900 rubles). This innovative liquid eye shadow are totally different in texture, the range is matte, and shiny. Love them for the beauty and nobility of the shades. The formula is incredibly persistent (up to 16 hours!). Thanks to its convenient packaging in the form of a lip gloss with a brush they are very easy to apply. Absolutely comfortable to wear, not dried and not tightening the lid, perfect for daily makeup, which you can do yourself.
That to dry eye shadow, my choice of palette , Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic (about 3200 rubles), which consists of seven shades, perfectly matched in color. Resistant shade with a silky texture,very easy to apply. In the palette there are four types of textures, and are inspired by fabrics: satin,silk, brocade and velvet. Due to this, being the owner of even one of the palettes, you can create an endless amount of different options of makeup. The main thing — to choose the right shades,which match with your eyes color and style.
To summarize: every girl should at least occasionally, but to pamper yourself, buying expensive cosmetics, because positive emotions are important. Plus, as it said in one famous ad, you deserve it!