As former Beauty Editor of Brides magazine, Vikki knows a thing or two about party prepping. And Mala’s industry know-how, as a YSL make-up artist, means she has a few tricks up her sleeve when it comes to long-lasting make-up. We’re thrilled to be collaborating with The Source, bringing you a snippet of our party-prepping blog.
So, first things first – getting skin looking radiant for the big day. We’re both fans of face masks and believe they make a huge difference to your complexion.
Always exfoliate first (Bobbi Brown Buffing Grains for Face, gets our vote), as this will slough away dead skin cells, allowing the mask to work its magic. Current favourites are Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell Gel Mask, which hydrates, regenerates and makes you look years younger; Dr Brandt Oxygen Facial, feels satisfyingly “fizzy” and gives immediate radiance; and Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Mask, which smooths and firms. Use a mask the night before your event.
When it comes to makeup, primers pave the way – they’re a great way to ensure foundation glides on smoothly and help it last the course. Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer is an industry bestseller and hard to beat. We’re also partial to Clarins Beauty Flash Balm, an old favourite, but still works a treat!
QUICK FIX – WunderLift 60 Second Wrinkle Reducer. This wonder serum instantly lifts and firms eye area and reduces wrinkles, with effects lasting 8 hours. It’s your pre-party secret weapon.
EYE EYE – EyeSlices, have a dual effect, calming and soothing the eye area and reducing puffiness and dark circles. Sleepless nights are no longer a worry!
SPOT THE DIFFERENCE – If a spot threatens, don’t panic, zap it with Malin & Goetz potent 10% Sulfur Paste.
Vikki & Mala are the co-founders of VeryMakeupMad. A Beauty Editor and model/Make Up artist duo, they are totally mad about make up and want to share make up expertise. VeryMakeupMad troubleshoots when it comes to beauty. To discuss all your needs for the big night…and beyond, email the girls at firstname.lastname@example.org or message/follow them at https://www.facebook.com/VeryMakeupMad/