9 Ways To Party-Proof Your Skin, By An A-list Make-up Artist

Imaxtree, Gregory Scaffidi

Fresh from making up Victoria Beckham that morning, Valeria Ferreira met with Bazaar to share some of the secrets she usually reserves for her A-list clientele (her other London-based regulars include Jenna Coleman, Lily James and Rosamund Pike). As the La Mer UK make-up artist ambassador, Ferreira’s approach is very much skin first, make-up-with-skincare-benefits second. With the impending threat of silly season hitting our faces with the booze bloat, breakouts and tired eyes, we asked her how to party-proof our skin and mask those inevitable signs of having toogood a time. Try this strategy throughout December to cheat a fresh face.


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Always use eye cream, eye drops, eyelash curlers

“To brighten and tighten tired eyes, I like to massage in my eye cream to stimulate microcirculation with a cold object. The La Mer Genaissance Eye and Expression Cream has a magnetic massage tool in the lid which I keep in the fridge. I take a little bit of cream, and use the tool around the entire eye in a figure of eight movement. It really does de-puff the eye as well as plump lines out so quickly. I just did this on Rosamund Pike and she loved it. You can use the tool on all the expression lines, not just around the eyes. Also, for me, whitening and brightening eye drops are essential. And lash curlers. I use the Shiseido ones.”

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