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.
Hydrate inside and out
“Think about your water internally and externally. When it comes to drinking alcohol, drinking water too is obviously so important. But also, people tend to use a moisturiser that is not hydrating enough, so look for anything that brings water back into the skin, not one that just acts as a barrier. At this time of year with cold weather, central heating, indulgent diets and heavy make-up, you need to look for humectants [ingredients in skincare that attract water molecules, Bazaar recommends Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair serum with hyaluronic acid]. You can try adding an oil to your moisturiser at night or into your foundation for day. I also like to use a face mist, for instant on-the-go hydration [try Zelens Z Balance Prebiotic & Probiotic Facial Mist].”