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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Scrub up on dry lips

“For dry, chapped lips I like sugar scrubbing. You can make your own with a little bit of water or honey and the big brown sugar granules, using a cotton pad to move it around. Alternatively, for a bit of a stronger treatment you can use a baby toothbrush to buff the skin over some lip balm. Afterwards I like a nourishing lip balm that isn’t shiny, so that it works under a matte lipstick without making it glossy.”

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