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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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Consider more coverage

“I don’t think you need more make-up in winter, but sometimes you need more coverage. Dewy in summer makes sense – something more fluid and sheer – but in winter if you have any redness and you’ve become paler, you probably need more coverage. During party season before foundation I use the La Mer Perfecting Treatment under make-up like a primer. This product will blur any imperfections, refine open pores and smooth lines – great for photography.”

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