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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Master micro-concealing

“To cover spots and blemishes I do ‘micro-concealing’. I use a pointy brush and dot some concealer onto the spot and then press it with my finger to erase it. For the under eye area, I put concealer on my hand and mix it with eye cream to create a hydrating fluid concealer. That way it won’t sit in lines and make you look more tired!”

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