Make-Up Mavens Virginia & Natasha Give Us A Masterclass
3. Which are your favourite products?
NN: Currently, By Terry’s CC Serum in Sunny Flash is a favourite. It is a light, illuminating serum that lifts dark under eyes and pigmentation; you tend to use less base and concealer with this underneath. Becca’s Beach Tint is another fave; it can be used on both cheeks and lips, and gives a natural look. Another favourite is Benefit’s They’re Real! Mascara, because it actually makes your lashes look lush and long with just one coat.
VH: Any of Ben Nye’s eye palettes. They give an artist tremendous creative reach – superb pigment, colour range and textures.
4. Which are your favourite tools…the ones you just can’t work without?
NN: Shu Uemura lash curlers! They’re available in different sizes and styles and are great for different eye shapes to get perfectly curled lashes. The 217 Blending Brush from MAC is great for applying washes of colour, blending and even concealing.
VH: My fingers! Then MAC’s 217 Brush and some Hakuhodo brushes from Japan that Natasha gave me. They really are a dream to work with.
5. What are some must-buy products every girl should invest in?
NN: A cheek and lip tint is great for the girl on the go. Two quick, multi purpose products that are great are Stila’s Pomegranate Crush Stain and Benefit’s lip and cheek stains. Good skincare is also a must. Bioderma micellar cleanser is a good soap free cleanser that keeps skin balanced and healthy. Their Atoderm moisturiser is fab as well. There’s no point in having amazing make-up if you don’t care for your skin.
VH: Ben Nye palettes, Kryolan Derma Palettes, and Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream are my must-haves.
6. And some must-buy tools?
NN: Good brushes are something that a lot of girls ignore when using make-up personally, but they’re a great investment and can change the way your make-up looks. MAC 239 and 217 are great brushes and you can try ones from Hakuhodo as well.
VH: Shu Uemura lash curlers, good disposable mascara wands, a good sharpener like the one from Colorbar, and Tweezerman tweezers.