Make-up Artist, Jessica Taylor, gives up doing make-up for models for the day, and instead, does her Mum's! Watch for some great tips on how to professionally prep your skin and apply products in a way that looks completely natural.
Hi, I’m Jessica and I’m a Make-up Artist.
I usually do make-up for celebrities or models, but today I’m doing make-up for my favourite person in the world – my Mum!
My Mum is the first person who introduced me to make-up when I was little, and as you can see from the way we’re dressed in the video, her influence is still rubbing off on me. (I promise you we didn’t plan that!)
As skin ages, it becomes harder to moisturise and needs to be treated with some extra special love and care.
In this video, I’m going to show you the best way to apply make-up but still keep your skin super hydrated, using some simple products and techniques.
These techniques are suitable for skin of all ages but are particularly helpful if you have drier skin.
Step #1 – MOISTURISE AND PREP – The most important thing when you’re applying make-up is to prep the skin properly. Start with a spritz of facial mist (or some water in a spray bottle) to really help your serum and products to absorb the moisture. Let it soak in for a few moments.
Step #2 – APPLY 47 SKIN’S ‘REGENERATIVE SERUM’ - Massage it in upward circular motions, to encourage the blood circulation and help lift your complexion. This serum creates a lovely base for make-up, but it also contains ingredients, which cause your skin cells to regenerate at a much faster rate. This means it will help smooth fine lines and encourage new skin to grow – a win, win!
Step #3 – MOISTURISE UNDER YOUR EYES - Apply eye cream under the eyes to help reduce any puffiness, by tapping it on with your fingers. You can also use moisturiser to do this. You can apply concealer under here as well, but ensure you apply it using a pressing motion, so you don’t get creases.
Step #4 – MIX FOUNDATION WITH YOUR SERUM - Use a hydrating foundation (I love Armani Luminous silk) and put a pump or 2 in your hand. Rub your hands together gently, mixing in the excess serum on your fingers– you can add more Regenerative Serum here if needed. This will create a really hydrating, sheer mixture for a touch of glow and cover, which is still very natural looking.
Step #5 – A TOUCH OF BLUSH - Apply blusher by putting it onto the side of your hand and dipping your finger in. Tap and smooth it onto the apple of your cheeks, for a healthy glow. Avoid putting it directly on your face, so you can control the amount.
Step #6 – GLOSS YOUR LIPS - Apply a sheer lip balm for a glossy, natural looking lip. I use Elizabeth Arden’s 8 hour cream, which works beautifully. Use the excess on your hands to highlight your cheek bones, the bridge of the nose and your eyelids. The idea is to create a really healthy, glowing look.
Step #7 – DEFINE YOUR EYES - Add a touch of mascara, or as much as you prefer, and voila! The perfect ‘no make-up, make-up look!’