We are back with Part 2 of pro makeup artist Claire Vyverberg's tips and tricks for getting the best makeup around!
What has been your biggest beauty splurge?
My professional makeup brushes. For me, it’s all about quality and I honestly believe when it comes to makeup brushes- you get what you pay for. A cheap, synthetic brush will simply not last, so I have invested in all of my ‘tools’ and they have been worth every cent!
And what is your best quality beauty steal?
There are 2 products I cannot live without- and they are both beauty bargains!
Kiehls Creamy Avocado Eye Treatment- it is hands down the best eye cream I have ever used. Hydrating, nourishing and illuminating.
MAC Tinted Lip Conditioner in Petting Pink- it is the perfect subtle shade, SPF15 because the pot just seems to last forever!
Do you prefer to choose a bold lip or a bold eye for your personal look?
I am a ‘bold eye’ girl all the way. The more smudgey chocolate brown liner, the better! And lots and lots of lashes...
What three words describe your beauty philosophy?
Flawless fresh healthy sexiness …
(sorry- not exactly 3 words but that’s what I want to capture in every face…)
And lastly for a few questions from the bellabox team…
It is Derby Day and you are all dressed up, makeup applied perfectly when you left the house. Now a couple of hours in, you go to use the portaloos only to find big ‘creasy’ makeup lines have appeared under your eyes where you have concealed. How do can you best avoid this?
Steer clear of heavy under eye concealers – especially during the day! Apply your foundation right up to your lashline and then lightly apply some hydrating eye cream and a touch of illuminating eyeshadow in the corner of the eye instead. Reflect the light with dewy, radiant undereye skin as opposed to heavy concealor.
There is nothing worse than getting a pretty new shadow/foundation/blush and not having the right tools to apply it! How many brushes should the ideal beauty kit have and what their uses? There are really only 4 brushes every makeup kit needs:
- A foundation brush: for an even and flawless foundation application that lasts - A bronzer brush: applying your bronzer with a brush will give your face a natural and blended sunkissed effect- and allows you to apply under the chin and onto the décolleté to give even coverge & colour - A blush brush: by using a blush brush you can accentuate your cheek bones and give your face a natural, ‘flushed’ effect in the right places
- An eyeshadow brush: perfect a smokey eye by using an eyeshadow brush that allows you to blend easily. It is impossible to master a smokey eye without the correct eyeshadow brush to make life easier.
Cut down your brush collection! You only need 4 great brushes for an endless amount of looks...
Lastly, how can you make your makeup last from 7am until three rounds in to after work drinks? In other words, what are your tips for making your makeup really last?
For me, this comes down to 2 things:
Primer: When it comes to makeup- primer really is your best friend.
Never skip this step in your makeup application and never again feel the need to touch up. It’s the building block of a long wear, long lasting application (bb loves benefit's POREfessional Pro Balm)
This is my never fail, secret weapon for every client who sits in my makeup chair. Skindinavia Makeup Finishing Spray has super powers like no other. A spritz (or two) of this miracle spray when your “face” is complete, will give you 16 hours of sweat, tear, smudge and budge proof flawless makeup perfection. You will never head to the bathroom to retouch again!
Thanks Claire! We've loved hearing all of your tips and tricks - and can't wait to try them out for ourselves! If you'd like to learn more from Claire, head to her website www.clairevyverberg.com and check out more of her amazing work! - Lauren
(photos courtesy of clairevyverberg.com, fashionising.com)