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aofm pro make-up artists talk dermalogica

In order to achieve a striking, flawless look, make-up artists must ensure their canvas (the skin) is perfectly prepped before working their magic on a creation. As a result, Dermalogica have created the UK Insider Programme. The programme is designed to enhance the relationship between Dermalogica and professional make-up artists based in the UK and Ireland who use Dermalogica skin care in their kits. Dermalogica’s profile on the UK make-up artist scene extends to one of the world’s premier make-up educators, AOFM. Dermalogica are proud to have exclusively sponsored and collaborated with AOFM since 2009.

Michelle Webb and Yin Lee are professional make-up artists who work with AOFM on high-end fashion shows and editorials amongst other projects. Both have shared their experience of working with Dermalogica as pro make-up artists:

AOFM Pro, Michelle Webb:

Dermalogica has always been a staple in my kit when it comes to skincare, when working backstage at mens collections you need to have quick easy and effective skincare that works.

The prep really is the most important part of any make-up regime when working backstage on mens shows you come across all sorts of skin types and you need to be ready for pretty much anything from very dehydrated skin, to very oily promlematic skin and you often have to make sure your models are clean shaven this is where the Dermalogica for men range comes in handy.

I always keep a few of my favorite Dermalogica products in my kit

Active Moist:  is a wonderful oil free moisturizer for men it gives just the rite amount of moisture without making the skin too dewey its a perfect for a light foundation application.

Redness Relief SPF20: sometimes you need to cancel out a lot of redness without using to much makeup so this product is amazing it really just neutralizes the redness in moments its my little miracle product.

Clearing Mattifier: is wonderful for oily problematic skin it really matts down the face and helps prep the skin ready for makeup perfect for men.

And of course you couldn’t turn up to any mens show without the Dermalogica SHAVE range in your kit ready for any unshaven models… I especially love the Close Shave Oil it smells so nice and gives a nice clean close shave wile moisturizing at the same time.


AOFM Pro, Yin Lee:

When working backstage for London Men’s Fashion Week Dermalogica is one of my favourites brands to use. They have such a variety of products that work with any skin type or look I am trying to achieve.

I usually start with the PreCleanse as this oil- busting emulsifier really clears the dirt out and leaves skin looking brilliant. As I like to double cleanse I often use the Skin Resurfing Cleanser afterwards as this dual acting exfoliating cleanser really helps me retexturise the skin by removing dulling surface debris giving the skin a beautiful texture and look.

Then I either use the Antioxidant HydraMist or UltraCalming Mist to keep the skin hydrated and toned. This gives a perfect base for the moisturiser.

I like using the Barrier Repair cream afterwards as it is very good for sensitive skin and as the models are prepped and primed a lot already, I want them to feel as comfortable as possible. I love the new SkinPerfect Primer! For guys it is great for smoothing away fine lines and pores and brightening the skin while balancing it out. It is also a great base for a lasting make-up finish when needed.

The Clearing Mattifier and Concealing Spot Treatment can be very helpful during shows for light coverage and skincare benefits in one. I usually finish of with the Renewal Lip Complex as its not too shiny but is deeply-moisturising.  The MultiVitamin Hand and Nail Treatment is another great finishing product to ensure all skin hands are nice and smooth too.

Using the shave range is also important as for some shows the models are expected to have very clean and shaven skin. I particularly like the Close Shave Oil, Invigorating Shave Gel and Post Shave Balmto achieve this. To finish off the grooming I either use the Body Hydrating Cream or when a more moist texture is required, the UltraRich Body Cream is perfect.

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