1 November 2016
Q&A with two renowned
Ask the Experts
We go behind the scenes to find out how Dotti of Dotti Makeup NYC, and Melbourne based Blanka Dudas, who live by the 'less is more' philosophy, get the ‘no makeup’ look everyone is talking about.
1. The cardinal rule: keep it simple!
This look is about stripping back, spending less time on your make-up and more time on yourself. Dotti's key tip to doing this is to keep your skincare regime simple - as this kick starts a pattern of making time for yourself and your skin.
Blanka Dudas believes the biggest mistake most people seem to make is that they buy too much and use too much - “there is a lot of choice out there and people get confused and slap on so many layers: cleanser, toner, moisturiser, primer, sunscreen, and you haven't even started with makeup. It needs to be simpler. Too much sunscreen is another problem. Sunscreen seems to be in almost every layer you apply too! I see a lot of allergies and skin problems so I try to avoid chemicals in skincare and makeup."
2. It's all about the regime
After we have stripped back our makeup and are keeping it simple, how do we get great skin?
Blanka Dudas finds that the Rose Soothing & Protective Moisturiser is perfect for her skin in winter, but needs to be used lightly during the summer -“my tip would be to go with how your skin feels each day, and not automatically apply the same routine every day regardless of the season."
Dotti shares how she uses the 9 Oil Cleansing Tonic, the Aromatic Body Oil and the Rose Hydrating Mist on Alicia Keys to keep her skincare regime simple -“for an extra treat, I use the Instant Revival Booster with my jade roller - it is the perfect combination!"
3. Getting that healthy and radiant glow
Radiant looking skin is all about having that healthy and youthful glow, which comes from taking great care of your skin.
For Dotti, it is all about the glow and texture you get from using MV -“your skin is a very big part of your self-confidence so why not give it the best care you can? Radiant skin also needs the help of a healthy diet – so it’s a double act to achieve the best skin possible for the perfect ‘no makeup look.’"
We asked Dotti and Blanka Dudas “what is the most common thing people say to you about using MV?”
Not surprisingly they both had the same answer...
When Blanka Dudas uses MV on people for the first time, they always say "wow, that smells nice! What is it?"
For Dotti, MV is an all-over experience. When something smells good, it uplifts the senses and makes you feel great, “when I hug people the first thing they always say is ‘you smell amazing!’”
5. A little extra help
No-one has flawless skin 24/7 so sometimes we need a little cover up. Blanka Dudas’ top tip after applying MV’s Rose Soothing & Protective Moisturiser is a light foundation applied with your fingers- "foundation should match your skin and does not need to cover the whole face. Blending is very important so there are no lines. If in doubt, do less - imperfect skin looks better than badly applied makeup!"
For Dotti, it is makeup brushes, ‘’I always polish the skin with Artis brushes, they are a truly genius must have!”
So, which three MV products can’t Dotti and Blanka Dudas live without?
Dotti’s 3 favourites are the Instant Revival Booster, 9 Oil Cleansing Tonic, Aromatic Body Oil and Rose Hydrating Mist (oops that is four!). Dotti loves all the MV oils, "they are my year-round staples for my clients and for myself.”
Blanka Dudas’ 3 favourites are the Rose Soothing & Protective Moisturiser, Rose Hydrating Mist and Hand Rescue. Blanka Dudas loves the Rose Soothing & Protective Moisturiser in her kit “because it works on most skin types and is great under make-up” whereas the Hand Rescue really saves the skin on my hands” as Makeup Artists wash their hands so much!”
Photo Credits: BLANKA DUDAS | DOTTI