because we love talking skin care advice from our favorite makeup artists.

skincare advice makeup artist

We love makeup almost just as much as we love skincare. It’s a ranking that’s barely discernable (only by the tiniest of slivers), but simply because “there is no makeup or cosmetic artifice that will disguise neglected skin.” So said Mario Badescu himself.

That’s why we love it when our favorite makeup artists talk skin and the importance of skincare.


skincare advice makeup artist

As Director of Artistry for The Makeup Show, The Powder Group, and On Makeup magazine, it’s clear makeup artist James Vincent has not only passion for the art but also prestige in the field as well. Film, theatre, television, editorial work, runway – Vincent has covered it (no pun intended) all. His celebrity clientele rolls deep, his bona fides even more extensive.

It’s not just about the makeup, though; an artist needs his canvas. And while every artist has his secrets, Vincent doesn't hold back in sharing his tips reserved for his fabulous clientele.

“As a makeup artist, skin care is essential to everything I do. Without great skin and an even complexion you cannot bring across a beautiful makeup. I love Mario Badescu Herbal Toner and Moisture Magnet with every application to prepare the skin and keep the makeup lasting all day.”

Drying Lotion is his secret weapon – a must-have against blemishes, especially when working with regular clients and celebrities with hectic schedules. “ gets rid of problems on the skin so I don’t have to use so much makeup.”

He shared with us his skincare regimen for his clients: “… I recommend a classic routine of gentle cleansing, toning, and moisturizing. So many people look towards harsh cleansers that are too aggressive and think toners are an unnecessary step. For me, having the cleanser that is right for your skin type and following with a gentle toner sets the skin up for a better complexion. The Mario Badescu makeup removers are also gentle and effective and ideal for my clients that are in makeup everyday.”

Beautiful makeup starts with a clean, healthy complexion. It’s that simple.

Take it from the makeup artist himself.

. . .

His Mario Must-Haves: Carnation Eye Makeup Remover, Seaweed Cleansing Soap, Aloe Lotion, Drying Lotion, Silver Powder, Moisture Magnet, Oil-Free Moisturizer

His one true love: Rosewater Facial Spray


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