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She’s a famous makeup artist and beauty fixer who spends most of her days in her new studios at FYFE – her nothing-like app where you can watch the best how-to videos of top makeup artists and stylists from around the world, but some of the best-selling Gillian Dempsey products are actually grooming products. By skin. “Any makeup artist knows that prepping the skin is absolutely necessary,” she says. “This is why our red carpet kits are full of skin secrets.” For spring, Dempsey loves a minimalist makeup look with an emphasis on sheer pigments and gorgeous complexions. “Apply the color even before you start using foundation or concealer,” she says. “You may find that you need a lot less or none of it. That nude look with just a little bit of color feels like spring to me.” Dempsey’s step-by-step guide to best makeup-free looks begins with gorgeous skin. Eyes are bright, moist and overall dewy glow.
Glowing, raised and plump complexion
Start with the serum
Dempsey likes to start with a lightweight vitamin C serum on freshly washed skin. “Wait a few minutes for it to absorb,” she says.
Remove and revive hair with eye masks
Cooling, smoothing, extra-hydrating prebiotic eye sheet masks wake up your entire face. “Put one under each eye,” says Dempsey. “Make sure you remove the bumper pads – there is one on each side of the mask – until you get to the actual mask in the middle,” says Dempsey.
Layer on bright moisture
“Love how moisturizing this new moisturizer is,” says Dempsey. “It’s made with glow-inducing ingredients like vitamin C. It’s the latest addition to my skin-care routine, and it’s also the best under makeup. Next comes a few drops of GOOPGENES face oil moisturizing. Make sure you cover your skin evenly.” From moisturizer or oil (or both, as I like to do) creates good skin glide for the next step, the vibrating roller. If your skin is very dry, the tape compresses and does not soften enough to give you the maximum benefits. ”
Relax, sculpt and dispose (again)
“Now use the gold sculpting rod to soften your face,” says Dempsey. “Try to spend three to five minutes on each side of your face. Treat with it as a sculpting tool, to soften and define areas in need. Target the area under your eyes – you can roll the masks directly and the vibrations will help push the ingredients into your skin. Then focus on both sides of your mouth, and move up toward a line.” Your hair.If there’s time, I’d love to spend a few minutes on my neck. No matter how long it takes, just have fun: it’s addictive and totally relaxing too, so your face glows with radiance from the gentle stimulation. “
Give the eyes that extra oomph
“After ten to twelve minutes, remove the eye masks and follow with the eye cream,” says Dempsey. “Use your fingers to massage everything well. This makes the entire area pop.”
Seal everything for an absolute glow
“Massage a little extra Glow Lotion onto your face and neck, then finish with a moisturizing spray all over your entire face and neck, and you’ll be ready for the color,” she says.
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Strategic touches of color
“I love the translucent tones on the eyes with the brighter shades on the cheeks,” says Dempsey. “Try applying color only and use less foundation (or without foundation): you can always go back to the areas that need it and touch it. There are no rules for adding.”
Transparent hint of color for eyes
“My shell color in Shell is the perfect shimmery pearl shade for spring and summer,” says Dempsey. “Wear it alone on your eyelids or cheekbones, Cupid’s bow, chest, and up to the top of the shoulders for the most beautiful highlight. I like to mix it with a little Glow Lotion or GOOPGENES Face Cream.”
Protect your cheeks
“Naked Sunny is the best color ever to give your complexion a kiss of warmth,” says Dempsey. “Smile first, place the apple on your cheeks, then use your fingers to blend in a circular motion. This wonderful wash of color is what makes your freckles live too.”
Anki Dark Eyelashes
“I love healthy, defined eyelashes,” says Dempsey.
Lips are healthy and hydrated
“I absolutely love natural lips with this look, and I love sticky lip balms – it has the best texture and a little luster,” says Dempsey.