Q&A with Laura Mercier's Sasha Ghodstinat

We catch up with Laura Mercier's National Make Up Artist Sasha Ghodstinat for 5 minutes to ask those beauty questions we secretly all want to ask! 

Do you prefer using makeup brushes, sponges or your fingers to apply foundation?

I think using your fingers or using a sponge is best as it helps it set in your skin much better by pressing the foundation and then being able to blend it in with a sponge.

If you could pick one product to transform your makeup look from desk to dancefloor, what would it be?

It has to be a red lipstick! It's such a quick and effective way to glamourise your look and it can be used not only for your lips but also to add a pop of colour to your cheeks too! Easy!

What makeup looks are we seeing alot of on the catwalk at the moment?

One look in particular that stands out on the catwalk at the moment is smokey blue eye makeup with fresh nude skin, perfect for spring!

What are your tips for achieving a flawless 3 minute makeup look?

Firstly, to prep your skin make sure that you use a primer to allow your makeup have long lasting wear and to set evenly. Then, I would recommend using our Laura Mercier Camouflage palette which will help even out any imperfections in your skin. Lastly,  make sure you pick a good healthy cheek colour to effortlessly give you radiance and a natural glow.

If you could only take 3 makeup products to a desert island, what would they be?

A brow pencil! Having fabulous brows make the biggest difference to your look as they help frame your face. A good black kohl eyeliner is a must and a cream cheek colour to complete your look! (I love the Laura Mercier Creme Cheek Colour in Canyon)

And lastly, how important is it to prep your skin before you start putting makeup on?

Prepping your skin before putting makeup on is EXTREMELY imporant! If you want to achieve a flawless face, the better condition your skin is in, the less makeup you will need to create a fresh long lasting glow!

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