VANITY PICKS // VICTORIA BEREZHNA

We asked Victoria about her favourite beauty products:
“I’ve always been more of a skin care than makeup girl, for me healthy natural-looking skin is the key to beauty, and can’t replace any kind of foundation. To cleanse my face I use organic products, in the morning and afternoon I use Nubian Heritage Black Soap, which also serves as a makeup remover. Every day I apply a face mask called Tensoderm which I buy at a local pharmacy, or the Creamy Mask with Tropical Resins by Sisley which I love. A secret product (which is about to become not-so-secret) is Argan Oil, which I apply a tiny bit on a tissue and dab around my face before bed – it makes me feel incredible when I wake up, since it gives me a luminous and fresh complexion, hydrated just right. To moisturize I have tried about ninety different creams, but the product that works for me is Physiogel which you can buy in pharmacies too. Aside from that, I don’t use anything else. Though in summer, I put a bottle of rose water in my fridge and spray my face with it very often, it’s so refreshing.
Regarding makeup, I really don’t use much of it, aside from the days when I get breakouts. I use the Clinique CC Cream to cover any imperfections, and the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat under my eyes to look (and feel) refreshed. I never ever use eyeshadow since I don’t suit it at all, but I do love the Lancôme Définicils Mascara, which really makes a difference as it visually opens my eyes. For my cheeks, for some reason I love MAC’s Mineralize Blush in Dainty, it gives a beautiful subtle glow. The one thing I love experimenting with is lipstick, and right now I love Chanel’s Rouge Allure Velvet in La Distinguée as it’s two tones darker than my normal lip colour and gives me that natural look I always go for.”

 –Victoria Berezhna, author of the blog, Bougeotte, and fashion contributor for This Is Glamorous

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