Quick Beauty Fix with Arcancil Paris
Renowned French make-up brand Arcancil is known for its classy and charming range of products. The brand celebrates womanhood and understands a woman’s need to look her best like no other. A brand that has been around for almost a century, Arcancil stands true to its values, offering women of every age, makeup products manufactured in the best French and European laboratories, always on the leading edge of texture and color innovations, while remaining affordable to the largest number. It is no wonder that Arcancil pioneered many makeup products that are now a vanity staple. With such expertise in the makeup industry, we hooked up with one of Arcancil Makeup artist in Dubai Alberto Castillo, and learned some valuable tips and tricks to highlight the natural beauty through makeup…
The recently launched Cover Match Powder Compact is an extension to the long-wearing Cover Match foundation. The Compact can be used as contouring powder as well as a regular face powder and a foundation with a wet sponge. With a range of six variant colors to suit all skin types, the texture of the product is easy to work with, looks natural and blends perfectly into the skin.
Tips and Tricks for a Flawless Skin with Makeup
Having worked with Arcancil Paris in Dubai for some years now, MUA Albert Castillo believes in the art of makeup as a way of expression and to highlight one’s natural beauty. Talking on the topic of skin Albert shared with us some tips to achieve a perfect skin through makeup and balanced diet.
1: Know the skin: According to Albert, it is important to know what type of skin you have. Our skin is naturally acidic. It has a thin, protective layer on its surface, referred to as the acid mantle. Because the health of your body and skin is directly linked to maintaining the right balance between acidity and alkalinity, the acid mantle should be slightly acidic, with a 5.5 pH balance. When it’s too alkaline, skin becomes dry and sensitive; you may even get eczema. If your skin is more acidic it will be oilier and can have redness that causes irritation. The perfect way to restore a naturally balanced skin is to drink plenty of water and consume vegetables like kale, cayenne pepper, garlic, carrots, cabbage, and apple cider vinegar.
2: Use of product: Once you know your skin type, it becomes easier to apply products especially foundations. As a rule of the thumb Oily or acidic skins tend to absorb more product, so it is important to use a certain amount of product and occasionally refresh your makeup with powder.
3: Skin Tone: Since oily skin tends to absorb makeup faster there are downsides to it. First, your makeup will wear off soon and you will need to refresh it. Secondly, as the acidic skin absorbs makeup and after some time, it may make you look darker than you actually are, it is therefore recommended to go for a foundation tone lighter than your actual skin tone, which once set would look more natural and closer to your actual skin tone.
4: Easy to work: Alberto recommends to work with products that are easy to handle. Oil/liquid based products tend to blend much easier than the power ones. Using your hands for blending like an artist to can also be helpful for the product to get absorbed into the skin quickly and without sharp strokes.
Check out our little escapade at the Layal Beauty for a quick beauty fix with Arcancil! Thank you, Eman for being our lovely and very patient little model…