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Meet Celebrity Makeup Artist Viktorija Bowers – Part 2 November 22, 2013

Viktorija Bowers is a fashion and editorial makeup artist whose work can be seen in Vogue, L’Officiel, Mariel Claire, SOMA, Seventeen, InStyle, Glamour and Muse, among other publications. Viktorija sat with MAKE UP FOR EVER and shared what inspires her, what she loves most about makeup, and the typical day in the life of a makeup artist in a two-part interview.

Take care of your skin, it is the canvas you paint on.

Meet Celebrity Makeup Artist Viktorija Bowers – Part 2

November 22, 2013

Viktorija Bowers is a fashion and editorial makeup artist whose work can be seen in Vogue, L’Officiel, Mariel Claire, SOMA, Seventeen, InStyle, Glamour and Muse, among other publications. Viktorija sat with MAKE UP FOR EVER and shared what inspires her, what she loves most about makeup, and the typical day in the life of a makeup artist in a two-part interview.

Take care of your skin, it is the canvas you paint on.

What is the most important beauty advice that you can give to women?

Take care of your skin, it is the canvas you paint on.

What do you do to ensure that makeup stays put for hours at a time?

I try not to cake on too much foundation, for example, and I think skin prep is most crucial. A good lightweight moisturizer coupled with primer can truly help.

What are some common beauty mistakes that women make?

I see a lot of miss-matched foundation. You should really invest in being professionally matched with quality foundation.

What's your best technique for concealing under-eye darkness?

It is all about brush/sponge movement. If you stipple (like in painting) opposed to dragging the product, you will deposit more concealer and cover more efficiently.

How were you first introduced to the MAKE UP FOR EVER brand, and why do you love it?

When I first moved to NYC, I did not know a soul and would often come to the MAKE UP FOR EVER Studio to get makeup. The MAKE UP FOR EVER crew kind of adopted me in a sense and became my NY family. I have so many fond memories of friendship, advice and inspiration that were given to me by my MAKE UP FOR EVER family and that is why they  are people I look up to and admire.

What’s your favorite MAKE UP FOR EVER product?

I have so many favorite MAKE UP FOR EVER products, but if I have to give my top three they are the Flash Color Palette, HD Powder, and Aqua Black liquid liner.