Fresh from spring 2013 New York Fashion Week, Clarins head makeup artist Christopher Truffa brought his beauty expertise to Bloomingdales at The Mall at Chesnut Hill last week. Among the makeup advice Truffa dolled out, we learned that “better skin needs less makeup,” and that a solid beauty regimen starts with an alcohol-free toner, Clarins’ Beauty Flash Balm, and a good eye cream, such as the brand’s super restorative Total Eye Concentrate, which doubles as an anti-ager and an eyeshadow base. Further beauty chat with Truffa delved into day-to-night makeup transitions, trend forecasting for next spring, and cold weather skincare.
You just returned from the spring shows in New York. What was the hot makeup look you saw over and over again?
CHRISTOPHER TRUFFA: Sultry eyes with a dusty nude lip. We saw lots of nude lip variations that included shades of light coral, nude, and a dusty rose.
What’s essential for an easy everyday makeup look? CT: Tinted moisturizer and a light liquid eyeliner. For a foolproof line, try the new Clarins 3-Dot Liquid Liner, just on the top eyelid, not underneath, and bronzer, such as the Clarins Bronzing Duo, followed by your own signature lip gloss color.
What’s the best way to shake up your daytime look for a night on the town?
CT: By adding Clarins Beauty Flash Balm. It will wake the skin up and keep you looking ready for whatever the night may bring.
The incoming cold weather can take its toll on skin. What’s the best defense?
CT: Keeping skin hydrated and protected using a daily regimen of serum, such as the Clarins Shaping Facial Lift Serum, day cream for your individual skin type, and a day screen. [That] will take care of your skin for the long haul.