007 - Victoria Bond
Bond – Victoria Bond. She probably heard the joke a million times, but it was too hard to resist. Victoria is one of the talented make-up artists that our Founder Elisabeth Hoff gets to work with, and one of her signature looks is to create the most gorgeous dewy skin. How does she do this? Victoria’s secret weapon: facial oils.
"Oil gives you gorgeous skin!" says Victoria
“I’m asked on a daily basis how to create gorgeous, healthy, glowing skin – here is the simple answer: facial oils. People are often frightened of it, as they think it will make their skin oily and cause spots. But I hereby want to dispel that myth. Oil does quite the opposite, as skin is made of oil, it finds it easier to absorb and process than other formulas – thus giving you gorgeous skin. Facial oils also tend to be made of more natural ingredients, so it’s much better for us all in general.”
How do you use facial oils?
“I always give my models a little facial massage before I apply any make-up. Best to work in upwards motions and don’t be afraid of being firm. Skin enjoys being manipulated – it’s this stimulation that gives it the real glow. I also do this myself twice a day when applying facial oil in the morning and at night. And for those who wonder, yes – you can wear it under make-up, as it has a lovely effect on foundation and I personally believe, it’s the only way to get skin to look real. No heavy, cakey make-up on my models!”
Feeling inspired and want to go on a shopping spree for your own facial oil? Then read on about Victoria’s favourites – and get ready for glowing, gorgeous skin!
Progenius Omega Treatment Oil - by Nude
“I use this treatment oil on every shoot I go to – and it is genius! I always describe this as a skin changer. It is made from a precise blend of 10 natural plant oils and turns around any skin in a matter of minutes. It also lasts quite a long time due to the pipet. So all in all a BIG thumbs up from me!”
8-Flower Nectar - by Darphin
“I use this oil on myself day and night. It is made from essences of eights precious flowers. First of all, the smell is absolutely sensational and totally relaxing – especially after a long day. Secondly, your skin is left supple, plump, radiant and I’m pretty sure it helps keep wrinkles at bay!”
Black Rose Precious Face Oil - by Sisley
“Pure luxury. This oil is most suitable for either mature or very dry skin. It is very rich in Omega 3, giving it lots of nourishing properties. The smell is divine and all in all, it feels like a real treat. If you are still unsure about making the splurge – it comes with a 30 day guarantee! It definitely works for me and is another favourite!”
Organic Divine Face Oil - by Antipodes
“I have just been introduced to this facial oil and I have to say … I absolutely love it! It is organic and made from avocado and rose hip oil. It is heavenly on tired and stressed skin and your face will feel instantly nourished and plump. Plus – it’s a real hero for scars and and sunburns. At only £16.97 it’s fantastic value for money, so you can’t go wrong.”
Follow Victoria Bond
Want to see more of Victoria, or are curious to see her amazing work then follow her:
On Instagram: @victoriabond007
On Twitter: @VictoriaBondMUA
Her website: www.victoriabond.co.uk
Her agent: www.caren.co.uk
A big thank you to Victoria Bond for this amazing guide to facial oils!