The Salon Professional Academy, the leading edge beauty school, in San Jose is excited to tell you about Dotti! The No Makeup, makeup artist behind the makeup free looks of Alicia Keys!
If you have not heard, Alicia Keys a few months ago decided to adopted a less or no makeup look for her personal and professional life. This sounds amazing and scary at the same time, but she has really worked the look when she is performing on stage and on her new project The Voice. You may have noticed that her skin without makeup is glowing and blemish free, how does she do it? Well we came across an article in W magazine about her NO Makeup makeup artist, who simply goes by the name Dotti. Check out some of her natural skin enhancement tips.
On making Alicia’s skin pop!
“Right now, we’re doing a lot of ice work to tighten skin, bring the blood to the surface. To basically give it the pop that you need. I stick a jade roller in ice, so it’s basically freezing when I roll it over her skin. I really, really work into all those areas where I want blood and water and energy brought to the surface. It brings her skin to life, it practically makes her skin say, ‘Hi. I love you.'” (Dotti)
On calming her skin!
“On some days, I’ll look at her skin and say, ‘You need cucumber today,’ so I’ll grate a full cucumber, then place the pulp no higher than her brow bone and no lower than her under-eye bone, not going near sensitive parts of the eye. If we’ve got time, I’ll put the pulp all over her face until it draws the heat out of the skin and bring the blood to the top. That’s what most of the cooling agents do. Tomorrow is cucumber day.” (Dotti)
How everyone can achieve the no makeup look!
“Alicia gets regular facials, does acupuncture and she eats healthy and exercises. She knows you have to invest internally for your skin to look great externally. It’s also about how you process your energy. She comes from a very strong place and she comes from a very kind place. That in itself is super important. But it’s about the choices she’s making and the products she’s using. It’s the work of a good team.” (Dotti)
Follow in Alicia’s steps and start getting regular facials in your 20’s and 30’s, to help prolong and soften the affects of ageing. Call The Salon Professional Academy now to book a Dermalogica facial with us!