Party prep your skin like a pro

LA based Makeup Artist, Lucy Halperin, whose clients include Theo James, Sam Taylor Johnson, Zayn Malik, Julianne Moore and Sophie Dahl, shares her pro approach to party perfect skin.


"For my clients I am all about the prep. If you have a good base to build on, you are half way there. My clients tend to go for a more natural makeup look, so an exfoliated fresh face is really important."

I love REN Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask and I recommend my clients use it twice a week - and, if their skin can handle it, keep it on longer than the recommended 10 minutes for that extra glow. This means they’ll have their skin in great condition before we even start.

Firstly, I thoroughly cleanse my clients face and neck, a clean base is essential. My clients and I are totally obsessed with REN Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial. For me a good facial massage technique really multiplies the levels of radiance you can achieve with this product, so I spend a couple of minutes massaging it in before washing off.

I then apply REN Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream followed by the new Instant Brightening Beauty Shot Eye Lift. When applying this eye serum, I give an extra massage around the eye to get the drainage going, which helps eliminate any stubborn dark circles.

This whole process honestly takes around five minutes, which means I spend less time covering up imperfections, and I can let good quality skin show through. A little extra care with your skin regime will come back tenfold when you apply your makeup.


Since settling in Los Angeles, Lucy has developed a collaborative working relationship with esteemed photographers such as Mary McCartney (pictured with Lucy in photo), Greg Williams and Tierney Gearon.

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