Sophie Beresiner is a stylist, art director and beauty director at Elle UK. She was also one of our VIP guests at last night’s ‘Meet the Experts‘ event, held as part of our Brushes with Greatness beauty week. If you missed last night’s event, you can read up on the contents of our experts’ make-up bags over the next couple of weeks; click here to see model Ruth Crilly‘s.
As a beauty editor and stylist, Sophie has worked with numerous high profile titles and brands, leading her to work with the very best make-up and beauty products in the industry. Her opinions, tips and insider knowledge are second to none. Sophie has also worked with cancer support charity, Look Good… Feel Better, and having recently recovered from cancer herself, she knows all about the power of make-up and what it can do for a woman’s confidence. You can read about Sophie’s personal journey on her blog, sophiefeelsbetter.blogspot.co.uk, and all about her passion for beauty in the pages of Elle UK.
Discover which amazing products from the Liberty beauty hall are inside Sophie’s make-up bag:
Le Labo Santal 33
“The ultimate unusual concoction of 33 ingredients, including my favourites (leather and smoky wood), make this a reliable compliment-fodder. What else do you need from a fragrance?”
Ellis Faas Mascara
“A beauty insider’s secret – this blackest black formula does all the lengthening, separating and beautifying I could ever want from a mascara.”
Hourglass Liquid lipstick in Icon
“Some kind of lipstick wizardry. Goes on wet and glossy, dries to a velvet matte in seconds with the best colour pay-off and longevity I’ve found.”
NARS blusher in Lustre
“My perfect blusher/bronzer hybrid. A sort of coral taupe that sculpts and plumps at the same time (down to the clever shimmer to colour ratio).”
Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturiser
“No BB cream can eclipse this iconic classic for me. The tint and medium sheer formula corrects all sorts of flaws so I only need a light dusting of mineral powder over the top.”
As part of this week’s Brushes with Greatness, we will be holding a ‘Meet the Experts‘ talk this evening where four beauty industry professionals will be ready to troubleshoot all your beauty and make-up queries.
One of our visiting experts is fashion model and writer of cult beauty and lifestyle blog, A Model Recommends, Ruth Crilly. Having modelled for over 10 years, working with high profile brands such as Swatch, Olay and Myla Lingerie, and appearing on various shoots for magazines such as Elle, Vogue, Glamour and Grazia both in the UK and all over the world, Ruth has acquired first hand experience that enables her to offer unbiased, truthful tips, secret tricks and insider beauty knowledge that you can usually only find in magazines and through working within the industry.
As a model, Ruth needs to have perfect skin, hair and nails at all times, and as a result she has developed a genuine and deep interest in skincare, cosmetics, diet and body maintenance. She is constantly on the prowl for bigger and better products that will lift, tone, brighten, polish and enhance; if they make the grade she writes about them on her blog and if they don’t work out she discards them.
If you’re dying to know what’s inside a model’s make-up bag, look no further – Ruth has shared with us the contents of hers:
Shu Eyelash Curler
“I bought mine ten years ago and haven’t ever needed to buy another. That’s what I call an investment! In terms of make-up tools, it’s the one that makes the most instant impact – even before mascara, curling my lashes really makes my eyes look awake and wide.”
Chantecaille Just Skin
“A beautiful texture with a sheer, healthy colour. I depend on tinted moisturisers for most “off duty” days and I want them to do more than just even out my skin tone. I like to know that I’m getting some skincare benefits too.”
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder
“This is a relatively new find for me but it’s incredible! I use it as a finishing powder to give a veil of glow over the surface of my skin, and it’s unbelievably light so I don’t feel that it’s adding another layer.”
Laura Mercier Radiance Primer
“Frequently reached for on days when nothing else will work to hide dull, tired skin. This is mega-watt; it beams through even fairly heavy foundation! I sometimes add a small amount to foundation too, if I want to limit the wattage of the glow.”
NARS Tinted Moisturiser in Alaska
“An excellent base. Very dewy and glowy but it doesn’t sit heavily on the skin at all. It blends easily and comes in a good range of shades to suit both yellow and pink undertoned skins.”
Trish McEvoy has long been a popular resident in our beauty hall, but now the cult American beauty brand is available to buy online in just a click!
If you’re not familiar with Trish McEvoy cosmetics, then let us introduce you to the iconic US make-up artist. An innovator and driven entrepreneur, Trish launched her eponymous brand at 25, turning it into a global success by the age of 30. She changed the face of beauty through teaching the ‘Power of Make-Up‘, creating a set hand-shaped brushes and tools for professional results, and developing her infamous Make-up Planner and medically designed skincare systems.
Known for her high quality products and merging science and beauty with her technical genius, Trish McEvoy has changed the way women apply make-up all over the world, a power that has made her one of the most prominent women in the beauty industry and of a generation. Trish is often called upon by many of Hollywood’s biggest stars, such as Angelina Jolie and Dame Judy Dench, as well as various popular US TV shows, to share her make-up expertise and talent.
We caught up with Trish to find out about her most popular products, how to get started with her make-up essentials, which three make-up pieces she can’t live without and discover her tip for effortless summer beauty.
For those of us who have never tried Trish McEvoy before, which product should we start with?
I believe beauty begins with great looking skin, and my skincare line is dermatologist-designed out of my New York medi-spa to be easy-to-use, results-oriented, and deliver immediately visible results. For a woman who has never tried my brand, she should definitely start with my Even Skin Beta Hydroxy Pads for the exfoliating step in her skincare regimen. She should also try my Beauty Booster Serum made with the maximum percentage of hyaluronic acid which enables skin to attract and retain maximal moisture while enhancing any moisturiser’s performance. If she wants coverage and skincare in one, my tinted moisturiser and Beauty Balm deliver beautiful coverage, anti-ageing treatment benefits and advanced sun protection in one.
Your Make-Up Planner system is a signature of yours, why does every woman need one?
Oh my goodness…my Makeup Planner is the difference between having a million compacts jumbled together in a cosmetic bag, and having a streamlined, permanently refillable book of makeup. The patented magnetic pages designed to hold pans of colour make it totally customisable and eliminate excess packaging so you fit way more into much less space. With secure brush sleeves you are able to literally keep all your make-up and tools in one place at your fingertips and visible at-a-glance. It zips up like a tidy binder and is equally serviceable at home and on-the-go. The benefits are endless.
Tell us the 3 beauty products you can’t live without
Concealer— I’ve had dark circles since I was a little girl and they make you look tired even if you’re not!
Foundation— Even Skin is the foundation for healthy, youthful beauty.
Mascara— if you have nothing else, a full lash line defines the eye and instantly perks and dresses up the face.
Can you offer a tip for easy summer beauty?
Dot a waterproof liner like my pencil form gel liner, Intense Gel Eye Liner, between the lashes (not on the waterline). It gives a look of totally natural definition and will not budge through sport, swim, anything, until you deliberately remove it.
In summertime you just have to have coverage, shine control and SPF. Summer is all about quick fixes and a natural look. My Beauty Balm does it all in one step and improves your skin while you wear it.
We’re delighted to have Trish McEvoy here in the Liberty beauty hall – what do you love most about Liberty?
Where to begin? Liberty is pure class with a modern edge. The service is magnificent and totally in line with the customer care approach I have sworn by my entire career. Liberty is beautiful inside and out, and I’m so excited for my first personal appearance with you this fall!
Shop from 200 + Trish McEvoy products online today!
Wednesday 15th May marks the start of our beauty colour week, Brushes with Greatness. We have over seven days of exclusive make-up and colour events, including special workshops and the chance for one-to-one with VIP guests such as hair stylist Josh Wood, model Ruth Crilly, GetTheGloss.com founders Susannah Taylor and Sarah Vine, Pixi Woo, Hourglass founder Carisa Jones and various other make-up artists.
Learn about springs hottest colours and make-up trends, pick up ingenious tips, have all your make-up queries answered by a panel of experts, prepare for the big day with a bridal make-up masterclass with Bobbi Brown‘s Amy Conway and enjoy exclusive workshops from various make-up brands’ make-up artists.
There will be a chance to WIN the ultimate make-up kit filled with Liberty’s most loved products worth over £1000! Plus, receive a goodie bag worth £100 when you spend over £100 in our beauty hall. *While stock lasts.
Our Beauty Skincare Week held in March earlier this year was a huge success with every customer and workshop attendee taking away with them some of the most valuable beauty insider knowledge available. Don’t miss out on joining us for Brushes with Greatness and book in for your chosen event in advance to avoid disappointment, spaces are limited for certain workshops and one-to-ones.
View the full schedule of events here.