The other day I had the opportunity to talk to beauty expert Mariela Bagnato!
Born in Argentina, Mariela has worked with companies like La Prairie, Clinique, Estee Lauder, H2O, and Lancôme. She moved to Miami in 2003 to expand her career and dreams in the United States where she joined the family of Rocco Donna Hair & Beauty Art.
She has worked for magazines like People en Español, Vanidades, Maxim, Glamour en Español, and for fashion shows from Valentino, DVF, Roberto Cavalli, and many others. Her client list include: Lili Estefan, Candela Ferro, Katy Perry, Catherine Siachoque, Luis Fonsi, Mayte Perroni, Charityn, Belinda, Ricardo Montaner, Tracy & Alonzo Mourning, Blanca Soto, Angelica Vale, Eva Longoria, Maria Sharapova, Giselle Blondet, Lupita Jones, Adamari Lopez, Chayanne, and Carolina Herrera. She is currently the official beauty expert for Dove Clear Tone.
Keeping Mother’s Day in mind, we discussed what the best beauty gifts for mom are. Mariela also shared with me her go-to products as a make-up artist. Here they are:
- Shopping for fragrances are tricky. Mariela reccomended that florals and citrus scents are best. They’re light and easy to wear, especially with the warmer weather settling in.
- When it comes to make-up application, the biggest mistake women make is applying too-light or too-dark foundation. Take your time, seek a professional, test, test, test. Another great tip is to always apply your make-up in a well lit room. A bronzer also compliments you in achieving that finished look.
- When it comes to gifting make-up, Mariela reccomends to go with a blush. Blushes in peach and rose colored tones are best. They compliment all skin tones and they’re also colors that are in this season!
- Mariela’s go-to item is concealer! Concealer illuminates your face. (I have to agree with her on this. I can’t live without mine.)
Mariela touched on another very important subject – your overall skin. Many of us are consumed with how our hair and face looks but not the rest of us. We need to pay really close attention to exfoliating, hydrating and protecting our skin from the elements even those hard to see places like your underarms. Now that the warmer season calls for short sleeves and no sleeves clothing, prepping your underarms is key. Dove® Clear Tone™ Skin Renew Deodorant moisturizes and accelerated the skin renewal process – that means less darkening and more lightening of that sensitive area.
Did you know? When underarm skin is irritated by shaving, it can respond by creating dark marks.
The solution — Dove® Clear Tone™ Skin Renew Deodorant. Its unique formula, made with calendula and sunflower seed extracts, moisturizes to accelerate the natural skin renewal process, helping to visibly reduce dark marks and even tone with regular use over time, while providing 24-hour odor and wetness protection.
Disclosure: This was not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.