LOCATION: Valencia, Venezuela
Hi! My name is Mariana. I’m a Venezuelan professional makeup artist. I dedicate myself to creating content and tips for my followers, as well as doing makeup for any event. I speak 3 languages – English, Spanish and French. I really like to sing, walk my dog and have fun with my friends.
SKIN TYPE: Dry/Combination
CONCERNS: Blackheads, Dehydration, Hormonal breakouts, Hyperpigmentation, Sensitivity, Uneven skin tone, and Whiteheads
FAVORITE GOOD MOLECULES PRODUCTS:
Silicone-free Priming Moisturizer
Instant Cleansing Balm
Discoloration Correcting Serum
Daily Brightening Serum
Niacinamide Brightening Toner
Q&A WITH MARIANA
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO PRACTICE SELF CARE, APART FROM SKINCARE?
I think the best way for me is to simply do what I love. There is nothing more satisfying in life than knowing that you are doing things well and going on the right path to achieve your goals. Besides being with the people that I care about and care about me, knowing that I am not alone even though sometimes I may feel that way. Well, always try to have a good diet and exercise, beyond external care we must also take care of the interior. Something I really like to do is reading. I feel that it gives me a lot of peace.
HOW DO YOU CHOOSE YOUR SKINCARE PRODUCTS?
Long before I started putting on makeup, I suffered an outbreak of acne, which is why I had to go to the dermatologist and thanks to that, she was able to guide me to diagnose my skin type and what is the most recommended treatment for me. As of today, as I already have knowledge of the ingredients and functions, it is much easier to do it on my own.
WHAT IS ONE PRODUCT YOU WOULD TAKE ON A DESERT ISLAND?
If there is only one product I could take on a desert island, it would definitely be the Good Molecules Silicone-Free Priming Moisturizer. I love how it leaves my skin after use.
HOW DO YOU CONTINUE LEARNING ABOUT NEW PRODUCTS OR INGREDIENTS?
I think that as a makeup artist, I must always be up to date with all the new things that come out on the market. In addition to continuing to study, I like to see @lamusu page on Instagram, since she is always trying new things and giving a lot of advice.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE STEP OF YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE?
Definitely when it comes time to remove makeup, besides being satisfactory for me, it is the most important step that a person should have. I always like to remember a "Myth" that says: "Do not wear makeup so much that you will age quickly" but the truth behind that is that IF YOU DO NOT REMOVE YOUR MAKEUP, your skin will age quickly. That is why for me it is the most important step and having a good product helps you to make sure that no makeup particles remain on your face and in this way prevent possible complications. I also feel that I take a weight off my shoulders. It is very satisfying and relaxing for me.
"This makeup remover has become indispensable for me - eliminating even waterproof makeup and impurities that you could have on your skin during the day. Also, I haven’t experienced breakouts as it doesn’t have comedogenic ingredients and does not contain alcohol, which makes the skin not feel dry. I always use this product as the first step of my double cleanse, then I continue with my water based cleanser. It is suitable for all skin types and does not leave any greasy residue once it is removed."
"This toner has changed my life, as it contains not only niacinamide, but also other ingredients that helped me fight blemishes. I feel that it is the perfect balance that helps me control shine and maintain hydration of my skin. Also, it has helped improve the texture and regeneration of my skin after a breakout. I use it day and night applying it to touches on the skin after cleansing, and what I like the most is that it is compatible with makeup! It is very gentle and my skin, being sensitive, appreciates it very much."
"This serum helps improve the appearance of your spots, scars and maintaining hydration in the skin. My face went through a moment in which I had a hormonal imbalance and was full of small breakouts which left many spots, and since I started using it, day and night, after the GM Niacinamide Brightening Toner, I have absolutely nothing. Of course, everything is with patience and perseverance. After 21 days, I began to see the true results 💜 Now I have an even skin tone and I feel more comfortable when I go without makeup."
"This is definitely one of my favorite products from Good Molecules since I can use it for almost everything - as part of my skincare routine or for makeup. It has a very fresh feeling, absorbs super quickly into the skin and does not feel greasy or heavy. I also like to apply it when my skin is very dry, and I feel that it helps me so much. The best thing is that you don't need a lot of product to cover your face, which makes bottle last longer!"