THIS Is the Secret to Kendall Jenner's Flawless Skin, According to Her Makeup Artist
You probably know Victor Henao best as the makeup artist behind Kendall Jenner's radiant complexion, but when we sat down with him to chat all things beauty he revealed his passion isn't reserved for celebrities: "Donna from the Myer counter is just as important to me as Kendall and Eva [Longoria] and Alicia [Keys]—I don’t discount one person over another because of their followers or fame." Refreshing and endearing? Yep. Henao is both those things and more. (FYI, he's also a foodie: "One of my favourite things to eat is sea urchin", and names fixing broken zippers as a secret talent.)
When asked how a mere mortal (one without a pro Glam Squad on call) can achieve skin as flawless as Jenner's, Henao is full of practical and honest tips. "One of the biggest secrets to her complexion—or achieving perfect skin in general—is water. I don’t think I talk about that enough. It’s easy to talk about foundation, it’s easy to talk about concealer, but hydrating yourself from within is really, really key," he says. (If you have trouble downing your daily dose, read up on these tricks to help you drink more H20.)
Of course, for a truly immaculate finish, foundation does come into play. Henao revealed he has been using Estee Lauder's Double Wear Makeup To Go Foundation ($68) on Jenner for the past couple of months: "It's incredible; it dries really naturally and it’s got really beautiful coverage—it almost looks like a second layer of skin." For a lit-from-within glow like Jenner's, make like Henao and use both brushes and your hands to apply: "It’s good for the skin and the product to be emulsified with the natural oils and the warmth of your fingers."
Since we’re now going into autumn, we also prompted Henao for a seasonal hack on pepping up dull skin. He recommends adding radiance in a subtle way: "Use a primer with a little bit of iridescence to it—it’s really pretty under foundation. It’s like taking that obvious, on-steroids highlight and breaking it down to the minimum." Simple, yes. Clever? You betcha.