A simple make-up, easy to apply with great impact is we all want for the holidays… Making that effort but not over tiring ourselves in the process.
The look I like and that has been featured on the runway over and over is the less is more face + red lips
It’s amazing how a slick of red can make it all ramp up a notch or two.
What sets the strong lips apart is healthy skin… well nourished and glowing… the I-have-just-returned-from-ten-days-on-a-tropical-island look.
Who has time for that… at least at this time of year?
Here are a few tips and tricks to create that dewy base and become party ready for the holidays.
5 minutes before you apply foundation, moisturise the face and apply the Laura Mercier radiance primer.
The Giorgio Armani silk foundation is truly amazing… especially for the evenings.
Foundation should be a perfect colour match to the skin. As applied it should appear to disappear.
(if you wish to buy online there is a ‘live chat‘ advisor on hand to help you match your skin colour)
**Always foundation before concealer, sometimes a dab of foundation may be enough, but if not, it will be clear where to apply the concealer once the foundation is applied.
Using the fingertips, apply the foundation to the centre of the face, working out towards the hairline.
Start with a small amount… Blend as you go… Don’t dot onto the face and blend later, as the product will begin to dry and won’t blend easily.
For oily/combination skin, apply a light dusting of translucent powder over the T-zone to set the foundation.
Add a touch of Highlighter for that extra illumination
The Shiseido palette is perfect to get some depth into the eye socket while retaining a natural look.
Blend the lighter colour all over the eyelid and add a touch of the darker shade in the crease…
** for extra impact… party perfect… add some individual lashes to your own
Apply the mascara before the individual false lashes.
Allow 4 of the Mac individual lashes for each eye.
Squeeze the eyelash glue onto the back of your hand, and using a pair of tweezers, pick up the first of the lashes. Dab the root of the lash into the glue and wait for about 30 seconds.
Using the tweezers, stick the lashes down where you’d like your own lashes to look fuller and thicker… starting from the middle and working towards the outer eye. To make sure they stick down correctly, use a cotton bud/ Q tip to ensure they are in the correct place.
Apply a little extra Dior Show mascara to help the false lashes blend into your own.
And for the lips a dash of Ruby Woo… and you are done… Party Ready… xv
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