I love the make-up this season. Yes, there’s a lot full-on colour (pink eye liner? Maybe leave that to the models) but there’s also some beautiful sheeny skin, cheery summer-bright lips and a great up-date on the classic smokey eye. But everything starts with that immaculate skin; as Sharon Dowsett, make-up artist advises ‘you have to meet the make-up half-way with your skincare.’ My tip is to focus on skin peels, serums and masks (see below for some favourites); backstage the pros layered up primer, concealer, base etc., but for me a good BB cream (Garnier’s Miracle Skin Perfector
is great) and a sheer mattifying powder works wonders.
Hot Lip tip: wary of going too bright? Tap down the colour with a fingertip to make it less intense, matte and more wearable.
My look of the season has to be the beautiful ‘under-eye’ make-up at DVF; smudging browns below the eye and blending highlighter above, I love this do-able glamour. For more hot looks from the catwalks, and great tips from the top make-up artists, read Runway to Real Way
This spring lips are either full-on bright or nothing. Literally a smudge of balm and that’s it, which makes the arrival of Elizabeth Arden’s addictive Eight Hour Intensive Lip Repair Balm
just perfect. Originally created by Ms Arden to treat her race horse’s legs, Eight Hour Cream has become our go-to skin treat for soothing dryness. And now in this brilliant balm, it works just as well smoothing out dry lips.
Which Kate M is your favourite style icon? The super cool Miss Moss, with her rock chick chic or the effortlessly elegant ex-Miss Middleton? Personally I’m with Kate Moss for the way she makes it all look so easy. A friend who’s worked with her many times says her secret is knowing her look. If she wears a red lip, she’s goes minimal on the eye and the hair’s casually pulled back; if it’s a nude lip, it’s the trademark smokey eye and mussed up hair – and it’s a beauty ‘uniform’ that we love.Click here to read Kate Moss vs. Kate Middleton
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