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 and share your
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A classic red lip – Rouge Dior in 999 , Or a cool nude lip – Lancôme L’Absolu Nu in 203, Beige Feutre Texturizing salt spray – Fudge Bodifying Spray
Black Kohl pencil – Rimmel Kohl Eyeliner Lash lengthening black mascara – Guerlain Maxi Lash Pearlescent powder – Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Highlighter
Astalift Intensive Re-Plumping Moisture Mask really does work wonders in minutes, place in the fridge beforehand for an extra skin-plumping boost.
Anti-ageing takes time but the newly up-dated Elizabeth Arden Prevage Daily Serum quickly makes dull, dry skin look good while fighting the lines in the longterm – I really rate this.
As a serum addict, this is one of my fast-acting fresh-skin favourites – use liberally and massage in; Institut Esthederm Intensif Vitamine C Serum
Groomed brows are non-negotiable this spring – Tweezerman Brow Mousse keeps every hair perfectly in place.
Tweezerman folding lash comb – If you wear mascara
you need this lash comb
to get rid of clumps –
use before topping
up mascara later
in the day to
keep lashes
looking fresh
not lumpy.
So good they have brought it back again; Dior’s heat curl for lashes is an essential for this seasons Sixties up-date.

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