Re: Winter 2013/14 - Page 42

Make up tips With the party season upon us, I’d like to share some simple tips to get you looking your sparkly best. So now that your skin is well prepped, let’s apply some makeup. A good place to start is with your eyes. To look stunning during the festive season don’t be scared to add some glitz and experiment with your makeup. The winter holidays are the perfect time of the year to allow yourself to look extra gorgeous. There are a variety of ways you can enhance your eyes, depending on their shape. See the table below to determine what eye shape you have. Eyeshadow needs to be applied in a different way for every eye shape in order enhance or conceal different parts of the eyes. Firstly, use an eye primer, this will ensure your eyeshadow doesn’t crease and stays looking good all night long. As the time for getting ready for parties is usually short, there are some beauty tips that you can follow in order to get that polished and impressive look, with minimum effort. First thing to remember is that your outfit is the thing that should determine your makeup. How you do it should depend on the colour and style of your clothes along with the type of accessories you are wearing, i.e. elegant, glamorous or fun. Before you start any makeup application ensure your skin is clean and well prepared you need to choose the right products according to your skin type, whether it is dry, normal or oily. Well prepped and awake skin will look great and “hold” the makeup for longer. Personally I would not be able to live without Dermalogica skin care products. I always use the UltraCalming Cleanser followed by Multi Active Toner and finish with ether Active Moist or Skin Smoothing Cream. I always find for those ladies who have very dry skin under their eyes, investing in a good eye cream is certainly worth it, I recommend the Dermalogica Eye Care range. This is a vital step to nourish that delicate eye area. When applying your eye cream make sure you use your ring finger working from the outer corner inwards and never pull or press heavily in this area. 40 Metallics and glitter are everywhere this season from bags to eyeshadows. So if you are into a bit of sparkle it is time to make your makeup even more glamorous! If you don’t have enough time to play with eyeshadows there are many makeup brands that have long wear cream eyeshadows, it takes seconds to apply. You can even use your finger to apply it; just make sure you soften/blend the edges with the blending brush. Next step is to apply eyeliner. Do so by using a liquid or gel liner followed by a black eye pencil if necessary. Eye pencils will soften the look and fill in the possible gaps you might have between the lash hairs. If you are not a fan of eyeliner you can use a darker colour eyeshadow on your lash line. It will frame your