May 11, 2009


MAKE-UP MUST-HAVES FOR SUMMER... Make-up artist Charlotte Blakeney shares what you should have on your make-up bag shopping list to prevent make-up melt-downs…

Illuminator: Mix your foundation with an illuminating product for a sheer glowing base - or opt for a light foundation or tinted moisturiser that contains illuminating spheres.

Translucent powder/blotting papers: A light dusting of powder before you go out will control any shine and blotting papers will keep the excess shine under control while you’re on the go.

Cream blush: Powders tend to go cakey in the heat, while cream blushers blend easily and look more like your skin. Choose rose or coral shade to brighten and give you a healthy glow.

Golden brown bronzer: You can't go past Nars Laguna bronzer for an all-over bronze. Use a large powder brush and gradually build up the intensity on the face to create the depth you desire.

Powder eyeshadow: In summer cream eyeshadows tend to crease in the eye so opt for a light dusting of shimmery eyeshadow on the lids for definition. To open the eye, curl your lashes and apply a few strokes of mascara. To make your eyes look really bright, use a white or skin coloured eyepencil on the inside eye line.

Lipgloss: Use a moisturising lipgloss that’s sheer with a hint of rose or coral. Remember, the stickier the gloss, the more drying on the lips.

Teeth whitening toothpaste: White teeth can brighten up your whole complexion. It’s also good to have handy to remove any unwanted or built-up fake tan.

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