Berrylicious: Get beauty inspiration from summer fruits
Although dark berries remind us of sunny days, we never use them in our summer beauty palettes.
It’s certainly not a colour I ever reach for outside of the winter months. This year that trend is set to change: prepare to pout hello to stained berry lips. Get the look This lip trend was best shown on the catwalk of Prabal Gurung Summer 2012 (Lady Gaga is just one of this designer’s celebrity clientele). Get his crafty catwalk look with this simple step-by-step guide.
1. Face: Studio Moisture Cream (MAC, €32) was first applied to hydrate and illuminate the skin. Matchmaster SPF 15 Foundation (MAC, €36) was then lightly applied for a natural base. Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder (MAC, €24.50) was dusted outward from the middle of the face to help create a light-but-lasting finish. Finish the look by using a highlighter to add a sheen to the cheekbones, try something similar to Luna Cream Colour Base (MAC, €19).
2. Eyes: Silver eye shadow was applied above the crease of the eye and pulled outward to make the eyes appear larger. Stila’s Diamond Lil Eye Shadow (Asos.com, €17.65) is a stunning silver shade that’s an ideal choice. Spend time creating this look as it will either appear great or really awful. Star tip: Make-up artists dabbed a highlighting cream (MAC’s Strobe Cream, €31) over the silver eye shadow for a futuristic finish.
3. Lips: Three shades of berry lipstick were applied to the lips, working outward with the darkest colour first. If you can’t find the perfect dark berry shade, try Lord & Berry Vogue Matte Velvet Lipstick (ASOS.com, €16.29). Another product that you can use is the new Colour Effect Flipstick from Max Factor in Boreal Mauve (€11.99). This is superb for creating a multi-tone lip effect. Outline the lips with one end of this product. Next, ‘flip’ the stick so you can use the complimenting lip colour. Finish colouring the lips with this new shade for a unique effect.
Backstage beauty tip: Forget paring your lip pencil, sharp liners are yesterday’s news. A magenta lip pencil with a blunted tip was used on models at this show to achieve a more seamless finish.
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