Think Studio 54 disco divas. There is no need to save all your sparkle and shimmer for the festive season. Try any of MAC’s pigments on the center of your eye to make your eyes pop, or wear all over the lid for a high impact look. This is a loose powder that comes in 39 shades of intense color. It is a terrific addition to any make-up bag, as a little goes a long way. Wear with a glowing, bronzed complexion and a glossy lip for ultimate effect!
Pretty in pink
Pink all over the face is definitely taking off. It may sound strange to wear pink on the eyes, lips and cheeks but have faith, this look works. For that understated “no make-up” look, this is a beautiful option. Inspired by the sweet, innocence of Victorian debutantes, it is very pretty and wearable. Wear the same shade or similar on the lid, cheeks and lips; go for a soft pastel pink to give that English Rose look. Try Clinique’s Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Color Balm in Plushest Punch for a soft cushion of color and Dior’s Rosy Glow blush on the lids, cheeks and temples.
Skin that breathes
Contouring is gone, girls; this season’s big complexion trend is breathable skin. Opt for a tinted moisturizer to get this dewy look or try Becca’s Aqua Luminous Foundation for buildable coverage. Pat into the skin with a damp beauty sponge to get the glow. Accentuate your features with a sweep of bronzer and highlighter on the cheekbones and temples and a dab of blush for a healthy flush.
The brighter, the better for this look. This works best on darker skin tones and for risk takers, there is so much to play with. Black Up, available at La Parfumerie, has an impressive range of eye popping colors to try for eyes and lips. Color can seem intimidating, but this trend is super fun and playful and gives us girls an opportunity to break the rules and try something we usually wouldn’t.
Throwing back to the noughties trend, the shiny pout is back! Sara Happ lip glosses are perfect for this trend. Whether you want to wear gloss solo or over your lipstick for extra oomph, this range has a shade that will work for you. Ballet Slip goes perfectly over color or au naturel. Pick up this niche brand at Le Visage in Camana Bay.
“Morning after the Night before” Liner
Channeling the ‘90s grunge revival that has been around this year, heavily lined eyes are making the list. This is not a swinging ‘60s flick, think Kate Moss circa Pete Doherty; Kohl rimmed eyes that look straight up rock and roll. Depending on preference, you can opt for a pencil, pen or pot, just remember to smudge it out with an angled brush for that slept-in look. Don’t forget to line your water line top and bottom to make your lashes seem fuller and more intense.