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Beauty

Colourful Peepers

The eye make-up palettes from the Fall collections were full of technicolour delights. From vivid orange to hypnotic green, the eyes have it in candy colours that pop perfect for your Easter long weekend.

Atmospheric eye make-up has a retro elegance for Fall. Take your cue from rich hues; bold lines; and an explosion of concentrated colour – across the lids, lashes & lips.

Statement making peepers appeared across the runways. At Prada, futuristic eyes had a Mad Max inspiration. Black was painted around the eyes and finished with bursts of orange intensity at the brow. Prabal Gurung’s brilliant blue plumes evoked a striking peacock; while at Stella McCartney lashes were layered in beautiful blue mascara.  

At Anna Sui, theatrical cobalt blue eyeliner flicks made a startlingly beautiful impression. To create the look, a thick liquid line was drawn along the models’ upper lashes with an upward flick on the end. The inner rim was traced with a white pencil to open the eye, before a coat of mascara added a dramatic 60’s feel.

Inspired by candy coloured brights, eye make-up is delicious enough to eat this Easter…

Will you embrace candy coloured eye make-up? xx

 

Photos from style.com / harpersbazaar.com

Beauty

Sugar Sugar

Crave a sugar hit? The eyes have it with bursting colours so exquisite you cannot help but become eye candy.

Be bold and brilliant in colours so vivacious your eyes will shimmer like delectable sugary treats. From striking icy blues to luscious pink blooms, embrace a colour palette worthy of Andy Warhol and Studio 54. 

‘Candy Face’ the new Yves Saint Laurent makeup collection took its inspiration from a range of delicious delights. Of the collection, Lloyd Simmonds, Yves Saint Laurent’s International Make-up Artist has said:

“The gleam of an infinite profusion of dazzling fruit jellies, translucent raspberry and wild strawberry, mandarin orange, melon, mango and persimmon bring a gorgeous flush to the Yves Saint Laurent woman’s face.

Her smile is as bright as shining sugared drops and syrups: shocking cherry, tangerine, grape and pomegranate, crystallized rose petals, mint and chocolate.”

To create this delicious look, use one or two colours & really build up the colour intensity.

Apply the darker colour to the eyelid and tonally blend it out to soften the effect. To add an additional burst of colour intensity, draw a graphic cat’s eye liner in a brilliant complimentary tone.   

When creating a candy coloured eye palette, be sure to keep your blush and lip colour minimal. Strong eyes call for soft pink lip gloss and a dewy fresh complexion.

“There are no real rules in choosing colours… It’s good to experiment.” – Lloyd Simmonds (pictured above)

Will you have a sugar rush? xx

 

Photos from yslexperience.com / makeup4all.com  / tumblr.com

Beauty

A Flick Of Liner

Be inspired by the seductive, smouldering make-up of Brigitte Bardot. The pure siren appeal of those black eyeliner flicks is back…

For the Summer / Spring collections designers referenced the French style icon, Brigitte Bardot, and her irresistible eyeliner flicks.

At Dolce and Gabbana and Ruffian, traditional eyeliner flicks were bold and sexy. While playful and inventive variations of the eyeliner flick appeared at Badgley Mischa, Marios Schwab and Matthew Williamson, where colours were lighter (brown & grey) and shapes were more exaggerated.

To create this alluring make-up trend, use black eyeliner that is blended out at the corner of the eye. When you add your mascara, make it heavier around the outer eye. Meanwhile, keep skin light and dewy with minimal product for a clean fresh look. Use a pretty soft pink lip-gloss for overall perfection.

What is your favourite make-up trick right now? xx

Photos from harpersbazaar.com

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