No make-up artist required.
This season there are some amazing beauty trends that I just love. And these days, thanks to the fact that makeup and the tools and tricks of the trade are so accessible, pretty much anyone can pull off a fresh look.
Whenever I’ve had my hair and makeup done, I’ve always paid careful attention, asked lots of questions and I’ve learned a lot. I’ve learned that anyone can do their own makeup well, I’ve learned that changing it up often is a good thing and I’ve learned that I absolutely love how you can transform your face and brighten up your day, just by doing something with your makeup that you’ve never done before.
The first thing you need to do is go shopping (yay!) for a few new colours and bits and pieces. I buy a lot of my cosmetics at Priceline and they have beauty advisors who can show you how to do anything you like. I’m always trying to make my eyes look bigger and my lips look fuller and I’m currently in the process of trying to learn how to contour my face. It’s a work-in-progress.
Just as an FYI, this post is sponsored by Priceline Pharmacy. But all opinions expressed by the author are 100 per cent authentic and written in their own words.
Here’s how to pull off this season’s top beauty trends:
1. Statement eyebrows.
Statement eyebrows doesn’t mean allowing your eyebrows to grow into a huge, dark mess. You still need to groom them, shape them and pluck them – and then the golden rule is to choose an eyebrow pencil colour that is either exactly the same colour as your eyebrows or one shade lighter. Never go darker or too light.
Then, just gently shade them in. Start with a light application. One of the best beauty tips I’ve ever heard is to start off lightly – because it’s much easier to add more than it is to wipe it all off and start again.
2. Statement lips.
A lot of people seem to think statement lips means just slathering on a bright colour everywhere, and that’s it.
That’s not it. The trick is to make sure you prepare your lips, and that means applying a really nourishing lip balm a few minutes before applying it. Then, using a lipstick brush or your finger, gently apply it and give it time to absorb before putting on the next layer.