I’m an unabashed beauty trend addict.
I like to do my Sunday errands, and even the odd walk around the park, with a bit of lip gloss and maybe some shimmery eye shadow.
Yep, I’m a makeup-at-the-supermarket kind of woman. I’m also always on the hunt for advice on how to pull off new beauty looks – and lucky for me, there are now plenty of experts and online tutorials showing how to pull them off.
Claudia Smith is a Beauty Advisor for Priceline. Not only is she a massive fan of all things makeup and beauty, but she’s also one of those people that can make the most seemingly complicated tricks look simple.
Boy, does she have her work cut out for her this season.
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.
I got in touch with Claudia, armed with questions about some of the cutest and slightly daunting beauty looks of the season – but she wasn’t fazed. At all.
Challenge 1: WINGED EYELINER.
Start with applying the liner in the middle of the lash line and draw tiny strokes across the lash line to the outer corner and then start in the middle and work your way to the inner corner (I think of it as connect the dots). By doing this the line will always be neater.
To do a wing I line up my outer corner and the angle of my brow and draw a small line heading up to the end of my brow. From the tip of the wing, draw that line straight back down across your eyelid to connect with the line along your lash line. If you struggle with getting the line perfect apply some sticky tape to the outer corner on the angle you want your liner and use that as a guide.
My favourite products for this include Master Precise Liquid Liner or L’Oreal Superliner. If you make a mistake, use Bioderma Micellar Water and cotton tips.
For more, visit the Priceline Beauty School and check out their How to Fix a Makeup Mistake tutorial.
Challenge 2: CONTOURING
I like to use a matte bronzer for contouring and apply it to the areas you want to recede (hollows of your cheeks, side of chin, temples and the side of your nose) and then use a highlighter and apply that to the areas the sun naturally hits like cheekbones, the centre of the forehead, down the centre of your nose and your cupid’s bow. I like to use a lighter shade of concealer to highlight with as it gives a nice natural finish without being too shimmery.