Get the look for spring

QT Magazine - - BEAUTY - WITH STEPHEN GASKETT - EL­IZ­A­BETH ARDEN NA­TIONAL MAKE-UP ARTIST

IT’S that time of year again, to put away the wool­lies and the slip­pers and get out there for a new sea­son. So what’s good for Spring in 2017?

Brows are still a fo­cus for this time of year. Brows not only frame the eyes but a well-groomed pair adds in­stant pol­ish to any make-up look. To achieve a de­fined brow, brush your brows up­wards, this ac­tu­ally shows you ex­actly where the gaps are and guides you where you need to use pen­cil or prod­uct.

I am lov­ing the new El­iz­a­beth Arden State­ment Brow (RRP $32). To achieve full, nat­u­ral brows I al­ways brush hair in the op­po­site di­rec­tion of growth mov­ing from the tail end to in­ner cor­ner to thicken. Then I like to use the left­over pig­ment on the brush to comb brows back, up and out.

Bold lips are my go-to and one of my favourite trends is a deep plum lip with dark lip liner. To pull off a bold lip, your lips need to be plump, smooth and well hy­drated – only at­tempt a bold lip if your lips are in good con­di­tion. I sug­gest ap­ply­ing Eight Hour Cream ev­ery night in the cooler nights (and sum­mer ide­ally) to keep lips hy­drated and look­ing soft. An­other tip, have Eight Hour Cream on your lips while you do the rest of your face and blot it off be­fore ap­ply­ing lip liner. It re­ally does make a dif­fer­ence to min­imise bleed­ing. Be­fore ap­ply­ing lip­stick, cover lips with con­cealer to achieve a true colour, then ap­ply liner and lip­stick.

If you pre­fer to fo­cus on your eyes to make a state­ment, then this sea­son is all about the smudgy eye – sim­i­lar to our old friend, the classic smoky but it re­quires less ef­fort. To recre­ate the look you need a dark liner and two shades of shadow; a dark-ish shade and a neu­tral high­light. Us­ing the most in­tense colour con­cen­trated at the lash line and smudge up and out.

Be­gin with a darker liner, along the up­per in­ner rim of the lids and along the wa­ter­line, as well as smudged along the up­per and lower lash­lines.

Next run your deep­est eye shadow shade along the up­per lash­lines and on the lids.

Head into Healthy­world Phar­macy at River­link for all of the El­iz­a­beth Arden proud­cts you’ll need to cre­ate these looks.

PHOTO: ROBERT TARDIO.

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