AMAZ­ING FACE

Look fresh-faced and fab­u­lous at any event

Weight Watchers Magazine (Australia) - - Contents -

When some­oneit comesto get to ready help­ing for a spe­cial day, the most com­mon re­quest makeup artists hear goes some­thing like this: “I want to look like a knock­out, of course, but I also want to look like my­self.” And it makes per­fect sense.

Pre­par­ing for a day when you’re set to be in the spot­light – and know­ing you’ll have to smile for ap­prox­i­mately 17,000 pho­tos – is more than enough to take in, so look­ing in the mir­ror and not con­nect­ing with your re­flec­tion be­cause the makeup ap­plied isn’t truly ‘you’ is not go­ing to serve you or help you stay calm.

The more com­fort­able you feel on the day, the more you’ll be able to re­lax and en­joy ev­ery mo­ment – which is ex­actly what you de­serve af­ter you’ve planned ev­ery­thing down to the teen­si­est de­tail. You’ll want to look like you’ve been sleep­ing per­fectly for months on end, even if that’s far from the truth, and have the kind of dreamy, dewy, lit-fromwithin glow that al­most ev­ery 22-year-old in the uni­verse takes for granted. So here’s what to do: fol­low our step- by-step tu­to­rial for a nat­u­ral, fresh-faced look that flat­ters ev­ery face shape.

The best part is once you’ve mas­tered the fol­low­ing howto, you’ll have dis­cov­ered the per­fect base for spe­cial oc­ca­sions, but one that’s so nat­u­rally beau­ti­ful, you can ap­ply it any day you like.

So that’s one less thing to worry about. The base

1. Napoleon Perdis Auto Pi­lot Ra­di­ance-boost­ing Primer, $55. If you’re go­ing to take this whole thing se­ri­ously, you need to start with a primer that’s go­ing to help to hold your foun­da­tion in place as well as mois­turise your skin. Less is more, so lightly swipe on a small amount and al­low it to ab­sorb for at least 60 sec­onds.

2. Estée Lauder Dou­ble Wear Stay-in-place Flaw­less Wear Con­cealer SPF 10, $38. Add a dab of con­cealer to your chin, the un­der-eye area, the tip of the nose and any­where else you want to re­duce the ap­pear­ance of blem­ishes and im­prove your com­plex­ion. Lightly tap con­cealer on with a fin­ger­tip.

Dis­cover

the per­fect,

nat­u­ral base

3. Estée Lauder Dou­ble Wear Stay-in-place Makeup SPF 10, $54. 4. Beau­ty­blender Orig­i­nal makeup sponge, $30. Sweep a long-wear­ing for­mula foun­da­tion onto your face with the help of a Beau­ty­blender (wet the blender, give it a squeeze, then start buff­ing). Bonus points go to a base that doesn’t eas­ily trans­fer onto clothes and has built-in SPF.

5. Char­lotte Til­bury Film­star Bronze & Glow Face Sculpt & High­light, $97. For a ra­di­ant glow, use a brush to ap­ply high­light­ing pow­der along the brow bone (above and be­low the brow), across the top of cheek­bones, down the length of your nose and on the cen­tre of your cupid’s bow.

6. Cover FX Bronzer in Sunkissed, $44. Next, add a lit­tle bronzer for some sunkissed colour, and to sculpt and de­fine features. Blend it into the sides and tip

of your nose, into your tem­ples, be­low your cheek­bones, along the jaw­line and across the very top of your fore­head.

The eyes

7. IT Cos­met­ics Su­per­hero Eye Trans­form­ing Anti-ag­ing Su­per Pal­ette, $68. Brush a very light eye shadow across the en­tire eye­lid and up to the brow bone to act as a primer. A blend of two or three neu­tral shades works best for a dewy day­time look. Brush the medium shade across the lid and along the socket, then dab a small amount of the dark­est shadow on the outer cor­ner of the eye­lid and up­wards into the crease. Finish by ad­ding the light­est shade to the in­ner cor­ner of the lid and across the brow bone so it bright­ens those ar­eas.

8. Revlon Colorstay Brow Crayon, $25.95. Run a brow crayon along the lengths of your eye­brows to help fill in any gaps and cre­ate full, face-fram­ing brows.

9. Revlon Colorstay Brow Pen­cil, $23.95. Finish with the finer tip of a brow pen­cil for all-day def­i­ni­tion, then blend with a brush for a nat­u­ral­look­ing ef­fect.

10. Ge­nie Mil­lion Dol­lar Lash Kit, $39.95. Finish eyes with mas­cara. To en­hance lashes and help them ap­pear fuller, ap­ply a primer prod­uct be­fore ad­ding two lay­ers of mas­cara on top. Start at the base of your lashes, then slowly brush up to the lash tips. A mas­cara with a water-re­sis­tant, smudge­proof for­mula is your friend.

The lips

To help lip colour last longer and stay uni­form, dab a tiny amount of con­cealer onto your lips and al­low it to dry be­fore ap­ply­ing gloss or lip­pie.

11. Lano­lips Tinted Balm SPF 30 in Per­fect Nude, $14.95. When it comes to lip colour, a sub­tle shade is uni­ver­sally flat­ter­ing and per­fect for a big day, and a for­mula that nour­ishes lips and pro­vides sun pro­tec­tion ticks all the right boxes.

12. MAC Retro Matte Lip­stick in Ruby Woo, $36. Stash a bold red lip­pie in your clutch to take your look from din­ner ta­ble to dance floor once the sun goes down. A matte for­mula that shades and defines lips as well as bring­ing a bright pop of colour is per­fect. All you need to do is ap­ply and you’re good to go. #

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