The Golden Glow

Lancôme helps bride-to-be for her up­com­ing wed­ding achieve a ra­di­ant com­plex­ion

Hong Kong Tatler - - Tatler Focus -

Ev­ery bride dreams of look­ing ra­di­ant on her big day, but few know the prod­ucts and tech­niques re­quired to cre­ate that all-im­por­tant glow. But as stylista Char­lotte Hwang re­cently dis­cov­ered, all you need is qual­ity makeup and a few tricks of the trade. The fundrais­ing direc­tor for char­ity Foodlink Foun­da­tion and owner of fash­ion bou­tique The9thmuse is pre­par­ing to get mar­ried this June and re­cently sat down with Lancôme and renowned makeup artist Gary Chung for some tips on how to achieve a golden, dewy com­plex­ion for her wed­ding day.

“Good skin­care is about

Char­lotte Hwang

know­ing what your skin needs and re­spond­ing to it. Ask­ing peo­ple in the in­dus­try re­ally helps,” says Char­lotte. “I want my skin to be ra­di­ant and able to work with my makeup on that day.”

One of the many tips that Gary passed to Char­lotte was to use a qual­ity fa­cial oil like Lancôme’s Ab­solue Pre­cious Oil. A blend of rose es­sen­tial oil and seven botan­i­cal oils, it is de­signed to re­plen­ish, pam­per and trans­form skin, mak­ing it soft and lu­mi­nous. Gary also rec­om­mends mix­ing a drop of oil into con­cealer and ap­ply­ing it around the eyes to lessen the ap­pear­ance of wrin­kles, es­pe­cially as the bride will be con­stantly smil­ing for pho­to­graphs that day.

“Fa­cial oils are very ver­sa­tile. You can use it all over as skin­care or you can mix it with the foun­da­tion for a dewy look,” says Gary.

Gary also ad­vises the use of a serum-in­fused foun­da­tion such as Lancôme’s Ab­solue Sub­lime Re­ju­ve­nat­ing Essence Foun­da­tion, as he of­ten comes across brides with tired skin on their wed­ding day, the re­sult of the in­evitable lack of sleep in the days lead­ing up to the event. The foun­da­tion also con­tains specks of golden un­der­tones that—when ap­plied with a “kabuki brush”—can en­hance Asian skin tones to achieve a golden, glow­ing com­plex­ion. The ef­fect is es­pe­cially prom­i­nent when paired with the Ab­solue Fond de Teint pressed pow­der.

“My skin is a lit­tle on the dry side so it is very im­por­tant that I nour­ish and hy­drate it, I feel that the serum-in­fused Ab­solue Sub­lime Re­ju­ve­nat­ing Essence Foun­da­tion will work re­ally well with my skin and help re­store its lu­mi­nos­ity. I’ve never ex­per­i­mented with fa­cial oils be­fore so it was in­ter­est­ing to learn about so many oil ap­pli­ca­tion tech­niques. In par­tic­u­lar, I would like to try out his trick of mix­ing it with the con­cealer ap­plied around my eyes.

“I’m glad I have Lancôme to rely on so my skin will look bright and lu­mi­nous on my wed­ding day.”

Char­lotte Hwang learns how to cre­ate a dewy, nat­u­ral look for her wed­ding day from makeup artist Gary Chung

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