When applying your make-up, always remember the Bobbi Brown rule of thumb—wear colour on only one part of your face during the day and no more than two spots at night.
Keep the focus on the lips with a flawless base and minimal make-up during the day. Lau recommends using a liquid eyeliner with one or two layers of mascara on the upper lashes to define the eyes, and a sheer blush on the cheeks for a balanced look. If eyeshadow is a daily essential, opt for natural skin shades, and be sure to keep your hair relaxed and fuss-free.
At night, up the ante and take your lips a shade or two deeper than your daytime colour, or experiment with a gloss such as Dolce & Gabbana’s Purple Passion for a high-glam look. Sharpen the eye line and cheek contour, and simply pair with a slicked-back updo for a striking finish.