Make-up mae­stro

Fer­nando Ca­david, global make-up artist at Chante­caille Beauté, dishes on the ap­peal of this sea­son’s sky-high smoky eye

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What’s your beauty mantra? Make-up is there to en­hance, not to recre­ate.

What prod­ucts should ev­ery woman own? Lip­stick or lip gloss, mas­cara and a translu­cent pow­der.

What are your favourite Chante­caille prod­ucts? Rose de Mai Pure Rose­wa­ter and the Pro­tect the Wolves Eye Shade Trio Pal­ette.

Ca­reer high­light so far? Hav­ing to do Christy Turling­ton’s make-up—she’s my all time favourite supermodel. I was a com­plete ner­vous wreck and couldn’t fo­cus at first. I ad­mit­ted to her how ner­vous I was, so she de­cided to just sit back, or­der some tea and have a chat while I calmed my­self down. By the way, she ended up look­ing in­cred­i­ble.

Any make-up dis­as­ters? When an as­sis­tant de­cided to wash all my brushes half­way through a photo ses­sion and I ended up hav­ing to work with my fin­gers.

What’s a time­less look? Clean skin, light glossy lips and an ex­tremely well-de­fined lash line.

I have 30 sec­onds to look good—what should be my go-to quick fix? A red lip.

Make-up myths you’d like to bust? That shine will make a ma­ture woman look older, and that dark and solid eye­liner makes any­one look bet­ter. The most com­mon make-up faux pas? Too much of it.

What do you wish women would start and stop do­ing when it comes to make-up? Start us­ing dewy foun­da­tions and stop pow­der­ing their skin into sub­mis­sion.

You’re known as the “mas­ter of the nat­u­ral look.” How do we per­fect it our­selves? Well-mois­turised skin, a dewy foun­da­tion that per­fectly matches your skin, a soft eye­liner pen­cil, non-clump­ing mas­cara, a light gloss and a neu­tral bronzer. You need to keep the pal­ette within the fam­ily of neutrals. Ap­ply, dif­fuse and keep it all very, very light.

What trends can we ex­pect in 2016? Pas­tels, light pig­ments and sheer washes of light.

Worst make-up trend? Too many to men­tion, but long faux lashes are never beau­ti­ful. What’s the pal­ette for win­ter? Smoky eyes that are big­ger and aren’t con­tained within the eye­lid nec­es­sar­ily—there are a lot of smoky eyes that go out be­yond the tem­ples and cheek­bones. We are also see­ing darker mer­lot or even pur­ple lips.

How do we cre­ate this look? Dif­fuse a tra­di­tional smoky eye fur­ther out­side the brow area, in­te­grat­ing an­other colour into the reg­u­lar smoky pal­ette—and go big with it. Choose bluish or mer­lot colours on ei­ther the lids or the lips.

How do we take our make-up from of­fice to party? Add more eye­liner to the top and bot­tom lashes, dif­fuse with the fin­gers or a brush to soften the lines, reap­ply mas­cara, brighten the cheeks and en­liven the lips.

What do you think is the best look for the Christ­mas party sea­son this year? Bright, al­most glossy eyes and bold lips.

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