We answer a bunch of your burning beauty questions.
Q There are hundreds of brushes for the eyes! What should be my top three buys?
A Brushes can make a huge difference to how your eye make-up goes on and looks. Here are the essentials to help you pull off any look...
Q Should I be using a cleansing oil if my skin is already oily in some areas?
A Yes. The oil in the cleanser will always melt the oil that’s been shining up and hardening during the day. It’s also naturally moisturising and gentle on your skin, so it won’t strip it off its natural oils and cause breakouts. Try The Body Shop Moisture White Shiso Makeup Cleansing Oil, ` 1,350, or Forest Essentials Floral Makeup Remover, ` 495.
Q What’s the secret of Rosie HuntingtonWhiteley’s radiant complexion?
A California? Just kidding... rosie’s health healthy glow is the work of a savvy bronzer a and blusher. “Use a small brush for a natural finish,” advises international celebrity make-up artist Lisa Eldridge (Lisaeldridge.com). “Choose a peachy, tawny colour with low shimmer if your skin is fair, and a richer gold if it’s darker.” Apply the colour all over your face (sparingly). Rosie’s healthy, flushed glow is achieved by blending in blusher on your cheeks. “Using your foundation brush for a seamless effect, start from the apple of the cheek and move outwards and upwards towards your temple. It should blend in naturally with your skin base,” says Lisa.
dome-tipped powder eyeshadow brush, like the Clinique Eye Shader, ` 1,350, is ideal for applying colour to the whole lid or for highlighting under the brows. Rosie HuntingtonWhiteley Estée Lauder r Signature Powder wder Blush, ` 2,460
Shiseido Multi-shade Enhancer,
deep, pointed blending brush, designed to fit the eye socket (pick The Body Shop Slanted Brush, ` 495). Use in a round, swirling motion to blend eyeshadow professionally.
thin eyeliner brush for tracing precise lines at the base of the lashes—essential for gel eyeliner. Press your left middle finger softly over the outer edge of your lid to stretch it for a perfect line. We love the M.A.C Eyeliner Brush No. 209, ` 1,000.