Win­ter beauty.

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - CONTENTS -

Com­ple­ment win­ter’s mod­ern folk fash­ions with rich, dark lips and nails, says Clau­dia Ren­ford.

Plum beauty

TO TOP OFF A MOD­ERN BOHO LOOK, SWITCH YOUR PALE PAS­TEL NAIL SHADES TO DEEP, DARK AND IN­TENSE COLOURS. Short rounded nails and soft oval shapes make dark shades so much more wear­able. “They are less likely to chip and are eas­ier to main­tain,” ad­vises Ch­eryl Cook, OPI Nail Artist.

When ap­ply­ing the colour,

hold the brush flat to the nail to get bet­ter cov­er­age. “Slow gen­tle brush strokes will im­prove the chances for a tidy man­i­cure, and you’ll have more con­trol when ap­ply­ing,” says Ch­eryl.

If you slip and get nail pol­ish on the skin,

Ch­eryl sug­gests us­ing a small brush or dis­pos­able eye­shadow ap­pli­ca­tor dipped in pol­ish re­mover to clean up with­out spoil­ing freshly painted nails. Make sure your nails are com­pletely dry be­fore you ap­ply each coat.

When it’s time to take the pol­ish off,

Ch­eryl’s top tip is to use a nail wipe sat­u­rated with nail pol­ish re­mover and hold it on the nail for about 10 sec­onds be­fore wip­ing.

“The pol­ish will come away more cleanly, with less stain­ing of the skin around the nails. Use a fresh wipe each time.” TRY: 1. O.P.I Nail Lac­quer in What’s the Hat­ter with You, $20. 2. Ruby nail pol­ish in Vam­pire, $19.

Lus­cious lips

Prepa­ra­tion is key for this long-last­ing dra­matic look on lips, ad­vises M.A.C Se­nior Artist Kiekie Stan­ners. “En­sure lips are hy­drated with a lip con­di­tioner be­fore start­ing.” She sug­gests us­ing a long-wear­ing lip pen­cil as a base to line, fill and cover the lips com­pletely. “A pen­cil will help shape your lips and pre­vent dark lip­stick smudg­ing.” Next, ap­ply your lip shade over the top with a lip brush, stop­ping just within the pen­cilled lip line. TRY: 1. Bobbi Brown Lip Colour in Berry, $54. 2. M.A.C Lip­stick in Stylist’s Tip, $40. 3. Karen Mur­rell lip­stick in Scar­let­blaze, $30.


The cur­rent

‘fe­line flick’ is the ideal com­ple­ment to dark lips. First, softly de­fine the eyes with a neu­tral brown shadow up to the nat­u­ral crease. Then, Kiekie Stan­ners sug­gests, use a liq­uid liner to create a fe­line flick. “Start in the in­ner cor­ner of the eye and drag the liner out, cre­at­ing a heav­ier line on the outer cor­ners.”

To create a full, strong brow, use a brow pen­cil or slightly darker eye­shadow. “You can also help set brows by us­ing a tinted brow brush,” adds Kiekie. TRY: 1. El­iz­a­beth Ar­den Pre­ci­sion Glide Eye­liner in Slate, $46. 2. Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eye­liner in Black Ink, $52. 3. M.A.C Big Brow Pen­cil in Spiked, $40.


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