BOLD BROWS, BRIGHT NAILS

Give eye­brows and nails a colour burst this sea­son

Marie Claire (South Africa) - - CONTENTS - WORDS KELLY FUNG PRO­DUC­TION NATALIE HAYES PHO­TO­GRAPHS JEFF TSE

EYE SPY

Colour-block­ing the eye area is an­other way to play with bold colour this win­ter. Work a pig­ment or pow­der across the en­tire eyelid to the point where the eye socket meets the brow bone. Ap­ply a sim­i­lar shade of eye­liner along the up­per and lower lash lines to de­fine the eye. Fin­ish off with a few coats of mas­cara. A night out is a great op­por­tu­nity to try this look. (While you’re at it, add a set of false lashes to up the vol­ume on the drama.)

HIGH­BROW

The im­por­tance of the eye­brow has be­come ap­par­ent in re­cent beauty sea­sons and has tran­scended the no­tion of sim­ply be­ing ‘a trend’. Ex­perts have said that eye­brows can do both noth­ing and ev­ery­thing; they have the power to change the face com­pletely. Shap­ing them cor­rectly is a les­son on its own and, this time, we are giv­ing them a brave pop of colour. Start with a freshly groomed eye­brow, brushed up­wards and kept in place with a clear gel. Once set, dampen an an­gled brow brush and dip it into a pig­ment. Gen­tly work the brush along the brow line to fill in all ar­eas com­pletely. Avoid draw­ing a hard solid line through the arch.

For this look, keep skin dewy and bare.

NAIL­ING IT

The coloured brow may be only for the brave. OTT nails, how­ever, are for ev­ery­one.They say ‘girls just want to have fun’, so why not start with the fin­gers? With a wide range of nail-art tools and tricks avail­able, it’s not hard to join the trend. Work a geo­met­ric, colour-block pat­tern to align yourself with the multi-hued look.And, if lengthy man­i­cure ses­sions won’t fit into your ex­pense or time budget, opt for a pre-painted falsie or a printed nail sticker.

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