‘Spring make-up is all about glow­ing skin’

Weekend Argus (Sunday Edition) - - REFLECTION - SARENE KLOREN

I RE­CENTLY spoke to the mother and daugh­ter team, who founded Glam­ore Cos­met­ics, about the lat­est spring make-up trends.

Founder of the com­pany, Dr Gael Baines, has a PhD from the Uni­ver­sity of Cape Town in med­i­cal bio­chem­istry and worked at Tyger­berg Med­i­cal School (Stel­len­bosch Uni­ver­sity) in the depart­ment of med­i­cal bio­chem­istry for nine years.

When Gael dis­cov­ered that her 21-year-old daugh­ter Emma had a sen­si­tive and hypo-al­ler­genic skin and would never be able to wear make-up, Gael was in­spired to look for beauty prod­ucts and make-up that are suited to hy­poal­ler­genic and sen­si­tive skin types that are af­ford­able.

She found two brands that af­ter test­ing on her daugh­ter, there was no re­ac­tion, Hean Cos­met­ics and Oceanic Skin­care, both from Poland. With this in mind, Glam­ore Cos­met­ics was born.

Gael worked closely with the CTFA (Cos­met­ics Toi­letries Fra­grance As­so­ci­a­tion of SA) to en­sure that the in­gre­di­ents in the prod­ucts are ac­cept­able to the laws gov­ern­ing skin­care prod­ucts in South Africa.

Gael be­lieves that this spring the world of make-up and beauty is un­der­go­ing a make-un­der with less make-up and more fun.

“Spring 2017 make-up is all about glow­ing skin, fresh-faced beauty per­haps with a bold twist ei­ther eyes, lips or cheeks.”

“Try colours that you would not nor­mally wear, for ex­am­ple if you al­ways wear red lip­stick, dab an orange or peach gloss over the top for a pop of bright­ness. Pair it with lash­ings of blue-black mas­cara and eye-liner on your up­per lid.

“Try wear­ing a lighter cov­er­age foun­da­tion and less heavy con­tour­ing for the day time. Sheer out your foun­da­tion us­ing a face cream or a light primer, this can be done with your fin­gers, a sponge or a brush.

“Start off your make-up by us­ing a primer and then a strobe cream to lift the ar­eas we high­light for a ‘lit from within look’.

“You can just use your fin­gers to blend the prod­uct on to the fore­head, cheek bones, nose, chin and cupid’s bow.

“Then you can layer foun­da­tion over and ap­ply blush and some ex­tra shim­mer to those high points. Add a lip balm or lip oil for a nour­ish­ing lip glow.

“Ap­ply a high­lighter to the in­ner cor­ners of the eyes and coat the lashes with black or brown mas­cara.

“For a beau­ti­ful lu­mi­nos­ity that can work for day and night make-up, ap­ply a pow­der high­lighter on the eye­lids for an un­ex­pected glow.

“To take this look to the next level, add a tiny bit of clear gloss to the cen­tre of the eye­lids.”

For more makeup tips go www.glam­ore­cos­met­ics.co.za.

This look uses The Glit­ter Show pal­ette from Glam­ore Cos­met­ics on the eyes.

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