ALL ABOUT THAT BASE
The starting point for perfect make-up is always the right foundation. Make-up artist Nikki Wolff talks us through three beautiful, wearable make-up looks, with different finishes on the skin
This is the ideal look to make you feel confident. Sculpted skin, a flick of liquid liner and a pop of colour on lips is a timeless combo for a night out or an important meeting.
I started by moisturising the skin with Estée Lauder DayWear Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Creme SPF15 (£44, estee lauder.co.uk). Then I applied Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup SPF10 (£32.50, as before) as I wanted to create a semi-matt, long-wearing base.
I used a small angled blusher brush with Mac Sculpting Powder in Shadester (£23, maccosmetics.co.uk) and let the brush do most of the work to sculpt under cheekbones, across the top of the forehead and temples. This helps to create dimension in the cheekbones.
Next, I used Tom Ford Eye Defining Pen (£45, selfridges. com) along the top lash line. Applying liquid liner with eyes slightly open helps to give a smoother finish. I finished eyes with a black kohl pencil along the waterline and a generous coating of mascara.
For a power pout, I applied Victoria Beckham Estée Lauder Lipstick in Chilean Sunset (£38, victoriabeckham. com). I like to use a lip brush with stronger shades, as it gives you more control of the shape.
beauty direction: sonia haria