How to en­sure your make-up stays the dis­tance this sum­mer

Sunday Herald Sun - Stellar - - Front Page - By Sher­ine Youssef

With long, steamy days now here, a primer is es­sen­tial to keep foun­da­tion from slid­ing off your face. “Good make-up starts with good skin, and there’s a primer to suit all skin types,” ex­plains make-up artist Naomi Mcfadden. “Oily skin needs an oil-free primer to keep base prod­ucts in place dur­ing hot and sticky weather, while a hydrating primer on dry skin en­sures foun­da­tion looks fresh and dewy through­out the day.”

Of course, if a face full of make-up on a muggy sum­mer morn­ing doesn’t sound ap­peal­ing, it is pos­si­ble to only prime and skip foun­da­tion en­tirely. There are plenty of primers that cater to spe­cific skin con­cerns such as red­ness, pores, or dull­ness, while the lat­est light­weight for­mu­las skil­fully blur im­per­fec­tions with­out mask­ing the skin, so you can “mois­turise, ap­ply primer and then con­ceal where needed for a fresh, min­i­mal look”, says Mcfadden.

Don’t be afraid to cus­tomise by ap­ply­ing dif­fer­ent primers to dif­fer­ent ar­eas of the face. “For a nat­u­ral re­sult, use il­lu­mi­nat­ing primers on high points like cheek­bones and the bridge of the nose, and bronz­ing primers in the con­tours and ar­eas where the sun would nat­u­rally hit to give a sun-kissed look,” sug­gests Mcfadden. “For those with com­bi­na­tion or oily skin, an oil-free primer in just the T-zone will help keep shine at bay.”

Hair ac­ces­sories

Chal­leng­ing the the­ory that cropped hair is lim­it­ing, Claire Foy has been wear­ing her hair sleek, vo­lu­mi­nous and piece-y, and top­ping it off with a state­ment ac­ces­sory.

TIP: For ex­tra grip, se­cure hair with a reg­u­lar bobby pin be­fore adding an ac­ces­sory.

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