The dark side

Celebrity make up artist Ar­mand helps us un­leash our in­ner goth with the sea­son’s new colours

Cheshire Life - - Look Well -

Deep lip colours and dra­matic eyes are noth­ing new for au­tumn makeup col­lec­tions but some un­usual tones are caus­ing quite a stir.

Jade green, black and mid­night blues are the key colours to watch out for this sea­son.

If you’re go­ing to try a darker lip then it’s key to prep the area prop­erly to en­sure a pre­cise look. Cover the lip with your foun­da­tion then pow­der over it. Ap­ply a light re­flect­ing con­cealer around the edge of the lips, then sketch in your lip shape us­ing a nude lip pen­cil go­ing from the out­side in, to­ward the cupid’s bow, then re­peat on the other sides top and bot­tom. This tech­nique should help you get a more sym­met­ri­cal look. You can then fill in the lip with the colour of your choice us­ing a flat lip brush. Blot the lips with one ply of tis­sue, then reap­ply for a sold lip look. Add a touch of sil­ver shadow or gloss to the ‘heart’ of the lip to cre­ate an il­lu­sion of fuller lips.

Ila­masqua An­ti­mat­ter Ltd Edi­tion Lip­stick In Orion , £10il­la­masqua.com

(1) is a highly pig­mented semi matte lip­stick that has great stay­ing power and doesn’t dry the lips out.

If you fancy try­ing a touch of green on your lips but are ap­pre­hen­sive then blend it into the black and add a gloss over it. Kry­olan uk.kry­olan.com, Pure Pig­ments Me­tallics in pure green can be used this way or on its own for a vi­brant dra­matic ef­fect or per­haps blended into a sil­ver gloss for a more sub­tle ef­fect.

If you don’t want to suc­cumb to the dark lippy then why not try a dra­matic nail colour?

Im­Press Nails in shade, Beau­ti­ful Life, £7.99 Su­per­drug and Boots, are in­cred­i­ble. The deep blue pres­son nails come with some 3D ef­fect metal­lic blue ac­cent nails so you can re­ally en­hance your over­all look.

Keep your com­plex­ion lu­mi­nous by us­ing a pearles­cent primer mixed into your foun­da­tion and add a touch of warmth un­der the cheek­bones, the tem­ples and around the hair­line. Go easy with the bronzer if you can and try a flush of blusher on the ap­ples of the cheeks to add colour. Pinks and corals look strik­ing on the cheeks. Ar­mand’s work ranges from the Os­cars to ap­pear­ances on TV makeover shows. His clients in­clude ac­tress Goldie Hawn and the Queen of Malaysia... and he lives in Al­trin­cham. To book a one-to-one or ask Ar­mand a beauty query, email: Info@ ar­mand­in­ter­na­tion­alltd.com www.ar­mand­in­ter­na­tion­alltd. com.

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