There is no better time for make-up shopping. With a year-end bonus hopefully on the way and hundreds of sales going on, it makes sense to buy now.
For spring/summer 2013, the trend is candy colours. Fashion runways are focusing on the eyes and the lips, using vibrant brights to convey a lively feel to reflect the coming seasons.
For Karen Walker's spring/summer 2013 line, Jenna Menard, Clinique's global colour artist, is focusing on flawless, healthy looking skin with natural, coloured eyes, and lip colours that pop.
For a flawless, beautifully sculpted face, she uses foundation a shade lighter than the skin tone for a brighter look, followed by pressed powder to create a matte finish. Matte bronzer around the cheekbones can help add dimension to the face.
Fine black eyeliner on the waterline of the eye can add a dramatic edge. For a natural look, Menard draws a pencil eyeliner on the upper lash line, smudges it, then touches it up with a coat of eyeshadow over the eyeliner.
Some runways feature models with jewelled eye make-up, intense colours with crystal studs, with eyeshadow in strong colours such as fuchsia, orange, violet, turquoise or acid green. Smoky eyes might just have to make way for sweet, vibrant colours this coming season.
Complete the look with a coat of mascara. The lower lashes need more precision, and therefore require a smaller brush. There are mascaras made specifically for this.
Candy coloured matte lipstick is a must-have, but for those who want to create the matte finish without buying a lipstick, Menard has just the trick. Mix pink and lavender eyeshadows and gently press it onto the lips - you will get the matte look that complements a pastel pink lip colour. You can use other colour eyeshadows for different looks.
Jenna Menard, Clinique’s global colour artist.
BYS Diamond Shadow palette adds colour and sparkle to the eyes.
Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara offers precision that makes it easier to define lower lashes.
Lovely ME:EX Make Me Star waterproof gel liner in Indigo Blue gives your eyes a strong, vibrant colour befitting spring and summer.
Clinique Superbalanced Powder Bronzer sculpts the face to add dimension.
Crystal studs can make natural looks more elegant. Studded false lashes are the easiest way to apply crystals to your eyes.
LINING THEM UP
12 Plus introduces Miracle Double Aura Lucent Eyeliner, a highly pigmented product that shapes and intensifies the eyes. Its microbrush, only 0.05mm wide, allows precise and easy application, while the double polymer complex ensures it last throughout the day. The vacuum closure system prevents drying and helps extend its use.
Nivea Whitening Happy Shave takes deodorant sprays to the next level with a new formula that leaves no sticky feeling, reduces skin irritation, and provides all-day skin protection. Happy Shave minimises sweat for 48 hours, while 10 vitamins and skin nutrients even out the skin tone and reduce post-shave irritation.
About the author
- Writer: Napamon Roongwitoo
Position: Outlook Writer