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Updated: Jul 4, 2018

I am always fascinated by the looks coming through from the /European Runways , but as a professional makeup artist , I need to translate these into an everyday look I can recommend and use on my clients

Fresh Faces with the Demise of Contouring

This season we saw fresh faces with a reflective dewy glow and the demise of contouring,

Use highlight to the high points of the face to draw attention there by creating definition without overdoing it

Two keys steps to create this look is to layer luminous primer (# Becca First Light Priming Filter RRP $65) under your favourite lightweight foundation and use an illuminating highlighting powder with a soft iridescent glow.

When looking for the perfect highlighter for your skin tone ( BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed) This purse size compact in 5 unique shades so you can find the perfect highlighter for your individual skin

Breakout the blush

A bright blush ( BECCA Luminous Blush RRP $42) blended perfectly onto the apples of the cheeks is a fresh take this summer. I find it easiest to apply the blush with one brush and have a larger one on hand to blend it out with. The easiest way to find the apple of your cheek is to give yourself a cheesy smile in the mirror and up they pop

Bold Pop Lips

Anything goes this summer as long as you turn up the volume, from neon pink to pillar box red and orange sherbet, bold pop lips are right on trend. Use this trend to step outside your comfort zone, visit the MAC counter at you nearest department store and pick up a Amplified Lipstick in Mornage. My all-time favourite for an orange pout with a creamy opaque finish.

Starry Starry Nights

Finally, to translate one of the biggest trends this season seen all over the European Runways into an easy to wear option is to use a touch of metallic highlight on the inner corners of your eyes and create a halo across your top lip, bringing an elegant twist to a glittery trend. Mastering this top trend for 2018 requires only one or two glitter pots as opposed to the classic Smokey eye which requires a whole pallet. Go high impact with a pigmented glitter metallic swept across the whole lid or keep it simple with a dash of soft metal in the inner corners, it really is a very versatile trend.

PRODUCT RECOMMENDATIONS AND REVIEWS

BECCA First Light Priming Filter RRP $65

This primer applies sheer violet luminance to enhance your skin tone and even out imperfections

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed RRP $60

Veiling the skin in a soft pearlized glow is available in 5 unique shades so you can find the perfect highlighter for your individual skin

BECCA Luminous Blush $55 - featured in attached photos Lantana and Hyacinth

Taking radiance to the next level giving the perfect balance of colour and multi-dimensional light

Inglot AMC Pigment Pot from the Stardust Collection $29

A loose highly pigmented powder that ranges from subtle to intense depending on application

MAC Morange $69.95 A vibrant orange shade with a creamy texture hat covers lips in a single swipe

Pink Pigeon Matte Cool Fuchsia

Yachiyo Kabuki Brush

by Nars $80

This versatile, multipurpose powder brush that perfectly defines, sculpts, highlights and deposits pigment is the latest edition to my brush kit and quickly becoming my go to for precise application.

With its hand woven handle, it is an artisan brush which is dense but perfectly domed to deposit product evenly and efectivley.


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