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How to: Enjoy Several Cosmetic Seasons in One Day
Tue, 12 June 2012 11:06AM
I’m freezing! Aren’t you? I get that purple is the hot shade of the season, but this is ridiculous… I want to sport a sunnier shade even if the weather leaves me wanting…
Why should summer get all the warm and fuzzy cosmetic fun? And what would happen if I tricked my makeup into believing it was enjoying a heat wave? Can my complexion sport summer and spring colours on this awfully wet and wooly day?
I asked Justine Poniris, Director of Paintbox Cosmetics and Elite Hair & Makeup Academy, Melbourne and she said that although summer colours are more vibrant as opposed to winter’s warmer hues, if textures are kept light and glossy, we can marry the best of both seasons. In one day.
“A summer look in winter is best kept simple,” she explains. “You want your look to feel JUST sun kissed and light and fresh,” which she says can be best achieved through light, grease/cream eyeshades, minimal, but long, lash, glossy grape lips and rosy vibrant cheeks.
Here’s how to get a hot look in the cold, cold postcode I know you are currently residing in:
Do: Glossy golden shades can we worn in winter as well as summer. A light pink or gold eye gloss is just as nice for both seasons and is a soft feminine way to freshen up a winter look.
Don’t: Do neon eyes. They are much harder to pull of in winter, as they can look clownish against the seasons’ darker, muted trends in fashion and a paler complexion we all succumb to.
“We saw a trend of pop eyes worn back with pop lips, and for winter, that is just too much,” says Justine. “Perhaps opt for just a pop coloured lip in a hot pink or tangerine orange work it back with a nude eye and cheek.”
Foundation: Less sun means less colour so your complexion will change in winter, “but the worst thing you can do is try and add colour by slapping on bronzer over your existing foundation,” says Justine. Tran-seasonally, it is important to ‘revisit’ your foundation and maybe warm it up by adding a luminizer to the mix rather than just slapping a bronzer over the top, which will appear matte and false.
Bronzer: Yes, it does have a place from June – September, “but it is best to keep it to a minimum”, says Justine. “Used with a large brush to skim loosely over the face, bronzers can add just a hint of colour to take the edge off a dull winter face. But avoid honing in on the cheeks bones and creating sever bronzed cheeks, that look is best left in the sunny seasons.” Try: Maybelline NY Dream Terra Bronzer, $15.95, from supermarkets and pharmacies.
Eyes: Create an open, fresh eye in winter by using a lighter colour in the inner part of the eye and darker on the outer edge of the. A few little fake lashes on the outer lashes will help give the eye a seriously vibrant open effect also.
“You can achieve longer fuller lashes with a good mascara or the application of some subtle fake lashes but you don’t want to over do it with lashes,” warns Justine. “Some women add too many fake lashes but you still want your look to be natural.”
Cheeks: “Last summer I loved light pinks or blushes with a touch of tangerine. Both create a young and fun feel,” says Justine. “And they work just as well in winter, so you can save your pennies on re-investing on this one.” Try: Estée Lauder Pure Color Blush in Pink Ingenue Shimmer, $60, Estée Lauder
Lips: Definitely opt for glosses and creams instead of matte lipsticks to create a fresher, summery feel. And a lighter texture doesn’t have to mean a lighter colour. If you want to still rock dark plum, just apply your lipstick to the inner, lower lip and then slick clear gloss over the top. We love: Bobbi Brown Treatment Lip Shine, $46 in Sunset Beach, Bobbi Brown.
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