The Duchess of Sussex sported her signature colour for her latest appearance.
Whether you’re curating a new makeup collection or you are just looking to keep up to date with current trends for a fraction of the price, these 10 items will update your makeup bag without breaking the bank!
From shimmery eyeshadow to the humble facial mist, here are six fool-proof products that offer serious bang for your buck, whilst constantly delivering on quality and efficacy. Charlotte Tilbury products are known for being unabashedly decadent, but did you know they offer 2-in-1 benefits too? The Colour Chameleon Eyeshadow Pencils can be applied as a liner for a chic and simple look that’s perfect for work, or smudged all over the lid for a messier, undone effect.
The Hourglass Veil Primer is a lightweight and oil free formula that’s great for people with combination to oily skin. Plus, it has SPF15 too! Hourglass Veil Primer, $60, sephora.ca Becca Backlight Priming Filter is an illuminating primer that is good for people with normal to dry skin. It provides hydration while giving your skin a lit from within look. Becca Backlight Priming Filter, $46, thebay.com Foundation To achieve a dewy natural look, avoid a heavy foundation with a matte finish and opt for a velvety or sheer finish instead. Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream, $9, walmart.ca Yves Saint Laurent Fusion Ink is a great foundation for combination to oily skin.
In makeup there are no rules but just to make your life easier (and to help you avoid looking like a clown), here are our top picks for every skin tone. Milani Cosmetics makes some really nice baked blushes and the shade Luminoso is perfect if you’re a fair-skinned beauty. Its gorgeous light peach shade adds colour and a subtle shimmer to pale skin and it’s flattering on a large spectrum of skin tones.
The bristle-packed design means the product is perfectly worked into the skin for a seamless look, plus you’ll use less product in the process! A buffing brush is also a useful tool to smooth in foundation as it gets the job done efficiently and quickly. A big, fluffy powder brush Nothing looks worse than caked-on make up. This brush prevents that for happening. The bigger the powder brush, the softer the application is which means that your powder will always look as natural as possible. A small setting brush A soft and fluffy brush is the perfect tool for targeted applications. It’s small size gives you precision so you can lightly dust setting powder under the eyes or add the perfect amount of shimmer to highlight the top of your cheekbones or just under your brow bone A ridiculously soft blusher brush A really soft brush makes it easier to blend everything into the skin.
A creamy corrector will be more concentrated and work to cancel out the dark shadows. Go for something peachy to brighten your face and add a touch of colour. 4. Add even more radiance with an Illuminating primer.
Chances are that liquid eyeliner or mascara your used this morning was expired. But if it’s any consolation, you’re likely not alone.A recent study from Stowaway Cosmetics and Poshly revealed that more than 80 per cent of makeup users know that cosmetics have an expiration date but have difficulties parting with old makeup because they forget, feel guilty about wasting money or worry that they may need it later.If you’re a makeup hoarder and find it hard to keep track of each product’s expiration, simply use a Sharpie to write the date you opened a product on its lid or packaging.Now there’s no excuse for your array of discontinued lipsticks that you hang on to “just in case.”
Finding the right shade of blush is pretty simple. The key is to go with a blush that matches the color your cheeks when you exercise — usually a pink to peach tone. If you have alabaster or porcelain skin, you will look best in a pale pastel pink shade with cool tones. For skin that eventually tans by the end of the summer, go with a pink that is a bit dustier. For skin that tans easily, and rarely burns, go tawnier pink that has some brown tones in it. Women with tan, warm skin tones should choose an almost plum blush that looks like a rich pink when applied. For deeper skin tones, redder shades that have bluish shades like cranberry leave a beautiful finish.
For a little help, I enlisted Lucia Pieroni, Creative Makeup Director of Clé De Peau Beauté and makeup artist to celebs like Jennifer Aniston and Kate Moss after seeing her warm up the cheeks backstage at Vera Wang’s recent runway show. She prefers cream blushes and even lipsticks to recreate or enhance a flush on your cheeks. The makeup artist says you should select a shade much darker than you think. I’ve been using Honest Beauty Crème Blush in Truly Daring ($22), but if you want to try a her lipstick technique, Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Téméraire ($36) is a gorgeous, semi-sheer shade.
Finding the right shade of blush is pretty simple. The key is to go with a blush that matches the color your cheek naturally turns when you pinch it. It’s usually a shade of pink to peach depending on your skin tone. If you have alabaster or porcelain skin, you will look best in a pale pastel pink shade with cool tones. For skin that eventually tans by the end of the summer, go with a pink that is a bit dustier. For skin that tans easily, and rarely burns, go tawnier pink that has some brown tones in it. ...