9 ? A A 8 H ; PDLGHQV NOW’S THE TIME TO GO CRAZY WITH YOUR COSMETICS; DAZZLE, SHIMMER, SHINE AND SPARKLE.
pring 2011 is officially the season for glitterbug make-up to come out of hiding. It’s time to make a statement although not everyone welcomes the idea of using silver and gold colours, which is where metallic really shines with its versatility.
From Seventies disco glamour to a touch of Nineties frost, there’s a sparkle to please most people, even the more reserved. “Be brave, it’s the perfect time to break from your everyday look and have some fun experimenting with make up,” says Lisa Eldridge, No7 make-up artist. “From subtle to bold shimmer there’s a look to suit everyone this season. Inject some sparkle into your look, so you stand out from the crowd.” And if you think this look has a limited shelf-like, think again. Metallics are a key trend for the spring/summer season with shimmering shots of silver and gold on models faces at Galliano and Prada. Choose your precious metal and get set to dazzle.
If you’re more subtle-shimmer than full-blown sparkle, don’t stray too far away from your comfort zone when playing with metallic shades. “Neutral metallics are the way to go this season,” advises Pablo Rodriguez, senior make-up artist at MAC Cosmetics.
“Choose a palette of champagnes, pale golds and glimmering minks. The key is to play with different textures, like contrasting matte skin with metallic eyes; or try a metallic pigment powder or shimmery highlights on your skin with a bold matte lip.” Rather than using fingers or applicators that pack on bold colour, try soft brushes for a less obvious finish. Shimmering nail polish is another great way to inject a flash of metallica into your seasonal look. Match your nails to your party dress or dare to clash with a contrasting metal shade. Try: Max Factor Smoky Eye Effect Eyeshadow in Purple Dust, £7.99 ; No7 MirrorBall Glitter Mascara Top Coat, £9 (Boots); The Body Shop Sparkle Nail Colour, £5 (thebodyshop.co.uk).
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