COSMETIC CHEMISTRY Beauty expert Louise Heywood
gives Sefgrove's Shinali McCusker her own mini make-up refurb to help celebrate 40 years of our fabulous independent family-run pharmacy hinali has great skin and gorgeous eyes and I knew I wanted to accentuate both by warming up her skin with a cream blush and going darker with her eyeshadow. I started with a little foundation in a shade that matched Shinali’s skintone (Rimmel Lasting Finish 25hr Foundation). Even if you want to warm up the skin, it’s best not to go darker with the foundation. Shinali usually only uses bronzer on her cheeks, no blush. But believe me if you use blush, bronzer and highlighter your cheekbones will come alive! I love using cream products on the cheeks as they leave a dewy glow and look more natural than powder blush, but make sure you use a brush so it’s not patchy. For Shinali I began with a warm coral shade (Rimmel Stay Blushed Liquid Cheek Tint in 004 Sun Kissed Cherry) and then a bright pink on the apple of cheeks (Maybelline Dream Touch Blush in 06 Berry).
With fingers blend a cream highlighter on to the top of the cheekbones (Rimmel Good to Glow in Soho Glow) and finish with a little powder bronzer under the cheekbones, as well as into the hairline of the forehead, temples and down the centre of the neck (Rimmel Natural Bronzer). For Shinali’s eyes, I chose a bronze shadow, keeping the darkness on the outer corners to elongate the eyes slightly (L’Oreal Color Riche L’Ombre Pure in 502 Quartz Fume) and lined the lash line with my favourite brown eyeliner (Maybelline Eyestudio Gel Eyeliner 24hr in 02 Brown). Finally, I used Shinali's favourite lipstick (Maybelline Color Elixir in Rose Redefined 710) with a little gloss over the top (Rimmel Oh My Gloss in Snog 330). All the products I used are long wearing, so Shinali can get through her busy working day without having to constantly reapply
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