Contouring is one of the trickiest beauty techniques to master, but once you perfected the art – it’s a lesson that will get you through years of make-up trends and looks. For light and shade beginners, grab yourself an easy-to-us contouring palette, like the Napoleon Perdis Ultimate Contour Palette, which has clear sections and a mini guide for highlighting and creating definition and a rosy glow. A trick of the trade is to contour along the jawbone to hide a double chin and accentuate the bone structure. Sweep the darker shade (preferably matte colour) under the chin. Then brush some colour on either side of the middle point of the chin. This will narrow the face and create a chiselled look.
During winter, we are more likely to get a build-up of dry skin; and while many women assume the solution is to pile on the moisturiser, all this does is coat the dead skin, making it more obvious. To reduce dullness, it’s essential to exfoliate weekly and follow on with an intense repair balm. get Invest in a product like Ashley Cahill’s Microdermabrasion in a Jar, a formula that polishes the skin, minimises the pores and reduces the appearances of wrinkles and fine lines.
The matte skin look should be worn with caution this season as it can emphasise any dryness or fine lines, which become more prominent with the cool temperatures and dry wind.
A blemish-free base never goes out of style, but it’s even more important to focus on creating a flawless base in winter; but despite what you may assume, the trick to stunning skin isn’t to cake on layers of product. With all the excessive dryness around you, now’s the time to load up on moisturiser, primer and a luminous foundation. The idea is to look like you have naturally perfect skin, so invest in a quality concealer like the Napoleon Perdis Pro Palette which has a range of different colour options allowing you to mix and match the tones.
Smoky eyes tend to be the go-to look for many women, as it’s easy to perfect (apply, smudge, apply) and looks, well…hot! The problem with using black eyeliner in winter, is that is emphasises any redness and looks harsh against pale skin. So ladies, heed my advice and for the next few months, put down he black kohl and opt for cool cream, grey or navy eyeliner instead.
What’s your best winter beauty tip?