Monday, 16 March 2009

Get The Look - Spring/Summer '09

Spring/summer ’09 make-up is all about fresh, dewy skin, neutral eyes and flashes of bright, bold colour on the lips. You only have to look as far as the catwalk to see what I’m talking about… Think Stella McCartney, Donna Karen, Derek Lam and Hermes.

To help you create a catwalk cool look in real-girl reality, I’m handing you over to Lisa Eldridge, No7 make-up artist and creative director (and not forgetting mega successful and much-admired session make-up artist)who’ll show you how to recreate a luminous look, using the No7 Stay Perfect range (perfectly priced for the credit crunch), that will last until you’re walking around barefoot looking for a taxi and wondering…

A Dewy Complexion That Lasts
The key to glowing, dewy skin is a super-light foundation that lets skin breath, whilst giving a flawless, flattering finish. New No7 Stay Perfect Foundation Liquid (£14.50 - available 25th March) - has a silky, transfer resistant formula.With SPF15, provitamin B5 and Vitamin E, it minimises fine lines and blemishes and features a unique, beautifying complex of soft focus pigments to give the perfect balance between coverage and translucency.
Lisa advises: “Apply just enough moisturiser so that most sinks in and just a little dewy layer is left on top. Apply the foundation in thin, well-blended layers. Never dull or drying,the long-wear formulation will leave skin looking fresh, luminous and naturally beautiful.”

Touch-Ups On The Go
Try No7 Stay Perfect Foundation Compact (£13.70 - available from 25th March)features cream-to-powder technology. Lisa says: “The creamy texture is great for building up coverage where needed most.”

Hold The Blusher
Lisa says: “This look isn’t about the cheeks so hold the rosy blusher. Instead, gently blend a subtle shade of bronzer along the cheekbones to naturally sculpt and define.” The new No7 Starfish Bronzer (£12.30) contains two complementary tones of powder to help you get it right. With a silky,vitamin enriched formula, it also contains pearlescent ingredients to give a light diffusing, illuminating effect and will leave you wil a lovely, sun-kissed look.

Let Your Lips Do The Talking
Models at the Luella, Michael Kors and Rykiel spring/summer '09 shows all sported bright, bold, statement lips. For glistening lips that last, try No7 Stay Perfect Lip Lacquers (£10.25 - available 22nd April) These double-ended make up must-haves include a long-lasting lip stain that lasts for up to eight hours, coupled with a new high shine gloss in a complementing colour.

Lisa says: “Stains are the modern way of wearing strong lip colour. Simply brush the colour straight onto natural lips (not onto balm or moisturiser), to create an all day stain.Then apply the super shiny gloss on top for a 3D effect.”

For lips that really contrast with your flawless foundation base, choose the improved formulation No7 Stay Perfect Lipstick,(£10 in new shades of Tangerine Touch, Raspberry, Angel Kiss or Divine Pink. Available from 22nd April) they feature 10% more colour pigments to give long-lasting, intense colour in one coat.

Don’t say I’m not good to you. Happy experimenting x

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