Michelle Lee Collins sure knows about make-up. This senior make-up artist for MAC South Africa shares her top three tips for great make-up with BeautySouthAfrica.com.
1. “Skin Sense. Don’t underestimate the power of skin care. Treasure and pamper your skin with nutrients found in serums and oils. I am a fan of M•A•C Prep+Prime Moisture Infusion, R400, followed by CareBlend Essential Oils, R220. This combination zaps dehydration spots whilst adding clarity and glow to the skin instantly. #WinterEssentials
2. Invisible Camouflage. Avoid creating a “base face” – buff on a sheer layer of M•A•C Prep+Prime BB Cream, R190, with a M•A•C Stippling Brush #187, R460. Think of your foundation as a “silk stocking” or “veil” – sheer and translucent. Rely on your concealer to cover problem areas like spots and dark under eye circles. M•A•C Pro Longwear Concealer, R210, offers medium, buildable coverage. You can also add a spot of CareBlend Essential oils into your concealers and foundations to sheer out the coverage.
3. Lip Service, Matte Magic. In order to successfully rock the lip trends this season make sure you exfoliate your lips and follow with a healthy layer of lip conditioner massaged into your lips, day and night.
Colours to rock this winter: Dark vixen purple / currants, vibrant pinks and sensuous reds. Make a statement with it! Duo Tone Pout is also a fun lip twist this season. Line your lips with a dark currant lip liner (M•A•C Currant Lip Liner, R165) and leave the center of your mouth free of colour. Add an energetic flash of colour to this area (M•A•C Candy Yum Yum, Ruby Woo or Morange, R185.). Voilà, trending!”
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