Red alert : The Secret History of Lipstick

Red alert : The Secret History of Lipstick

(New Humanist) Will you be applying Fire and Ice this summer – or Cherry Rain? Fabulous Rouge or Love That Red? If you’re blonde you’d do well with an orange base – dark-skinned, and I’d advise hints of blue with a gold base. But whatever your beauty regime, you simply won’t be complete without this season’s hottest accessory: on the catwalks, in the high street, in board rooms and bordellos, mouths are going to be slashed with scarlet, grins gashed with geranium, every pout painted pillar-box red. (more…)

Know Your Skin Type

Know Your Skin Type

Before you even consider your make-up, don’t under estimate the importance of good skincare. Knowing how to identify your skin type will ensure choosing the right product as a foundation (pun intended) for your make-up.

Your skin is the canvas on which you paint your masterpiece, so it only makes sense to take good care of it. (more…)

Eye Make-Up to Suit Your Eye Shape

Eye Make-Up to Suit Your Eye Shape

Have you ever tried to copy a print or online article or video showing you how to do a certain eye make-up look? How did it go?

Chances are, more often than not, the results achieved don’t even come close. And it’s not because you didn’t follow the instructions to the letter. It’s because your own eye shape isn’t suited to the design you’ve been following.

But with an understanding of your eye shape you can adapt a look to produce much better results, more consistently. So let’s take a look at those eye shapes.

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