1. Post-facial skin
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You know that lovely glow you see right after a facial? That’s exactly what we’re talking about. And while the results of most facials don’t last past a few days, there is no shortage of complexion-enhancing products that can help you maintain that enviable glow.
Start by making sure that your skin is adequately hydrated. Look for products that contain fatty acids and ceramides as they help to rebuild skin’s barrier layer so it is able to retain moisture more effectively.
In addition, be sure to include a hydrating product that contains hyaluronic acid, which attracts moisture and holds up to 6000 times its weight in moisture, instantly plumping skin surface so makeup glides on smoothly.
2. Glitter lids
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Sure, glamour is the name of the game when you’re a celebrity. But with the awards season upon us in the next couple of months, it couldn’t be a better time to take your cue from the world’s most glamorous red carpets and wear a glittery smoky eye look. To replicate Bella Hadid’s graphic smoky look, begin with priming your lids with an eyeshadow primer.
A thin layer will go a long way in ensuring that your eyeshadow stays put for hours and doesn’t smudge or flake. Next, create a cut-crease using a matte black eyeshadow and blend, gradually forming the shape of a upward wing tip.
Then, layer on a metallic grey eyeshadow, beginning at the middle of the lids and blend towards the inner corners. Lastly, line your upper and lower lids with a inky black eyeliner and finish with generous layers of mascara.
With such a strong eye look, keep the rest of your makeup simple and opt for a natural flush and rosebud lips to keep all the focus on your lids.
3. Confident red lips
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Whenever someone mentions Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, chances are, the first thing that pops into your mind are her luscious lips. To recreate a full pout like hers, start by prepping them with a lip plumper like Dior’s Dior Addict Lip Maximizer, which is packed with hyaluronic acid to plump fine lines for smoother lips.
Leave it on for about 15 minutes and tissue off excess before applying lip makeup. Next, using a lip liner, you can enhance the natural shape of your lips and create the illusion of fuller lips.
To improve the longevity of your lip colour, fill in the rest of your lips with your lip liner before slicking on your favourite red lipstick.
This creates a base so that your lip colour has a layer to cling onto. If you only have a cream lipstick but prefer a matte, shine-free finish, blot your lips to take away surface shine.
Alternatively, if you want a glossy finish, dab on either a red or clear gloss, focusing on the centre of your lips for added dimension.
4. Naturally tousled hair
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As the beauty industry moves towards inclusivity and diversity, women of all shapes, sizes, skin tones and hair texture are increasingly celebrated for their natural beauty. At such, more women are prioritising effortlessness over fussy routines.
So forget the perfectly coiffed curls of Victoria’s Secret models and embrace your natural hair texture.
Instead of spending precious time styling your locks, save time with high performance products. For example, minimise friction and the resulting damage to your locks by towel-drying your hair.
Try wrapping your hair in Aquis’ Lisse Luxe Hair Turban. Made of a unique fabric, it wicks away moisture, speeding up the process of hair drying without causing any damage to your tresses.
Then, all you have to do is work some styling cream along the lengths of your hair and blow-dry with a powerful tool like Dyson Supersonic. The result? Naturally tousled locks that are soft and voluminous without looking like you’re trying too hard.
5. Bushy brows
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Full and well-defined arches are vital to your overall look because they help to frame your face and even lift your features, not to mention how bushy brows tend to make you look younger.
To ensure that your brows are perfectly groomed, leave them to the experts and avoid overplucking them yourself. And when filling them in, always use light and feathery strokes in an upward and outward motion, mimicking the direction of your natural hair growth.
Brow pencils are usually the easiest to handle because of the fine tip whereas brow powders or brow pomades tend to last the longest. And don’t forget to brush through your brows with a clear setting gel to hold errant strands in place.
As for the choosing the right shade, pick a brow product that is one or two shades lighter than your hair colour if you have black or dark brown hair so the effect is still natural.
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