Some people turn to make-up to feel more confident, for others it’s a passion and some just aren’t interested. However, make-up is an opportunity to experiment with colour, texture and change up your look. Some trends are timeless, some are less known, but all are worth a try.
When we put mascara on, we will normally try to avoid clumpy, thick lashes. However, when done well, clumpy lashes can look chic and actually make your eyes appear bigger and wider. You may recognise this trend from the 60s and 70s – or as former fashion model, Twiggy’s signature look. Next time you try to carefully apply mascara, do the opposite.
Under eye shadow
This may be too much for some, but it’s never too late to try something new! Applying a coloured eyeshadow or eyeliner under the eye can make them appear bigger and if you choose the right colour, it can really compliment your eyes. This look is all about playing with shades, you don’t have to use a bright colour all over, keep it neutral on top and bright underneath.
While brown shades are usually recommended for brown and hazel eyes, this look can work just as well on blue eyes. Shimmery brown is a personal favourite and it is suitable for any occasion. You can wear this look to work, or apply a few more layers and head straight to a party. Combine it with a killer lipstick or gloss and you’re ready to go!
Many of us will stick to neutral, earthy tones when applying make-up, but sometimes it’s OK to go a little wild. Go bold and play with colour and texture! If you like to stick to matte eye shadows, opt for a shimmer. If you seek comfort in a bold lip, switch it up! Go bold on the eye and apply a nude gloss on the lip for a new look. All you need to do is experiment and you may find a new favourite.
The “no make-up” make-up
So this isn’t just a “no make-up, slap on some moisturiser” kind of day. The no make-up make-up look is easy to recreate and can be altered to accentuate the features you love.
The trick is to start with your brows, try to keep your brows full but groomed. In terms of foundation, apply a small amount then highlight your cheekbones with a highlighter. Adding a blush to the cheeks can also give that “just been outside” rosy glow that we all love. The last step is to apply a coat of mascara and a swipe of lippy.