BEFORE AND AFTER MAKEUP APPLICATION
Linda is a master:
“If I want a look that's fresh and natural, I usually finish off by adding a few points of light to the face to distract from any visible makeup textures on the skin. Using my fan brushes I apply a highlighter to the usual hotspots; tops of cheekbones, the cupid's bow and the bridge of the nose.
Look like JLO
There’s no better way to flatter your unique features and skintone than tailoring your beauty routine to your specific needs and preferences.
Jlo has been a leader in flawless makeup. What is the Jlo Glow.?privatesocietycosmetics.com Glow Getter is shimmery powder . It takes the place of drying powder Your skin will GLOW and look fresh and modern all day.
While modern face powders can be top performers, if you can skip the finishing dust, give it a go. Dewy, rather than cakey or floury, is the desired result. Choose a base-anchoring primer that will create a velvety canvas and blur from below rather than mask pores and shine on the surface.
CREATE A BASE LAYER
Blending and layering are your natural beauty buzzwords. Linda advocates a relaxed approach for the most ‘real’ result’:
“ I take time when applying airbrush or foundation, preferably using my airbrush will create a more natural texture.I apply gradually, building up thin layers which follow the angle of your cheekbones, leaving the foundation looking convincingly ‘skin’ like and also ensuring that it lasts longer.”
Why Airbrushing? either with Mineral Air.com or Temptu.com is the thinnest consistency I’ve come across, this sexy, silky base does a marvellous job at enhancing rather than concealing the complexion.
If you have blemishes and redness you will need a little concealer. I carry a few different kinds because not all skin can use same concealer.
Using concealer is a good backup to achieve a completely even finish.
Spot-applying concealer, rather than cloaking the face in something heavier than you need, is key to making sure that your best bits stand out. Blind onlookers to dark spots and shadows by waving the magic wand that is Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer, over any elements you’d like to airbrush.
If fatigue is making you feel and appear anything less than fresh, a good ironing out with Bobbi Brown Illuminizer will cool and smooth the under eye area and your entire face.
DON’T BYPASS BLUSHER
It’s hand-down my favourite makeup item, is Nars orgasam.Thanks to its youth-boosting, hangover-busting and general complexion enlivening effect - making cheeks look healthy and peachy from within is easy when you’ve got juicy, blendable products.Your cheeks will glow like last night's toss with your honey.
Cleopatra flicks have their place, but for definition that looks god-given, Lina has a deft way to achieve subtle yet seductive doe-eyes:
To make the most of the product, mix it with water so that it forms a paste, and apply it using a flat eyeliner brush in between the lashes. This makes the lashes look naturally fuller.”
7. MY FABULOUS INDIVIDUAL LAHES /MASCARA MINIMALISM
YES YES YES!!!!! MY LASHES ARE STUNNING AND LAST ALL DAY AND NIGHT.
“A very simple but effective trick to make your mascara look more natural is to use a tissue to blot excess product off the wand before applying it to your lashes. This is a wonderfully easy way of stopping the lashes from clumping together.”
8. LOW-KEY LIPS
Accomplishing a natural looking nude lip is actually extremely difficult - there’s a narrow margin between a ‘slightly off’ kiss of death and too dark to be fooling anyone. To find a shade that matches your natural lip colour, visit a MAC or Bobbi Brown counter near you - the former has the most lip colours available on the market, while the latter is not too far behind, especially on the ‘natural’ spectrum.
For a more natural look still, Yves Saint Laurent’s Volupté Tint-in-Oil, £26, delivers quite the luscious lip - it’s barely detectable; you’ll just look like you were born with a plump, pillowy mouth. The unusual formula conditions and adds volume in addition to the merest hint of colour.
9. INVEST IN YOUR EYEBROWS
They’re the coathangers that your face rests on, so to speak. I’ll let Linda explain:
“Nothing does more to frame the face than your eyebrows, so make sure you regularly see a specialist to shape your brows to keep them looking natural and beautiful.”
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