Sorrento secrets: Are you wearing the wrong makeup?
Are you wearing the wrong makeup? Caroline Bourke has some advice
1. Patchy foundation
Use a primer to prevent summer meltdown and follow up with a long lasting foundation.
2. Your make-up’s making you break out
Try mineral formulas - they’re free of chemicals that can irritate skin.
3. Concealer isn’t hiding spots
Light reflecting concealers are great for bags, but bad for blemishes - brightening particles draw attention to them. Switch to a matt concealer.
4. Your base looks flat
Sweep highlighter onto your cheek and browbones to illuminate dull-looking skin.
5. Cakey powder
Just use powder on your nose and blotting papers elsewhere.
6. Choosing colours to suit your eyes
- Blue eyes
Try warm gold and bronze hues - the colour contrast looks amazing. Don’t opt for blue shadow - pale eyes will just get lost in it.
- Brown eyes
Be brave with blues. Turquoise and navy will look striking. Don’t apply grey - the lack of contrast can make brown eyes appear tired.
- Green eyes
Wear purple or violet to make your eyes sparkle like emeralds. Don’t go for brown-grey shades, they make green eyes look sludgy.
7. Prone to oiliness
Choose powder - it’ll have tons of staying power and the matt finish is ultra sophisticated. Try prep and primer from Mac.
8. Prone to dullness?
Go for a cream. It’s ideal if your skin is dry and prone to dullness.
9. Have trouble choosing your blusher?
Fair skin - try apricot shades.
Olive skin - opt for brownish- rose shades.
Dark skin - go for a bright orange blush.
10. Get your lips right
Fair skin - avoid blue-toned lilacs or purples and go for a girlie petal pinks instead.
Olive skin - get irresistible, juicy lips with glossy peach shades. But beware of bronze or gold, which can make your skin look sallow.
Dark skin - a slick of rich brown or burgundy is flattering. But stay away from pale, shimmery colours - they look scary.