Wednesday, 28 May 2008
As Kylie turns 40 today I think we can all agree that our favourite Pop Princess looks glowing and youthful whatever the weather, her make-up artist Karen Alder reveals that Kylie loves organic products for her skin as well as swearing by Rimmel Eyeliner for a dramatic finish to her glamorous looks, here are some of her favourite products she won't be caught without!
Philosophy Microdelivery Peel Kit (£57 - John Lewis), Kylies favourite, this wonder peel is like a mini-facial to give you an instant, radiant & youthful glow!
Neal's Yard Organic Rose and Almond Night Cream (£16 John Lewis), this cream keeps the complexion soft & creates a peachy healthy glow to the skin..
Rimmel Eyeliner Pencil - Black £2.99), great for creating intense smokey eyes for a sexy dramatic look.
Alpha-H Triple-Action Cleanser Duo (£26.75), a powerful, cleanser that removes make-up and daily grime in one easy go!
Nails Inc 5 Piece Neon Brights Collection (£20), great for adding a splash of bright colour to finish off any look, neon nails are very hot this season so as usual Kylie is right on trend!
Liz Earle Body Wash & Energising Gel Kit (£30), a natural invigorating body wash that leaves your skin fresh & energised.
Kylie is also a huge fan of Mac (obviously!!) & it was Mac that supplied the Make-Up for Kylie's Home Coming Tour last year, Senior Mac Make-Up Artist James Molloy spills the beans on how to copy Kylie's trademark smokey eyes! -
'This smoky-eye Kylie look is created using a mix of deep blackened violet and burgundy glitter shadows,' he says.
'Start by blanking out the tone of the eyelid using a medium coverage concealer, before working a matte deep charcoal plum shadow through the crease to create depth.
'To add dimension to the eye, smudge a soft kohl pencil in black in to the lash line, the inner rim of the eye and upwards on to the lid, before pressing a dark shadow with sparkle over the kohl.
Having the pencil underneath the shadow will make the glitter really stand out.
'Adding false lashes to the eye really adds that glam factor. For this look choose a set of lashes that aren't too thick as longer more separated lashes will add a softer edge to a really smoky look.
"Leave the rest of your makeup soft so the attention is all on the eyes. Nude lips are more peachy for this look so choose a butterscotch colour which won't look washed out.'
James recommends: Beauty Marked shadow, '10, Prunella pencil '11, Underplay lipstick '11, Shadowy Lady shadow '10, Smut shadow '10, Number 4 lashes '7.
All from Mac at Selfridges, Harvey Nicks or House of Fraser.
Also get into the spirit of Kylie with her latest fragrance Showtime (from £21), it is a sweet, voluptuous, fruity-oriental scent with cranberry, strawberry and blackcurrant as well as creamy toffee & exotic wood....sounds delicious!