Wednesday, 19 May 2010
My favourite look this month has to be Gemma Arterton at the London premier of her new movie 'Prince of Persia - The Sands Of Time'. It is the perfect example of how simplicity can give that striking vintage glam look!
Get her look by keeping it 'simple' as I mentioned, go for a light but matte base that gives a porcelain finish, opt for 'Chanel Mat Lumiere Foundation'.
For the eyes, use a nude eyeshadow to blend over the lids, try Mac's eyeshadow "Shroom', then take a small amount of liquid liner right in at the lash line to define the eyes but leave the bottom lash line free of liner to keep the look light & fresh.
With the cheeks, you just want to contour the shape & give a little warmth to the complexion, try Bobbi Brown's bester seller 'Bronze Shimmer Brick' & sweep over the cheek bones.
For the final & probably the most important part of the look apply your siren red lips! Red lipstick always needs to be approached with care, the wrong shade for your skin tone can be a disaster! If you are fair like Gemma herself then opt for blue toned reds, almost with a hint of pink/crimson in them, if you have a warm complexion then go for a warmer red as well with a hint of orange or gold through it. For fair skin opt for Mac's 'Ruby Woo' Lipstick & for darker skin try out Mac's "Lady Bug' shade. To get the matte finish to the lips that is very popular with this vintage style, apply some foundation to your lips & blot, then apply two coats of the lipstick, blotting after each & you will get a velvet perfect finish. Also use a lip liner to perfect the shape & always use a lip brush when applying the colour as it it go on a lot more evenly as well as staying put for longer.
Look out for Neutrogena's new Visibly Clear face products due out here in the UK this summer, firstly 'Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Facial Wash'. I have been lucky enough to sample some of this facial wash over the last week & as I am already a huge fan of Neutrogena's products I have to say wasn't disappointed! First of all it smells good enough eat, which is unusual in a face wash like this, we spend so much time buying sweet smelling body washes but make do without it for our faces, so now you can get that deep cleanse as well as a refreshing gorgeous scent at the same time!
The Neutrogena Visibly Pink Grapefruit range consists of two products over all, the Facial Wash as well as 'Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Facial Scrub. Using both together in your beauty routine, they will work perfectly together to clear your skin of blemishes, blackheads & excess oil, leaving you with a radiant complexion!
The range contains MicroClear Technology which allows the spot fighting ingredients to penetrate further into the skin to treat any outbreaks at their core. The pink grapefruit scent is refreshing & makes a nice change from the usual medicinal scents that come with this kind of facial wash, maing it a real enjoyable treat!
Available from July, Priced at £4.99.