Let it Snow… the Make-up Guide

Sunday, December 9th 2012 0

Winter wonderland beauty ideas

With snow starting to fall and Christmas almost upon us, I've chosen my favourite make-up essentials to have you looking every inch the snow queen for the festive season...

Yves Saint Laurent Face Highlighter Palette in Polar Light This lightweight powder makes a lovely addition to any complexion. Use this to highlight brow bones, cheek bones, collarbones and your cupid’s bow for a glowing, pearlescent sheen.

bareMinerals Prime Time Primer Shadow in Urban Nature A firm favourite of mine, this luminous eye primer can be used under shadow or as a highlighter all on it’s own. A tiny amount spreads across the entire eye and right up to the brow bone, keeping shadows and highlighters in place. The creamy formula contains high shimmer and blends on to a matte finish.

Ciate Caviar Manicure Set in Mother of Pearl One of Ciate‘s nail innovations, this nail art kit will leave your nails looking as though they’re formed of pearly caviar pieces (or, if you’d prefer, a fresh layer of snow).

Illamasqua Illuminator in Odyssey Encased almost like a lip gloss, this illuminator is perfect for precise application. Use the thin brush to apply to skin and then blend to a creamy finish with your fingertips. Although it is white in colour, by the time it has been blended all that will remain is a sheer, icy sheen.

MAC Reflects Glitter in Pearl The closest thing to fairy dust that the mortal world will ever see, a dusting of this changes any eyeshadow or highlighter from drab to fab. It is so fine and sparkling that it won’t be heavy on your skin and is easily removed. Tip: tilt your head back if you’re adding this to ready-made eyes. This will help you to ensure that no glitter spills onto your cheeks.

Leighton Denny Nail Varnish in Hello Dolly  A sheer, iridescent gloss, this can be used alone or layered onto another colour to add a shimmering glow to any manicure. Make sure you use with Leighton’s unbeatable Crystal Nail File for optimum results.

Daniel Sandler Eyelight Highlighting Pencil If you love a big, bright eyed look, this highlighting pencil is just the thing for you. Trace your inner waterline with this white kohl to enlarge the eyes and give a pop to any shading on the lower lash line.

Don’t forget to doll up your snowman with some glitter and gems while you’re at it…

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