Match day: time to pair eyes and lips | Beauty

August 4, 2020

This Missoni AW20 look scores points, because matchy-matchy is not easy to pull off. Avoid opaque finishes and opt for a light wash. Achieve this by using a damp brush for eyeshadow. For lips, go for satin textures. It’s a good idea to add a little something else to the rest of your face, but choose wisely. Eyeliner and mascara provide definition, but full-on blush is overkill – especially if you use the same colour. Matchy-matchy does not mean absolutely everything has to match.

1. Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip and Cheek Glow £30,
2. Too Faced Born This Way Eyeshadow Palette £35,
3. Morphe Pro Blending Crease Brush £8,
4. Beauty Bakerie Lollipop Eyeliner £17,
5. Lancôme Monsieur Big Extreme £22,

I can’t do without… A talc-free bronzer for a sun-kissed, healthy glow

The clue to the purpose of a bronzer, as I have said on many occasions, is not really hidden in its name. So don’t take the word ‘bronzer’ literally – it will lead to a beauty disaster. A good bronzer shouldn’t make you look bronze nor should it take you numerous shades darker. If the final result is the colour of an amber traffic light or jaundice, something has gone very wrong. The point of a bronzer is to give you a natural, sunkissed radiance that looks as if it was acquired on a glorious summer holiday (sans sun damage). It should add warmth – call it ambience lighting for your skin – not intense colour. And definitely not glitter – a face like a disco ball the colour of cornflakes is never a good look. I’m pleased to see the quality of bronzers has improved hugely. Gucci’s range – there are five shades, housed in eau de nil and gold compacts – look so insanely exquisite, they seem rather untouchable. But do use it because it is marvellous. This easy to use talc-free bronzer glides on like a feathery dream, distributing the powder beautifully, lightly and evenly (it smooths out skin tone so well that it is giving my foundation a run for its money). The finish is matt, but thanks to the formulation, which includes moisturising hyaluronic acid and shea butter, it’s not flat. And the colour? Warm, glowy and definitely not bronze. Gucci Poudre de Beauté Bronzing Powder, £46,

On my radar… VB’s new primer, a Thai scent and a smart oil

Golden moment The skin-repairing primer Victoria Beckham created with Augustinus Bader now comes in a ‘Golden’. Victoria Beckham Beauty Cell Rejuvenating Primer in Golden, £92,

Culinary kick Usually I baulk at food-inspired scents, but this is different. And divine! Inspired by Thailand, it’s a celebration of the country’s culinary delights. Jo Loves Mango Thai Lime Parfum, £70,

Well oiled This cleansing oil is full of anti-inflammatory and antibacterial oils. It removes makeup and also moonlights as a hair and scalp treatment. Skin Alchemists The Humble Warrior Cleansing Oil, £18,

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