7 Define the outer two-thirds of
the upper eyelid with brown-
black eyeliner and finish with a
few generous coats of mascara.
8 Define the lips using a flesh-toned lipstick and a matching
lip liner to bring balance to the finished look; we wouldn’t
overdraw the mouth to create a false lip-line, as it can look
jarring and make tipsy touch-ups a nightmare. We’d choose
something along the lines of
MAC Lip Pencil in the shade
Boldly Bare (160RMB) and Too
Cool For School Glam Rock
Smoky Nudy Lipcolor in the
shade Chiffon Beige (129RMB).
As seen at Kenzo, Adam Selman, Chanel, Fenty x Puma.
Wear with Balenciaga B Eau de Parfum (from 640RMB), in the knowledge that you’re very much on trend.
Half ’80s-nightclub, half Peking opera, this dynamic technique sculpts the face by placing vibrant colour, in varying textures and intensities, to the focal points of the face. It was the stealth hit of this season’s fashion weeks, and can easily be adapted for wallflowers by dialling back the shade of pink used or by choosing to place colour only on cheeks or temples. It’s also a great look for those with monolids, as there’s no eyeshadow placement in the crease of the eye.
1 For a dewy, natural finish on skin, use a damp sponge to blend a medium-coverage foundation across the face, with a satin-finish concealer under the eyes and on problem areas. Setting powder should be applied sparingly and only used to mattify the T-zone (nose and forehead).
2 Brows should be kept defined, but natural – we love Benefit Gimme Brow gel (230RMB) for its taming prowess.
3 Before you get crazy with blush, swipe a little illuminator along the nose, brow bone and temples to add dimension to the face, and then blend well with a fan-shaped brush. We’d use a powder product so it doesn’t interfere with the finish of your blush.
4 After applying eyeshadow primer, sweep a skincoloured shadow across the whole of the eyelid. This would also be the perfect time to add a teeny triangle-shaped dab of shimmer shadow to the tear duct and blend; Tony Moly make a range of single colours (52RMB) that would work on a wide range of skin tones.
5 Now for the fun part! Using an angled blush brush, pop the most obnoxious shade of pink you can find across the cheeks and towards the temples and then blend upwards. We’d recommend building your blush up in layers so you don’t go overboard on the first hit and look like you’re having a hot flush. For a perky pink bright enough to stand up to the hide-no-sins effect of summer sunshine, we’d recommend Shade 10 Innisfree Mineral Blusher (75RMB).
6 Emphasise the eyes using the simplest of thin black lines, on the lop lid only, and a few coats of a defining and volumising mascara – we’re big fans of Clinique Chubby Lash (160RMB).
7 Finally, achieve the power-pout of your daydreams with a pigmented fuchsia lipstick – we’re dying for MAC Diva-ish (170RMB) – then sit back and wait for the compliments fly in.
These make-up looks were created by the supremely talented Laetitia Shynes at Catherine de France; visit catherinedefrance.com for details. Our wonderful models are Audrey Hammonds and Juno Yuan who run the personal styling business AuJu; follow them on WeChat to take advantage of their services (AuJuChina).