How To: Amplify your makeup look
Fri, 17 February 2012 11:04AM
Even if you weren’t born with big bambi eyes or an Angelina Jolie pout, doesn’t mean you can’t fake it. We’re taking the ‘bigger is better’ approach and are turning up the volume on our makeup.
Here’s our insider tips for accentuating all your favourite features.
Give your pout a just-bitten effect with a lip plumper. These nifty products work by irritating the skin on your lips with ingredients such as menthol and camphor, increasing the blood flow to this area for a fuller effect.
You can also use a number of other products to give the illusion of luscious lips. Read our Fake Fuller Lips how-to for all the deets.
It doesn’t matter if you’re not blessed with the thickest set of lashes, the right mascara can fix that in a jiffy. Rimmel’s new Scandal’Eyes Mascara has been created to give you plumper, sculpted lashes thanks to its collagen and keratin enriched formula and MaxDensity brush that’s 50% larger and thicker than most ‘regular’ mascara wands. To completely coat every lash (which is half the battle for getting them noticed) start at the base of the lashes and wiggle your way to the very tips.
The fastest way to make the shape of your eyes appear bigger and wider is to smudge the inner corners with a nude, silver or white shadow. All works wonders – which shade you choose really depends on the look you want.
Amplifying your cheeks comes down to contouring. Head over to our article on How To: Create chiselled cheeks for our top tips.
What feature do you love to draw attention to?
What’s your trick or secret weapon?
Posted by: Chelsea Tromans