Cambridge Edition February 2019



T he classic catwalk trends recycle every season: red lips, smokey eyes. They’re all looks we’ve seen – and probably tried out – before, so rather than focusing on the trends for spring/summer 2019, I’ve been taking stock of some of the best products out there to up your game when it comes to recreating some of these favourite looks. Make-up artist Diane Kendal’s golden smokey eye for Tom Ford is very 70s glam, but rather than simply going heavy- handed with the black shadow, save time and get deeper colour with kohl and eyeshadow pencils. Using a creamy black kohl pencil under eyeshadow works as a primer for deep shades, so your powder will stay put longer and boast richer depth. I love Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon (£20, Harvey Nichols) for a lacquered look. Dust over with Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette, The Dolce Vita (£39, John Lewis) for a pop of shimmer or, for speed, grab a Colour Chameleon Eyeshadow Pencil like Bronzed Garnet (£19, John Lewis) and swipe over lids. Coloured mascara: it’s not for everyone. But, worn over the base of a black formula, can add a fun flutter to your look and was seen on models at the SS19 Ulla Johnson show. NYX has lots of pretty shades for £6, including Perfect Pear and Mint Julep – sure to make brown eyes sparkle (

Foils have been so popular for eyes that it’s hardly surprising to see this technique used on lips too. The Jeremy Scott SS19 show went all out with metallic pouts, but for a more wearable style, try a gloss like Lottie London Lip Foil in Sinner (£5.95, Superdrug) or Lime Crime Lip Toppers (£18,, stunning iridescent shades that transform when worn over liquid lipstick. The full foil effect can be achieved by using Lip Rock Lip Foil, which can be found on Amazon for around £6.99. Or, for a DIY method, see which shimmer eyeshadows you have and try pressing them over a sheer gloss or balm. Natural, barely there make-up (as seen at Michael Kors) can actually be really tricky to achieve. Glowy skin is the goal and IT Cosmetics makes this easier with the Bye Bye Under Eye concealer (£23.50, Boots), which is a total dream for covering up those late nights. The CC+ cream



For the ultimate in soft, pampered skin, Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream has been a cabinet fave for years. Even better is that the best-selling formula has recently had a rework and is now totally paraben-free! Apparently, Kiehl’s is working to remove parabens from all its products by the end of this year. The Ultra Facial Cream costs £24.50 and I’m told it took five years and more than 114 versions to perfect the product you’ll now find in pots. Dash to Space NK on Trinity Street, which is also dog friendly, to grab a pot for yourself.

(£30) is also an amazing product for offering a poreless finish and full coverage, without looking too cakey. It also includes SPF50+,

which makes it a real winner in my books. l

“Using a black kohl pencil under eyeshadow works as a primer, so your powder will stay put longer and boast richer depth”


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