If you haven’t had a chance to visit the Charlotte Tilbury store in the Dubai Mall, then you have to get down there sharpish to experience the beauty boudoir.
The circular space with plush furnishing, golden chandelier and series of makeup counters await you to indulge in a one-to-one transformation with their expert.
Naturally, team A&E were one of the first to sign up – after all who doesn’t want to pick up a few tips from a professional makeup artist? Transformation doesn’t mean a total overhaul of your look, but there are few things you could adjust in your routine that can have a major impact on the final result. Here is what we learnt…
When it comes to foundation, to find your perfect match you need apply a small amount to either the side of your chin or the chest.
Use the concealer on your eyelids as it holds the eyeshadow in place for longer and prevents creases.
When using a bronzer, start at the point nearest to the ear, blend and then sweep the brush down just under your cheekbone. Also tap a little bit on your forehead.
Avoid highlighter on your nose, many makeup artists don’t understand why you’d want to draw attention there.
For a modern lip look, apply with your fingers to give a stain-like effect. All the Parisians are doing this at the moment.
Defining eyebrows has been a trends for the last few seasons but now the natural look is coming back, so go easy on the pencil and gently brush the eyebrow hair up for an illusion of volume.
If you’re doing a smokey eye, the darkest colour should be at the lash line. If you want to make you eyes pop, tap liquid highlighter on the inner corners.
Don’t use the lipliner to just outline the lips. Fill the pout in completely and then sweep on the lipstick – it will last longer.
For smoother looking legs, mix some of your foundation with the moisturiser.