Whatever the trends in make-up dictate I have always thought that your make-up should make you feel good about yourself whichever camp you fall into: whether it is more or less.
I was delighted to learn from MAC, the brand that always has its finger on the pulse, that this coming season is about individuality – a look that conveys that “you are happy in your own skin.”
According to Lyne Desnoyers, the brand’s executive director of make-up artistry: “The choice and confidence to not wear a lot [of make-up] is the ultimate power statement for women.”
I have always been a fan of discreet make-up. Although I did not really think about it consciously, on reflection it is an expression of who I am.
Almost untouched dewy skin with a few highlights is a look that is flattering on most women. A sweep of blusher such as MAC Power Blush in Pink Swoon (£19.50) makes the skin look as if it were lit from within. This almost candy pink satin-finished blusher gives a lovely soft sheen to the skin. It is uplifting and makes you look polished with hardly any effort. A little goes a long way, it is ideal for fair skins. If you have a darker complexion you may want to try Desert Rose.
Another product that featured strongly in its trend predications was MAC Lip Conditioner (£12). This moisturising balm not only ensures your lips do not dry out, it also give them a soft shine. You can wear it on its own or under lipstick. I have used it by itself during the day and added a smidgeon of MAC Lipstick in Snob (£16.50), a neutral light pink when I need some extra oomph.
This coming autumn, it has never been easier to be on-trend whether you want to wear a bright accent of colour or a delicate wash.
By Daralyn Danns