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SUMMER LOVIN’ How to pick the right makeup for your skin By Carlene Higgins
Bronze Finish This season, gorgeous beige-to-brown bronzers are more natural-looking (read: easier to wear) than the orange-based shades popular in the past. Add pop to the look of your bronzed skin with a creamy pastel lipstick. FLARE picks: The Body Shop Bronzing Powder in 03, $18.50. Lancôme Color Fever Lasting Radiance Sensual Lipcolor in Beige Everyday, $32. Dress, Buddhist Punk. Necklace, Tom Binns.
Sunset Eyes Go ahead and have a summer fling with colour. Why not brush on all the shades in your favourite new eyeshadow palette—the hues are harmonized to work together. We’re loving butter yellow, sunny orange and petal pink with a dash of teal eyeliner. FLARE pick: Clarins Instant Sun Light Shimmer Palette, $30. Dress, Matthew Williamson for H&M. Earrings, Marni.
How to pick the right tone for your skin
Bronze Finish Apply a bronzer a few shades darker than your skin tone to the high planes of your face (across your cheeks, forehead, chin and down your nose). If you have fair skin, choose a honey-hued bronzer. Medium skin tones radiate in golden-beige shades, while dark skin looks best in tawny bronze.
Sunset Eyes Try teal eyeliner (which looks gorgeous on all skin tones) instead of basic black for a burst of colour. For fair skin tones, play with shimmering shadows in pale yellow, pink and orange. Those shades laced with golden flecks suit medium skin. On darker tones, go for bold gold, copper and fuchsia.
Guerlain Terracotta Mineral Flawless Bronzing Powder in 01 Light, $69.
Annabelle Smudgeliner Eye Pencil in Wahine Blue, $8.50.
Nars Duo Eyeshadow in Scorching Sun, $38.
CK Calvin Klein Tempting Glimmer Sheer Crème Eyeshadow in Champagne Satin, $22.
For where-to-buy, see Stylesource. Hair and makeup, Simone Otis, Joe Fresh Beauty, www.artistgrouplimited.com; assistant fashion editor, Fiona Green. Model photography, Norman Wong; Product photography, Ivan Engler.
“Summer Lovin’ has been edited for FLARE.com; the complete story and where-to-buy appears in the June 2009 issue of FLARE.
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