Posted on December 5, 2011

My Beauty Bible

Beauty/ Movie & Books/ Romantique
I love reading through beauty books and my favourite beauty book is “Express Make-up” by Australian Make-up artist Rae Morris.
Her beautiful photos provide a step-by-step guide on how to achieve different looks for people of all ages.
A colour chart gives insight on which colours to use for your individual eyecolour and which neutral colours fit all.
Here is a summary of her best tips:
  • If you are unsure which looks suit you, just pick a celebrity who’s your age and colouring, i.e.  you are blond, pale, over 40, take inspiration from Cate Blanchett’s  make-up .
  • Never use powder over your makeup, even if you have oily skin. Powdery, cakey makeup can instantly age you. Instead opt for dewy, shiny make up and use blotting papers to control excess shine.
  • Don’t go overboard on eyeliner under the eye. Use it on the top to get some lift.
  • Avoid dark lipstick. As you age, your lips sag and are more lined and harsh lippie draws attention to this. Try softer colours.
  • Bronzer is meant for skin that already is lightly tanned. If you are very pale, get a spray tan and then mix a little bronzer with peachy pinkish blushes, never brown.

Rae illustrates in her book which areas of the face to highlight

One of her looks, the aubergine velvet eye for brown eyes

The book also features many looks for mature skin. Rae is working on a new book  especially dedicated to the skin over 40 and how to use makeup to look younger without having to go under the knife!

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