Beauty world beauty Q&A: Great British make-up on a mini break

Don’t go overboard with black, no one wants a contoured forehead This week’s ultimate beauty question: how does make-up look during a holiday? It can be incredibly tempting to raid your suitcase to mask…

Beauty world beauty Q&A: Great British make-up on a mini break

Don’t go overboard with black, no one wants a contoured forehead

This week’s ultimate beauty question: how does make-up look during a holiday? It can be incredibly tempting to raid your suitcase to mask our cold, grey weather.

Whether wearing a pot of gloss over loose powder, smudged liner under shadow, even skipping foundation altogether, if this seasonal make-up trend is taking off, we want to know more.

This week’s panel has proved that pouty lips are a must for cosmopolitan women on holiday. There were no heavy smoky eyes or dramatic eyebrows. Instead we asked a few make-up insiders if they had a go at this latest seasonal trend.

Anna Dembinski, director of make-up and celebrity make-up artist at Elemis London, chose Vichy Aqua Eyes in Rose. “These eyeshadow pencils are full of pigment, making them an essential for, say, a red-carpet night look.” The colour is lightweight, and, Anna says, “With the faintest touches of colour, the liner diffuses, so there is no need to create a smokey eye.” For lips Anna used NYX Eyeshadow and lipgloss in Toothpaste. “As it’s the first day of holiday, I made sure to provide a natural-looking base with a natural-looking colour of Cream Colour in Classic Pomegranate.”

There were no major, heavyweight eyeshadow trends to report from the panel. Instead, Magda Gerasimowicz of Pixi tipped me to choose an illuminating eye shadow colour for daytime, either Bourjois The One Extra Colour 20 Marlene, £13.50, or the version by Charlotte Tilbury, £22.50, in Magic Red. “It’s not a heavy, smudging shade that smudges after just a quick flick of the liner, but one that it more gentle strokes, that will result in a flawless and effortless finish.”

Diana Tourtière, creative make-up artist at The Chic Alchemist, put a little sparkle on her otherwise neutral face. “Use a little shimmery bronze as eyeliner in lid, and if you feel it is appropriate, use a shiny bronzer on cheekbones. Using a highlighter is definitely something that can be done on the first day of holiday, and with a little bit of warmth here and there, should suit all skin tones.” Diana chose Crayola by Chanel, £45, in Plum and NYX M.A.C Liner in Cherry, £2.

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Melaniee Mita, beauty editor at i-D magazine, was a little more reserved. “I’d recommend highlighting where you need to. It’s a bit on the heavy side and would have a beige-hued base, but once that’s dry you just need a bit of blush in that area and then the eyes,” says Melaniee. She used Sublime Color Spritzer on her eyes, and a shimmery bronze on cheekbones. “It’s a really nice reflective shade that you can apply anywhere from anywhere in the room.” She topped her cheeks with Rimmel Blacktrack Illuminator and Swarovski Moon Shake Lashes in Heavenly Radiance. And then what? “You could be wearing it the whole time! If that’s something you fancy do it.”

• Expert panel: Anna Dembinski; Magda Gerasimowicz; Diana Tourtière; Diana Tourtière. View the full panel on the next page

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