Tried and tested: SAG Awards beauty

As well as lusting over Margot Robbie’s feather embellished Miu Miu dress and Susan Sarandon’s plunging sequinned number from Alberta Feretti at the recent Screen Actors Guild Awards, we were also taking note of the A-lists’ make-up looks.Recreat…

As well as lusting over Margot Robbie’s feather embellished Miu Miu dress and Susan Sarandon’s plunging sequinned number from Alberta Feretti at the recent Screen Actors Guild Awards, we were also taking note of the A-lists’ make-up looks.

Recreate the top trends with these must-have beauty products.

MAC Lipstick – Matte, Velvet Teddy

Margot Robbie slayed it in the beauty stakes, and we’ve found the perfect lipstick match in this MAC shade. Although it’s matte, Velvet Teddy is non drying and SUPER long lasting. Perfect for day and night, this MAC classic is a real beauty winner.

Mary Kay Mineral Eye Colour in Rose Gold – 4/5

Halle Berry made sure her eyes did all the talking on the big night, with bronze shadow on her lids and lash line, and an added pop of intensity with some clever inner-eye strobing. Mary Kay’s eyeshadow in Rose Gold is a great copycat shade, that lasts for hours. Apply over primer to make sure the powder has real staying power, but be careful of stray pigments that fall onto the cheek during application. Add more layers if you’re after a bolder hue.

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Tesoro – 3/5

Madeline Brewer made a real style statement at the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards in a nude Reem Acra gown which she complemented with a swipe of orange-red lipstick. To emulate the warm hue, Stila’s Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Tesoro is a good option, as it offers a very flattering red based orange. It features a creamy-matte finish, and nourishing vitamin E and avocado oil, but it isn’t entirely budge-proof and requires re-application every couple of hours.

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Six of the best kiss-proof lipsticks

A long-wearing, smudge-proof lipstick that survives all night is pretty much the holy grail when it comes to lipstick.Unless you’re deliberately planning to recreate the smudged lip look that permeated the Autumn/Winter 17 catwalks, with Valentine’s …

A long-wearing, smudge-proof lipstick that survives all night is pretty much the holy grail when it comes to lipstick.

Unless you’re deliberately planning to recreate the smudged lip look that permeated the Autumn/Winter 17 catwalks, with Valentine’s Day on the horizon, a long-lasting lip bullet will be your best friend if you have plans to pucker up.

While some long-wear formulas can leave lips feeling dry and flaky, these picks will guarantee a kissable pout for hours. It is however, best to prep your lips before a potential encounter with a good base like Blistex Lip Serum, which works instantly to hydrate lips and create softness. It immediately absorbs into lips and creates a smoothing primer to grip whatever shade you put on top. And for a super soft pout, try Skyn ICELAND Plumping Lip Gels, a 10-minute plumping gel patch designed to improve the look, fullness and overall health of lips.

Read on for the best lippies for puckering up.

Pat McGrath MatteTrance in Elson

The fashion world’s most in demand make-up artist has created her own make-up line, including this richly-pigmented deep red with blue undertones. It goes on opaque for a mesmerizingly modern matte finish.

Marc Jacobs Le Marc Liquid Lip Crayon in How Rouge

A lip crayon is perfect for a relaxed day time date, helping you to achieve full, kissable lips in one swipe. Jacobs’ 16 hour built in wear means you can go in fearlessly for plenty of smudge-proof smooching.

YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Stain in 10 Carmin Statement

This liquid lipstick offers a lightweight finish with a bold colour pay-off, making you easily forget you’re even wearing lipstick. Despite that, it has remarkable staying power and won’t disappear like those glasses of wine.

Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lipstick in Temptation

The ever reliable Laura Mercier’s Velour lipstick will stay in place through dinner and beyond (wink) so you can enjoy the food you love without worrying about losing your vibrant lip colour.

NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment in Just What I Needed

NARS’ liquid lipstick dries to a smooth matte finish that won’t move or crack on your lips. Intense colour coverage is combined with ultra-flexible long-wear that applies like an ink on lips for a night out with no worries of smudging.

MAC Matte Lipstick in Velvet Teddy

If you’re particularly conscious about lipstick transfer with a bold red, or perky pink, a pout-enhancing nude shade, like MAC’s Velvet Teddy will give you peace of mind, and it will stay in place all night.

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2018 make-up predictions

With a new year comes a host of new make-up trends. From glowing skin, as seen at the Golden Globe Awards, to graphic eyes, we spoke to Denise Rabor, International Make-up Artist and Founder of WOW Beauty, for the lowdown on the trends to expect in 201…

With a new year comes a host of new make-up trends. From glowing skin, as seen at the Golden Globe Awards, to graphic eyes, we spoke to Denise Rabor, International Make-up Artist and Founder of WOW Beauty, for the lowdown on the trends to expect in 2018.


Glowing skin


Mandy Moore, Alison Brie and Gal Gadot were among the beauties who boasted luminous skin at the star-studded awards ceremony, and it’s a look that’s not to difficult to recreate. “To perfect this look, ensure your skin is in good condition well cleansed and moisturised,” Denise told us. “This look is very minimalistic so don’t go overboard with the foundation and try to stick to a foundation with a lighter coverage or no foundation at all!”


Highlight


To continue the luminous skin theme, grab a highlighting stick.”Highlight is super on trend for the season – use it in the areas of your face you want to accentuate the most, whether it be the nose, cheekbones etc. and also use it in the inner corner of your eyes to make them really pop!” Denise explained.


Graphic eye make-up


“Graphic eye makeup has been seen all over the catwalks for S/S 2018. Use a liquid eyeliner and create a graphic, sharp, edgy liner to create this look or take inspiration from the iconic Amy Winehouse, create an overdrawn, graphic, feline flick,” Denise smiled.


Bold, brushed up brows


Take inspiration from stars like Cara Delevingne for this trend. “Use an eyebrow powder or pencil to give your brows some definition and then use an eyebrow spoolie (mascara brush) to brush through the brows and give the appearance of more fullness,” she said.


Red lips


Another trend more than evident at the Golden Globes was that of the classic red lip. “Be sure to use a lip liner in a similar shade to your red lipstick first and apply this around the lips and to fill in your lips to keep the colour lasting longer,” Denise advised.


Long lashes


It’s worth investing in a decent mascara for this trend. “Apply an extra layer or two of mascara on your lashes or alternatively, apply fake eyelashes on the top and bottom of your eyes to create a ‘doll like’ look,” Denise grinned.

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