The new rule of make-up

According to Gucci Westman, Aaron de Mey, Dick Page and a host of other leading make-up artists I’ve spoken to over the past couple of months, the new rule of beauty is there are no rules.


Don’t take products so literally, they’re all saying. Remember that make-up is an art not a game of paint-by-numbers.

I’ve always mixed, matched, mis-matched and made up my make-up as I go along, so it’s great to have professional endorsement for my beauty experiments.

Here are some of my favourite ways to get creative with make-up:

1. I mix my base with a little MAC Strobe Cream, £20.06, for extra radiance or a dot of lip balm to achieve extra dewiness.


2. I use concealer on my eyelids to even out the skin tone, brighten my eyes and provide a good base for eye shadow or whatever’s to follow.

3. I use MAC Tinted Lip Conditioner SPF 15, £10.28, in Virtuous Violet to give my lips a sexy, stained look. Then I dab some on my cheeks for a natural flush.

4. Belmacz Blitz Gold Leaf Eye Shadow, £26, is a brilliant multi-use product. I pat it on my lips before applying gloss or lipstick to add fullness and shimmer, and also down the bridge of my nose as a highlighter.

5. Jemma Kidd Define Stay-Put Eyeliner, £14.68, in Sedona is a gently sparkling bronze that’s soft enough to use as an eye shadow.

Click here to find out how the experts are working this new trend in our latest feature, Shake-up Your Make-up.

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