By Amy Lawrenson
At Aquascutum make-up artist Lucia Pieroni confessed she swears by four eyeshadows (that she houses in a customisable palette from MAC, pictured below) for filling in brows. The four shades - Omega, Copperplate, Concrete and Typographic - can be blended to suit any eyebrow for a subtle or bold look. What's more, because they're eyshadows you can use them on the lids to create everything from a chic day look right up to a full-on smoky eye.
At Spijkers en Spijkers Lan Nguyen used The Body Shop Brow & Liner Kit, £10, in the lightest shade to contour models' cheeks. For contouring you want a matte powder, like the ones in the kit, rather than a shimmery finish. Why? Well, a matte texture gives the illusion of shadow and depth, where highlighter gives the illusion of volume which is why you use shimmer to make cheekbones and the cupid's bow look fuller. The brow powder goes on really subtly which is ideal for cheating great bone structure.
Finally at Temperley Val Garland blended two lipsticks onto cheeks L'Oreal Rouge Caress Lipstick in Lovely Rose and Impulsive (a pretty pink and an apricot hue), before using L'Oreal Paris True Match Blush in Santal Rose over Rouge Caress Lipstick in Tempting Lilac on the lips to create a matte finish. I have it on good authority from the L'Oreal Paris PR that the lipsticks can be used on cheeks and won't clog pores. The Rouge Caress lipstick isn't out now, but I will give you a heads up when it is.
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