Trend Alert! Shine on Skin

By Amy Lawrenson


I'm giving you a head up here: next season skin is king. There's been little colour (apart from the odd red lip or coral eye), instead the complexion has been taking centre stage at most shows including Sass & Bide, Topshop Unique, House of Holland, Holly Fulton and Paul Smith.


To get the look you'll need good skin, start saving for facials. If you want to fake it now, product wise concealer, foundation and highlighter are key. I love MAC Face & Body which gives skin a dewy, almost mannequin finish and was used at Paul Smith.


Plenty of make-up artists, including Andrew Gallimore at Holly Fulton, Lucia Pica at House of Holland and Petros Petrohilos at Paul Smith, have been plundering MAC's supply of Shine Mixing Medium used to highlight cheekbones and add gloss to lids. It's a Pro product but you can get your hands on it at the MAC store on Fouberts Place, London, or give the shop a call - you can buy over the phone and they'll post it out to you (0870 192 5555).

At Topshop Unique, make-up artist Hannah Murray used just one product on skin at the show - Topshop's Skin Glow in light, £10, you can buy it now online here. Its texture is quite loose so you can mix it with your liquid foundation to add a delicate pearlescent sheen or to target high points like cheek and brow bones.

If you want something solely for tactical highlighting, my favourite is MAC Cream Colour Base in Pearl and Luna, £13.50 each.

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