Seeing Double

By Amy Lawrenson

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Doubling up products has been the trend at two shows today.At Julien Macdonald make-up artist James Kaliardos used L'Oreal Studio Secrets High-Definition foundation to match the models' complexions and then instead of contouring with a powder, he used the same foundation in a darker shade. "This keeps skin less powdery and stops the face from looking too flat" James told me.  The eyes were also a combination of two shades. L’Oreal Studio Secrets mono eyeshadow in 581 (a champagne) was used all over the lid, then Chrome Intensity eyeshadow in Cocoa Mania (a bronze-brown) in the creases to create a rounded, contoured eye.

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Over at Margaret Howell Sam Bryant said she always uses two cream blushers on models. 'It looks real to have different tones in the blusher, just like skin has lots of different tones'.The key to always getting blusher right is to pair a tan or apricot shade used as a contour and then pink to add a pop of colour to the apples. Just remember this works whether you're using powder or creams - just don't mix and match the texture.

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