I love a smoky eye (I wore it for my wedding), but layering gloss over the top feels a little odd in theory. In practice its surprisingly wearable. Having followed Lisa's tutorial and layered a smudgy smoke under Hula gloss to intensify the brown, I liked how it added intensity to the colour whilst looking a little worn in. I'm not good with selfies, so it took 6 visits to the #ELLEphotobooth to get an acceptable picture, but the gloss stayed put the whole time, making me an eye gloss convert. I even wore the look the next day for work...
I'm a big fan of glossy skin which I constantly spy backstage at fashion week. And yes, I have been known to use lipgloss as a highlighter before. Here I simply blended a little of the Coralista gloss onto the tops of my cheekbones, smudged a touch onto my eyelids and applied to my lips. Surprisingly the shine wasn't too much (the rest of my complexion I kept matte) and the texture not too sticky. The downside? I have a few pesky spots right now and gloss can make a blemished complexion look oily. Remember to cover any imperfections first and go easy, layer the gloss up - it's easier to add than take away.
Verdict: A 'catwalk' look that actually works in real life.
Firstly, I applied a bold matte lipstick as a base before layering over my Coralista gloss. Next I added two extra coats just on the middle of my lips for a 3D vinyl effect. Then the ultimate lipgloss test - have your picture taken in a photobooth with a wind machine (bottom right picture) and if the gloss doesn't stick to your hair you're on to a winner. It passed with flying colours.
Verdict: A really easy way to update your make-up with minimal effort.