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Build your blush and bronzer

Build your blush and bronzer

Start off with a hint of colour, building it in layers until you’ve created the right effect. To avoid splashing on too much at once, dip your brush into your blush or bronzer and then tap your brush on the heel of your palm to release excess powder.

Make small eyes look bigger

Make small eyes look bigger

To create the illusion of bigger eyes, avoid heavy eye make-up – you want to open the eye right up, not weigh it down. Stick to lighter, more neutral shades from your lashline up to your brow, keeping darker shadow at the crease and below. Darker shades should extend from … Read more

Use baby powder to give limp locks oomph

Use baby powder to give limp locks oomph

From Anthony Nader, of RAW Anthony Nader in Sydney: Toinject some extra oomph into your ‘do, use some good old-fashioned baby powder or cornstarch. Just sprinkle it generously on the roots and workit through with your fingers – oils will disappear and your hair will appear fuller. This is especially … Read more

How to: Always get the perfect cut

How to: Always get the perfect cut

Trevor Sorbie tends some of the most famous tresses in celebritydom and is regarded by many as the best hairdresser in the world. So he has more than a few hairdressing tricks up his sleeve. But asked for his best ever piece of advice, Sorbie says, “Whatever else you do, … Read more

Look 10 years younger in 10 minutes

Look 10 years younger in 10 minutes

“My favourite trick for brightening a mature face is to apply blusher on the brow bone,” says make-up artist Nikki Lovrich. “Many women are scared of blush, after over doing it in the ’80s, yet a warm, rosy tone across the cheeks and eyes can work wonders for a sallow … Read more

Lighten up dark circles

Lighten up dark circles

Disguise dark under eye circles by reflecting light away from shadows with a slick of illuminiser. While concealer alone can weigh heavy on the eye area and actually highlight discolouration, a little illuminiser over the top makes skin appear lighter and brighter. Apply it under each eye and gently blend … Read more

How to: Disguise redness and sunburn

How to: Disguise redness and sunburn

Make-up artist Elsa Morgan tells how to tone down a bright red nose after a long day in the sun: “I use a green-based concealer to counterbalance the redness of sunburned patches – but subtlety is the key here! You need a light hand and you must blend it properly. … Read more

Zap those zits

Zap those zits

Anna Field, owner of the infamous Paddington Beauty Room in Sydney, is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to skin solutions. Her ultimate spot stopper? She tells: “the best product I’ve come across is La Prairie’s CPS Blemish Control.”  The key, she says, is to act early, which can … Read more

Foundation follows eyes

Foundation follows eyes

“My secret is to apply foundation after your make-up and lip colour. You can still use an eye or lip base first and, once you brighten your face with some colour, you might see that you don’t need that much coverage after all. It stops you going overboard on foundation, … Read more

Oh-Min’s backstage beauty secrets

Oh-Min’s backstage beauty secrets

It’s weird how you’ll tell your hairdresser things you haven’t even mentioned to your mum, isn’t it? Maybe it’s all those hours we spend with them over the years, or perhaps the fumes from all that hair dye just get us loose-lipped and giddy. Who knows?  But one thing’s for … Read more

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