Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Glow on and Freshen Up Your Look; Is Your Beauty Routine Getting out of Date? as the New Season Creeps Up Lisa Haynes Has Tips to Give Your Make-Up a Makeover

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Glow on and Freshen Up Your Look; Is Your Beauty Routine Getting out of Date? as the New Season Creeps Up Lisa Haynes Has Tips to Give Your Make-Up a Makeover

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Byline: Lisa Haynes

SPRING is the time to freshen up your look. If you've failed on a detox regime, this season's make-up is all about creating - or faking - that elusive healthy glow.

"The main thread throughout the season is the idea of outdoor, day-lit beauty," explains M.A.C's director of make-up artistry, Terry Barber. "We used oils, highlighters and even super-fine glitters to emulate dewdrop skin and flickers of sunlight."

The mantra is: 'skin is in'. So if super-green juices just aren't your thing, digest this season's key beauty trends instead.

DAY GLOW WHOLESOME femininity is key to this raw and rugged natural look, as if exposed to the elements on a spring day. It's nonchalant, fresh and should get people second-guessing about a no make-up look.

"A dewy finish is simply more feminine than a matte one," says Terry. "Use highlights and emollient textures to emulate the way that light falls on fresh, young skin."

Ditch the fake tan and bronzing powders and achieve an organically beautiful look by patting on cream blushes and sculpting creams.

SHEER COLOUR BRIGHTS and pastels have been given a soft-focus makeover this season with sheer washes. A palette of hazy pastels like lilac, peach and eggshell blue are used strategically to brighten the face and play up features for a subtle statement. It's a natural, yet tinted, effect.

"All the shades I'm using this season have a fleshy tone to them," says M.A.C make-up artist Lucia Pieroni.

"It's all about playing with the tones that exist naturally on and within the skin."

L'Oreal Paris Miss Manga Mega Volume Mascara, PS8.99, Boots/ Superdrug L'Oreal Paris Lumi Magique Instant Radiance Enhancer, PS10.99, Boots/ Superdrug LOUD LIPS CLASSIC orange, true red, bright cerise - pick a bright to make your pout go hypercolour for spring.

These high-wattage lips are packed with pigment but particularly dense in the centre and blurred at the edges to tone down the outline.

"Don't be afraid to blur your lip line, use a cotton bud to soften the edge for a more subtle look," says Val Garland, L'Oreal Paris make-up artist.

"If you want a perfect pout, use a lip liner to define the edge - this will keep the lipstick where you want it, inside the line. …

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