Make 2020 the year when you focus on the positives and not the negatives. Let’s face it, no one is perfect, and we all have things that we don’t like about ourselves; wobbly bits, wrinkles and crinkles, bags and sags, to name but a few.
Now is the time to focus on your good bits, and sometimes all you need is a little help to make the most of what you have.
Don’t Banish Those Winter Blues!
Pantone, the company that provides a universal language of colour, has announced that the colour of 2020 is Classic Blue. It’s a safe option after Living Coral of 2019 and Ultra Violet of 2018, but one that is fairly easy to incorporate into your make up bag. .
It’s a real winner for those that can wear it as an eye shadow, or as a lipstick: Deeps. If you have a light complexion, remember to ‘lighten’ it, and if you are lucky with a beautiful red hair ‘warm’ it up! and if you have Soft muted look make it less overpowering.
Your lipstick is probably the biggest game changer in your make-up bag. Wearing the right shade can elevate your whole look by several notches. You’ll look put together even if you’re not! Always start with a primer that will control ‘feathering’ and help to keep the lipstick in place.
If you wear a lip pencil, colour in the whole of the lips, so you’re not left with an ageing line when your lipstick wears off. You can also play around with different colour lip liners; go deeper to add intensity to your lipstick. Or use a pencil two or three shades darker than your lipstick to add fullness at the bow and middle of the bottom lip.
Finally, choose a lipstick shade that compliments your colouring. Here are my favourite shades right now:
Lights: Red Velvet (to cheer up the darkest of days)
Deeps: Mahogany (as mysterious and deep as you)
Warms: Spiced Peach (a fresh new colour for a new year)
Cools: Soft Mauve (with a pinky-purple hue)
Clears: Cerise (because you can)
Softs: Chiffon (the perfect nude)