Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Parlour Magazine Summer 2008 Beauty
Gone are the gilded bronzes of last summer. This season's makeup is subtle, sunkissed, and sexy.
Beauty guru Nicola Gavins of Cherry Blossom Makeup Artistry tells us that, "it's like you spent a day at the beach, not a month." You don't have to ditch your bronzers, just use them with a lighter touch.
Picture a lazy day at the beach, lovers squinting at each other through veils of lashes, freckeled noses, salty kisses and flushed cheeks. It's a virtual flight of whimsy featuring shell pink, moonlight platinum, sun-washed gold, and pebble grey.
And to translate this daydream into an evening out, glam it up with a flash of colour, be bold with a splash of electric blue on the eyes, or an acrid orange lip. The ethereal colour palette of the day is the perfect canvas for a hit of high drama.
Nicola recommends MAC Face and Body Foundation to keep skin looking flawless and hydrated morning to night. And this seasons must-have, dont-leave-home-without item? Sunscreen, and lots of it.
Words by Andrea Dorrans.
Makeup Artist Nicola Gavins, Photos by Ashley Champagne, hair by Lauren Hughes of Mousy Browns, model : Ravenne White for Mode Models