Monday, January 27, 2014
NEW WORK: Chicago Tribune
Q: Are multitasking products worth the hype and cost?
A: We're all busy women, so it's how to get the most of the products you're buying. I think the best example of a multitasker is the Eve Lom cleanser ($50-$135, Bloomingdale’s).
Q: What are you top tips for choosing the perfect foundation?
A: I'm very much a believer in liquid-based foundations. They're much more youthful looking. A powder base foundation often looks heavy on the skin and can be very aging.
Don't ever shop for a foundation online. You'll never get a sense of color and density of pigment on a computer. My recommendation is to come in a store, take off your makeup and have them color-match the side of your jaw.
Always match your jaw to your neck for a seamless look. Lots of people want something a little warmer to give them a glow. Forget it, it always looks fake; instead warm up your skin with bronzers and blushers.
Apply foundation with a brush so you don't waste as much. Kevyn Aucoin has the easiest-to-use foundation brush ($82, Space NK). It works like the pink Beautyblender sponge that the top makeup artists use, but it won't absorb the water from the foundation like a sponge.
Q: What are the hot trends for this season?
A: You've got two different defining looks coming through very strongly this winter.
First is a smoky eye for the evening, only this season it's more refined. Now there is a move away from the fake lashes we've seen of the last two to three years, with the extreme glamour girl look. Instead bring your eyelash curlers out of retirement and apply lashings of mascara.
Top tip: A thicker brush doesn't guarantee more volume. A smaller brush allows you to get to the base of the lash, thereby making them fuller.
The other extreme we're seeing is a really strong red lip.
Poppy King's Lipstick Queen collection ($22, Nordstrom) has many shades from a true red to deep burgundy.
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