Chase Aston’s energy and enthusiasm for making women look glamourous is infectious. As The Body Shop’s International Makeup Artist, he’s busy jet-setting around the globe—lending his magical makeup skills to celebrities, top models and industry experts. Here he provides the simple steps to achieve a sparkly holiday look.
FLARE: How can readers capture the look of the season?
Chase: This season, it’s all about a smokey eye with barely-there cheeks and nude lips. To spruce up your makeup bag, invest in a gray metallic eyeshadow, sheer blush, nude lip colour, and liquid eyeliner.
FLARE: What is the hottest makeup trend to watch this season?
Chase: For the eyes, it really is liquid eyeliner. But we’re seeing it in shimmery black, gray and bronze even, instead of the typical black and brown. A shimmery liner really adds a soft dimension to a smokey eye. And for the lips, nudes with gold hints are very of-the-moment and look perfect with a smokey eye.
FLARE: What is the colour palette of the season?
Chase: Metallic gray and silver on the eyes. Rich bronze and gold on the lips. Cheeks are barely there—so sheer is the way to go with blush.
FLARE: What should every woman’s makeup essential be this season?
Chase: A good matte foundation. Matte skin is the key to carry off the metallic look of the season.