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Make your spring look sexier and bolder than ever by Carlene Higgins


POWER PLAY
Make your spring look sexier and bolder than ever


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DOUBLE IMPACT Play up eyes and lips in bold colour. It’s a dramatic fall makeup statement that cropped up on spring runways. RUNWAY INSPIRATION Chanel HOW TO GET THE LOOK Shop for eyeshadow and lip colour formulations that are sheer and blendable, says Gordon Espinet, vice-president of makeup artistry for M.A.C. It’s the key to pulling off bright eye and lip combinations without looking costumey. FLARE PICKS Yves Rocher Couleurs Nature Velvet Mousse Eyeshadow in Bronze Green, $16. Revlon Super Lustrous Shiny Sheers in Sheer Cherry Pop, $9.50. Dress, 6267, George C. Earrings, Daniel Espinosa Jewelry; necklace, Fabrice; gloves, Portolano, Accessity

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BRIGHTENING The perfect alternative to the bronzing craze of faux-tan worshippers Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Richie. Instead of shading with bronzer to create a summer look, many backstage pros created a bright spring look using highlighters, says Espinet. RUNWAY INSPIRATION Malandrino HOW TO GET THE LOOK Reach for a pink, beige or peach shade that’s lighter than your natural skin tone. We love handy cream formulas that you can easily dab onto the top of your cheekbones with your fingers. FLARE PICKS Giorgio Armani Cosmetics Radiant Pigments in 18, $35. Cargo SuedeBlush in Sunshine Coast, $26. Top, Joeffer Caoc. Earrings, Daniel Espinosa Jewelry; bracelet, Fabrice.

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LOOK-AT-ME LIPSTICK Full-coverage lipstick that holds the richest colour. For years, sheer lip gloss has been every gal’s mainstay, but makeup pros are falling for lipstick once again. “Lipstick feels very sophisticated and grown up,” says Espinet. RUNWAY INSPIRATION Lanvin HOW TO GET THE LOOK With the help of a beauty-counter pro, find the ultimate bright lipstick that suits your skin tone. If you’re shy about bold colour, dab on the lipstick with your finger for a more subtle look. FLARE PICKS M.A.C Lustre Lipstick in Rozz Revival, $16.50. Sisley Hydrating Long Lasting Lipstick in L30, $48. Top, Autumn Cashmere. Jewelry, Fabrice.

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CONTOURING A professional makeup artist’s trick, using highlights and shadow, to fake killer cheekbones (à la Jerry Hall during her ’70s runway heyday) RUNWAY INSPIRATION Zac Posen HOW TO GET THE LOOK Find a compact with two or three shades of powdered blush in a warm tone. Brighten the centre of your face using the lightest shade, sweep the mid-tone over your cheekbones, then brush the darkest shade over the outer angles of your face, says Espinet. FLARE PICKS Stila Contouring Trio, $48. Cover Girl TruCheeks in 3, $9. Shirt, Old Navy. Earrings, Daniel Espinosa Jewelry; scarf, Hermès; rings, Fabrice. Hair and makeup, Tony Masciangelo, Darren Z, Plutino Group; styling, Rita Leifhebber, www.artistgrouplimited.com. For where-to-buy, see the online shopping directory.

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