This season, we’re all about the small touches that make a big difference so we’ve teamed up with Bullring & Grand Central for The Art of Style to bring you the best products for fuss-free makeup.
The key to mastering the art of a deep bold lip is all in the liner. After applying a nourishing lip balm, carefully draw an outline in a deep berry or brown liner before applying Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Glastonberry, £24, Selfridges. We recommend the NYX Slide On Lip Liner Pencil in Dark Soul, £6, Boots for an affordable option or Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Liner in Bad Romance, £18, Selfridges for a high-end pout.
Combine Clear Lipglass, £15.50, MAC with a loose pigment to create an ethereal eye look. Perfect for the summer months, this alternative to a matte eye is an easy way to change your look without buying loads of new products. Lightly pat the gloss onto your shadow and you’re good to go!
The Golden Touch
If you’re bored of conventional eyeshadow, graphic eyes are actually a lot simpler to achieve than they may initially seem. At the moment, we’re loving standout metallics, so try Always Sharp 3D Liner in Antiqued Green with Gold, £17, Smashbox or Liquid Eyeliner in The Future is Gold, £8.90, Kiko Cosmetics for a gorgeous golden eye. To avoid overdoing it, try to keep the base and lips minimal.
Making Me Blush
Blusher is often overlooked in favour of bronzer and contour, but it’s an important part of any makeup routine. Not only will it add a natural flush to your face, but it will add shape to make you look fresh-faced and youthful. Cheek tints are great if you’re in a bit of a rush and both the Benefit Posietint Poppy-Pink Tinted Lip & Cheek Stain, £25.50, John Lewis and Chanel Rouge Coco Lip Blush in Teasing Pink, £28, John Lewis also double up as a lip stain!
The last thing you want in the warmer months is thick, cakey foundation so opt for a BB cream for a natural ‘barely there’ look and feel. Designed to give you a subtle coverage, the Actively Correcting & Beautifying BB Cream, £24.50, Kiehl’s or Daily Protection BB Cream, £9.90, Kiko Milano both have SPF coverage, so you can protect your skin as the heat rises.
The Perfect Glow
The phrase ‘strobing’ refers to a technique of highlighting without contouring; apply the Strobe Cream, £12, MAC all over the face to instantly rejuvenate and boost the apparance of dull skin, or for a super affordable option, the Revolution Strobe Highlighter in Flash, £3, Superdrug is a great choice.
The Art of Style is a week-long event at Bullring & Grand Central, celebrating all thing fashion, beauty and art. To download the PLUS app and discover the brand new Style Seeker feature alongside exclusive rewards, click here.
All products available at Bullring & Grand Central. Models: Kiera at Leni’s and Cecile at Bookings, Hair: Chris Harris-Gibbs, Makeup: Chrissie Trattos, Photography: RileyRaven