With many of us having spent make-up-free months at home, you might be itching to dig through your cosmetics bag and play around with some looks, ready to impress your friends once lockdown restrictions lift.
But what’s on-trend these days? From laminated eyebrows to coloured mascara, Hannah Martin, make-up artist and resident beauty expert on Channel 5’s 10 Years Younger, has the answers.
No make-up make-up
Add balm to the lips to moisturise and plump, brush brows up, and then curl the lashes to open the eyes. To catch the light, spot highlight with oil onto the top of your cheeks, the bridge of your nose and brow bone.
Even out the skin tone with a hydrating tinted moisturiser to keep your complexion glowing throughout the day. Once done, add a touch of powder to the T-zone. Use a liquid blush on the cheeks for a longed-for dewy radiance.
Once you’ve dipped your Spoolie wand into the desired brow gel, brush the brows up towards the forehead and let the gel set for 30 seconds before pressing the brows down onto the skin.
Sweep a pale pink blush a little higher than usual - over the top of the cheekbones, temples, and crease of the eye. Add a matching (or clashing) lip and you’re good to go!
Hints of neon
A little can make a big statement. Add a dash of neon orange eyeliner to the outer corner of the eye, or a neon green shadow to the inner corner, for that fashion-forward look.
Going for bold emerald greens and punchy fuchsia pinks? Then keep the rest of your make-up simple so that it truly pops.
Powder lip stains
Using a firm lip brush, gently sweep a shadow right up to and slightly over the lip edge for a blurred, diffused look. Try experimenting with a powdered ombré shade by applying a deep pink to the middle of the lips. Once done, blend a lighter tone around the deep pink, and then finish off with an orange around the edge.
Switch up traditional diffused charcoals and greys (smokey eyes) with pale pinks, lilacs and yellow for a modern twist on an absolute classic.
Hannah recently demonstrated how to recreate these beauty trends in a free virtual masterclass on the Samsung KX Content Hub.