June 3rd, 2020
While lockdown measures are easing slightly, many are still at home; socialising and working online.
We asked Shiseido MUA and Ambassador Gregoris Pyrpylis to share a couple of make-up looks that are easy to create and lift the spirits. Perfect for either online meetings or virtual cocktail hour!
Look 1: The Happy Therapy Look
Low mood? Get out of the grey area and radiate the face.
Unify the skin with a light cushion-type foundation like Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Foundation (£39) or with a tinted cream that enhances the grain while maintaining a bare skin sensation! Add concealer if necessary.
Add definition to the look. Draw small hairs in the eyebrow line before brushing them upwards, curl the lashes and add mascara, ImperialLash MascaraInk (£25) for example.
Put a pop of color on the rounded cheekbones with a creamy blush, like the Blush Minimalist Whipped Powder (£32) in coral, peach or apricot tones. For a sunny effect, draw a W which starts from the top of the right cheekbone, descends under the cheek, goes up on the nose and makes a second V on the other side. On the lips, put a matching colored balm.
Spread the glow by placing a little liquid illuminator, Synchro Skin Illuminator (£33) for example, on the cheekbones, nose and forehead. Soak a large brush and tap to merge it with the skin.
Look 2: Perfect For Zoom Calls
You may have kept your pyjama bottoms on, but you can make sure your face is on fleek on screen.
Step 1: A Flawless Complexion
Start with a concealer to correct blemishes, pimples, redness and dark circles of course! Shiseido Synchro Skin Correcting GelStick Concealer (£29). Essential to correct the complexion without masking.
Step 2: Max Impact Eyes
To have a lively look, give the eyes some definition. Ideally, avoid black which hardens a little and use chocolate brown or plum shades instead. Pencil a line at the root of the lashes, to blend from the outside to the centre of the eye, and a few layers of mascara on the top lashes. ControlledChaos MascaraInk (£25).
Finally, brush your eyebrows upwards to open your eyes wide. If you’re a little tired, add a line of beige pencil to the lower lining of the eye. An illuminator tip in the inner corner also helps to enlarge the look.
Step 3: Neat Lips
To avoid a striated, slightly parched mouth, consider lip balm, coloured in coral or peach for a little extra shine. And if your signature is ultra matte red, don’t change anything and stay yourself! ColorGel LipBalm (£25).
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