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Beauty Inspiration

What’s your beauty personality?

Has your make-up look stopped working for you? Perhaps you’ve never actually found ‘the one’. Or maybe you just want to try something new but don’t know where to start. Wherever you’re at, there is a look out there for you – to find it, all you need to do is take our quiz…


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The Enhancer

FOCUS ON ONE FEATURE Make-up artist Megumi Matsuno, who created these looks, highlighted lips with a bold matte pout. ‘This orangey red lipstick suits most skin tones,’ says Megumi. Our favourite? New Rimmel London Kate Matte Lipstick in 101, £5.49/549 points.

LESS IS MORE A statement lip needs only a light sweep of eyeshadow and black mascara to accompany it. Try Origins Peeper Pleaser Powder Eye Shadow in Cream Puff, see in store or online for price, and Lancôme Définicils Mascara, £23.50/2,350 points.

BRUSH BROWS Pencilled-in brows are high maintenance, so keep them neat with a gel, such as New Benefit Gimme Brow Volumising Brow Gel, £18.50/1,850 points.

USE A BARELY-THERE BASE ‘CC creams are lighter and give skin a soft-focus finish,’ advises Megumi. We love Max Factor CC Cream, £9.99/999 points (30ml).


The Naturalist

START WITH PRIMER ‘This helps blur wrinkles, pigmentation and pores, and gives your base staying power,’ says make-up artist Megumi Matsuno.
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, £26/2,600 points, does the job brilliantly.

ACE YOUR BASE Look like you’re wearing zilch on your face with a light base. Try Max Factor Miracle Touch Foundation, £12.99/1,299 points, which goes on sheer but gives full coverage – even on the most uneven skin.

ADD A HEALTHY GLOW ‘To help skin look like it’s radiating with health, blend a highlighter onto your cupid’s bow and the inner corners of eyes,’ suggests Megumi. Our choice? N°7 Instant Radiance Highlighter Boots Exclusive £9.95/995 points.

‘If lashes are long and dark, leave them naked and apply brown eyeshadow along your lash line for definition,’ says Megumi. We love NYX Nude Matte Shadow in Maybe Later Boots Exclusive £4/400 points.


The Glamazon

APPLY YOUR BASE WITH A SPONGE ‘This gives a flawless finish,’ says make-up artist Megumi Matsuno. We love Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge, £5.99/599 points.

ADD A TWIST TO TRADITION Gloss up red lips with Elizabeth Arden Crystal Clear Lip Gloss, £17/1,700 points. And make your feline flick pop with white pencil on the lower waterline. Try NYX Slide On Eye Pencil in Pure White Boots Exclusive £5/500 points.

DEFINE BROWS ‘Add highlighter just under the brow arch to define your brow shape,’ advises Megumi. Our must-have? Seventeen Eye Eye Crayon in Iced Boots Exclusive £3.99/399 points.

LIGHTEN UP ‘Avoid your make-up looking flat by adding highlights to your skin,’ Megumi says. Apply Collection Speedy Highlighter, £3.99/399 points, over foundation on the areas where light naturally hits the face, such as cheekbones.


The Chameleon

BREAK THE RULES… and experiment! Use a thin brush, such as Tweezerman Line Glider Brush, £11.95/1,195 points, to draw NYX Hot Singles Eye Shadow in Lol Boots Exclusive 3.50/350 points, under your eye and above the socket.

REBEL WITH CAUTION! Step away from the make-up bag before you go too wild. Dialling up eyes? Take it easy on your lips with just a slick of lip balm to help them stay flake-free. Try Carmex Cherry Moisturising Lip Balm, £2.69/269 points.

CLUMP YOUR LASHES Make a statement with mascara by allowing your lashes to clump. ‘It was a strong trend this season,’ says make-up artist Megumi Matsuno. ‘Add a third coat to get the spidery look.’

LET SKIN SHINE Wow eyes demand a natural, dewy complexion. After applying foundation, sweep YSL Top Secrets Instant Moisture Glow, £29.50/2,950 points (40ml), over your T-zone and cheekbones.

Words Danielle Hine and Donna Francis Main photography Oliver Shearing Still-life photography Pixeleyes Stock photography Getty Images, Imaxtree, Beauty direction Donna Francis Styling Pamela Harris at Carol Hayes Hair Donna Allen at Carol Hayes Make-up Megumi Matsuno at Carol Hayes Nails Chisato at Terri Manduca Model Elif at Storm


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