Sands Style, Singapore edition

Summer 2015


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trends How do you reinvent the red lip, that most-enduring classic trend of all? Do as the pros did at the Spring/Summer fashion shows: throw out the rule book and experiment with textures. A pop of bright colour slicked across the lips reigned supreme at all the big shows, but the trick was in the textures. Gently subverting any notion of retro fantasy by dialing up the gloss or down the sheen, they made the red lip cool for a new generation. Lashings of lipgloss were on show at Carolina Herrera, where Diane Kendall hailed "a lip-focused look created in an ombre selection of red shades", while at Antonio Berardi, doyenne of the cosmetics world Val Garland lacquered, lacquered and then lacquered lips more with myriad tubes of gloss and glitter to create a "cellophane-like" shine. At the other end of the spectrum, Erdem kept shine to a minimum with Garland painting lips in graduated shades of magenta. "The colour is deeper in the centre of the lip and paler towards the edges, like roses," she explained. Blooming lips, inspired by a bouquet of British roses, also informed make-up artist Wendy Rowe at Burberry. Amping up the pigment, this ruby-hued, semi-matte stamped-on lip makes a statement, and you don't need to overhaul your make-up bag to recreate the look. "An easy way to mattify your favourite lipstick is to take a single-ply tissue, press over the lip and dust translucent powder over the top using a fluffy eyeshadow brush," said Rowe. It's as easy as that. Picture credits: Burberry The Look • Condition is everything. Gently scrub your lips with an old, dry toothbrush to remove excess flaky skin and add a touch of lip balm to hydrate and plump. • Prime your lips with foundation. It removes any natural colour so that lipstick pops and lip gloss has a great base to adhere to. • Do as the pros do. "The lip pencil is an often-forgotten essential," says make-up artist Diane Kendall. "Use it to trace around the edges of the lip." This ensures colour stays in place. SHINE BRIGHT Will you go glossy or matte this season? asks Samantha Flowers 136 s u m m e r 2 0 15 |

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