Style tip Matte lipsticks can dry lips out. To treat flaky patches, mix a blob of olive oil with brown sugar and rub over lips. Apply Carmex Moisturizing Lip Balm, £2.69, before the lippy.
A full-on eye and lip look can be a bit scary. Avoid a fright night by choosing shades that will complement rather than fight against each other. A classic brown-based red such as Mac Viva Glam Lipstick in Viva Glam 1, £14 (1), works really well with the gold tones in Urban Decay Shadow Box, £27. Team with simple, loosely tousled hair by taking strands and curling with Diva Beach Curl Wand, £39.98. By tonging different-sized sections of hair, you’ll create a more natural-looking wave. Finish by spraying Percy & Reed Reassuringly Firm Session Hold Hairspray, £12, and gently brushing out the curl for laid-back cool.
Style tip Flawless skin is the key to this look – give mineral-based foundation a go with Bare Minerals Matte SPF15 Foundation, £25 (2). It conceals pores and evens skin tone to hide a multiple of skin sins without looking too heavy.
Avoid looking like you’re in fancy dress by going for dark midnight-blue hues rather than black eyeshadow. It will make blue peepers pop and add drama to brown eyes. Sleek i-Divine in Bad Girl, £7.99 (3), has three blue eyeshadow shades, so you can build the colour up or down depending on your preference. The key is in the blending. Apply with a Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow Brush, £23, starting with the lightest shade at the corner of the eye and the darkest in the socket line.
Style tip Make the eyes the main attraction and keep lips nude with a hint of gloss. Lipstick Queen Saint 10 Percent Pigment in Saint Natural, £18 (4) is perfect.