Beauty Tips from Amanda Bell
As a make-up artist with over 20 years’ experience, working in high profile roles, such as the Head Make-up Artist at the BAFTAs, Lead Artist at London Fashion Week and as Lancôme’s National UK Make-up Artist and Trainer, I’ve seen make-up trends come and go … and then come around again! Among all that, there’s one shade that keeps popping up like a radiant bloom … Pink!
When it comes to bridal make-up, pink shades can have such a vital role to play in creating a beautifully vibrant, youthful and glowing look. So, I’ve put together a selection of my favourite products that create a sophisticated, wearable palette of shades for lips, eyes, skin and cheeks…
FOR THE LIPS
For a natural, soft hint of pink – Matte Revolution in Pillow Talk, Charlotte Tilbury and Lip Colour in 07 Pink Dusk, Tom Ford.
FOR A BRIGHT POP OF COLOUR
Confessions Refillable Lipstick in My Favourite, Hourglass and Rouge In Love in Pink Bonbon 361M, Lancôme.
FOR A BOLD STATEMENT
Precision Lip Liner in Grasse, NARS and Stay All Day Shimmer in Lume, Stila.
FOR A TOUCH OF SPARKLE
Liquid Fairy Lights in Rose Gold, Pixi by Petra and Rouge Coco Gloss in Icing 726, Chanel.
FOR THE EYES
Luxury Palette in Vintage Vamp, Charlotte Tilbury.
FOR THE CHEEKS
Starstruck Cheek and Lip Colour in Pale Blush, Rosie For Autograph.
FOR THE SKIN
Cover FX – Glitter Drops in Aurora.
DID YOU KNOW?
In chromology (the psychology of colour), pink has a hugely positive effect on our mood and emotions, evoking feelings of romance, love, affection and calm. It is a symbol of feminism and is regarded as a very powerful colour, showing a strong but softer side than its close sister – the more dangerous and seductive red.
MY TOP TIP…
Mix up the depth of shades. Use both warm and cool tones together and focus on one or two areas rather than co-ordinating the whole face. This way you’ll get a much more modern and timeless look, rather than a total retro flashback!
MY PERFECT PINK LIP SHADE IS…
Tom Ford Lip Colour in shade 07 (8), Pink Dusk. It has a luxuriously creamy texture, smooth colour glide, long-lasting results and THE most perfect natural warm pink glow.