Zits, dry lips, dark circles and bags under the eyes... every makeup artist has their own quick fix bag of tricks. Mine is stored in this tiny container and kept in my standby bag. These few precious items will always be with me on set, in one form or another. This is the pack of instantly effective remedies to problems I am faced with very frequently. The Khiel's Eye Alert with shrink eye bags in a matter of seconds, and the Garnier SOS Pen works miracles on nasty blemishes. Eye drops, floss, lash glue and alcohol cleaning pads are simply basics, And even though I carry larger amounts of IPA and sun protection, I like to have sample sizes handy, just in case I need a minuscule standby bag in tricky locations...like when I'm climbing boulders to get that perfect sunset shot on the beach!?!
And so it is with colour in makeup. If all you ever look for is either "nude" or "natural", then you're missing out on the playful side of makeup. And spring and summer are designed for fun and frivolity, in my opinion. It doesn't have to be a crazy kaleidoscope of colour on your face...just pick one area: eyes, cheeks or lips. Lips are the easiest. You can go from the palest pink to the deepest plum or beyond, and every new colour holds another spark for the imagination. Eyes can be a challenge, but meet it with a sense of humour if you must. Play and be brave. But cheeks are my favourite to play with: I'm lightyears beyond just apricot or rose. Leave the classics behind, and go on an adventure this summer...
Which colours would you try?? And where??!?
And red lips. They really do go with everything.