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Atelier Gustavo Lins: contrast make up


©Atelier Gustavo Lins Haute Couture summer 2009
On the podiums
Makeup artists used contrasting colours and textures on the models this year, with pale eyes teamed with dark lips, matte skin teemed with glossy lips, and pale bases teamed with killer lips. This was particularly evident on the Atelier Gustavo Lins catwalk, and the effect was oh so sophisticated. Red is all you need! 
In your mirror
> If you're going for a contrast between eyes and lips, keep your skin flawless. Camouflage little imperfections with a light beige undereye concealer, then apply a very light, see-through foundation (all the new second skin products around at the moment are perfect). Sweep loose matte powder over your face to perfect your porcelain tone. Skip the blusher and eye makeup to allow for more cotrast between your lips and the rest of your face.  

> To get perfect lips, start by dusting them with powder. Define your contours with lipliner, then apply your matte red lipstick bit by bit until you get the intensity you want. Tip: if bright red is a bit OTT for the office, opt for cherry red or hot pink, which are easier to wear.


Sarah Horrocks
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