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The Psychology of Beauty

‘Feeling guilty about your latest indulgence? Research suggests devoting time to our beauty regimes may be good for us,’ says Gabrielle Lane

Age 20-30 Sense & Sensibility

Little more than youthful radiance and a power pout is needed to emulate the beauty finish on show at Moschino Cheap & Chic A/W12. Make-up artist Val Garland was inspired by the lollipop pastel tones in the collection and visions of a ‘strong army of women’ when she planned powder pink lip created using MAC Paint Sticks, dusted with glitter and set with clear gloss.

Age 30-50 The New Definition

An asymmetric take on eyeliner is popular this season, but models at Edun showed that simply setting eye colour in a different place provides a contemporary yet wearable look, especially when the shade is metallic. ‘Fresh and easy with a twist,’ was make-up artist Yadim’s starting point when he added an indecent base and silver eye liner to the inner corners of the eye.

Age 50+ Theatre and Glamour

Lashings of eye liner and false lashes were Charlotte Tilbury’s essentials when she channeled 1960’s prom queens at Dsquared2. Longer lashes help open up the eye area and the availability of different lengths ensures the look can remain sophisticated for the more mature.


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