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Sparkling For Christmas

Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Kate Conkey- Blinging Babe!
Kate Conkey is recognized as one of Ireland's foremost make-up artists with a portfolio that encompasses almost a decade of editorial, commercial and private work in Europe and the United States.
She has trained with some of the world's most influential make-up artists including Laura Mercier and Louise Constad, and has worked for international cosmetics house, Christian Dior.

Demo 1: Leaving Work!
This look is ideal if you are sprucing yourself up at the office and then going out to meet friends for Christmas drinks. Included are items that will glam up your look but that are also fast and easy to use:

. Lancome Ombre Absolu Eyeshadows €21.00
Also use gold or white shimmer shadow as a cheek bone highlighter.
. Lancome Cils Design Pro €33.00
For added drama use the smallest wand to build up lashes at the corners, ala Marilyn Monroe!
. Max Factor Mastertouch Concealer €9.99
Use a small foundation brush to seamlessly blend into the skin and to avoid touching the face and lifting the product.
. Shiseido Luminizing Brush €50.00
Bronze Satin (shade) can also be used as an eye shadow. Apply sparingly to cheek bones, jaw line, nose, forehead and chin. Also apply to collarbones and décolleté for added definition.
. MAC Lusterglass Venetian - €17.00

Demo 2: A Christmas Affair!
This look is ideal if you have a little extra time to get ready, and want the WOW factor.

. Shiseido Pre makeup Sheer Enhancer Base €31.00
Luminiser keeps makeup on and looking fresh. Apply after moisturiser.
. Max Factor Miracle Touch Foundation €18.49
Use foundation brush for more controlled coverage. Take along in your handbag for touch up.
. Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre Mervielle €37
Apply as highlighter for face, not all over as to avoid sparkle face. However, use all over body and on your legs after moisturizing to ensure the sparkle stick.
. Mac Pigment 3D Gold €24.50
Apply over eye shadow for super glitz. Can also be sprinkled into nail varnish for gilded effect.
. Shiseido Accentuating Cream Eyeliner (black) €26.00
It comes in an angled brush for precise application, nearly fool proof! Extended eyeliner is very now!
. Perfecting lipstick (real red) €22.00
Nothing beats red for a party statement; it works well with gold but skip it or go neutral with the blusher. Blend the edges of your red lippy for a less precise look. Or keep your lip line razor sharp depending on your look.