sn’t the compliment, “You look so well,”
always more of a thrill to receive than
being asked, “What make-up are
you wearing?” I was told the former
countless times after a session with Amalie
Russell, a pro Bobbi Brown make-up artist,
whose skilful layering of products is a trick
worth adding to your repertoire.
First up: texture. “Cream blushers give
a natural glow – they lift complexions
because they catch the light beautifully,”
she says. Next, colour: Russell has a double-
blush approach, applying both peach and
pink tones, one on top of the other, for a
natural result. “Begin with a peachy tone,
applied with a foundation brush on to the
cheeks and up to the cheekbones. Follow
with a pinky colour, just on the apples, and
feather into the peachy base.”
The final addition? A cream bronzer,
which is essential to warm up the skin and
add balance to the flush of blush. Et voilˆ...
a true lit-from-within glow. n
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The trick to a perfect glow? Layer up, says Jessica Diner
Tom Ford has created yet another
blockbuster to add to his portfolio
of scents. Métallique eau de parfum,
£98, is a combination of white
flowers, vanilla and pink peppercorn
- in short, a creamy, sensual delight.
Becca Glow Silk
Highlighter Drops in
Champagne Pop, £29.
A dab of this on each
of your cheekbones
will bring tired skin
back to life.
Flex Highlighter, £24.
Dust on to cheekbones
with a fluffy brush for
Giorgio Armani Luminous
Silk Hydrating Primer, £34.
Using a pre-make-up
primer is best practice
- this one is perfect for
prepping your cheeks.
Jillian Dempsey Cheek
Tint in Petal, £26.50.
A buildable, believable
colour that will prevent
you from over-applying
at the final stages.
Bobbi Brown Pot
Rouge in Pale Pink, £22.50.
This ultimate-pink cream blush
works on a breadth of skin tones.
Instapop Face Brush, £12.
The best friend of cream-
textured products, this blends
perfectly for a seamless finish.
Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel
Bronze Universel, £40.
Sheer, not shimmery, and best
applied with a bristle brush.
Buff under cheekbones, into the
temples and along the jawline.
Nars Liquid Blush
in Orgasm, £25.
An icon for a
reason: it delivers a
truly perfect flush
every time. Use
sparingly – a little
goes a long way.
Blush Gel in Peche, £29.
A simultaneous hit
of peach blush and
highlighter in one for
a dewy gleam.
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