The Beauty Spot: Focus on make-up

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A subtle sprinkle is all you need

IT goes without saying that make-up trends come and go but the important thing to remember is finding a basic palette to suit your colouring and then opting for a subtle sprinkling of the latest must-have – whether it’s glittering eyeshadow or pastel lip glosses.

The no-make-up look, which can take hours to achieve, despite its aim, came into vogue a few years ago and looks like it’s here to stay for certain occasions. In fact, if you can pull it off it’s ideal for a classic, understated look.

Think nude lipglosses, barely-there foundation or tinted moisturiser and natural, creamy eyeshadows.

As usual, this time of year sees a plethora of candy-coloured lipsticks, eyeshadows, blushers and nail varnishes hit the shelves.

Using one of these can brighten up your look – and indeed your make-up bag – but remember that the rainbow hues smeared liberally over supermodels’ faces as they hotfoot it down the catwalks of Milan or Paris might not always suit your everyday look.

However, even if you’re scared of being adventurous, try refreshing your usual look by picking one or two fun items to update your make-up wardrobe this summer.

The fuller brow is back with a bang but pay particular attention to your face shape in determining whether to opt for a soft arch or a stronger choice.

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