The Year-End Statement: Citrus Colours
On the fashion front, hot, happy hues like lime, lemon and orange are lending a fresh zing to the usually classic Resort season. On the beauty front, cop the look – not just because it’s a rebelliously fun and optimistic response to what’s been globally a pretty bad 11 months, but also because it’s an easier way to pull it off. Tangerine, for one, flatters and brightens Asian skin. Use it as an anchor (say, as a lippie), then pair with a swash of yellow across the lids to make it even more modern.
Photography Zaphs Zhang Styling Imran Jalal Hair & Makeup Sha Shamsi, using Keune & M.A.C Model Marinet/Mannequin
The Sensible Gift: Practical Christmas Makeup
Convenient, occasion-appropriate, and often great as festive display in the living room, year-end beauty coffrets and collectibles are sort of like hampers during CNY – they make awesome presents, but don’t always transcend the “present” tag, even if the contents are useful. (Come on, isn’t the gift set that you received last year still in storage? Or regifted to what’s-her-name?) Which is why, especially in a year when many are watching their spending, we’re singling out individual limited edition products. They tend to cost less, and this bunch offers colours that are as handy for every day as they are for Christmas eve dinner at Les Amis. In short, presents that’ll actually count.
The New Party Peepers: “Bejewel” Them
Think of this as the next evolution of the fashion-forward glitter craze Pat McGrath spawned this year: chunky, crystal stick-ons dotted around or under the eyes. Besides levelling up your Kirakira game, it’ll give you a head start on one of next season’s It beauty looks (see Jeremy Scott and Dries van Noten S/S ’18). A fresh, clean face and natural-looking brows help keep things sophisticated, while applying them just before making an entrance helps with making an entrance (and lasting the night).
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This story first appeared in Female’s December 2017 issue.
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