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Diane von Furstenberg S/S ’16

How to keep the look fashion forward and not showgirl-ish

“If the eye makeup is shimmery/glittery, the rest of your makeup should be more soft and matte. For skin, avoid going too heavy-handed on highlighters. Keep to only one focal point.”

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Nars Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow in (clockwise from top left) Giove, Himalia and Phoebe, $44 each

What colours suit Asian skin tones best

“Try Nars Dual-Intensity Eyeshadows, which allow versatility with its wet or dry usage. Doing the wet application will result in a more opaque and ‘metallic’ finish, while the dry application offers a sheer finish. Another beautiful range of shimmer eyeshadows is our Night Series Eyeshadows, which give your look extra oomph.”

An unexpected way to apply glittery eyeshadow

“Mix Nars Illuminator with glittery eyeshadows for a super reflective finish. (It makes for) a quick glam-up for a party.”

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Clockwise from top left: Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow in Dione ($44), Night Breed Single Eyeshadow ($38), Black Valley Eye Paint ($38), Artistry Brush #40 ($48) and Artistry Brush #49 ($45)

The step-by-step guide

“Always begin with a creamy base. Apply Eye Paint on the eyelid with Artistry Brush #49. Before the Eye Paint sets on the lid, pat on Night Series Eyeshadow using a dampened Artistry Brush #40, because damp brushes hold shimmery/glittery eyeshadows better. Using fingertips, tap Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Dione, a metallic champagne beige colour, on the middle of eyelids for added glamour.”


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