Iridescent illuminators are a great idea in theory, a little more tricky in practice. When applied correctly, these sparkling powders emulate the radiant glow of young skin. But unless you get your technique down, you might end up looking like a disco fabulous fairy that’s just fallen in to a pot of glitter.
Guerlain has announced Burundi princess, Esther Kamatari is joining the house as the latest brand ambassador.
With all the formulations, finishes and colour options out there, foundation is one of the hardest products to get right. It forms the basis of any makeup look and it’s pretty much unavoidable- so when you get it wrong, it literally ruins everything. A staggering 58% of women test foundation on the back of their hand, where the skin is a completely different colour to the face. Add to that the hideous neon lighting in most department stores and you get a recipe for a makeup matching disaster.
When I was 14, I made my first ever makeup purchase. It was a Bourjois Little Round Pot Eyeshadow in a frosted purple which has long since been discontinued. Not that it was the most flattering hue for my Mediterranean colouring, but I loved it and I’ve been enamoured with purple eyeshadows ever since.