Classic make-up routine

Taking inspiration from women of the past…

Start with a light base, perhaps a tinted moisturizer or a foundation

Sweep a dust of powder to set

Add a dab of rouge to the cheeks

Keep eyebrows natural and use a pencil to enhance, usually one shade darker than own hair colour

If you’re feeling brave enough to give eyeshadow a go, perhaps try an old trend in the 40’s was to match your eye colour to your eyeshadow, for example blue eyed girls used blue eyeshadow, brown eyed girls used brown and green eyed girls used green!

Make a statement with mascara and use dark brown or black, and go heavier on the top lashes!

And the final touch… lipstick! Choose any colour… red, pink, orange, coral – the rainbow is your limit!

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How to not overdo your outfit

Don’t over accessorize. Coco Chanel once said “before leaving the house, a lady should look in the mirror and remove one accessory.”

Think ‘balance’ – if you have an larger or more over-sized item of clothing on your top half, then keep it sleek and simple on your lower half.

Keep one item as your ‘statement piece’ and keeping the other pieces more on the basic side, for example keep the other pieces more monochromatic in colour or less loud in print.

Stay elegant by balancing shorter items with longer pieces, such as if the thighs are on show, make sure the cleavage is not!

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Tis the season to embrace the colour… RED!

Here are some ways to incorporate my favourite festive colour:

Festive kitchen – think tea towels, mugs, tomatoes on display

Festive nails – easy and oh so effective!

Festive animals – it will keep them warm too!

Red gloves + coat combo with a white scarf… heaven!

The bold red lip!

Finally… dig out the 80s suits! They are coming back into fashion!

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