Last couple of years, Boots have launched campaigns to encourage women to step out of their comfort zone, to try something new with their makeup looks. This year their campaign was focussed on 28 ways to Give It A Go (#GiveItAGoDaily). There are 28 suggestions including trying a new shade of lipstick, green nail polish, contouring and rainbow coloured eyeliners! I will share some of these with you in the coming weeks…keep your eyes peeled!
At the press event, there were experts to hand to show us how to create these looks. For make-up and brows, there was a trio of experts – international make-up artist, Sarah Jagger, award winning make-up artist Louise Constad as well as SEVENTEEN’s very own make-up artist, Vanesa Guallar. For hair trends, there were celebrity hairstylists, Enzo Volpe and Sherman Hawthorne. For the perfect talons, celebrity nail manicurist, Mike Pocock was at hand (no pun intended)!
Sarah showed me how to achieve the perfect glowing skin using Clinique Up-Lighting Liquid Illuminator in Natural. She applied this on top of my foundation to provide a natural glow, and concealed using the new Estee Lauder Double Wear Brush-On Glow BB Highlighter. It conceals blemishes and also highlights the under eye area from any dark circles! To step out of my comfort zone, I decided to go for a blue eye liner, instead of my usual black liner. Sarah used the No7 Stay Precise Liquid Eye Liner in Sky High; it added an electric blue pop of colour to my lash line and really made my eyes pop. To keep the lips minimal, she lightly dabbed on No7 BB Lips in Berry Rose to create a light berry stain on the lips.
I have very long hair, and as a result I’m too lazy to do much with it. Enzo created a full head of curls for me using the BaByliss Diamond Waves. You can get even curls all over and it lasted for a good 7 hours, which for me is a record! He used the Toni & Guy Casual Sea Salt Texturising Spray to give texture and I think it helped my overly smooth hair to hold the curls for longer!
As you know, I’m a big lover of nail colours! So when I was presented with the choice between nude and green nails, guess what I went with? Yep, green it was! Well, green with an autumnal twist, teal to be precise. In AW, we’re going to be seeing a lot of green nails in various shades of the colour as well as nudes! I thought it was quite an interesting trend, as I don’t associate nude nails with AW at all! In the picture, I’m sporting Max Factor Gel Shine Lacquer Nail Polish in Gleaming Teal.
I had a lot of fun at the event trying out the new trends. I took away a lot of knowledge and ideas to try out looks that I wouldn’t usually go for. I will hopefully share some with you guys over the coming weeks!
Do you like to stick with what you know, or experiment with new looks? What makeup trends make you uncomfortable? Share in the comments below or tweet me @aspiring_london!