This is the video that accompanies my latest feature for the Telegraph – Luxury Summer Makeup Treats. I’ll link to that piece at the bottom of the page – it’s a roundup of my favourite high-end bits and bobs for this season. Delights include the new cream shadow from Tom Ford, a ridiculously bright lip colour from Hourglass and this year’s Illuminating Powder Gelée from Estée Lauder (best shade yet!).
This video for A Model Recommends is almost a “behind-the-scenes” version of the Telegraph video – I demonstrate lots of the products and create a simple, sultry summer look. I promised a while ago that I’d show the YSL Marrakech Sunset palette on film and also the Max Factor Miracle Foundations, so here they are. I have to say that I’m really, really impressed with the Max Factor foundation – between that and Clinique’s Even Better, my faith in compact foundations has been restored! I apply using my Real Techniques buffing brush, but you could just as well use the included sponge, if you prefer. I just can’t be bothered to wash mine!
Oh – before I forget, I’ve given some affordable alternatives to a few of the luxury products and popped them in the information section below. I haven’t given an option for everything, just the products that I knew a reasonably good “dupe” for. Well, they’re not even dupes, really, just similar products that I’m using a lot at the moment.
Sunday Riley Primer (I wear the light shade): http://goo.gl/mPMwN
ALTERNATIVE BRONZER: Body Shop Matte Bronzer, Shade 3:http://goo.gl/kcJJA
By Terry Hyaluronic Blush, shade 1: http://goo.gl/rmEAY
ALTERNATIVE CREAM BLUSH: Bourjois Cream Blushes:http://tidd.ly/805ae778
YSL Marrakech Sunset Palette: http://tidd.ly/d879ed66
Chanel Sublime Mascara in Deep Purple: http://tidd.ly/a659ecc9
Clarins Crystal Shine Lip Balm: http://tidd.ly/e6a8ec19 (I used shade 5)
ALTERNATIVE: Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Pink Blossom or Hibiscus: http://tidd.ly/15671be