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MICHAEL BROWN'S BEAUTY TIPS

Our resident beauty expert and Sydney’s go-to celebrity hair and make-up artist Michael Brown shares his top tips on how to complement your racewear this season.

February 2, 2022

Sydney’s go-to hair and makeup artist Michael Brown, who works with renowned beauties such as Kate Waterhouse, Jesinta Franklin and Rey Vakili, shares his three top tips to have you looking your best this Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

TIP ONE: DOUBLE CONCEAL

To get the best effects of under eye brightening, always use two shades of concealer for a fresh, long-lasting look. The first shade ‘corrects’ and the second shade applied on top ‘brightens’.

Your corrective shade is the closest to your skin tone, with a hint more warmth to it. Opt for more yellow, peach or orange based – depending on the depth intensity of your natural dark circles and skin tone.

The brightening shade should be one to two shades lighter than your skin tone, so it can lift, reflect, and add spotlight effect to the area, erasing the appearance of dark under eye shadows. 

If you miss the important corrective step and add a lighter shade concealer only on dark circles, the area can start to look grey.

Step 1:

Apply three dots of the corrective shade on the visible dark circle, from inner tear duct to the centre of the under-eye.

Step 2:

Blend the dots together in a dabbing, press and roll action to conceal and correct.

Step 3: 

Repeat the above, but now with the lighter shade to brighten.

 

Avoid concealing too far on the outer under-eye and top of the cheek bone, as this may cause product to build up and crease in long wear situations.

 

Tip Two: BOLD LIP

When it comes to Autumn beauty, don’t be afraid to add a pop of colour, especially when it has a matte texture. Use rich tones with creamy matte finishes rather than pastels with high shine, to really bring the Autumn glam.

Your lip shade should mirror the tones present in your outfit, pick a shade that complements the colours, without matching too much, and bring that to the lip and cheek area for a beauty and fashion connection. As long as not everything is too matching it will still pull focus.

Our look for The Championships Day 2 – Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes Day, focused on bringing an orange tone lip to life to complement the outfit. The use of a slightly deeper lip liner  in a non-shine formula and a similar toned blush really brought the fun to this Autumn look.

 

Tip Three: METALLIC EYE

One of the big trends is metallic shadow to really dress up the eye. Whether it’s a metallic wash of colour over the entire eyelid, or a small, concentrated amount on the central part of the eyelid to pop the eye, the choice is yours.

When paired with depth-creating matte shadows to give eye definition, the metallic shadow gives a dramatic contrast that lifts the glam on any eye makeup, adding a rich element for any Autumn look. Find a shade that complements your overall eye look, but still contrasts from the existing base shades used. Use your fingertip to apply the shadow and slowly massage and press onto the eyelid, as using brushes runs the risk of flicking pigment which will result in fall-out on the face.

 

Want more? Click here to see Michael’s spring tips.

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