TRENDS | Y2K replay

Back in the 2000s no one could have predicted what life would be like today... It's nostalgic to look back through magazines seeing predictions of beauty robots applying makeup, self blending colours, printed makeup that could be applied in a sheet. 

The aesthetic of the time was pastels or brights, shimmer and gloss and it is coming around again! For subtle ways to incorporate the trend why not try:

COLOUR | Whilst the 2000s had the Donatalla Versace approach of more is more, you can keep the trend more wearable by choosing one aspect of the face to focus on with colour.

A bright shimmery eye looks great with a nude lip and likewise a pop of juicy colour on the lips teams well with a simple slick of mascara to emphasise the eyes.

SHIMMERShimmer has come a long way over the last twenty years from chunky glitter to soft pearly sheen. Apply to the centre of the eyelids, or on the top of the cheekbones (where the light would naturally hit) for a radiant glow.

GLOSSGloss can be one of the trickiest trends to wear, with a tendency to move you have to accept the lived in look (or be ready to reapply throughout the day). 

For glossy lids, Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream provides a gorgeous finish that looks effortlessly glam without being over done. 

Glossy lips are now easier than ever to achieve, rather than being sticky and gloopy formulations are light and hydrating leaving a high shine without the tack. 

My final piece of advice.... don't revisit plucking all your brows out... those of us that did it are still suffering the consequences! 

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Work with your skintone and the cosmetic effect that you want to achieve. We are all lucky that we have unique faces.. play up the features you love and play down those you don't.

Ruby Hammer MBE