Sadly, summer is a distant memory, although I will be welcoming the cosy evenings with open arms.
This week I am looking ahead to winter make-up, with the focus on matt-skin, a smokey-eye and popping our cherry with all things dark berry with our FASHIONWEEK make up partners at Oonagh Boman School of Make Up, who’ll be using SENNA make up exclusively at the shows in October.
When it comes to stocking up on all make-up essentials for Autumn/Winter, look no further than Senna Cosmetics, available at the fabulous Oonagh Boman School of Make-up. All skin types react differently to the cold weather approaching, so it is important to prep your skin appropriately. Before make-up application, it is essential to prime, ‘Senna’s Silky Primer’ is priced at a reasonable £28.00. The lightweight texture provides a seamless finish to prime the skin for a flawless finish. It suits all skin types as well as increasing make up staying power, acting as a great base to achieve the desired natural look.
As your summer tan fades, there is a move from the extreme highlight and radiance to a more matt-finish, the Senna Lasting Illusion Foundation is the perfect way to achieve this 2017 look. This is again, perfect for all skin types, including aging skin. Teamed with the primer, the light reflecting formula helps to achieve a more youthful look.
Contouring continues to rule the make-up scene, and finding the perfect palette can be difficult, crème or powder I hear you cry? Well, Senna has answered all your prayers with this all-in-one- game changer. The Blush Contour Palette is a top pick as it consists of a blush, highlight, and sculpted cream in a powder formula, from zero-to-Kardashian in one simple application.
If like me, you fancy a glow all year around, you will also be on the hunt for a brilliant bronzer, again, this can be used to contour. ‘Senna Beyond Bronze’ (£25.00) gives a soft natural glow while providing the added warmth needed throughout the winter months.
Now ladies, I understand, preach to the choir, you have now spent a significant amount of time in front of the mirror, and currently rating yourself a strong 8-10, and with one gust of wind you feel yourself ‘make-up naked’ again. But look no further, the Senna Secret Set Powder (£19.50), Secret Set is a translucent powder to add extra staying power for the make-up, it absorbs oil to reduce the shine in any unwanted areas and can be used on top of any foundation or concealer.
So your face is flawless, but let’s not stop there. This season it’s all about the grey smokey eye and natural brow. The strong brow that dominated for several seasons is now a ‘no-go’ in my opinion, let’s strip it back ladies and go for a more natural look. Brushed up and gelled, the Senna Sketch A Brow (£14.50) can assist in filling in those slightly baled areas. The fine pencil creates faux hair along with adding definition to the arches. This dreamy product is also smudge proof and is available in a variety of colours to suit any brow, so your brows will always be ‘on point.’
Eye-shadow palettes consisting of hundreds of colours can be daunting for us everyday make-up gals, so I like to keep it simple with just a few stable eye shadows. For the perfect Winter look for ‘Rockin’ Around the Christmas tree’, the Senna Spark and Masquerade eye shadows (£13.50) are ideal. ‘Spark’ is a super metallic eye shadow, which can be used on the inner corners of the eyes and along the lash line. This creates a striking effect with the dazzling light and high colour pay off being the perfect addition to brighten up the eyes and a touch of Masquerade within the socket line will add definition to the eye and in keep with the cooler colours for Autumn/ Winter trends.
My favorite shadow form the collection is Lavender Smoke (£13.50). I often shy away from these tones around the eye area but Lavender Smoke is a top eye shadow choice to create this look because of the soft, smooth and matte textures adding depth to the eye.
To add drama to the look, lashes need to be party ready also; Senna Voluptulash Mascara: £16.50 is just what the doctor ordered. Spiky lashes are bang on trend for Autumn/Winter and in order to create this the Senna Voluptulash Mascara is the perfect choice. It delivers dramatic, deep black, thick and long luscious lashes all in one stroke. As it is clump free adding extra layers will enhance the desired spiky lashes for this look.
Last but most certainly not least, lips. Let’s think berry, dark berry. This bold look can be achieved with the Senna Velvet Liner in Black Violet (£14.50). The smooth application can be blended over the entire lip for a deepened colour or simply line the lip for a more subtle finish.
Senna Dragonberry Lipstick (£14.50) is also a clutch essential throughout the winter months, Dragonberry cream lipstick applied on top of Black Violet with intensify the bold lip. The formula is velvety smooth, supplying maximum colour impact with long lasting results (as seen on many rims of wine glasses throughout the festive period).
To finish off your party look simply pop the Senna Film Noir Lip Lacquer (£14.50). A touch of Film Noir Lip Lacquer will be applied to the centre of the lips to add volume a deepened colour. This gloss instantly adds the finishing touches to the vinyl berry lip.