Catwalk Trend Finished Skin

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Catwalk Trend: Finished Skin

This season’s skin is flawless, finished and just a concealer touch-up away.

 Katie Campbell

Katie Campbell

Beauty Editor

Published 1st October 2008

This season’s skin is flawless, finished and just a concealer touch-up away.

Concealer at the ready! Flawless finished skin is in. “Fall is about perfected, finished skin that’s powdered in the T-zone and worn with either a nude or dark lip, so it’s really important to use a concealer if you want to lift discoloured areas,” says L’Oreal’s International Make-up Artist, James Kaliardos.

Pay close attention to redness around the sides of the nose, darkness under the eyes (accentuated by autumn’s sooty dark eyes) and any rogue blemishes. Choose a creamier concealer for under eyes and a thicker, stiffer concealer for blemishes. James loves Touche Magique, his staple for working at the shows and on A-list clients (he’s used it on Lindsay Lohan.) “Dot it on beneath the eyes, round the nose and the t-zone and blend outwards,” he says.


Get Finished!

  • Avoid applying under-eye concealer directly onto crow’s feet, where it can highlight lines. Pat on to the inner eye area and dark circles instead.
  • Use a brush to apply powder to your T-zone – sparingly. If you see it, you’ve applied too much.
  • To cover spots, apply your concealer after foundation (using a brush will help precise application) and set with powder.
  • Great skin requires less work. Boost radiance with YSL’s new Top Secrets Flash Radiance Skincare Brush; packed with a cocktail of energising skincare ingredients plus light diffusing micro-pigments it helps brighten and conceal imperfections.
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