Red-carpet makeup master and Lancôme UK ambassador shares his tools of the trade
If I really had to, I could do an entire makeup look with this one pallette. I often mix these cream colours to create my own eye, cheek & lip colours. I especially love it for creating a good bronzer colour that's tailor-made to suit the specific complexion I'm making up; I often find that generic ones aren't olive enough.
It ticks the two main boxes I look for when choosing a foundation; it gives enough coverage to even out skintone but doesn't leave a visible texture on the skin. It also comes with an integrated corrector exactly matched to the foundation for any troublesome areas.
People often fall about in shock when I tell them I don't use mascara an awful lot - probably only 50% of the time - but whether I leave mascara off or not, I always curl the eyleashes; it lets more light into the eye & really opens & enlarges the whole area.
I usually apply it right at the start of a makeup & by the time I get around to lips, even the driest mouth is pretty much treated & ready for lip colour. It's also great on the tops of cheekbones or anywhere else you want to add a touch of dewiness.
It can undetectably give anyone with fair to medium skin a fuller pout. It's neither too pink nor too warm, so it won't wear off & leave that ghastly brown line around your lips. It's real beauty though, is that it's not too heavily pigmented, which may sound like a drawback at first, but this means that it's impossible to draw on a harsh, exaggerated lip line - you can only use it little by little to build up believably fuller lips. I carry several of these around at a time in my kit because practically everyone I use it on is so taken with the effect that they want me to leave one with them.