It’s the perfect time to renew your look and embrace the easy-breezy feeling of the summer season. Fortunately, you don’t need to spend hours at the salon or break the bank updating your look. A few expert tips will have you looking as radiant as the sunshine, so you can turn heads no matter where you go.
EcoTools Beauty Team members and expert stylists Teni Panosian and Christine Symonds have created a complete make-up and hair look that is easy to achieve at home with the right tools.
“This season is all about beautiful skin with small pops of colour,” says Panosian, YouTube beauty sensation and the voice behind MissMaven.com. “To achieve the fresh-faced make-up look I’ve developed, try using the EcoTools Complexion Collection. These make-up brushes are specially designed to maximise natural beauty and aid common skincare concerns.”
Step 1: Prep your skin with your favourite moisturiser or primer. Then apply a light foundation or BB cream in small circular motions using your brush for an airbrushed effect.
Step 2: Apply concealer under the eyes beginning at the inner corner and extending to the outer corner, as well as along the side of your nose. Then, blend out the concealer to create a brightened under-eye area.
Step 3: For breakouts or dark spots, dab concealer and use a small dotting motion to blend it out. Then set it by applying a translucent powder under your eyes and to your T-zone.
Step 4: Add warmth by applying bronzer along the hollows of your cheeks, hairline and jawline, and add a pop of pink blush to your cheeks. Finish the face by adding your favourite highlight powder to the high points of your cheekbones.
Step 5: Swipe a peach shadow across your lids up to the crease. Use a blending brush to begin working purple eyeshadow into the outer half of the crease and blend down to the outer corners of the lids. Then, apply a dark brown shadow just at the outer corners of the lids for a little definition.
Step 6: Finish with a couple of coats of mascara on the top and bottom lids and a sheer pink gloss on lips.
“Complement your new make-up look with soft, effortlessly chic hair,” says celebrity hairstylist Symonds, who regularly styles red-carpet beauties such as Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Kristen Bell and Ali Larter. “The half-up half-down braided style that I’ve put together has great texture and keeps your hair out of your face on those sunny days.”
Step 1: Start by partially blow-drying wet hair with the new Ecotools Ultimate Air Dryer Brush to remove moisture. This brush features a unique patent-pending design that dries hair 40 per cent faster for less heat damage and quicker prep.
Step 2: Finish blow-drying with a full round brush, focusing on the ends to create movement. Try a hairbrush with cruelty-free synthetic boar hair bristles to create tonnes of shine.
Step 3: Gather the top section of hair and clip it out of the way. Leave enough hair on each side of the head above the ears to create two small braids. Secure them with an elastic band.
Step 4: Drop the top section you previously clipped up and gather all the hair into a low ponytail, leaving out the two side braids. Then bring the two braids together at the back of the head and secure tightly with another small elastic band.
Step 5: Undo the low ponytail and the two elastic bands around the ends of the two small braids (not the one that just secured the braids together). Then pull lightly at the roots of the pulled-back hair on the top of the head to create texture.
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