Wendy Rowe spills her secret for the perfect smoky eyes
“Don’t apply kohl eyeliner directly to the eye anymore, first draw a little on the cheek, then apply the liner with a beveled brush directly to the lash for a smokier look.”Wendy Rowe, Beauty artistic consultant.
Francis Kurkdijan’s tips for a fragrant dinner table
“In the summer when you host a dinner, spay perfume on the guest’s napkins with ‘eau de rose‘ and some lemon to give your dinner table a fresh scent.” Frances Kurkdijan,perfumer.
Stephane Lancien’s tip for wavy volumous hair
“My secret for a sexy hairdo full of volume? Generously apply volume spray onto your almost dry hair, then twist your hair on top of your head and pin it into a ballerina bun. Blow dry then remove the hairpins for a guaranteed wild hair look”Stéphane Lancien, backstage hairdresser and expert L’Oréal Paris.
Kamel’s insider tip for a long lasting manicure
“The magic key to a manicure that lasts more than three days? Paint each nail with a thin layer of polish, remembering it’s all in the drying. Take the brush out of the bottle by scraping it on one side, paint your nail with the wet side and stop any extra paint with the opposite side”Kamel from manucure studio.
Joelle Ciocco’s tip for a firm face
“Oxygen keeps your face looking young, so to make sure your skin is receiving enough, ball your hand into a fist and tap the cheeks, as well as around the face, in small, firm movements with your knuckles for three minutes. The gesture will stimulate the facial epidermis’ daily defense mechanisms, keeping the skin tight and firm,” Joelle Ciocco, beautician expert fromL’Oréal Paris.
Brow-bleaching with Pierre Rocca
“Bleaching brows without stripping out the color is child’s play if you know how. Once you’ve made the face up, brush the brows to get rid of any excess product, then blank them out using an under-eye cream that matches your skintone exactly. Brush them in all directions to make sure each hair is coated from root to tip.” Pierre Rocca, Senior Artist MAC Cosmetics.
Madeleine Cofano’s secret for a brush-less blow-out
“For the perfect ‘do without picking up a brush or a hairdryer, apply a dry shampoo and brush through your hair before bed to texturize. In the morning, set heated rollers all over your head for 15 minutes, brush through lightly and you’re ready to go!” Madeleine Cofano, Studio hair stylist and L’Oréal professional expert
How Tom Pecheux intensifies black mascara
“To boost the intensity of black mascara, I use brown mascara to highlight at the inner and outer corners of the upper lashes to bring out the smaller lashes without overwhelming the eyes.” Tom Pecheux, backstage make-up artist and Creative Director for Make-up at Estée Lauder.
How James Pecis creates the perfect quiff
“For a gravity-defying quiff, I always follow the same simple steps. First I apply volumizing mousse to the roots and approximately seven centimeters of the length of the hair. Then I create the volume and body of the quiff with a round brush and blow-dryer.” James Pecis,L’Oréal Professionalbackstage hairstylist.
How Maryam Newman helps her nude nail color last longer
“Nail color that lasts more than five days is possible, just make sure you apply a layer of matte top-coat in between two layers of nude colored polish. Essential to help the pigments fix for longer.” Maryam Newman, backstage manicurist and MAC Cosmetics expert.
Guido Palau’s trick for a fresh face
“My trick for a fresh-looking face? Tease back a section of hair onto the top of the head with a good dose of hairspray and an air-cushion brush. Adding volume to this area in particular gives the illusion of being put together and alert.” Guido Palau, backstage hair stylist for REDKEN.
“The key Summer 2013 beauty trend that you should be working is green, green, green- everything from khaki to almond. For best effect, pair your make-up with a print in the same shade.” Olivier Echaudemaison, Creative Director for Guerlain.
Anthony Turner’s trick for maximizing hair volume
“For hair-raising volume, there’s only one thing to do: spray still-damp hair at the roots with hairspray, and then blow-dry the hair first with your head up, and then flipped over. To finish, spray a little more hairspray; it acts as a support for the roots.”Anthony Turner, backstage hairstylist.
Violette’s insider tip for applying false lashes
“My secret for successfully setting false lashes? Before application, I always loosen them up by bending them around my index finger for a few seconds first. After, it’s much easier to manipulate the lashes, for a perfect application on the first try.” Violette, Make-up designer at the Dior lab.