SUMMER MAKEUP TREND

National global educator and makeup artist for Jane Iredale mineral cosmetics, Natalie Soto, shares what's on trend

How do you keep red lipstick looking on point? Lip liner is a must. Apply lipstick in the centre of the lips first, like a stain, and then go in and trace around the border of the lip with liner. Then, fill in the lips with lipstick, over the top of the liner. Blot the colour with a tissue, then add another layer of lipstick over the top. This layering technique helps the lipstick last for up to six hours.

Any tips for wearing a light, nude lip colour? I layer loose or pressed powder over the lips before applying a nude lipstick. This helps to neutralise the natural colour of your lips and highlights the nude shade of lipstick instead.

How do you find the perfect nude? It depends. If you want to brighten your smile, steer clear of nude shades with orange undertones as these tend to make your teeth look yellow. Opting for a blue-based nude will make your teeth look whiter. If you want to match your skin tone, go for a nude lipstick with pink undertones if you have fair skin and green eyes. If you have fair skin and blue eyes, go for peachy nudes. If your skin is dark you can wear a nude with a brown undertone.  

What's the best way to step out of your comfort zone and embrace a bright lip colour? Start with a bright lip gloss. Our new spring shade, Pure Gloss in Cherries Jubilee, is the perfect, bold shade. It's a very sheer gloss, which makes it an easier way to wear red.

What about mixing gloss and lipstick is that still a thing? Yes, but don't wear the same colour family; mix your shades. For example, wear a bright lipstick with a nude gloss over the top. Experiment with makeup – if you don't like the look, wash it off and start over!

How about finding the perfect foundation shade? If you're wearing the wrong shade, it can wash you out, or make your skin look worse. Avoid pink tones if you have pigmentation or brown spots because pink on top of brown patches looks muddy. Choose the right shade and match the colour to your neck, not your face. Our powder foundations are ideal for blending seamlessly into the skin. They're talc-free, never look heavy or ashy on the skin, and they don't settle into fine lines.

How do you apply mineral powders? Most mineral powders are triple milled, so you need to swirl the brush in the pot, then buff the minerals onto the skin to activate the colour. However, our powders are milled 12 times and should be brushed onto the skin in a downward movement. If you buff on Jane Iredale powders, the colour looks darker and won't wear as long.

What's on trend for the eyes? Berry-coloured eyeshadow is popular right now for creating a soft or smoky-eye or even special occasion makeup, such as bridal beauty. This colour teamed with a red lip is a stunning makeup trend for spring.