It’s no secret that I’m a Swiftie. And considering Taylor’s hair, make-up, outfit… everything at this year’s Grammys, it’s no surprise that She’s considered a style icon. here’s how you can take a note out of her Beauty book…
Taylor’s renowned for rocking a classic red lip and, in spite of what some may think, it’s a colour that honestly anyone can wear. All you have to do is find the right shade to suit your skin tone. Take a quick look at the veins under your wrist. If they’re more blue or purple, you have a cool undertone and can rock most red lipsticks. If your veins have a more greenish or yellow tinge, you probably have a warm undertone and should go for something a little more orange. Those with darker skins can usually pull off any shade of red, but a general rule is the brighter the red, the more it’ll highlight your features.
Taylor’s been quoted saying her personal favourite is MAC Lipstick in the shade Ruby Woo, R220, which a lot of beauty editors and bloggers also swear by.
TOP TIP: Use a lipliner to make sure your lipstick doesn’t bleed and to make sure the colour stays longer. Another tip is to blot with a tissue, cover your lips with the tissue and sweep setting powder over. Then apply an extra coat. Do this a couple of times to create layers of product, which will help it last.
Try: 1. Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick in Bold Red, R245, Red Square. 2. Givenchy Le Rouge-A-Porter in Rouge Atelier, R535, Red Square. 3.Clarins Rouge Eclat Lipstick in Passion Red, R270, Red Square.
Getting the perfect cat eye takes a little bit of skill – and a lot of practise. If you’ve never worn liquid liner before, start with a pen to help you get the hang of it. The best tip for beginners is to start with a series of dots starting from your innermost corner of the eye and slowly working your way out – you can always join these up later once you’re sure you’ve got the right line. Take the line out a little past the outer corner and pull gently on the skin in an upwards and outwards direction to help you achieve a smooth line. You can also try draw the outline first and then fill it in after if you’re a little nervous about getting it even.
TOP TIP: Keep your gaze lowered while the product dries or you’ll end up with a double line on your eyelids or brow bone!
Try: 1. Rimmel Glam Eyes Liquid Liner, R90, DisChem. 2. Revlon Liquid Liner, R189, Woolworths. 3. Essence Eyeliner Pen, R48, Clicks.
Who was your favourite style icon at this year’s Grammys and what looks did you love best?