We all want to look healthy, bronzy, beach-party ready for Summer. Perfect Wedding Magazine talked with Alan Pan, the International Makeup Artist for Estée Lauder, during his visit to Vancouver early this week, on how to achieve a sun-kissed look, beauty tips, trends and beauty rituals for the perfect skincare routine.
GET THE SUMMER LOOK
One of the key Estée Lauder collections is Bronze Goddess, featuring the Summer Glow EyeShadow palette that suits every skin-tone with hues ranging from cream, to salmon and gold, bronzy brown and classic brown to contrast with a fresh aqua colour. There are no rules when you apply the eyeshadow, simply do it the way you feel comfortable to wear it.
TIP: Gold is a big trend for summer, not only in makeup but also in accessories.
Photography Gordon S. Cooper
Another star of the Bronze Goddess is the Limited Edition Highlighting Powder Palette, a multifunction palette that features 3 different hues: Bronze which is going to create the glow effect on your skin, very shading to help define the cheek rather than contouring, chic Pink to apply it on your cheeks, and the highlighting powder to use on your T zone, cheekbone or under the eyes.
TIP: You can use this palette as eyeshadow and apply it on your cupid bow around your lips.
The Bronze Goddess Liquid Bronzer is a key product this summer. You can use it during the hot weather as a tinted foundation for a natural glow, or you can mix it with your favourite foundation.
TIP: Mix it into your body lotion for an instant summer tan look!
For a full make up look when you go to the beach, apply Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup. It is long-wearing up to 15 hrs and it is humidity proof.
TIP: When we talk about a summer look you get all exited about makeup and glow, but be very careful about the sun damage on your skin. Estée Lauder Advance Night Repair is not only your beauty sleep treatment. You can use it with your foundation or with Bronze Goddess Liquid Bronzer. It will enhance the protection from the sun and it will hydrate your skin as well. Estée Lauder Advance Night Repair can also be used as a makeup base before the foundation as well as a skincare underneath moisturizer. You can also comb it onto the eyebrows and use in onto your nails.
To warm up the complexion, Estée Lauder Powder Bronzer is the perfect product. Simply apply it following your bone structure: dap your brush into your Bronzer Powder and draw a “3” on your face starting from your forehead going down to your cheekbone following the corner of your eye back down to your jaw line.
TIP: It is important to not forget to apply it on your neck!
Use the limited edition Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Gellé Bronzer for a high-glow effect by applying it on you face, body, legs!
TIP: Apply as an eyeshadow base and finish the look with the eyeshadow powder on top, creating a subtle shimmery effect. This summer, the eyes are soft in opulent gold and lips are accentuated with bold colour.
The hybrid product, Estée Lauder Pure Color Lip and Cheek Summer Glow is a MUST-HAVE this season. A LipGloss is on one end and Cheek bar on the other end that can be used as a Lipstick too.
TIP: You can use the Cheek bar as Highlighter.
PREPARE YOUR SKIN FOR THE PERFECT MAKEUP LOOK
To accomplish a great summer look you have to keep in mind that you need healthy looking skin. It is important to have a skincare routine, prepare your skin to be ready-for-makeup. Estée Lauder offers a program that speaks with clients face-to-face about their specific needs and therefore be able to find the proper skincare that will target the client’s concerns. Estée Lauder proposes a day ritual and night ritual, simply because night-time is the most critical time for the skin. While we are sleeping, the skin is working really hard to repair itself.
The first step is Cleansing, the most important part of the skincare ritual, because it will enhance the benefit of the whole beauty ritual.
TIP: At night-time, wash your face with Estée Lauder Advance Night Repair Microfoaming Cleanser. It will wash away the pollution accumulated during the day that can damage your skin.
After cleaning your face, ideally you need to apply a toner: Estée Lauder Microesence Skin Activating Treatment Lotion will intensify the function of your skincare routine up to 3 times more.
KEY PRODUCTS TO INCLUDE IN YOUR BEAUTY RITUAL
Estée Lauder New Dimension Collection, a range created to enhance your daily beauty routine. Contouring doesn’t have to come from a makeup effect, it can happen by applying targeted skincare. Applying Estée Lauder New Dimension Shape + Fill Expert Serum with a refreshing light texture immediately after application it will give your skin instant glow because it refines the texture of the skin. TIP: Use it long-term to get more volume on your cheeks and structure on the jaw line.
Estée Lauder New Dimension Plump + Fill Expert Lip treatment is specially created to strengthen the skin around the mouth and moisturizers the lips. You can use it throughout the day when is need it.
Photography Gordon S. Cooper
LEARN ABOUT APPLYING MAKEUP
Estée Lauder offers customers at their counters the Modern Classic Look Program, in which they teach women how to create the most basic/modern makeup. It doesn’t take a lot of time to perfect for the modern woman on the go! You will instantly learn how to look fabulous. Prep your skin, followed by Foundation and Concealer, with powder as an option. Work on the key features of your face: Eyebrow, Eyes and Lips.
TIP: On the Eye, for a day look, apply Double Wear Eye liner in Black on the top eyelid and brown eyeliner underneath. 12 hrs long-wear. On the cheeks: First apply Bronzer from the corner of the ear along the check bone, then a touch of your Blush simply by drawing an “X” on your cheek apple area.
TIPS TO HAVE THE PERFECT COMPLEXION FOR YOUR BRIDAL PORTRAIT
It is important to define your skincare routine 6 months before the wedding, making sure the skin is in the perfect condition for the day of your wedding so you will look radiant and the makeup flawless.
Three months before the wedding you can start researching into the look you would love to achieve.
One month before the wedding, choose the foundation: semi-matte finish is better than glowing look.
THE TOP FIVE ESTEE LAUDER PRODUCTS FOR YOUR HONEYMOON
- Advance Night Repair: because it is so multifunctional.
- A tinted moisturizer: Double Wear All Day Glow BB with SPF 30
- A face mask: Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Revitalizing Mask Noir or Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery PowerFoil Mask
- Sumptuous Extreme Waterproof Mascara
- Pure Color Envy Lipstick: one dark shade and one light shade.
TIP: For sexy kissable lips, apply the light colour full on lips and blend a darker colour onto the middle of the lips.
- One more product would be a Cleanser!
Ultimately makeup is meant to have fun so don’t take it too seriously. There is no such a thing as the right way or wrong way to do it as long as you feel comfortable with it. I am a great believer in having even a little touch of make up so you feel more confident! As a Makeup artist I believe in not over applying heavy makeup, as it is all about beautifying you! – Alan Pan, International Makeup Artist for Estée Lauder