Make-up - Body make-up
You can't beat a little gold, copper or bronze shimmer on skin in the
evening, particularly over the arms, shoulders and décolletage. First,
make sure your skin is silky smooth by exfoliating with a body scrub
and softening with a moisturising lotion. Wait for the moisturiser to
soak in and then, before you get dressed, use a damp sponge curled
round your middle finger to press a creamy iridescent formulation onto
your skin or a big brush to fluff on and blend in a powder. Other great
shades for the body include sheer metallic purples, blues and lilacs.
a pretty effect that gives the dullest skin a lift and makes your body
look healthier with or without a tan, an iridescent white or pale-ivory
cream or powder is an after-dark essential. Again, create a
super-smooth canvas with a body scrub and rich moisturiser and then
apply to any areas of exposed skin - the arms, shoulders, décolletage
and even feet and ankles. The number-one trick? Blend so that there's
no line between the make-up and your skin.
Used for centuries in
India as a hair and skin dye, henna is a popular way of decorating skin
with both simple and intricate temporary patterns. For a professional
finish, opt for a ready-made pattern that you simply transfer onto
skin, first making sure that the area is clean and dry. Apply to your
upper arms, shoulders, back, ankles or stomach. Wash off with soap and
water. Other great ready-made body art to look out for includes
peel-off stickers, wash-off tattoo prints and stick-on diamanté gems.