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Summer party looks

How does one glam up for hot, summer parties? Not with glitter eyeshadow or sparkly lip gloss. For me, a great summer party look is glowing, radiant and sexy without looking overdone.

It’s all about having fun with makeup and not being afraid to try something new. Just be sure to give yourself time to wipe it off and try again if it all goes wrong!

**Inspiration from the pros

**”Remember, just like any technique, makeup requires practice. If you don’t get it right the first time, don’t stress. I’ve been doing it for years and still have to wipe it all off and start again from time to time. So pick up your brushes, your lipstick and your blushers and practise, practise, practise. And don’t forget to have fun with it!” Rae oorris, Australia’s top makeup artist

“When I turned 40, I discovered first-hand the tremendous difference makeup makes. Since everything falls and fades, the trick is to lift and add life back to your face with the right textures and colours.” Bobbi Brown, international makeup artist and manufacturer

“Makeup is something which is a creative expression – a choice and not a necessity. Makeup application can be fun and it can be a very personal time.” James Kaliardos, international makeup artist for L’oréal Paris

**Five party makeup tips

**1. Use an eyelash curler before you apply mascara. It really helps open up your eyes.

  1. High-shine metallic shades look pretty in the palette but they can highlight flaws and fine lines. Unless your skin is perfect, go for a shimmer rather than high sheen.
  1. If you’re going from office to party, don’t feel you have to wipe off all your makeup and start again. Build on your day look by evening out your skin tone with concealer, adding deeper shades of blusher, eyeshadow and eyeliner, using a high-impact mascara and finishing with a deeper, more dramatic lipstick.
  1. Apply lip gloss over your lipstick but only in the centre of your lips. This gives a very natural, luscious look.
  1. If you’re doing your makeup in a hurry, avoid pencils and shadows that are waterproof because if you make a mistake, you’ll have to remove them completely and start again. Go for products you can smudge and blend.

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