Fresh For Spring

RougeAllureRange_RomanceMimi Kelly is the artistic director/owner of Killer Hair, Newton. She’s an award-winning hair colourist and makeup artist. Every week Mimi will be doing what she does best ... give her opinion. We all want to see the weather get a bit warmer... I mean come on rain and wind enough is enough! While the weather is taking its sweet time, let's forget what's happening outside and bring some sunshine into our lives and onto our faces. I talked to lovely makeup artist Alana Tsui about what's happening with her favorite luxe brand Chanel, this season... What is the biggest trends happening this Spring/Summer? What you see on the catwalk may not be the makeup look you would want to casually wear without putting on a show or doing a photoshoot. There are so many different inspiring looks and there is certainly no shortage of colours for SS12.  A few trends that have stood out across the fashion board and stamped authority as this season’s look for every girl are bright colours from all hues of the rainbow, anything from pastel to neon. The colours can be used as a super soft and washed out smoky eye paired with a nude natural glossy lips, or pick one shade and use it on the lips, cheeks, and eyes. Use different textures if you are using a single colour such as powder on the eyes, cream on the cheeks and gloss on the lips. This season skin is fresh and dewy. The saying 'less is more' never gets old, work for healthy, effortless and natural looking skin that's glowing with radiance.   What are your 3 must have products for creating this seasons look? 1) CHANEL Vitalumiere Aqua: This oil-free ultra-light skin perfecting foundation with SPF 15 is perfect for this Spring and Summer. It glides on smoothly for a fresh and natural complexion with a dewy second skin finish. 2) CHANEL Rouge Allure: This new generation of Rouge Allure Lipsticks have been relaunched with a new formula using concentrated, ultra-thin pigments offering radically intense colour with full coverage and a satin finish in all new Trend-right colours. 3) CHANEL Inimitable Intense Mascara: Define and open up your eyes with mascara regardless of what look you are going for. This Inimitable Intense Mascara gives amazing result to enhance lashes with natural to dramatic effects. It darkens, volumizes, lengthens and curls lashes from the very first application. Sound good? Pop into A Chanel counter, try for yourself and leave with a little spring in Paris. Mimi x