Airy fairy

Airy fairy
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Not only can fairies fly and have hair that’s always on point, they also have an illuminated glow which makes them look like they have light shining straight out of their skin. Now that’s some serious strobing! Make like a fairy this spring and let your glow go.

Faerie Whispers

Live out your fairy fantasy with MAC’s charmed hues inspired by the “secret, wondrous world of fairies”. Skin will look soft and gentle in feathery pinks and pearl-lit nudes, with the pearl Sunshine beauty powder adding flecks of shimmer all over.

Or light up eyes with luminous wet or dry shades of new Foiled Shadows that totally embody the fairy vibe. Colours like the shimmery pink Feminine Wiles and the taupe Fly by Twilight will give your whole face a hazy finish.


Lustre was one of the top beauty trends to grace the Spring/Summer 16 catwalks, with everyone from Zac Posen to Vivienne Westwood showing off skin with a high shine finish.

“The glow is so important in the lives of a woman at the moment, but I think it goes further and further every season. (It’s more) a vigorous gleam than just a simple glow this season,” Terry Barber, MAC’s director of make-up artistry, told Cover Media.


Nothing says ethereal beauty quite like glowing skin… and nothing achieves a glowing complexion quite like clever highlighting. Some highlighters are a little OTT to be strobbed across the face and can leave you look a bit like you’ve just got back from a school disco in 1996. However, these products are perfect for mixing with your foundation, for a subtle sparkle. Illamasqua’s Radiance Veil is our top pick here. Or there’s B.’s Sweet Popping Candy Highlight Serum, which is less than half the price but will give your complexion a quick pick me up just the same.

For a straight up, no messing highlighter nothing beats Benefit’s High Beam, though MeMeMe Beat the Blues comes close. Dot on the cheekbones, around the eye and on the brow bone for a look that says “I glow”. MeMeMe’s Arch Angel is handy for on the go, with its double ended stick made up of highlighter and a brow gel. Skin that shines and brows that are on fleek? Yes please!

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