Karen’s Makeup Must-Have Essentials

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Karen, is a makeup artist based in Paphos, Cyprus, with over 20 years experience in the industry, she shares her must-have essentials..

My makeup essentials for long lasting beauty in the heat:

Primer is a must! The right primer will not only help your makeup look perfect for longer, it will also help smooth over fine lines and wrinkles and open pores. I love Smashbox photo finish, especially the bronze one for those brides wanting the sunkissed look.

Foundation. Every bride wants a flawless complexion and there’s a fine line to a good coverage and at the same time achieving the natural look. I love Mac Select and N07 Instant Radiance foundations. Sealed with a translucent powder to keep you shine free all day long.

Blush. Cream blush is great for the heat but applied under the foundation to show through faintly. Powder blush works well for the more oily skin types.

Eyeshadow primer is essential to make sure your shadow stays put all day without creasing. Mac paint pot is amazing and I never leave the house without it. However little eyeshadow is applied, this is not to be missed before any other shadow application.

Lipstick lasts so much better when a liner is applied too. I’m a great fan of Mac lip sticks applied over a little concealer to hug the lipstick to keep it staying put.

Nothing but waterproof mascara. No more said!!

Karen’s salon is situated inside Renoir Hair Studio, in the heart of the tourist area, within easy reach for all hotels and holiday accommodation.