Top tips from two of Birmingham's most influential make-up artists
Jas Clarke and Alka Ballagan, are Senior Make-up Artists for the Arman Milind Creative Team, based in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter. Having completed the 'Beauty Bootcamp', under the watchful eye of Founder and Director Arman Milind, both Jas and Alka have been successful in progressing onto Senior Make-up Artists for the brand.
We asked them to share their key make-up trends for Spring/Summer 2013.
As seen on a lot of runway shows during Fashion Week, grunge eyes are set to make a comeback. Nineties grunge eyeliner is in, but gone are the sharp accentuated lines, instead opt for a soft eyeliner smudged under the eye. Bold bright colours are on trend, so try something different like blue or green eyeliner. As for the eyeshadow, try a pearly eyeshadow to create a soft smokey eye, try MAC Archie's Girls range.
Brows should be strong and structured, to accentuate the natural frame of your face. Avoid using harsh pencil lines on your brows, but instead use a soft eyeshadow to match your natural hair colour to fill in your brows. It might be handy to invest in a brow brush to ensure that your brows are nice and neat!
After such a harsh Winter, ensure that your daily skin care regime is followed, remembering to cleanse, tone and moisturise. Treat yourself to a Dermalogica facial at Arman Milind Boutique to make sure your skin is rid of any dead cells or dry skin. If you feel that your skin could do with a break, opt for a tinted moisturer instead of full coverage foundation, try MAC or Dermalogica's tinted moisturiser range.
Go for soft, subtle rosy brusher, and pay particular attention to the apples of your cheeks, for a full and flattering effect.
Red lips are very much on trend, but for those of us who aren't so brave, matte lipsticks also made an appearance at some of the key runway shows during fashion week.
For further information regarding Arman Milind Courses or to book an appointment at the salon, contact Jas and Alka on
Arman Milind Boutique Salon
Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham