Beauty tips from Dior


No.1 magazine caught up with Dior National Make-up Artist, Jamie Coombes, to get his top make-up tips.


What beauty rule do you think women should swear by?

Always match the colour of your foundation to your jaw and neck. Always match the colour of your foundation to your jaw and neck. And, for the most natural looking canvas, go for a perfect match, even if it’s lighter than you’re used to. It’s easy to then warm the complexion with bronzer or add a pop of colour to the cheeks with a blush. A foundation that’s too dark can create flat, dull skin and can be very ageing.


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What is your top anti-ageing tip?

I always mix a drop of Diorskin Star foundation with Capture Totale Dreamskin (pictured above right), as it gives an incredible lightweight luminous and youthful result. Dreamskin is a multi-perfecting emulsion that soothes, calms redness whilst adding radiance to the skin. This, teamed with the radiance Star (pictured above left) gives, creates an amazing blurring effect on the skin – perfect for achieving the spring summer ‘16 complexion.


How do we make the key looks wearable?

The trends are easily adaptable to any woman’s makeup wardrobe. Complexion is almost barefaced, using skincare to create a natural glow and then perfected with light touches of foundation and concealer to blur away imperfection. Touches of pink or bronze can be added to bring a fresh or warm glow with delicate dusting of a highlighter over the tops of the cheeks to enhance the facial structure. Bright matte lips suit everyone, regardless of age. The most important thing is to find a colour to suit your skin tone. Skin should be kept natural and flawless, and make-up on the eyes kept to a minimum, a coat of mascara is enough.


  • Thank you to Jamie Coombes at Dior
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