4 Beauty Ideas To Switch Up Your Everyday Look

When it comes to makeup, we all have our tried and tested looks that we default back to. There’s nothing wrong with having a signature style, but the joy of makeup is playfulness and the ability to 'try on' different looks – before wiping them off in seconds with a cotton pad.

"Some women think they only look good with one style...but we can all experiment more!" makeup artist Vass Theotokis tells us. Vass created the following four looks, modelled by team Refinery29, which take elements from your everyday routine – think bronzer, fresh skin or a cat eye – and twist them in small but imaginative ways.

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All the key products in these looks can be found at Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City. Packed full of beauty stores with something for every taste and budget, they’ve got everything you need to refresh your look.

Make space in your makeup bag, and get ready to be inspired...

Photographed by Lauren Maccabee, Designed by Anna Jay
On-Trend Neon

A slew of A-listers have been rocking neon lids on the red carpet, with green the hot hue for summer 2019.

If a classic black cat-eye is your default, why not push the envelope with a neon update? Start with a deeper shade like NARS Eyeshadow in Matcha and work your way up to a bolder hue like M·A·C Cosmetics Chromacake in Landscape Green as your confidence grows.

Step 1. Blend Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick with your fingers to get a healthy, even base, using a stippling brush if you want slightly more coverage.

Step 2. Fill in your brows with M·A·C Cosmetics Eyebrow Pencil, lightly sketching on individual hairs for a soft, natural-looking finish.

Step 3. Dip a Morphe Angled Brush in a little water so it’s damp, and then brush through NARS Eyeshadow in Matcha, or M·A·C Cosmetics Chromacake. The fluid consistency will make it easier to sketch out a winged shape while not scrimping on pigment.

Step 4. Build the intensity of the green by layering the line over and over.
Photographed by Lauren Maccabee, Designed by Anna Jay
Everyday Bronze

Usually go for a bit of contour and leave it at that? A sun-dappled, just-rolled-off-my-lounger-in-Tulum all-over bronze is perfect for the warmer months.

If you're scarred by the orange hue of past bronzer mistakes, don't be. Buff gently, apply light layers, and you'll be a golden goddess in seconds.

Step 1. Prep the skin with a couple of drops of The Ordinary Buffet Peptide Serum (available at Deciem) and a thin layer of BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector (Space NK).

Step 2. Use a large brush to dust Hourglass Amber Lighting Bronzer (Space NK) all over your face. Focus on where the sun would naturally hit: forehead, top of the cheek, nose bridge.

Step 3. Whatever the face gets, the neck and shoulders get too. You don’t want fabulous glow on your complexion that stops at your chin, so make sure to buff your bronzer over all visible skin.

Step 4. Take the Ember and Lumber shades from the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette for a soft copper eye. Buff and swish gently for a soft-focus finish.
Photographed by Lauren Maccabee, Designed by Anna Jay
Sellout Classics

If your go-to in the evening is a smoky eye, give this timeless combo a whirl. A true red lip is one of the most coveted looks of all time – made doubly so with Ruby Woo.

Step 1. Massage and blend in Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation as your base. It’s beautifully transparent and buildable, and even doubles up as a concealer under the eyes.

Step 2. Apply M·A·C Cosmetics Ruby Woo Lipstick, either dabbing on with your finger to get a soft wash of colour, or apply straight from the bullet for a classic matte finish.

Step 3. Using Too Faced Sketch Marker, lightly draw a flick from the outer corner of the eye. A thinner line will give a more subtle effect that still elongates the shape of your eyes.

Step 4. Finish with lashings of NARS Climax Mascara for fluffy, film-star lashes.
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