First up, skin. There’s highlighted. There’s strobed. Then there’s sweaty. The good kind, though. The Victoria Beckham kind, who based an entire cosmetic collaboration on her famed “sexy-sweaty skin” look. For the bashful, dust Victoria Beckham Estée Lauder Highlighter in Modern Mercury, and for the daring? Becks’ new Aura Gloss in Honey for the ultimate molten-like finish.
Get into the groove – and crease: Take a shadow and make it tacky with a few drops of water and slick appropriately. Deviate and choose a sooty brown or turbid copper, animating both inner and outer corner with kaleidoscopic flair – rave pink, tactless teal and a squeeze of mustard – whatever tickles your fancy. Maximise her merit and add gloss: a diaphanous glaze elevates any look. Coat eyelids in a lucent gloss such as M.A.C in Pearl Varnish and work all the way up to the brow bone for impact. Otherwise, Shu Uemura’s Eye Foil Liquid Eye Shadow in Bronze will do exactly this in one slick swoop – so apply vigilantly. Press play on the heavy metal and drench lips in gold (and silver, and bronze) for the ultimate metal-mouth. Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Pigment leaves your lips metallic with a chrome finish. Simply line with the precision tip applicator and fill in. Keep your coverage fresh and dewy, and let your lips shine.
It’s getting hot in here.