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Make-up professional shares her best tips, tricks

AFTER: Tani Emery wearing a classic evening look, consisting of a smokey eye and nude lip, as created by certified Napoleon make-up consultant Vanessa Tocker who works at Terry White Chemist in Stockland Gladstone.
AFTER: Tani Emery wearing a classic evening look, consisting of a smokey eye and nude lip, as created by certified Napoleon make-up consultant Vanessa Tocker who works at Terry White Chemist in Stockland Gladstone. Mike Richards/The Observer

Top five best beauty buys

Classic day make-up look incorporating soft pinks

Classic smokey eye and nude lip evening make-up combination

GLADSTONE is about to become more glamorous, now Terry White Chemist in Stockland Gladstone has a certified Napoleon Perdis make-up consultant.

After spending the past 11 years as a beauty therapist Vanessa Tocker has the experience to ensure you look your most fabulous self.

She started at the store last Thursday after recently moving to the region.

The Observer talked to the make-up master to get her top tips, insight into products and a tutorial on how to create both a classic daytime and evening look.

Mrs Tocker said when creating a make-up look she takes into account what sort of function the person is going to, what colour their outfit is and their skin tone.

She is happy to assist clients with colour matching or any other make up queries you may have.

As Napoleon Perdis has seven different foundations and 46 different shades, Mrs Tocker believes the brand has choices to suit everybody.

On why she loves the iconic brand, Mrs Tocker said: "It just has staying power and a big range of foundations," she said.

Mrs Tocker will be available at Terry White Chemist from 12pm to 6pm on Thursdays and 8.30am to 4pm on Saturdays.

Appointments can be made for a full makeover for only $80 which is redeemable on Napoleon products afterwards.

Beauty tips:

GETTING the perfect make-up look is easy now there is a new Napoleon make-up artist in Gladstone - here are her top tips.

  • Protect your skin from avoidable damage such as overexposure to the elements, from sun damage to dried, chapped skin from winter. I use auto pilot Beauty Boosting Balm (BBB) Cream which is a hybrid of a HD foundation, a nourishing moisturiser and a sunscreen with SPF 30 protection.
  • Study the ingredients! Look for skin care products with protective ingredients such as antioxidants.
  • I know this is said a lot but always primer. Primer allows for a smoother makeup landing, prevents foundation from seeping into pores and ensures it lasts you for hours. My favourite is Napoleon Auto Pilot Pre Foundation Primer which utilises film-forming agents, humectants and gelling agents, provides a long-lasting finish, leaving the skin looking soft, refreshed and bright.
  • Take it easy when applying foundation, just put a little on your brush at a time to build coverage and make sure you aren't applying more than you need.
  • Avoid alcohol. Ensure you are not using an alcohol based toner as it will strip away too much of your skins precious natural oils. This is particularly important with the colder weather we are experiencing.
Napoleon make-up brushes.
Napoleon make-up brushes. Mike Richards/The Observer

Top five best beauty buys

LOOKING for new beauty products? Here are five items that make-up artist Vanessa Tocker loves at the moment.

1. Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Concealer Prime

A dual purpose primer and concealer for a fresh looking gaze that defies fatigue.

2. Napoleon Perdis Advanced Mineral Makeup SPF15

Laced with vitamins and the finest minerals nature has to offer, the hypoallergenic and oil-free Napoleon Perdis Advanced Mineral Makeup SPF15 delivers a semi-matte finish that helps mitigate shine, camouflage imperfections and lessens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a skin-loving studio finish.

3. Napoleon Perdis Colour Disc Blushing Bride

Colour Discs are available in a wide range of shades, in great new packaging with a mirror in each compact. Give your eyes a boost with these richly pigmented, head-turning eye shadows.

4. Napoleon Perdis Gel Eyeliner

From super thinly-lined chic eyes, to glamorously smoky eyes, gel eyeliner has a strong pigment to give bold colour.

5. Napoleon Perdis Eyebrow Pencil Pale Rider

Brow Pencils are ultra soft, glide on easily and blend on demand for a natural look. This shade is perfect for blondes who want subtle definition.

Classic day make-up look incorporating soft pinks

NAPOLEON Perdis make-up consultant Vanessa Tocker created a classic day time look for Leigh Turner.

She chose a palette of soft pink tones as it suits Ms Turner's skin tone, was age appropriate and easy to replicate.

For the eyes she used the Prismatic Eye Shadow Quad among other products, using a lot of loose dust to create a soft pink look with smoky grey on the outside.

The grey adds depth to the eyes.

Classic smokey eye and nude lip evening make-up combination

A TREND that has seen longevity and isn't going anywhere soon is the smokey eye, so make-up artist Vanessa Tocker paired this element with a nude lip to create a classic evening look for Tani Emery.

"A lot of people with different skin tones can pull the look off," Mrs Tocker said.

Night-time is the perfect time to try a more dramatic look like this, but Mrs Tocker said a smoky eye can be hard for people to do themselves.

Here are some steps to help you with the process at home.

The first step is to clean the face and remove any existing make-up.

Next Mrs Tocker used primer. The eye primer she used had light reflectants in it.

"You can't be sloppy with primer, you've got to get it in all the creases and crevices," she said

Pictured is Vanessa using black eyeliner on Tani's eyelids.
Pictured is Vanessa using black eyeliner on Tani's eyelids. Mike Richards/The Observer

Then the first coat of mascara was put on.

"You need numerous coats throughout the make-up process," she said.

It's all about building up, building up with makeup.

"You can never have enough mascara on as long as it's not crunchy."

Mrs Tocker said she does the eyes before the make-up base in case there is fall-off from the product.

She concealed the eye areas and then used black eyeliner as the first base of eye shadow for its staying power.

"It's all about building up, building up with makeup," she said.

"It is the key to a smoky eye."

After that she used a combination of colour discs - she used Midnight Express, Black Velvet, Leather and Lace.

Then she illuminated under the brow with the highlighter in the Ultimate Contour Palette.

In the inner corners of Ms Emery's eyes she used Ice Storm in the loose dust to give an illuminating effect.

For the make-up base she used concealer first, using different shades to contour the face, before applying foundation.

After foundation she used setting powder.

Then she perfected the eyebrows and used the Ultimate Contour Palette to add some colour to Ms Emery's cheeks.

The final step was to create a nude lip, which she did using the Nude Awakening lip pencil and the Hess lipstick.

Topics:  makeup, napoleon perdis, stockland gladstone, terry white chemist




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