Wed, 07 Mar 2012 04:25:22 GMT | By Lisa Haynes
Be a make-up maestro at home

Not entirely clued-up on applying make-up? Stop the guessing game and get the know-how on professional results you can achieve at home.



Not entirely clued-up on applying make-up? Stop the guessing game and get the know-how on professional results you can achieve at home. (© Getty)
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We've all had major make-up disasters in the past, when the mirror becomes our worst enemy. That attempt to create Angelina Jolie-style lips resulted in a wonky trout pout or striving to achieve an 'oh-so subtle' golden glow looked like you had severe sunburn. Professional results from your make-up bag aren't easy to achieve, particularly if you're trying out new trends. But the old adage of practice makes perfect helps when using the basic techniques.

"There are no hard and fast rules to make-up application, so experiment with colours and looks until you find a style that suits your needs," advises Rosie Watson, author of New Holland Professional Make-Up. "Following the latest trends is not always advisable. Make-up should reflect not only someone's personality and mood, but also their lifestyle and wardrobe." We get her tips for techniques that will give you a good grounding for creating a beautiful face every time.

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