beauty-related questions, e-mail [email protected]
or write toBeauty Hunte, at 16 Salandy Street, Diego
Martin, Trinidad, WI.
Its Carnival time again in T&T and all the
stops are being pulled out to glorify the worlds
most anticipated celebration and festivity.
From here on till Ash Wednesday, toned bodies, in
practically bare-it-all dress ensembles, will don
accessories, colourful make-up, glitter and stuck-on
Shades of red, blue, bright fuchsia, green and glassy,
textured gold and silver, will play up the spirited
flavour of the season.
For your make-up, colour, fun and fantasy should rule
allowing surrealism to take the forefront and the
natural, a backseat.
Even body art from stencils, airbrushing and temporary
tattoos make strong statements as added adornments
for the seasons glitz and glamour.
Searching the local market for cosmetics with brilliant,
colourful hues, brought me to the doors of MAC, Sacha,
Trucco® and Caramia® where make-up of all
shades and mixes abound.
Here are some cosmetic choices that are steeped in
all the brilliance you can muster for your Carnival
MAC pigments were used to create the mosaic effect
on Lisa-Gails eyes. From the inner corner,
Fuschia (laced with diamond glitter), Copper Sparkle,
Old Gold and the top lashline and outer corner of
the eye in Royal Wink Fluidline, set with blue pigment
(blue and green flakes topped off this accent).
Brow bone area in Goldenaire.
Known for its vibrant shades and richly textured,
pressed eyeshadows, MAC continues to challenge nature
itself with hues that seem to be snatched straight
from the kaleidoscopic colour matrix of the rainbow.
Carasol Ltd, the
local manufacturer of CaraMia Cosmetics, also distributes
Playgirl loose eyeshadow pigments. Colours like 14k Gold,
Red Wine, Aquamarine and Blue Satin are true eye-openers.
Sacha colour cosmetics has epitomised the Caribbean spirit
with colours from daring and bold to conservative and demure.
Textures vary from matte to super pearly and sparkly.
TRUCCO® Cosmetics (Sebastian International Cosmetic
line), distributed by Desmond Halfhide Ltd, brings shades
like California Girl, Calypso, Dusk and Manhattan Mermaid
which are rich and glassy in texture.
Model Lisa-Gail Ali.
HAIRSTYLIST Onika Charles, ONIKAS BEAUTY SALON,
Corner Queen and Sorzano Streets, Arima (868) 757-9342.
JEWELRY & TATTOO Doreen Aziz, Sounds of Shoes
and Sandals, Woodbrook, Port-of-Spain (868) 622-9095.
Text, make-up and photography, Ephraim hunte/EHP Ltd©.
For information on Ephraim Huntes make-up workshop,
To be eligible for a BeautyHUNTE makeover, send a letter
and a portrait photograph of yourself, explaining your beauty
needs to BeautyHUNTE; 16 Salandy Street, Diego Martin, Trinidad
WI or e-mail to [email protected]
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