Just as one good turn does, so does one bright pop of colour deserve another. But while a bold hue on both lips and eyes can be too much of a makeup fun-fair, makeup artist David Cranson worked with us to create a more workable alternative: contrast brights on both lips and nails. The eyes here are left understated – almost bare – making the glossy bright lips the focus of the face. As David points out, the bright colour also makes your smile look fresher and brighter.

A on trend beauty look for 2012 that’s simple to create, follow the how-to guide on creating this look for yourself after the break.

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Bold contrasts: Sarah & Amy by Kelly Defina
Bold contrasts: Sarah & Amy by Kelly Defina
Bold contrasts: Sarah & Amy by Kelly Defina
Bold contrasts: Sarah & Amy by Kelly Defina
Bold contrasts: Sarah & Amy by Kelly Defina
Bold contrasts: Sarah & Amy by Kelly Defina
Bold contrasts: Sarah & Amy by Kelly Defina
Bold contrasts: Sarah & Amy by Kelly Defina
Bold contrasts: Sarah & Amy by Kelly Defina
To prep and prime: moisturise the face well (David used Aesop’s oil free moisturizer). Pluck any strays from the eyebrows & brush into place.

brow brush

Conceal with a lighter shade than your foundation using a synthetic brush & blend well (David used Martin Bray pro range concealer palette).

concealer application

Lightly powder to set using a HD powder. Apply blush to the apples of the cheeks for a rosy glow.

blush and powder

Apply lashings of clear mascara to the eyelashes to give them volume but keep them fresh.

clear mascara application

Pick a bright lipstick colour and paint the lips with a lip brush. David used a bold fuchsia pink on Sarah and a bright coral on Amy.

bright coral lip

bright pink lip

Paint the fingernails with a contrasting colour to bring together this look.

contrast bright lip and nail

Thanks again to David Cranson for his beauty expertise, and photographer Kelly Defina for capturing the beauty look.

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