Some of our junior reporters took a break from their studies to get some valuable tips on makeup and style trends for the new season ...
The venue was a sleek open space, with simple decorations and a black-and-white colour scheme. It looked very chic and modern. On large tables was an assortment of make-up items from the Canmake brand. The tutor, Carrie Kwok, and her models told us about the latest trends in make-up, hair and clothing styles this season.
Then we started trying things out on ourselves. I found it amazing how some simple make-up can transform your face so quickly!
At the workshop, we learned some hot new fashion trends. Natural and fresh - or "nude make-up" - is popular this season. So are thick eyebrows, similar to men's, but with a soft tone. Baby pink or light-orange eye shadow and lip gloss are a top choice for young girls. Meanwhile, a light layer of blemish balm cream (BB cream) will make your skin smoother and enhance your skin tone.
Braids are all the rage this season. A braid tied either side of the head and ending with a ponytail is perfect for a cute and bright look. Otherwise, a thick hair band with exaggerated decor can embellish your look and give it a special feel. If you prefer to stand out with your hairstyle, you could go for highlighting a small bunch of hair on the side with any sharp colours.
Now what to wear: lake green and rose pink are great for spring and summer. Both colours are relaxing and cool, but bright at the same time. A one-piece dress with petal-like sleeves or cuttings on the edges helps you look girly and refined. Long necklaces and small, delicate accessories add spice to your outfit.
Make-up artist Carrie Kwok teaches and trains fashion image stylists at HKDI. She explained that because of Hong Kong's hot and humid climate, "local girls are most concerned about oil-control cosmetics".
"Hong Kong girls' skin usually have both dry and oily areas," she said. "They do not want their face to be greasy, and they want their make-up to last longer, especially during the hot and humid summer."
Carrie said she loves teaching and training new make-up artists. She hopes to publish a book one day about make-up skills, she added.
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