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Carnival makeup

Published:Monday | April 2, 2012 | 12:00 AM
Get that medium coverage and bronze glow on your legs and body! Available at Urban beauty, you can get an instant glow from Body Bling. - Photos by Gladstone Taylor/Photographer
When doing carnival make-up, use colours that will complement your costume.
Laurie Ann Chin shows how you can get creative with colours. For her eyes, two different eyeshadow colours were used - selected from her costume - one on each eyelid. So there's no rule which says both eyes should have the exact colour. Be creative!
Rochelle Notice shows off the powerful effects of studs to complete her look.

Latoya Grindley, Gleaner Writer

It is almost that time again when the bevy of brightly coloured costumes converge on the streets of St Andrew in culmination of the annual Bacchanal Jamaica Carnival season.

The revellers come out in all their glory creating quite a spectacle, all in the name of fun. But what is carnival without the perfect face to complement the costume?

According to make-up artist and owner of Urban Beauty, Jeneva Whorms, make-up plays an important role in completing the look. "You really don't want your face to look blah. What you want is to use colours on your face to complement the costume."

Bright colours for both lips and eyes, glitters, feathers, rhinestone/studs are some of the complementing factors that will create a wow effect come road march day.

And according to Whorms, you can go all out with these or choose what areas you would like the prime focus to be. "It is common practice to play up the eyes utilising bold and vibrant colours and making the lips more understated."

For this carnival season, Whorms has set out to provide you with the essentials to create that perfect face for the road march. "Outside of the make-up we are also carrying lashes, studs, spirit gum which glues the studs and body bling."

She notes that while Urban Beauty will extend its make-up services to revellers come carnival day, she is also considerate of those who will be doing their own make-up. She says that all the items needed to create that perfect look are available at Urban Beauty.

Using some of the items she retails, Whorms recently demonstrated how to create the desired look for the road. To create these looks, foundation, powder, eyeshadow, blush and lip colours were used from the Makeup Designory, Girlactik, Obsessive Compulsive, Flori Roberts lines.

Main model Laurie-Ann Chin, who wore this year's Appleton-sponsored costume, is also wearing Body Bling which provides medium coverage and glow for the skin.

Thanks to Bacchanal Jamaica for assisting with the shoot.

Urban Beauty is located at Shop #13 (upstairs) The Village Plaza, 24 Constant Spring Road. Telephone: 968-0506/929-5043