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MAKEOVER: How to wear Spring's Coral makeup look whatever your age

PUBLISHED: 15:40 16 February 2010 | UPDATED: 08:11 02 July 2010

Life Matters readers Kate Jarman (left) and Sara Kelleher (right) show how you can wear next season's Coral makeup trend whatever your age. PHOTOS: SIMON FINLAY

Life Matters readers Kate Jarman (left) and Sara Kelleher (right) show how you can wear next season's Coral makeup trend whatever your age. PHOTOS: SIMON FINLAY

Emma Harrowing

Do you tend to wear the same type and colour makeup all year round? Have you been wearing the same makeup for years? Do new season trends pass you by as you have no idea how to wear them? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions you could be stuck in a makeup rut.

Do you tend to wear the same type and colour makeup all year round? Have you been wearing the same makeup for years? Do new season trends pass you by as you have no idea how to wear them? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions you could be stuck in a makeup rut. EMMA HARROWING shows two readers how to wear one Spring makeup trend.

The look

Corals and pastel pinks are the main staple in the majority of makeup palettes for Spring. To achieve the look keep makeup looking natural with a light pink blush on the apples of the cheeks and soft browns and pinks for the eyes. Keep lips neutral with a light pink or clear lip gloss.

Tips to achieve the look if you are under 40 (as pictured above left on reader Kate Jarman)

For the base: Use a foundation that matches your skin tone. Use a concealer to to hide any darker areas. Set with loose powder.

For the cheeks: Use a pale pink powder blush to the apples of the cheeks and blend up along the cheekbone towards the hair line.

For the eyes: Create a soft smoky eye by applying a light cream coloured eye shadow across the lids up to the brow bone. Then used a mid brown eye shadow to create a line along the eye socket down to the outer corner of the eye to create a large backwards C shape. Next use a soft Lilac eye shadow across the eye lid up to the eye brow bone. Finish by blending the colours together with a brush.

Complete the eyes with Charcoal grey eye liner along the top and bottom lash line close to the lashes. Fill in eye brows with a brown eye pencil. Finish with a coat of black mascara.

For the lips: Apply pink lip gloss.

Kate's look was completed with a light dusting of shimmer powder along the cheekbones to give a dewy finish.

Tips to achieve the look if you are over 40 (as pictured above right on reader Sarah Kelleher)

Sara's look was created in much the same way as Kate's, with a few minor alterations.

For the base: Use an anti-ageing foundation, which contains iridescent particles, but again make sure that it matches your skin tone.

For the eyes: When applying the mid brown eye shadow do not go as heavy along the socket line. Keep the Lilac colour just on your eyelids instead of blending the colour up to the brow bone.

Apply the eye liner in a thinner line.

For the cheeks: Use a cream blusher instead of a powder as powder can sit in fine lines making them appear more obvious.

For the lips: Use a natural pink lip stick instead of a gloss.

Do not use the shimmer powder along the cheekbones.

Special thanks to Jane Godfrey, Max Factor makeup artist at Boots in Chapelfield. To make an appointment with Jane please ask in store.

Get a free haircut and help the Haiti appeal

Saks has teamed up with Life Matters and the Norwich Evening News to offer you the chance to have a free hair cut and finish. Saks is offering free haircuts in their salon on Orford Hill on Monday February 22, 2010 and all they are asking in return is for a £10 donation to the Haiti Appeal. All money raised will be sent to the Disasters Emergency Committee's Haiti Earthquake Appeal.

To book an appointment call Saks on 01603 230334 or visit the salon at 12 Orford Hill mentioning this offer. Free appointments are available with selected staff at Saks Norwich on Monday February 22, 2010 only. Book early to avoid disappointment as appointments are subject to availability. The cash donation to the Haiti Appeal must be made direct to the salon when you visit for your appointment.

If you are not lucky enough to get an appointment you can still make a donation to the Haiti Appeal, call the donation line on 0370 60 60 900 or visit www.dec.org.uk

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