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It seems simply ‘pretty’ make-up is on trend again. Whilst they are still around, graphic eyes, heavily contoured cheeks and the bold lip have faded from the ensemble and a charmingly delicate, English Rose look has taken centre stage. This isn’t to be mistake for ‘no-make-up-make-up,’ although this look is still very natural, it includes a wash of enhanced colour over lips and cheeks.
As with most beautifully sculpted look that are totally wearable, it’s all down to the artistry of Sharon Dowsett at the Bora Aksu in LFW. Here’s how she did it…
Step 1: To create ‘creamy poreless skin’ start with a primer. We totally understand if you normally see a primer as an excessive extra, but they are the tubes for the job when it comes to smoothing skin. Think of them like an Instagram filter as they create an invisible shield over and lumps and bumps so you have a smooth canvas to paint on.
Step 2: To apply the sheerest layer of foundation, use a brush and quite literally paint it on. Brushes stop too much product from clumping in one place so you get a softer finish. At the show Sharon used Maybelline Fit Me Matte Poreless Foundation, but you could also use Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation or Clinique Pores Refining Solutions Instant Perfecting Makeup.
Step 3: Dust over the T-Zone with a translucent powder (we love Maybelline Fit Me Powder or Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder) to blot any immediate shine but also to stop make-up slipping or rubbing off throughout the day.
Step 4: Finish with very faintly stained berry lips. Hydrate lips first so they look fresh and smooth and then dab lipstick on with your fingers to create a naturally flushed colour.
Finally – a trend we can actually wear. And wear it we will...