The SS14 Chloe girl was sophisticated and effortlessly understated; an aesthetic intrinsic to this French fashion house. Echoing the feminine clothes, both make-up and hair had a light and transparent quality, where attention to detail and subtlety were key.
A Chloe look always starts with natural and glowing skin. After moisturising, apply Benefit ‘That Gal’ (£22.50 at Boots), a brightening primer to the face. Alliteratively this can also be mixed into foundation. The light reflecting quality of this product gives skin a subtle glow.
To achieve the minimalism essential to this look, apply a lightweight foundation like M.A.C Face and Body Foundation (£21.50, HouseofFraser.com). This liquid foundation gives a really beautiful, dewy quality to the skin and it can be lightly built up where necessary without masking the skin.
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer (£22, Space NK) works wonders on any problem areas where a little additional coverage is needed. The creamy texture is easily blended into your already liquid base. To highlight the natural contour of the face lightly dab M.A.C Pro Sculpting Cream (£18, Houseoffraser.com) to just under the cheek bone. Gently blend with fingertips to create a natural looking shadow, this can be slowly built up so that the desired shade is achievable. Dust a light layer of powder over the top so the foundation sets without dulling your new dewy appearance.
I use a myriad of eyebrow products. For me it is a feature that can completely change a look and so should always be paid close attention. To accentuate the brows without breaking the bank on a brow kit, I’d recommend Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow (£17, John Lewis) which gives a natural finish for half the price of the kit. With the array of choice in natural shades, a perfect match can easily be found. The soft powder clings to the hair instead of sitting on the skin leaving the brows defined without appearing heavy.
For the eyes use the M.A.C Pro Sculpting Cream, again with fingertips and work in with a blending brush in the crease of the eye to create shadow and depth. This slightly unorthodox technique can be very effective at adding delicate definition.
Line in between lashes on the upper and lower lash lines, with Lancôme Le Crayon Kôhl in 02 Brun (£16.50, John Lewis) for subtle definition. This is a great eyeliner to achieve Chloe‘s look, as it’s not too creamy. It can be easily applied tight to the lashline but is still a Kôhl pencil so can be gently blended with a fingertip or cotton bud.
Lips can be left nude but hydrated with Eve Lom Kiss Mix (£16, John Lewis).
Finally for the hair, part in the center using a Tail comb (£1.19, Boots). This attention to detail is the key formula behind this type of minimal look. Spray the hair with Paul Mitchell’s Hot off the Press (£15.25, LookFantastic) and run a hair straightener -Cloud Nine’s (£89.10, LookFantastic) are amazing -through small sections of the hair at a time, completing Chloe‘s sleek, sophisticated look.