So far for Spring Summer 15, there’s been a lot to love. Christopher Kane’s bare faced beauty and Givenchy’s mega wing are both ideal for the day, with the Balmain slick-back and Tom Ford’s sexpot bringing the glamour for the night.
As it’s only June, I think it may be a little premature for beachy waves and sun-kissed skin; we’re kind of in that no man’s land of unpredicatble lashings of rain, with a little humidity thrown in for good measure. I’ve always believed that the rule of highlighting one facial feature, was made to broken, but this Summer nothing looks fresher, than a ‘natural’ face and a strong lip.
The trick to keeping the look modern, is going for dewy skin and matte or semi matte lips. Dolce & Gabbana and No.21 both opted for a blotted bruised berry, . New-Yorkers Zac Posen and Carolina Herrera went for a chalky coral, and Missoni, Burberry and Topshop all took on the classic red.
It’s a pretty simple look to master, low maintenance and high impact. All you need is a lipliner, matte lipstick and a good base.
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To achieve that perfect no make-up make up look, preparation is key. I’m still loving Chanel’s Hydra Beauty Serum , which is super hydrating and light. After you’ve applied a good moisturiser- the new day cream from Lloyd’s Pharmacy is a winner- a primer is all you need- try Smashbox or Laura Mercier.
If you really want to keep skin fresh and dewy looking, then a BB or CC Cream, is ideal. Smashbox’s CC Cream (£29, Boots) was my saviour last summer, and their BB cream (£27, Boots) is just as good if not better. The lightweight formula disappears almost immediately, lightly covering your dodgy bits without actually changing your face.
Line lips with Smashbox’s Always Sharp lip liner which is- you guessed it-always sharp, thanks to a concealed sharpener within the lid. This handbag necessity comes in 12 shades, priced at £15, lasts all day and thanks to its always pin-sharp tip, always ensures precise application.
Last but not least, you need a good matte lippie and Nars and Tom Ford never disappoint. I’ve been dabbling between Tom Ford’s Ruby Rush (£37, Selfridges) and Nars’ Terre de Feu (£20, Nars), which never disappoint.