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Get the look: Una Healy

Sinead van Kampen

Published 16/09/2010 | 12:06

Una Healy from The Saturdays
Una Healy from The Saturdays
Mac Face and Body foundation
Maybelline Dream Mousse blush

Even when Saturdays siren Una Healy is partying hard it seems her make-up stays where it should be.

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Blessed with naturally fair skin, the greenest of green eyes and luscious red locks, Una always seems to give the impression that looking good is more of a whim than a chore and we love her for it.

Una's light natural base complements her fair skin perfectly. Even the best advised celebrities seem to make the mistake of jumping up a tone or two on the carpet but if your tone is light it's always the first thing that gets noticed.

Blending light coverage foundations like Mac's Face and Body Foundation and working from the centre of the face outwards will make blending that bit easier.

Natural isn't easy, but it's the base that sets the look. Keeping the foundation light helps Una's natural look and as even the heaviest foundations leave imperfections a concealer is a must.

Cleverly applied, a good concealer allows the base to do its work and Make Up Store's Cover All Mix is a good choice for this.

For Una's perfectly flushed cheeks, a lightly blended peach blush like Maybelline Dream Matte in Peach Satin is great for a soft glow.

If the base is light and breezy, Una's eyes are a stark contrast. More in tune with her rock roots than the girly glam, there are lashings of liner and plenty of pink shadow. Even though it's bold, it does work.

For the wow factor, eyelash extensions on the outer eye give curl and width. Lliner has been layered for a thick, sultry effect.

If you're going to pull this off, finishing lashes with a few sweeps of separating mascara like L'Oreal's Lash Architect will work a charm.

As dark, wide and curled as the lashes may be, the soft pink shadows give the perfect backdrop and again this complements Una's fair skin.

If you're darker in tone the pink may work, but a sure result might be had from ditching the pink for something a bit more copper - MAC's Bold & Brazen won't overwhelm and is light enough for the backdrop.

As a final flourish, a slick of pink to the lips like Rimmel's Lasting Finish in Sugar Plum brings everything together, but if you want to change this look for something less carefree, try Bobbi Brown's Heather Mauve - we love this look!

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