Trendwatch: Naked skin
Naked skin doesn't really mean naked. Think makeunder rather than makeover. Seen on the catwalks at Burberry and Proenza and on the carpet by a very pale Miss Meester. When Leighton does it, you know it's a trend.
Here are the rules:
Barefaced is best
You can get away with foundation, but oil free tinted moisturisers work best. Use concealer for dark circles and keep it natural and get lightweight coverage. Take the less is more approach and let your skin shine through.
Eyes and lips need less
Use a brown mascara and go easy on the colour palette. Keep colours for the eyes as close to your skin tone as possible and keep lips sheer or lightly tinted.
It's easy to make this look too flat. The minimal look won't suit everyone. If you are finding the look undercooked rather than underdone, add some shimmer. A hint of bronzer works well, pearlescent products will add some light.
And finally ....
This is cool, dreamy, reserved. Barefaced but not brazen. Ditch the wag bags, the Cheryl Cole eyes and the girl next door look. Wear with a classic trench and sleek hair, add some undone chic with a messy bun, or nail your catwalk credentials firmly to the mast by absolutely refusing to smile!