Thursday 30 March 2017

Trendwatch: Naked skin

A model walks the runway during the Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2011 show at London Fashion Week
A model walks the runway during the Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2011 show at London Fashion Week
Bobbi Brown's Oil Free Tinted Moisturiser

Sinead Van Kampen

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.



Wake up

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!

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