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Trendwatch: True Romance

Sinead Van Kampen

Published 24/08/2011 | 11:35

Image courtesy of M*A*C cosmetics
Image courtesy of M*A*C cosmetics

True Romance is all about glowing skin, soft eyes and even softer tresses. It was spotted on the catwalks at D&G, Moschino and Proenza Schouler.

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Before it hits the streets, here's what you need to know:

The eyes have it

Delicate, romantic and feminine. The focal point of the look is pared back eye make-up. Eyeliner is ditched, mascara is kept to a single coat and harsh, chalky shadows are traded for pastel shades in blues, creams and pinks. Blend eyeshadows into the base for a softer, more diffused finish.



Let skin be skin

Forget thick matte foundation in favour of a base that is light and luminous. Trade those thicker formulas for light reflecting foundations and at all costs avoid dense powders. Try some softer highlighting with a cream blusher and make sure to blend, blend, blend. If there is one thing guaranteed to spoil your new found sense of romance it's a set of tell tale tide marks!



Keep hair soft

True Romance hair is pretty and feminine, think prima ballerina meets Rapunzel and you're somewhere near. Curl down those loose plaits, roughen up those buns and if you have the length, let down that hair.

Hide the accessories, keep clips to a minimum and when it comes to styling, the rule is this. Simple is better, simplest is best.



123 smooch

Lips took a number of shapes on this seasons catwalks and it's where the look can be twisted to suit. If you need to rein in the fairy tale princess look, add an edgy pop of colour. If you want to ramp up the romance opt for a soft neutral lip or skin matching tones. Whatever shade you work with, it's essential to avoid bleeds with a nude liner.

Add additional highlights with a dot of clear gloss on your cupids bow, throw on your best lace blouse and get ready to pucker up.

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