Other Cool Icons: Alexa Chung, Gwen
Stefani, Alice Dellal, Pixie Geldof,
Elle Fanning, Cara Delevingne, Rihanna.
What the expert says: “These girls are all about a cool, cutting-edge and unstructured style,” says make-up artist to the stars Ciona Johnson-King. “Even if they’ve spent hours in the make-up chair, their look screams I’ve-just-got-out-bed-after-a-great-night-out!”.
The trends they try: Any trend, as long as they can interpret it in their own way. We’re talking the peacock eyes at Roberto Cavalli, clashing colours at Meadham Kirchhoff and gothic blood-red lips at Gucci. When it comes to
their nails, clashing
bright and dark
eccentric nail art
for the red carpet.
The treatments: Weekly massages – partying is exhausting – and monthly waxes for those daring hemlines. An appointment with their facialist every four weeks prevents a very social calendar taking its toll.
A rock star boyfriend.
Cheat their look:
Create a feline liner
flick with an angled
make-up brush and
black powder shadow
(Daniel Sandler’s Liner brush is perfect with
bareMinerals eyecolour ). Blend the colour along
your upper lash line, towards your outer corner,
then take a kohl liner over the top for more impact
- remember that this doesn’t have to be perfect.
The Must-haves: Black kohl
eyeliner and mascara (our favourites
are Maybelline’s Kohl Liner and
YSL’s Shocking mascara) for
smudged rock-chick eyes, matte
pillar-box red lipstick (Stila
Stay All Day is our ultimate
matte lipstick) for
powerful pouts and dry
shampoo (try Fudge)
to re-boot partied-out
hair and create that matte,
tousled texture. While fake
tan is not in their beauty
dialogue, body moisturiser is an
essential for keeping bare skin smooth and soft. Face wipes are a
handbag essential for cleaning up worn-in eye
make-up in a hurry.
Tip: Create a straight line by
gently stretching the skin at the
outer corner of your eye
outwards and upwards towards
your temple and angle the flick
so that it is pointing to the tip of
Other Classic Icons: Gwyneth Paltrow, Claudia Schiffer, Sienna Miller, Olivia Palermo, Kim Kardashian, Adele, Jessica Biel.
What the expert says: “These girls are
glossy, pretty and polished and all about the
post-yoga glow,” says Johnson-King.
The trends they try: The fresh,
glowing skin at Chloe, the healthy,
shiny hair at Altuzarra and the
glossy nude lips at Christian Dior.
The treatments: Block-booked weekly
manicures and pedicures for neat-and-tidy nude
nails which can be teamed with a matching lip
colour. For their toes, an ever-reliable shade of
red: classic bright, an orange-y coral (summer)
or deep berry (winter). A blowdry every third day
keeps locks ultra-lustrous, and a monthly
catch-up with their skin doc ensures their glow
keeps on giving.
A dermatologist – such as
Cheat their look: You want
understated glamour, but with a
small amount of definition, use a
pink blush blended outwards (we love
Benefit’s Hervana), always use an eyelash
curler before your mascara as it’s an
instant way to open eyes. And don’t forget a
small amount of perfectly placed liner, but
remember you don’t want smudges – liquid
liner is best (try Rimmel’s Liquid
Liner) for that perfect precise line.
“Skincare is very
important and they
have a seasonal
in summer and Nude Pro
Genius Face Oil for winter),
down to a tee,” says
Johnson-King. And we’re talking a cleanser
(removed with a muslin cloth), toner, serum
(Try Lancome’s Genefique ),
moisturiser and eye cream. A
tinted moisturiser boosts their
radiance, a peachy-pink cream
blusher gives them a healthy
outdoorsy flush, and a tinted or
coloured lip balm finishes their
look. For more gleam than a
mirror, a light coating of shine
spray boosts their blowdry and
a daily dose of cuticle oil keeps
Tip: Get their glow with just one
product by using a pearlescent
cream (Elizabeth Arden Rose
Illumination is gorgeous) on
all raised points. Using a
foundation brush, blend a
small amount onto cheek
and brow bones, down
the bridge of your
nose and in the crease
of your Cupid’s bow.
Their motto: ‘Would Audrey
Hepburn wear this?’