‘English rose’ isn’t probably a term that would be banded about to describe my look. My natural skintone yes, you just have to look at my beautifully pale sister to see that, but my Xen-Tanned up to the max face and body most definitely not. But I stripped back the fake tan (a little) all in the name of trends to give a nod to the naturally flushed, outdoorsy look as seen on the runways of Paul Smith and Michael Kors…

Five products is it all it took here, the key is simplicity and thin layers of creamy, light-reflecting textures. I went for the lightest and palest base I have which is the Josie Maran Argan Tinted Moisturiser in Butter. It’s not my favourite base as I find it a little too moisturising for my combination skintype but it leaves a dewy and natural finish on the skin. I applied a touch of By Terry Touche Veloutee Concealer in 3 under my eyes and over the tops of my cheekbones. I bloomin’ love this stuff, and I think I’m getting close to running out (panic), a repurchase is certainly on the cards. For eyes I kept it simple with lashings of the L’Oréal Telescopic Waterproof Mascara and a touch of the Anastasia Brow Gel in Espresso through the brows. The game changer here is the blush – Stila Convertible Colour in Gerbera. I own a fair few cream blushes and I wish I wore them more often; whenever I wear them I curse myself for not being bothered to throw them on daily. This shade is a beaut, a nice combo of peachy-pink (quelle surprise), it blends in gorgeously and leaves a pretty flushed sheen to the cheeks. It’s so creamy in fact, I blotted a little into my lips as well. Pretty and multi-functional? Fab.

Now I probably need to scrub of the faux tanner a little more to fully go the whole hog here, but this is a trend I’d happily recreate each morning – girlie, blushed, flushed but still nice and natural. A wearable trend – hurrah! Keep an eye out for the next ‘The Trend’ post as I think I may have found the perfect everyday bright lip in keeping with this season’s hottest colour, oh yes it’s a good ‘un if I say so myself.

P.S) You like the cheesy picture? It seemed like such a good idea at the time – DOH!

  • http://www.facebook.com/marie.vermandele Vermandele Marie

    I love it! This makeup suits you so well :)

  • Little Miss Lifestyle

    You look lovely! Wish my skin was as good as yours x

  • Beautyandablogger

    It looks gorgeous! I would love to be a natural english rose so I would definitely embrace it :) xx

  • http://twitter.com/Anneliendriesen Annelien

    I love your blog, you’re so beautiful! And you’ve inspired me to buy a new mascara :’)

  • http://twitter.com/CityGirlFashBox Sarah Sandiford

    such a babe!

  • http://twitter.com/laurzraah Laura Hollier

    Looks gorgeous – Love Gerbara xx

  • Trisha

    This is such a pretty and natural look!

  • Elise

    Such a fresh and gorgous look! And cheesy pictures are more than oké! :)


  • flirtydresses

    This is such a gorgeous natural look I love it. xx

  • Jane Quigley

    Love this look but alas I feel my skin is a little to oily for the dewy look. The blusher is gorgeous though so I will have to keep an eye out for that!



  • Holly

    This look is lovely! :)
    Holly x

  • http://fragmentedsplendour.blogspot.com/ Annabel

    I can’t believe you look that gorgeous with only 5 products! Major jealousy! 😉 xo

  • Jos

    Really pretty! This brand is just one more I forgot to check while i was in the UK … Why, oh why isn’t Tarte sold in France?



  • Eliza

    Really simple make-up but it makes you look amazing!!

  • http://www.charlies-choice.blogspot.com/ CharliesChoice

    The picture was a very good idea, you look so pretty!! I love the Stila convertible colors as well, they last forever.

  • disqus_na6rj6hz7b

    This is such a beautiful look on you!!!! You look so fresh!!!

  • Bárbara Ferreira

    I love this fresh look, I’ve been wearing it a lot.

  • dorina g

    You’re beautiful :)

  • leetal

    pretty! you should put up a picture of you and your sister! or do a makeup look on her :)

  • Joanne

    As usual love your blog!

  • Lipstick Fridays

    Great make up look – just nice and natural xx

  • Lucy

    Would absolutely love to see you do a make-up look on a pale girl like your sister! Love your blog Anna! Keep it coming :) x x x

  • Hannah

    Love the look and how simple it is! xx


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