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Simple Sepia

Backstage at a fashion show is where most of the magic happens.  With the hustle and bustle of girls dressing amongst a cloud of organised chaos, make up artists are creating their own masterpieces ready to parade down the runways alongside the designer’s collection.

This year, there hasn’t been any beauty trends  that have really caught my eye.  With a heavy emphasis on minimalist make up, there haven’t been any looks I’ve been itching to re-create.  So it’s because of this I’ve decided to delve into the archives of previous seasons and recreate a look that can mould well with what is on offer for SS13.  A look that diffuses well over the face and will suit a whole range of skin tones, Chloe’s fall 2011 campaign has the sepia hue that compliments the reds and other warm tones seen of late.

To start with, choose a foundation with a dewy finish. One of my faves has to be Illamasqua’s Skin Base, it gives a brilliant coverage and doesn’t wear too heavy on the skin, leaving you with a healthy complexion.  Next, onto the cheeks, look for a very sheer bronze, nothing too much.  NARS Miss Liberty would be perfect, sculpt the face by running it down the back of the cheekbone very subtly, this look is all about the eyes so go easy with it.  Set with a translucent powder, go lightly though, you want to keep a bit of the shine, it’s all part of the look.

Moving onto the eyes, Mac have recently launched an eyeshadow duo in ‘on the hunt’ which would be perfect for this look.  Be careful to blend properly, there’s nothing worse than unblended eyeshadow!  Bring the redder shade under the bottom lash line aswell as the top lid and finish with Dior Show new look mascara: perfect for creating length and curl to lashes.  Finish with MAC’s boldly bare lip pencil softly blended and then add a coat of MAC’s pretty please lipstick: gorgeous.

With so much choice out there, it’s so easy to recreate looks from seasons past and present, so what are you waiting for?! Get your make up wands out and create some magic!

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