This week, my two favourite looks are complete opposites. Natalia Vodianova is super-gorgeous in pearly highlighter and glossy lips, while Sienna Miller looks adorable with a more matte complexion, freckles and a soft lip stain.
Here's your latest celeb inspiration:
What I love: Natalia's iridescent cheek—I die! The highlighter catches the light so beautifully on her flawless (seemingly foundation-free) complexion, without any trace of glitter or shimmer. There's a similar sheen to her berry lip gloss. I love that she kept everything else low-key: no blush, natural mascara and brows, and clean, fluffy hair. What I'd change: Nothing.
What I love: Sienna's girl-next-door (faux?) freckles. With the undone side braid and a deep side part, she looks so youthful and fresh—which isn't always the case with many of her "glam" red carpet get-ups. Less makeup is more on her, so lashes and a berry lip stain are all she needs. What I'd change: Maybe just a few strokes of brow pencil to fill in her tails.
What I love: Olivia's freckles (yes, I have a thing for freckles!). Earlier this year, it looked like she'd erased them—whether that was via Proactiv pads, as she claimed, or a cosmetic procedure, who knows. But I'm happy they're back! I also like the contrast of the matte pink lips with shimmery champagne around the eyes. What I'd change: What is that random light brown on her ends? Ombré gone wrong? I don't mind the false lashes too much, but the lip liner could be more blended.
What I love: Chanel's glowing-from-within complexion. Her skin may not be perfectly smooth in places, but it doesn't matter, because she looks so naturally radiant (not obviously "strobed"). The dramatic graphic shadow in a diagonal shape is also giving me life—so glad she didn't add false lashes! What I'd change: I'd prefer more natural brows, and the blush could be more blended.
What I love: Laetitia's makeup-free skin and unusual copper-brown eyeshadow. (At least I think her skin is makeup-free, and that's the whole point.) To me, this is a very French take on beauty—choosing just one feature to emphasize, and not trying to camouflage or enlarge/over-draw. The sculpting makes her eyes stand out, without resorting to heavy lashes or liner. It's très elegant with bare lips, a kiss of blush, and the half-up bob. What I'd change: Nothing.
What I love: Zoë's smooth, highlighted skin—it's not shimmery or shiny, but subtly lighter in the centre. With such a great base, she can play with fun makeup, such as the purplish-blue shadow and light pink lipstick. Black waterlines and loose waves keep it from looking too sweet. What I'd change: I'd love to see her with more feathery brows. The pink and blue makeup would be more sophisticated without the false lashes (or she could choose one colour only).
What I love: Charlize's glowy skin and new bangs! LOVE this hairstyle on her—it's so youthful and kind of tones down her Ice Queen vibes. I suspect she does injections, but I think they were well executed; notice how she still has natural movement around her eyes. Although her makeup is not exciting, it always flatters her and is never overdone. What I'd change: Nothing.
What I love: Cara's bronzed skin, glossy red lips and new shorter haircut. She looks summery and glamorous, but the makeup doesn't feel heavy. I think the radiant texture of her skin helps, along with the imperfect brows and smudgy shadow. What I'd change: Nothing.
Cara is wearing: Face mist • Serum • Moisturizer • Highlighter in Piccadilly Glow • Bronzer in Sun Light • Eyeshadow and eyeliner in Queens of a Bronzed Age • Eyeliner in Noir • Brow gel in Clear • Mascara in Black • Lipstick in In Love With a Ginger
Who had your favourite beauty look lately?