I fell in love with this fresh, feminine look from Elie Saab's SS12 runway show the second it appeared on the catwalk. The rosy cheeks and pearly-pink lips were the perfect accompaniment to his floaty dresses in sugared almond hues, adorned with petals.
To get the look, don't be afraid to go girly with your shades - the simple pony tail will keep you from looking too Polly Pocket (for those of you who remember those teeny, tiny princess dolls). Use Cutler's Fly Away Control Stick to tame any stray hairs once you've tied your hair back, to keep your 'do nice and sleek up top.
For make up, first up you need flawless skin, which means a great full coverage foundation - Hourglass is fab for that. If you have sensitive skin, try their Veil Fluid Make Up foundation. It's formulated to be ultra gentle on skin, but still provide the coverage needed to even out skin tone. As I have combination skin, I'm better suited to their new Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation, which absorbs oil as the day goes on to keep shine at bay (a little aside: you guys are loving it too - we've had some great feedback from fans!).
In Clinic terms, I fall into Group C - dark hair, green eyes, fair to medium skin (depending on just how little sun England provides me with), so for blush I go for cooler shades and always in a cream blush - they work with my combination skin rather than against it like with powders. Rouge Bunny Rouge's Blush Wand in Vermeer is perfect for this look. A sheer pink that gives a dewy finish and gives me delicate flushed cheeks. If you prefer a powder, RBR's Original Skin Blush in Gracilis is a good option. For darker skin tones, go for a bolder pink, like Orpheline or Florita. Edward Bess does excellent bold pink cream blushes with his Compact Rouge - Island Rose and Love Affair look gorgeous on darker skin tones too!
Whichever blush you go for, pat gently along and just under your cheekbones for some definition.
For lips, I'd recommend Hourglass' Extreme Sheen Lip Gloss in Fortune. It's a delicate pink with peach shimmer to give that subtle pearly finish.
For eyes, it's Hourglass' Film Noir Mascara, topped off with a coat of their Film Noir Lash Lacquer for extra definition and a perfect line (after a LOT of practice) of their Script Precision Liquid Liner, which thankfully has a super thin, sturdy tip like a felt tip pen that's easy to work with.
Et voila! I (and you, if you're trying this look out) are ready to step into spring a la Elie Saab!