4 BRIT BEAUTY RULES TO LIVE BY

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OWN IT, GIRL!


Post by Hannah Tyrrell

We’ve tackled 5 French beauty tips from our friends across the Channel, but we thought it was about time to give ourselves some credit. We Brits have more going for us than our characteristic modesty would have us think! We made Kate Moss, Sienna Miller, Emma Watson, Alexa Chung, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Adele. Not to mention the rest! But what top beauty tips can we glean from these British beauty icons?

Don’t try too hard

Brit beauty legends, Sienna Miller and Kate Moss, understand the power of an understated beauty look. Often showcasing undone, tousled hair, simple makeup and the occasional slick of lipstick, they are masters of the ‘less is more’ approach.

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The key to nailing this look every time? Flawless skin. And we don’t mean a well-applied base of your fave foundation – we mean blemish-free, glowing skin IRL. For this, a good daily cleanse, exfoliation and tone is key. Try Perricone MD’s 3-in-1 Blue Plasma Cleansing Treatment, with a splash of Caudalie’s Vinoperfect Brightening Essence to moisturise, brighten and even skin tone.

Have a go-to

Our second top Brit beauty tip is to create a signature look. A key part of looking put together is to look consistently yourself, day-in-day-out. Take Emma Watson – she rarely strays from her classic ‘English rose’ look and unsurprisingly never gets it wrong. Besides ‘doing you’, knowing your routine is also great for a few more minutes of sleep before work.

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Prep skin for makeup with Nip+Fab’s Glycolic Fix Pads – Mario Dedivanovic’s favourite pre-makeup cleanse. Follow with a light dusting of mineral foundation with EcoTools’ Complexion Buffing Brush and let your natural glow really shine through. And don’t forget – a slick of classic red or nude/pink nail polish will never let you down!

Keep it simple

Brit beauty is, above all, timeless – so sticking to traditional combinations is key. No one understands this better than nation’s sweetheart, Adele, who rocks her feline liner with a red or nude lip over and over again.

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Get Adele’s look by grooming those brows and defining that upper lash line with a slick of black gel or liquid liner. Finish with a sexy sheer nude lip, like Ellis Faas’ Milky Lips formula in Nude Pink. Gorge!

Master the basics

A few techniques under your belt is key to nailing Brit beauty. A pop of blush in the right colour and on just the right spot is what Rosie Huntington-Whiteley does best. Alexa Chung, on the other hand, is rarely seen without liquid liner. Throw in some sexy smokey eye skills and rouge lip expertise and you’ve got yourself a full house to execute any classic look!

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Not quite nailed that smokey eye yet? EcoTools’ Eye Enhancing Duo are your eyeshadow BFF thanks to their double ended shade/define and blend/smudge brushes. For a bold red lipstick, Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Outlaw won’t let you down. Super long-lasting, matte and highly pigmented, it’ll last all day long!