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How to Achieve the ‘English Rose’ Look

How to Achieve the ‘English Rose’ Look

To celebrate the launch of London Fashion Week, let’s talk about that ‘English Rose’ make-up look.

A Fresh Face

The British usually have such fair complexions, from HRH Kate Middleton, to fashion’s darling Alexa Chung, to vocal superstar Adele. That fresh-faced look starts with great skin. Load it with water-infusing, hydrating serums but avoid heavy, oil-based creams. Kerstin’s Hyaluronic Serum is chock-full of hyaluronic acid, binding and attracting water to the epidermis and keeping it protected.

Cocktail with gels, lotions and masks to retain the skin’s natural moisture levels and enhance your make-up. Explore our hydrating products, from SkinCeutical’s revered Hydrating B5 Gel to Karuna’s luxurious Treatment Mask.

For a dewy finish, reach for a serum foundation like Stila’s Aqua Glow or a BB cream such as bareMinerals’ Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream. Blossom with Dermablend’s Intense Powder Camo Foundation for a porcelain doll complexion,

Doe Eyes

Not just a throwback to Twiggy in the sixties, white eyeliner is the girly cousin of cool, black eyeliner. Like a little white dress, it suits every girl by opening up her eyes. Glide Blinc’s Eyeliner Pencil along the waterline for a creamy finish. Alternatively, reach for the RMS Master Mixer Highlighter and dab a little in the corner of your eyes.

Rosy Flush

What’s an ‘English Rose’ look without a little rouge on the cheeks and the lips? During the Victorian age in Britain, then Queen Victoria was determined to redeem respect for the monarchy (her predecessors were into debauchery and excessive gambling). For her, wearing visible make-up did not constitute morals so women would resort to pinching their cheeks and biting their lips.

For that just-bitten look, choose Jane Iredale’s Just Kissed Kip and Cheek Stain. The long-lasting, non-drying formula delivers a gorgeous, universally pink shade. We also recommend Pur Mineral’s Chateu Cheeks Cream Blush in Coy, for an age-defying glow. Blend with BeautyBlender’s Beauty Blusher.

Alexa Chung photographed by Gregory Pace/BEI/Shutterstock



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