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Fresh faced or sculpted: when to wear the looks

The best thing about makeup is that you can wear what you want, whenever you want. But there are certain days when that second-skin base or sculpted look is going to be even more on-point. So we've rounded up the two top base trends of the season – fresh faced and sculpted - to help you decode when and where they're going to have the biggest impact. 

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Fresh Faced

when to wear the looks

Because this dewy, radiant look is all about that barely-there finish, it doesn't take long to apply - so it's perfect for the early morning rush. Get your base on before you head out the door with Fresher Skin Foundation,£5.99, a brilliantly sheer base that evens out tone for a smooth, glowing look. Plus, it's totally weightless. 

Once you've hopped on the bus or tube, opt for quick fix products like Royal Blush, £4.49, to complete your look. This creamy cheek colour comes with a built-in mirror, so it's easy to dab on on-the-go. Top with a soft, rosy lip which you can swipe on in seconds flat, like the luminous pink shade of Moisture Renew Sheer & Shine Lipstick in Glow-rious Pink, £6.49.

Then wear it every day. And we mean literally every day, whether you’re off to work, going for lunch with the girls, or heading out on a shopping trip. Up that ‘I woke up like this’ vibe with Brow This Way Eyebrow Styling Gel,£3.99, which you can brush through strands to lightly tint them, and sweep them into shape.


when to wear the looks

Pull out that contour whenever you want your makeup to look extra fierce. Think nights out, dinner with your best friends, or that job interview where you want to show you mean business.

To nail it, prep skin with Match Perfection Foundation, £7.99. It buffs on like a dream, gives a seamless finish, and throws in some pore-blurring action for a flawless finish. Once you’ve got that dewy base on, grab the Kate Sculpting Palette, £6.99, and an angled brush. This kit holds everything you need for sharp cheekbones - a shading powder, blusher and highlighter.

You can wear your sculpted face with everything - from a buff-toned lip to a date night-ready red – because it’s ultra-versatile and made to match your mood. Consider it your Saturday night look sorted, as it works really well with that dim bar lighting. Plus, it’s going to look incred when you whip your phone out for a selfie.

If you want to know more about the Fresh Faced look, click here to see why it’s making such a big impact. For AW16, that second-skin finish is everything.