Sadly for me they are not aimed at my skin type, I am no porcelain doll… but for once it does get me wishing that I had that true English Rose complexion. The products look gorgeous and like her style of fashion, they seem bang on trend. True to fashionista form Nicola spend many a day hitting the catwalks at London Fashion week and here reveals her top three favourite beauty looks straight from the front row…
House of Holland
The hot trend…strong red lips
“The power pout is no stranger to the catwalk and is one of my all-time favourite beauty looks. A strong red lip can help dramatically enhance an outfit as well as your mood as seen here at House of Holland. I love the way the rest of the makeup is sheer and drama free leaving the lips to literally do all the talking.”
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Recreate the trend with Dainty Doll
Start with a matifying base, such as the Dainty Doll Loose Mineral Powder Foundation (£19) and build up gradually to create a flawless finish. A slick of liquid eyeliner and mascara are essential in making this trend look finished and ultra glamorous so kill two birds with one stone using Dainty Doll Liquid Mascara & Eyeliner Duo (£17).
Highlight cheek bones with a subtle, soft blusher such as Dainty Doll Blusher in Money Talks (£13) to leave cheeks with a lovely shimmering bronze. There is a red lip shade out there so suit all skin tones. Dainty Doll Lipstick in Saucy Sailor is perfect for creating a fiery pout that packs a punch, but if deep red is more your bag, opt for Dainty Doll Lipstick in Couture (both £12 each) for a modern take on a vintage beauty. This season, get glossy and lock in your favourite Dainty Doll lip colour with a slick of Dainty Dolly Lipgloss in So Vain (£11).
The hot trend…grown up grunge
“I love this beauty look as it was really all about the eyes at Charles Anistase. Defined, strong eyebrows provide the perfect backdrop for this beauty look and a modern take on the smokey eye by using khakis and browns instead of black make for a really young, fresh and effortlessly beautiful makeup look.”
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Recreate the trend with Dainty Doll
With such a youthful look it’s important to keep skin sheer and translucent. Cover up and care for troubled skin with a light, blendable concealer such as the Dainty Doll Concealer Hot Pour in Abracadabra (£12) which contains an anti-inflammatory. Its formulation is so smooth and easy to blend. First prep the eyes with Dainty Doll Eyeshadow Base in Frankie Girl (£11) to keep your eye shadow crease-free, then work in a high pigment shadow in dark brown like Dainty Doll Eyeshadow in Are you Experienced (£11) blending well to ensure no harsh lines. Finish by gently defining both the upper and lower lash line with a silky soft eye liner such as Dainty Doll Eyeliner in I’m So Pretty (£11).
The hot trend…playful colour palettes
“It’s no secret that I love Vivienne Westwood’s quirky and impossibly creative style, but in reality not many people would dare to pull off a beauty look this dramatic in real life! That said, it’s great to see some lively colour on the Autumn Winter catwalks. Have fun playing up one key feature. Makeup is make believe…!”
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Create your own trend with Dainty Doll
Channel Vivienne’s salute to regal style with a burst of bright blue on the eyes using Dainty Doll Eyeshadow in Copacabana (£11). If blue isn’t for you, then add a pop of colour to your beauty look with some clever contouring round the eyes and cheeks using burnt orange shadow, such as Dainty Doll Eyeshadow in Teach Me Tiger (£11). When experimenting with colour, remember to keep the rest of your look fresh and natural by adding a nude, dewy finish to brow bones and lips using the Dainty Doll Wonderbalm in Working Girl (£20).
The Dainty Doll by Nicola Roberts make up range is available at ASOS