29.05.12 Beauty, Skincare

Beauty Spotting Trend: A Fresh-Faced Look

Naomi Watts and Stella McCartney showed us that sometimes less is more at the NSPCC Pop Art Ball last week.

The busy working mothers, both in their forties, looked fresh faced and youthful, shunning the usual smoky eyes and coloured lips for a simple no-make-up look.

The secret to achieving this is not to go completely make-up free, however, but rather cut down on the number of products and use just one of the new generation of technologically advanced multi-taskers: a BB Cream.

Instead of layering primer, foundation, concealer and powder, which can look heavy and aging, especially in the summer months, a BB cream can impart a glowing, even complexion.

Blemish or beauty balms act as a moisturizer, primer, foundation, anti-aging serum, spot treatment and sunblock all in one. And while they may provide sheerer coverage than a foundation, any trouble spots can be covered with a dab of concealer, giving skin a more dewy, plump appearance.

Make-up artist Lisa Eldridge, whose clients include Cameron Diaz, Heidi Klum and Cate Blanchett, sums it up: “….not only is a BB cream an illuminator, moisturiser and protector with SPF. It also has corrective and balancing qualities. Your one stop shop to flawless, beautiful skin.”

What else do you need to achieve this look?

Naomi Watts tints her eyelashes rather than use a mascara, and Stella McCartney’s desert island must have? Eyeliner.

Finish off with a slick of natural lip lacquer and this is a modern look that can work anywhere, day or night.

Stila Stay all Day 10-in-1 HD Beauty
Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector B.B.
Cle de Peau Beaute
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel
Nars Lip Lacquer in Chelsea

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11 Responses to Beauty Spotting Trend: A Fresh-Faced Look

  1. FIONA June 16, 2012 at 01:10 #


  2. Lindsey May 30, 2012 at 16:52 #

    I had never heard of BB creams before but I will definitely give this look a try. Thanks for the tip!

  3. Fab from May 30, 2012 at 03:07 #

    they BOTH need more makeup and color. They are not pulling this off. A cheek stain would go a loooong way

  4. Jones19 May 29, 2012 at 22:30 #

    I’ve never heard of BB cream but I wanna try it!

    • Rachel Marlowe May 30, 2012 at 02:33 #

      BB Creams are especially great for the summer. I also love Dr Jart
      Water Fuse Beauty Balm SPF 25 PA++.

  5. cartouche May 29, 2012 at 21:12 #

    i think i am going to have to jump on the bb cream bandwagon! i have heard so many good things

    not too sure if ‘fresh faced and youthful’ describe the women in the picture :/

  6. Chisyelda May 29, 2012 at 19:11 #

    I use a korean brand BB cream called Skin79,the one in a hot pink bottle. It’s a little sheer,but that’s what I like about it. It makes your skin tone look more even,it’s great for daily use when you still wanna look good but not overdone,as I only use heavy foundation on weekends out and special occasions.

  7. EmmaWoodhouse May 29, 2012 at 18:14 #

    I like the natural look. Real, unretouched beauty is a wonderful thing.

    • Alina May 29, 2012 at 18:49 #


      I use the B.B. Cream from Garnier and it’s wonderful.

      • Yeliz May 29, 2012 at 19:45 #

        I also use the B.B. Cream from Garnier and I also think it’s wonderful.

        • Quinn May 30, 2012 at 00:03 #

          Great post!

          I’ve been wanting to try BB Cream from Garnier. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the product, Alina and Yeliz! Going to go and get one today! 🙂

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