Regular readers will know I’m always hot on the trail of the next big thing in beauty, and always ready to try out the latest make-up trend. But there’s one look I haven’t blogged about until now. Last week, Rebecca from Devon emailed asking me how to get the Chelsea look. Well Rebecca, your wish is my command! Chelsea girl beauty is all about glowing skin, glossy lips and seductive eyes. Here’s how it’s done…
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo
Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch Primer
Daniel Sandler Invisible Radiance Foundation and Concealer in Honey
Daniel Sandler Long Lasting Waterproof Eyeliner in Black Velvet
Clarins Instant Definition Mascara in Intense Black
bareMinerals Ready Bronzer in The Deep End
bareMinerals Radiance All-Over Face Colour
Daniel Sandler Blotting Powder
Clarins Colour Quench Lip Balm in Peach Nectar
bareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow 2.0 in The Top Shelf
Step 1: Perfect Skin
First things first – Chelsea girls have amazing skin, so prepping and protecting is essential. Start by moisturising your complexion with La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo. This is a fantastic product for problem skin, it tackles blemishes, moisturises and creates a smooth base for your make-up. Next add a little Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch Primer all over – this smooths out your pores, so make-up won’t sink in and emphasise them. Now create that flawless face using Daniel Sandler Invisible Radiance Foundation and Concealer, blending it evenly across the skin and using the handy concealer to hide any spots or under-eye shadows.
Step 2: Elegant Eyes
Taking the lighter shade from the bareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow 2.0 palette, blend it across the entire lid to form a base colour. Next up, add a touch of the golden shadow from this palette to the inner corners of your lids. Draw Daniel Sandler Long Lasting Waterproof Eyeliner in Black Velvet along the upper lash line, starting from the middle and working outwards. Concentrate the thickness towards the outer corners and create a small flick at the end. Next take the liner along the lower lash line, then soften the effect with a smudging brush. Finally, curl your lashes using an eyelash curler before applying Clarins Instant Definition Mascara in Intense Black to the top and bottom lashes.
Step 3: Gorgeous Glow
A subtle, all-year tan is a Chelsea must-have. We’re not talking Towie Tango orange, more a hint of sunkissed colour. Get the look by dusting bareMinerals Ready Bronzer under your cheekbones. A hint of highlighter adds the requisite healthy sheen, simply blend bareMinerals Radiance All-Over Face Colour under your eyes and up on to the apples of your cheeks. Set your makeup by using Daniel Sandler Blotting Powder along your T-zone.
Step 4: Kissable Lips
Last but not least, we Chelsea girls always maintain a perfect pout – after all, who knows when your next kiss is round the corner. Clarins Colour Quench Lip Balm in Peach Nectar gives the ideal gloss of warm, pearly colour – simply smudge it on with your fingertips.
And there you have it! Chelsea girl glamour achieved. Now you’ve mastered this look, I just have one final piece of advice: watch out for those Chelsea boys. They’re a handful, all right!
Until next week, stay gorgeous.
Love Binky xxx