Carolina Herrera Backstage

How to recreate the soft make-up look seen at Carolina Herrera

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  • Recreate a look worthy of the NYFW runway

    New York Fashion Week 2017 is well underway. From the celebrities on the New York Fashion Week front row to the prettiest looks from the runway, it’s safe to say we’re hooked as per usual.

    One of the first shows on the agenda yesterday morning was Carolina Herrera, in which Bella Hadid walked. The models all had slicked back hair and a side parting, and soft, natural looking make-up – think glowing skin, hints of eyeshadow and a subtle pink lip.

    Carolina Herrera

    It’s a look that’s perfect for the everyday, so we’ve broken down how to recreate it for yourself and the products you’ll need to do so.

    Step 1 – skin

    The secret to a good base is all in your chosen moisturiser. It might not be the cheapest option, but Bobbi Brown’s Extra Repair Moisture Cream, £65, is seriously lightweight and provides just the right amount of shine to keep your skin looking healthy. And the jar will last you ages, we promise.

    Step 2 – brows

    There’s a reason people can’t stop talking about Benefit Ka-Brow, £18.50. If you have thick brows this cream-slash-gel will shape them perfectly, while if you have sparse brows it’ll work wonders at filling them in.

    We also recommend investing in a clear brow gel to fix and groom brows, particularly if yours are thinner (try Urban Decay Brow Tamer, £16, in clear). Read our guide to eyebrow shapes if your unsure how best to groom and style yours.

    Step 3 – eyes

    For the soft, winged eyeshadow look all the models were wearing, we recommend using Clinique All about Shadow, £16.50 – Foxier is a darker brown while Sunset Glow is a brighter and lighter shade; choose whichever you’d prefer. Outline the eye using a small and compact shader brush and apply over the whole lid – the key is to stretch a little shadow a long way.

    Blend the edges thoroughly with a clean brush for that flawless and seamless finish, then apply a little of your favourite mascara to the upper lashes.

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    Step 4 – cheeks

    Add a subtle hint of pink by dusting a little bit of Nars Blush, £23, onto your cheeks. Our favourite shades are the iconic ‘Orgasm’ or the lighter ‘Sex Appeal’. For the ultimate guide to applying make-up for your face shape, check out our guide on how to contour to find out where blusher will sit best on your face.

    Step 5 – lips

    You’ll want to choose a pink shade that’s not too bright to complete the look. Dab a little lip balm onto your lips (we love Korres Guava Lip Butter Pot, £8) before applying a small amount of YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick, £26, in Rose Bergamasque with a lip brush.

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