fresh-faced beauty

Wednesday, October 05, 2011
simple elegance. always in fashion.

Lately I've been drawn to 'fresh-faced' editorials in magazines. I love the way having simple make-up can not only enhance your overall complexion, but give you a natural glow and a look that will go with everything. My favourite example is this picture from DNA, a models site with various portfolios (the image the above polyvore is based around). The model's face has most likely been photo-shopped a little, but the general make-up is light and simple. Personally, I'm not a huge make-up wearer as it feels too heavy. Usually I just stick to a foundation (MaxFactor Xperience), black mascara (Napoleon Perdis) and some tinted lip balm (Burt's Bees have a great new range). For Spring, I don't think I'll be experimenting with too much make-up, although I would like to try out cream eyeshadow in light pink or nude tones and a cream blush.

And, while I'm on the subject of beauty, I just had to share with you this home-made face mask, it's my favourite for reducing redness and exfoliating.

You will need:
1 tablespoon of oatmeal, finely ground
1 tablespoon of live, organic yoghurt (unflavoured, natural
A few drops of honey

Make the mask: 
Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl, then apply the mixture over your face and leave for 10 minutes. Rinse off with warm water and wipe any excess with a warm face cloth.

I hope you have fun making this mask and using it! I got the recipe from Beauty, where you can also find more home-made beauty remedies and make-up tips. Happy mid-week!
P.S: The polyvore was made by the wonderfully talented Jodente. I love the way she combined neutral colours to create this collage. It's so pretty!


Rachel, Cold Knees said...

I love her polyvore, I'm also into pared back make up, I don't usually wear too much anyway. I must try that face mask, sounds great xo

ftashion said...

I'm loving the natural, dewey no makeup makeup looks too! I'll add some cream blusher for that natural pink on the cheeks, else my face will look too pale.

Fang Ting

The Clothes Maiden said...

beautiful! and those shoes are gorgeous!

Lippylash said...

I'm definitely gonna try this out!!!

Fash Boulevard said...

obsessed with those shoes. amazing post, love. thanks for sharing. I'd love if you check out my latest outfit post. It's all about simplistic drama and one of my ultra favorite fall trends. xoxo

Inhale | Fashion and Beauty said...

cute shoes, love it.

lara said...

I made a yoghurt facemask with my friend a while ago, it worked really well. And I agree: on the makeup front, less is more!

Desirae said...

Ohh! The shoes, the top, the hair pins are all so lovely! Also, I will have to try that mask out! I wish I had pretty enough skin to go make up less every day haha

Paulie Antiques said...

mmmmm this facial sounds interestingggg. I might make it vegan and just try it out! I realllly love those shoes, too! :D

love, polly

Jo - Lost in the Haze said...

Ohh, thank you! <3 I love natural face masks!

Lost in the Haze

online shopping uk said...

This collection is Simply Fantastic, the color combination is adorable. I loved these White Glasses and gorgeous shoes too!!

Sasha said...

Great outfit idea, as always!

Anonymous said...

I couldn't agree more, I love fresh faced models and I am often drawn to them more than I am drawn to heavily-made up models and advertorials. That polyvore set is so beautiful, I love it! Great post, thanks for sharing! xoxo, Veena <3

Apple said...

lovely nude color. will try that soon. i have just found your blog and will definitely follow.

paintandstyle said...

cute items! and thanks for the comment! and yes i will follow too! (:


Laura said...

I love the colours in the ployvore, very pretty!


Shara said...

wooow amazing pieces dear !love it:)
La Folie