Tuesday, 13 March 2012

English Rose

I don't feel that I deserve the title of an English Rose as I associate it with beautiful women such as Kate Winslet or Keira Knightley. However I do try and channel this look from time to time in my make up. These photos are from one such occasion in the last week. I have nothing at all on my eyes (yes, not even a lick of clear mascara!), rosy cheeks and just-bitten lips. I also tried to do a slightly romantic hairstyle that was, I hope, effortlessly feminine looking. Enjoy!

Face: Estée Lauder Double Wear foundation in Shell; Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer in 1 Fair; e.l.f. Mineral Eye Brightener; e.l.f. HD Powder.
Cheeks: Sleek Blush (Santorini Collection) in Santorini.
Brows: Benefit browzings (as per usual. I hit pan today after three years!) in Light. Collection 2000 Clear Mascara.
Eyes: Nothing at all!
Lips: Bourjois Sweet Kiss Lipstick (number 51).

My hair is merely plaited from the top of a side parting to just behind the ear, pulling in sections from the front and behind as I went, then tied in a side pony tail. I really wish I had the money to have my hair highlighted again. Alas, I have no income! 

Do you like the English Rose look, or are you more of a bronzed lady at heart? Show me your faces ladies! (I invite you to post photos to English Rose or Bronzed posts below) :)

Nicole x


  1. I love the English rose look, or pale and interesting as my mum describes it to make me feel better about my pale payout hehe x

    1. Haha, my mum says I've inherited the Irish skin on her side of the family as my dad's side are all really dark skinned and haired. I love my skin too much to jeopardise it by damaged it with tanning. But then, I could fake tan if I was so inclined, I just choose not to. Always the rebel, me ;) x