A lot of girls follow Sienna Miller for fashion reasons, but me? I'm more intrigued by her beauty choices. (But you knew I'd say that.)
As you may remember, when she got bangs, I got them too. Around that same time, she started ditching her Alfie era heavy eyeliner/lip gloss combo for bold, bright lipsticks. Coincidentally (or maybe not), I started feeling like lip gloss was pretty much over.
And NOW... I'm pretty much delighted because we can see the manifestation of Sienna's entire beauty philosophy on the models at her London-based fashion line, Twenty8Twelve.
Let's take a closer look:
Those lips! That skin!
First let's talk about lips. This shade is, in my opinion, the best and easiest type of red to wear (because as you likely already know from personal trial and error, all reds are NOT created equal—not by a long shot).
I call this a poppy red—and the reason it's so awesome is because it's got quite a bit of coral in it. You may have noticed, anything coral or orange is going to be VERY, VERY BIG.
Here, it was created using a mix of Max Factor lipstick in Bewitching Coral and Intensely Red. But since you can't buy Max Factor in Canada (sad face), I'm going to give you another option: my fave go-to red shade, Cargo PlantLove Lipstick in Maria. (Description: "sheer poppy red cream.")
You can see me modelling it here.
Honestly, this red looks just as good on blondes (LOVE these bangs, by the way!)...
...as it does on brunettes—although this looks like a slightly less coral version:
What also makes me adore this show is the fact that they're wearing next to zero eye makeup. As in just brown mascara and beige eyeliner.
Quite something, really, when we're practically assaulted daily by all the mascaras and lash treatments promising to lengthen, thicken, curl and volumize.
Sometimes it's cooler to be the low-key girl, isn't it? I also think not wearing mascara (or at least not much mascara) makes you look instantly younger. Seriously—try it and you'll know what I mean.
Last of all, we've GOT to discuss the skin:
It's luminous, slightly dewy, and kissed with just a touch of bronzer (again, Max Factor—but I'd recommend the bronzing powder from the summer YSL collection if you want a similar, subtle effect).
You're also gonna need a great blush, one that melts seamlessly into your skin to look like you're not wearing anything. Not many blushes can do this, so I've got to recommend the superior Giorgio Armani's Blushing Fabric Second Skin Blush:
Doesn't the whole thing look strangely familiar?
I want to wear this exact look every single day for the foreseeable future. Or at least until another trend comes along.
Do you love this makeup as much as I do?
Do you agree that it's a nice change for our girl Sienna?
Does looking at these models' complexions just slightly depress you? Le sigh.