My favourite poor little rich girl has to be Blake Lively
– or rather her character Serena in Gossip Girl
. The chick can be going through the most dramatic turmoil, yet her pout stays perfect and her hair perfectly imperfect
. And I'm convinced the girl has never hand washed a dish in her life. The only water that touches those fingers is surely enriched with minerals and other nourishing spa-additives – when she goes for her weekly mani of course, dahling.
The girl also just landed the gig to be the face of Gucci Premiere
, an opulent fragrance offering from the designer brand.
The ultimate NY girl's hair is all hot mess – but it doesn't happen by itself. Blow dry hair with a large brush for volume, then use a curling wand from the mid-lengths down on large, irregular sections – you don't want actual curls, just some waves and texture. When you're done, if any curls did form, separate them with your fingers, and give your head the once-over with hair spray. While the hair spray is drying, lift roots with fingers or a comb for sexy, messy volume (no hardcore teasing though) and scrunch together some of the lengths with your fingers – the last thing you want is for your hair to look too 'done'.
Skin should look translucent and not very made-up, so try a medium coverage foundation like Smashbox's High Definition Healthy FX SPF15
, or a tinted moisturiser that gives some form of coverage, like Make-up to Match by Essence
. Sweep a pinky-coral blusher like Catrice's Defining Duo Blush 020
, just under the cheekbones in the direction of the temples. Next, use a highlighter on every surface that stands out – cheekbones, brow bones, down the length of your nose and even the tip of your chin. This illuminates the complexion and creates radiance. If you have less-than-perfect skin texture, finish off this look with Catrice's Prime and Fine Translucent Loose Powder
Pastel and gray eye shadows works best with this look – Clarins' Eye Quartet in Graphites
, is perfect, as long as you skip the darkest shade. Apply grey in the corner and into the crease, followed by a pastel colour (pink/peach in this palette, but violet or mint would also be great depending on your eye colour and skin tone) also blended into the crease, and lastly a very light silvery colour with subtle shimmer to fill the rest of the lid and extend to the brow bone. Apply a thin kohl line to upper and lower lashes, and follow with mascara
– lately my go-to mascara has been ScandalEyes by Rimmel
Lips are fairly toned down
. Instead of a gloss, try something like Maybelline's ColorSensational High Shine lip colour
in a muted tone like Ice Tea. It's a little more understated than your standard 100 Watt lip gloss – because you're a classy girl, after all ;)