For our KD AW14 Beauty look for Jodie we have uses a combination of tinted moisturiser to keep the skin looking youthful and dewy. Jodie’s cheekbones were highlighted using Illamsqua’s bronzer which gives a light shimmer and helps contouring for the cheeks. Jodie has the perfect thick brow for this season, we shaped them using a Bobbi Brown eyebrow kit, we want to keep the length of Jodie’s brows but the look is to be thicker and filling in any gaps. Finish the look with a slick of MAC’s lipglass.
We love a natural dewy glow for our summer look, as you can see from our model Jodie the emphasis is always on the skin. This weekend we discovered Giorgio Armani’s Fluid Sheer make-up. I would describe it as a light product which can be used on your cheek bones and eye lids, the Armani make-up artist suggested decolletage and legs for a chic beach look.
I used the fluid sheer under and on top of the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. Wanting to achieve a natural look, I applied the foundation in a thin layer and topped up the shine on my cheekbones with the fluid sheer. Finish with a pink/peach blush this is definitely a must-have in our KD beauty bag.
Have a fabulous Monday!
“The middle of a work week (Wednesday); used in the context of climbing a proverbial hill to get through a tough week.”
It’s the middle of the week and you are on your lunch hour, what better way to spend your time than a spot of online shopping. Our KD classic FIFI dress is back this season in hot pink, every season we change the FIFI to be short, long, pleated or pencil. Each season it is a huge hit. We have styled the FIFI with a pair of red classic patent Louboutins and the Kate Moss for Rimmel matching red lipstick. As the weather is getting a little bit colder we would put the Shiva Sleeveless Jacket with it.
This seaon’s FIFI is mini length or mid-thigh so a hint of a tan would help blast away those winter blues. I couldn’t get an appointment with my normal beautician last weekend for my tan top up so I tried this tan from Fake Bake, 60 minute self tan liquid. My short review is that everyone from a fake tan expert to a newbie should own this, it comes with a mit and gloves and dries in about 2-3 minutes. As promised the tan comes out in 60 minutes, usually the time needed to apply my make-up, style my hair and wait for a cab. This should be on everyone’s beauty must-have list.
shop the FIFI now http://kirsty-doyle.com/collections/what-s-new/products/pink-satin-fifi
This week’s FACEBOOK FLASH SALE dress is the Riley Dress which is £132.75 from £295. This offer lasts until midnight tonight and you can purchase the dress in any size from 6-16.
Happy Shopping! Riley Dress
In my lunch hour I nipped out and bought this shade of berry stained, vamp like luscious red matt lipstick from Chanel and slightly lighter cherry red lipliner. This is the perfect accompaniment to the neutral shades in the Riley Dress. Also quite apt for this time of year, think fashionista vampire meets Dracula.
Have a fabulous we(eek)end.
TOP THREE BEAUTY TIPS TO FINISH OFF YOUR WEDDING GUEST LOOK;
Make-up artist Charlotte Tilbury describes one of the top beauty trends of 2013 as ‘No Make-up’; to get this look but keep a ‘girly’ edge, follow these three simple steps;
1. FLAWLESS, GLOSSY SKIN – MAC’s Pro Sculpting Cream
2. BIG SOFTLY DEFINED BROWS – Laura Mercier Brow Powder Duo
3. PINK BLUSH – NARS Cream Blush in ‘Penny Lane’
Former Corrie actress walked down the red carpet on Saturday, looking amazing and showing of her gorgeous figure in a bespoke Kirsty Doyle Lemon LD bustier dress.
Shobna styled her KD creation with a sleek cream clutch, and a chunky braclet. She kept her make-up to a nude and brown colour palette, while letting her hair fall loosely on her shoulders.
The actress’s red carpet look received some lovely comments, including from stylist Grace Wooward who voted her best dress of the evening and we totally agree. She looked gorgeous.
Can you believe it, Shobna’s clutch costs just £20 from boohoo.com. So cheap you can buy one in each colour. A great buy!!
You can shop Shobna’s dress now, over on the website
Between all the preparations for the soap awards on Saturday, we were lucky enough to have a quick catch with the gorgeous Hollyoaks actress Anna Shaffer we chatted about style, beauty and getting ready for the awards.
Anna looked amazing in a bespoke nude Marianna dress. Styled with an amazing Charlotte Olympia clutch, gorgeous curled hair which was swept to the side and lashings of red lipstick. She showed us exactly how to style a Kirsty Doyle creation. The hint of leopard print from the clutch really finishes of the outfit.
How would you describe your personal style?
I think I have quite a simple but classic style. Lately i’ve been experimenting with more patterns and prints, especially as we move into summer.
It’s so important to have fun with fashion too, I think the older I get the less I care about what other people think and I’m much more willing to give new
things a try…even if they end up a bit of a disaster!
What are your style inspirations and influences?
I love Mad Men. If I could dress like Joan every day I absolutely would! I think the french dress fabulously too, they keep silhuettes sleek and simple and use accessories as a way of standing out. In terms of people, I take huge inspiration from Jessica Alba and Diane Kruger. They are always flawless and look effortless. Their style is timeless but they always have a modern twist which I think is really interesting. And it helps that they’re stunning too!
Do you have any red carpet beauty tips?
Give yourself time! There is nothing worse than feeling rushed before an event as you will make rash decisions about your make up that you will totally regret later. And looking flustered and clammy on the red carpet because you had to get ready in 5 minutes is never a good look! I think a strong lip is always fabulous. Red literally goes with ANYTHING and can transform an outfit. Also less is more. If you’re having a heavy Eye go easy on the lips and vice versa….oh and check your teeth for lipstick!!! That’s definitely something I’ve learnt!
Do you enjoy getting ready for award events?
I generally get a little stressed before events, so it’s so important to plan ahead. If I know my dress is wonderful and I know exactly how I want my make up and hair then the rest slots into place…and it’s always good to leave yourself a good hour before you need to be there so you can relax with a cheeky drink and remember to enjoy yourself!
Shop the dress here
The KD Girls are working on a very exciting project which we hope to share with you soon. Here is a sneek-peek..
We love to share our beauty buys with you all and here are a few of the new products the girls have been trying out.
We will come back to you with our results!