Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The 'Le No Makeup Look'

Europeans seem to possess that 'natural beauty' that every woman wants- needing only a tiny bit of rouge here and a little mascara there and the look is done.  It seems so minimal and effortless, yet the end result is that flawless, 'je ne sais quoi' look.  The French call it 'le no makeup look' and several major French actresses pull this look off so well, my favourites being Juliette Binoche and Audrey Tautou:

Here are some other celebrity examples of 'le no makeup look' - notice that even though makeup is used in the photographs, its to compliment the nautral features of the face, so the true expression of the woman is seen.  The end result of the makeup is to bring out the best in the woman, not to hide the woman with makeup!!!

Kristin Kreuk has amazing features - her Eurasian features are celebrated with the warm, natural colours of makeup - even her haircolour is very natural and lightly highlighted!  She looks stunning!!!

It was this picture of Kristin Davis that inspired me to blog about this topic - I absolutely 'love' her natural makeup look in this photo - the diamond studs that she's wearing in this photo compliment the look so well - she looks very elegant and put together!

Liv Tyler has such a unique look about her - I love the simplicity of her makeup in this picture!

Rachel Mcadams is a true beauty camelion - she has been a blond, red-head and brunette and every other colour in-between.  She also looks stunning in both cool and warm makeup colours.  I love how seductive Rachel looks in this photo - even more proof that the natural look is the most seductive! 

Julia Roberts in many ways is the Queen of the natural look - she always has the girl next door look with a sexy edge.  I love how fresh and neutral her makeup looks!

Rachel Weisz is a very beautiful woman in my opinion - Her look has always been natural and romantic.

When it comes to makeup and looking your best, I think that Yves Saint Laurent said it best: "The most beautiful make-up of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy"

I hope you enjoyed this post - remember to celebrate 'you' and use your makeup to be your best self!


Paula said...

I love your blog!

Have a nice time!

Renata said...

Thanks Paula - I really appreciate your comment - I'm always open to suggestions and 'requests' as well!

Krysten said...

I was so taken in by Juliette's makeup in the movie Paris. She's so beautiful and love the Kristin pic, too.