Get the look: Liz Hurley

Friday, 5 October 2012

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and Elizabeth Hurley is one of the most prominent celeb ambassadors out there. Her gran died of breast cancer, and she’s been collaborating with Estée Lauder for many years to raise funds for awareness and education.

To recreate her elegant, almost understated red carpet look, you probably won’t have to reach much further than items you already have in your make-up kit.

Hair

Ask your stylist for a neutral medium to dark brown base colour, with warm low- or highlights that are about three shades lighter, spread unevenly for a natural look – the streaks shouldn’t be placed with military precision. To style, let hair dry naturally (if it’s straight) or blow dry (if it’s curly), and wrap large sections of the mid-lengths and ends only around a curling iron. Take uneven sections, and don’t do them all at the same height so that it looks effortless, not overdone.

Complexion

Apply your usual foundation making sure to blend well along the jaw- and hairline. If you’re focusing on a pink colour look like we are, give blusher a skip and sweep bronzer under your cheekbones in the direction of the temples, and extend to the sides of the forehead as if in one motion as if you’re drawing a large C-shape. Add a couple more dabs where you feel appropriate, but be careful of overdoing it – it’s easier to add more than to remove excess. Always use a large powder brush to avoid a stripey look. At the moment you can get the beautiful limited edition Rose Aurora Pure Finish Bronzer from Elizabeth Arden in either Soft Radiance or Deep Radiance, R260.

Eyes

You’ll need a silvery grey (not charcoal), a pink as well as a beige/pearl pink eye shadow. Although it’s a luxury buy, I find the YSL Pure Chromatics Eye Shadow Palette #5, R555, a winner for both smoky looks and looks exactly like this one. Use silver shadow in the crease, a dab of pink directly under and above it, and blend it all in with a beige or pearl shade. Line the upper as well as lower lashes with a black pencil or gel liner to make the look slightly edgier and balance the pinks you’re using. Coat both upper and lower lashes generously with something like Sumptuous Extreme Mascara, R265.

Lips

Stick with the theme by keeping your lips a pretty shade of pink. There is even an Estée Lauder shade called Elizabeth Pink, a beautiful, soft, almost-sheer cream formula, R300. If you’re going pale pink, try L’Oreal Rouge Caresse in Tempting Lilac, R129. If you’re keen to try a bold pink, I’d suggest Essence Marble Mania in Mix ‘n Mauve, R30.

Image: PRPhotos.com

 

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Chantelle loves the beauty industry and is a junkie for all things high-tech. A background in skincare therapy and a secret dream of becoming a copywriter steered her in the direction of beauty blogging. To read more of her writing, visit her blog NotAnotherPoppie.com.

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  1. Nancy Katy

    Beautiful Hair Colour on Liz, her make up looks natural and not over done..
    The long earings she is wearing look Fab with long hair.
    And Well done to Liz for supporting Breast Cancer Awareness.

    4 years ago •

  1. Hess

    Love the hair, will consider it next time I Colour!

    4 years ago •

  1. Anni*

    I like that the eyes are a bit defined but the rest looks really natural. Very nice look on anybody!

    4 years ago •

  1. JADE

    This women is gorgeous – any make-up would look great on her. I simply love this look its not to over done yet it has some sexiness.

    4 years ago •

  1. SpiceY

    This woman is just gorgeoussss!!!!! Always

    4 years ago •

  1. Nuuh

    Her make up looks flawless. She really looks good

    5 years ago •

  1. JamieBaby

    I love it! Love the hair, the make up so soft and you would think she isn’t wearing much make up!

    5 years ago •

  1. Cass1231

    I love the color and length of her hair! Pink suits her.

    5 years ago •

  1. Angelisha

    Cleavage make a Woman Super attractive…. And she has it…if you have it flaunt it :)

    5 years ago •

  1. Tasha

    I love how big her eyes look here. Going to try grey also.

    5 years ago •

  1. ricebunny

    would love to try this look and all the products sound amazing

    5 years ago •

  1. Azraa

    Love her look! She looks great for her age

    5 years ago •

  1. Cat

    Not a fan of her make up, she should have had a similar colour lips to that of her dress to make them pop a bit. A little too boring for me

    5 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Stewart

    She looks a bit tired to me.

    5 years ago •

  1. Maddy

    Not a fan of the overall look but her hair is looking fab and love the color of her dress.

    5 years ago •

  1. Tasha

    It is great look, looks like there is no make up at all

    5 years ago •

  1. DIVA

    her look is not wow, but I like her lipstick and the hair.

    5 years ago •

  1. anisha

    Natural beauty and this look will suit anyone

    5 years ago •

  1. CharlieW

    I prefer her with this look; maybe just a tad more colour on the lips.

    5 years ago •

  1. Chicara

    I love the colour of her dress here. But not sure if I like her ‘look’.

    5 years ago •

  1. Angelisha

    Her hair looks Stunning… So fresh and Alive!!

    5 years ago •

  1. Angelisha

    Soft Pink lips are always complimenting…beautiful look…

    5 years ago •

  1. Angelisha

    Her eyes look mesmerizing! Perfection at her age!!!

    5 years ago •

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