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It’s the beauty world’s great­est irony: nail­ing the “nat­u­ral” look takes a whole lot of work. David Jones showed how it’s done when it sent mod­els down its spring-sum­mer run­way with a back-fromthe-beach glow and tou­sled tresses. In great news for beauty bludgers, their ver­sion is (al­most) as easy as it looks.

M.A.C se­nior artist Ni­cole Thomp­son gave the smoky eye a sea­sonal up­date with a sub­tle sweep of toasty colour.

MAC Retro Matte Liq­uid Lip­colour in Cafe au Chic is too good a hue to save for your pout – it has an equally pretty sheen used on lids.

“The monochro­matic gin­ger/ochre tone is blended all the way over the lids and up through the eye­brows,” Ni­cole says.

While sum­mer is sure to de­liver ra­di­ant bronze skin soon enough, you’ll have to do a lit­tle ex­tra work in the mean­time. This “ef­fort­less” look re­lies on a flaw­less base. “For the show I used my favourite skin cov­er­age combo of Stu­dio Fix Fluid Foun­da­tion and Face and Body Mix­ing Medium – glow­ing tex­ture with the cov­er­age ev­ery woman wants,” Ni­cole says. “The com­plex­ion is set with a spritz of back­stage sta­ple Prep + Prime Fix + spray to set and freshen.”

Aveda cre­ative di­rec­tor Terri Robert­sonKirk­wood – re­spon­si­ble for Jesinta Franklin’s Iwoke-up-like-this mane – says the trend for tresses is to go with the flow.

“Hair tex­ture has been mov­ing away from beachy or con­trolled waves,” she says. “We are now see­ing tex­tures that be­come an en­hanced take on your own hair. Curl is em­braced but not con­trived and it’s more about the move­ment be­ing re­laxed, healthy and more nat­u­ral.”

If you’re like me and air-dry­ing doesn’t de­liver run­way re­sults, you can give na­ture a nudge in the right di­rec­tion. Start by towel-dry­ing your hair, fo­cus­ing on lift­ing and squeez­ing the root area to max­imise nat­u­ral vol­ume.

Split hair in four sec­tions and ap­ply a 10-cent size por­tion of Aveda be curly style prep or your favourite frizz fighter from root to tip.

If you have stub­bornly straight strands or want a stronger fin­ish, tong ran­dom sec­tions.

You can get a sim­i­lar re­sult with a loose blowdry. Use a pad­dle brush to smooth the hair­line and part­ing, but leave the hair un­der­neath to dry nat­u­rally for a more un­done feel.

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