Trend report: Cashmere skin

02:51, Dec 20 2011
Cashmere Look
The Phillip Lim look.
Cashmere Look
Clarins Mono eyeshadow in Hot Chocolate, $49. A soft brown eyeshadow is the perfect thing to sculpt the eye for a natural look.
Cashmere Look
Clinique Blended Face Powder and Brush. This sheer powder gives the skin its cashmere finish and keeps the skin shine-free all day long.
Cashmere Look
Fusion Beauty Lip Plump $89, from Mecca Cosmetica. This astounding product gives you plumper, fuller lips overnight.
Cashmere Look
M.A.C Matchmaster SPF 15+ foundation, $75. Matchmaster foundation by M.A.C is a buildable, medium-coverage liquid foundation. The demi-matte finish and translucent pigments are designed to be influenced by the subtleties of the own skin’s natural tone, hence the Matchmaster name.
Cashmere Look
Napoleon Auto Pilot Pre-foundation Primer, $52. Primer is paramount for a good foundation finish. It behaves much like a paint primer would, smoothing off the pores and creating a good workspace for the foundation. Using a primer will make your foundation last longer and you’ll find you’ll use less.
Cashmere Look
The Prada look.
Cashmere Look
The Ralph Lauren look.
Cashmere Look
Revlon Colour Stay eyeliner in brown, $29. Use a medium brown eyeliner to enhance the eyes.
Cashmere Look
Shiseido Moisture Mist Impressive Lash Mascara in dark brown. Give your lashes a boost with this volumising mascara.
Cashmere Look
The Body Shop Lip Care 01 in Translucent. This moisturising balm in a stick hydrates and conditions lips while giving a subtle shine.
Cashmere Look
The Valentino look.
Cashmere Look
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat. The fact that one of these is sold every 20 seconds around the world is a sign it’s pretty good. This wonder formula banishes dark circles and imperfections and creates flawless skin.

Polished and perfect skin was the reigning makeup trend on the catwalks this season.

Prada, Valentino, 3.1 Phillip Lim and Ralph Lauren all focused on the face with the hottest makeup trend of the season: cashmere skin. 

The cashmere skin trend is all about highlighting natural beauty. The skin's texture - unlike last season's dewy look - is soft and powdery, youthful, prepped and picture perfect.

The first (and most important) rule for cashmere skin is to start with a good base.

Foundation and concealer is sheer and minimal, and used only where needed.

Soft powders sculpt the cheekbones, and highlighting powders give off a pearlescent glow to the bridge of the nose, brow bone and cupid's bow.

Eyeshadow colours are soft and natural in hues of brown, peach and bronze. 

You don't need to be a makeup artist to create cashmere skin; it's all in the products you use.

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