The Classic English Rose

Whether you’re thinking of Kate Winslet or Sophie Dahl, there is no denying the beauty of a classic English rose. Here are my picks of the key pieces you’ll need to give you a rosy glow…

Save the pink tones for the rest of your complexion and keep your eyes simple with a pretty winged liner. Try our Precision Gel Liner in Infinity (jet black) to add some depth to your lashes. The formula is waterproof, too, making it an essential given the rainy nature of classic English weather.

Unsure which rosy flush will suit you best? Try our Blusher Duo No.2. This contains two shades and finishes which can be used alone or mixed. Katie is a very soft, matt pink (think bubblegum) and Ambition is a duskier hue with a slight gold shimmer to it. Top tip? Save Katie for your daytime look and add a dusting of Ambition to take you from desk to bar for after-work cocktails.

Whether you’re going for gloss or lipstick, keep the colour strong. For a dusky, chocolately pink, try our Lipstick in Test. A rich, matt finish, this will look stunning against all skin tones. If you’d rather a high shine, glossy finish, try our Intense Lip Gloss in Move. A shade from our Valentine’s Capsule collection, this muted pastel pink is the epitome of understated glamour.

Finish your pretty pink look with a subtle manicure to match. If you’re more of a Barbie girl, try our Nail Varnish in Loella. A light, rosy pink, this is beautiful when it catches the light to reveal a fuchsia pink iridescent glow. If you’re more of a nail art girl, look no further than our bird-egg inspired Nail Varnish in Scarce.

There you have it! Have you tried anything else that you think works well for a rosy look? Tweet us @Illamasqua and tell us – we’d love to hear from you!

Until next time, Rose x

Govinder Rayt

Govinder Rayt

Writer and expert