Skin Deep

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Perfect skin and a subtle rosy shade on the eyes / Try Chanel Illusion D’Ombre in Emerveille

If there was one look that reappeared again and again on this season’s runways it was the no-makeup look. Though looking fresh scrubbed and bare faced is appealing, it is also easier said and done. Though some truly roll out of bed flawless there are a million tips, tricks and products out there to help create (or fake) perfect skin. As theses striking images of Hélène Desmettre by Pablo Ravazzani illustrate, this modern, minimal look is perfection.

Photographer: Pablo Ravazzani
Make-up & Hair: David Tibolla at Celestine Agency for Chanel Beauté
Model Hélène Desmettre at IMG (New York)

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Pristine skin like Helene’s is often the result of good genes, but skincare, diet and exercise can make a world of difference.

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The sheerest wash of metallic color on the lids is all that is needed / Try NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Himalaya

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ESSENTIALS

Dr. Jart Pore Medic Cleansing Bubble
$32 at Sephora $32 at Sephora

Good genes help, but the right cleanser can make a world of difference. Right now we’re feeling the bubbly, paraben-free version from esteemed Korean brand, Dr. Jart. The deep cleaning foam Good genes help, but the right cleanser can make a world of difference. Right now we’re feeling the bubbly, paraben-free version from esteemed Korean brand, Dr. Jart. The deep cleaning foam

Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant
$40 at Dermalogica $40 at Dermalogica

Traditionally exfoliants scrub away dead skin with micro-beads or other gritty substances, but Dermalogica takes a different approach using Lactic and Hydroxy Acid to unclog pores and remove residue left behind from makeup. Traditionally exfoliants scrub away dead skin with micro-beads or other gritty substances, but Dermalogica takes a different approach using Lactic and Hydroxy Acid to unclog pores and remove residue left behind from makeup.

Bobbi Brown Lip Balm

$19 at Bobbi Brown $19 at Bobbi Brown
Who better than fashion’s queen of the nude lip to create the perfect lipbalm? Bobbi Brown’s formula is creamy without ever feeling greasy and that classic silver tin adds a bit of vintage glamour to the utilitarian balm. Who better than fashion’s queen of the nude lip to create the perfect lipbalm? Bobbi Brown’s formula is creamy without ever feeling greasy and that classic silver tin adds a bit of vintage glamour to the utilitarian balm.

Verso Night Cream
$100 at Barneys New York & Sephora $100 at Barneys New York & Sephora

A restorative cream as thick and rich as befits a luxury line, but its the collagen boosting properties that keep us coming back for more. Verso’s paraben and sulfate free skincare is great for even the most sensitive skin and the Stockholm based brand backs up every product with a double-blind research.

Shiseido Urban Oil Free UV Protector
$30 at Shiseido $30 at Shiseido
Everyone ought to be applying sunscreen of some form to protect themselves from UV rays and Shiseido’s option is especially chic with its glossy white packaging and pocket sized proportions. All that style doesn’t make for a lack of substance – the SPF 40 formula goes on smooth and provides maximum coverage. Everyone ought to be applying sunscreen of some form to protect themselves from UV rays and Shiseido’s option is especially chic with its glossy white packaging and pocket sized proportions. All that style doesn’t make for a lack of substance – the SPF 40 formula goes on smooth and provides maximum coverage.

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