I want to be a Matthew Williamson girl

Everything was super covetable from the hair and make-up to the nails

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By Amy Lawrenson

Matthew Williamson's girl has been travelling through India since we last saw her. Back from her travels, nuances of what she has seen are now inherently found within her beauty look.

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In make-up Maria Comparetto was heading up the Benefit team with a helping hand from Lisa Potter-Dixon. The make-up is probably the most gloriously beautiful, wearable look I've seen all week. Post-travels her skin has a healthy glow, if yours doesn't fake it like they did backstage. After a good dose of moisturiser, Sun Beam highlighter was used as a primer on the high points of the face before Hello Flawless liquid foundation was buffed over the top - this illuminated, rather than highlighted the face for a 'lit from within' effect.

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Brows were brushed up, a wash of Birthday Suit cream eyeshadow and plenty of dark brown kohl pencil smudged in and under the water line created an I-want-to-wear-it-now super cool eye look.

A new cream blusher from Benefit called Fine One One (instead of 911, get it?) out next spring was buffed into cheeks before Lip Plump and Hula Gloss were layered onto lips.

'I want the make-up to warm up and move so it becomes quite deconstructed,' said Maria. 'It should become who the girl is to enhance her natural beauty.'

Nails were nude courtesy of Nails Inc Basil Street and in keeping with the spring summer trend for the barely-there manicure.

Today Matthew's girl's hair is pulled back into a sophisticated chignon-bun hybrid, created by Toni & Guy's Cos Sakkas. But left over from her travels is a tiny braid that runs from her forehead and pulled into the chignon. It's a little boho, but mostly it's a grown-up 'do. Super easy to recreate Cos dried plenty of Glamour Spritz & Shine Mousse into the hair, plaited a small section before pulling back into a twist. He finished with a mist of Toni & Guy Classic Medium Hold Hairspray. 'It's still a bit loose and floaty, it's definitely a daytime up-do' he told us.

I'll be trying this one tomorrow...

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