After a manic week of wonderful fashion fun, I wanted to share with you my thoughts on the best beauty looks hitting the catwalks over the past few days.

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Burberry

Christopher Bailey’s beauty vision for the Burberry SS 14 show was a ‘distressed, edgy English Rose’. The finished look was the perfect ‘no make up, make up’ look and left models looking fresh-faced and bright-eyed but without too sleek and primped. I can certainly see myself rocking this look during the day. A light dusting of blusher, a quick slick of my favourite nude lip and naturally dried hair and we’re away. Easy peasy.

Giles

Giles Deacon

The hair at Giles Deacon truly was a wonder to behold. Plumped up, tossed and teased plaits which made each of the models looks so effortlessly chic and beachy cool, I immediately attempted to recreate the look using only a few bobby pins and a compact mirror. Perhaps not the best idea but surprisingly the results weren’t too bad. Given a super-sized dose of volumising hairspray, a bit of backbrushing and some better lighting, I think we might have a winner here.

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Matthew Williamson

Goodness gracious me have you ever seen such delightful highlighting and contouring? The idea behind the Benefit-based look at Matthew’s show was a ‘jet set woman’ who only has the quickest tick to apply a dash of make up before dashing out of the door and holy moly does it work well. Beautifully glowing faces, perfectly accented cheekbones and just a hint of a golden smoky eye. Stunning.

Topshop

Topshop

The ideal Ibiza party on the beach beauty look. Deep tans, smoky eye and incredibly sea-salted beach hair. The whole thing looked so carefree and effortless and made me long for days spent soaking up the sun and drinking cocktails. Good thing I’m off on holiday next week, huh!?

Ashish

Ashish

As soon as I spotted a backstage Instagram snap of the stripy hair extensions being used at Ashish, I knew I would love the whole look. Crazy, colourful and ever so slightly over the top, I loved the creativity that was just bursting out of every look during this show. And while I’m probably not going to be whipping my hair up into quite such an exciting colour creation, I want to find a way of incorporating the same brightness into a slightly more tempered look which might work in an every day context. Ideas anyone?

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