This month's bellabox is themed 'Barefaced Beauty' - and there's no one who epitomises this better than the naturally stunning English supermodel Cara Delevingne. Read on for bb's tips on how to rock Cara's simple yet effortlessly chic style.
Cara Delevingne (spelled a million different ways but we're following Vogue) is the younger sister of Brit fashionista Poppy Delevingne. But this blue-eyed, blonde-tressed beauty holds her own in the frocktacular world of couture - having secured campaigns with Burberry, Chanel, Fendi and Stella McCartney and being a regular on the catwalk at Fashion Week.
At bellabox, we are loving Cara's simplistic look at the Vivienne Westwood's Palladium jewellery launch at London Fashion Week last year. Here, Cara worked her typically sexy yet underdone look to maximum effect. Offsetting her naturally pretty features she worked minimal makeup to illuminate her fresh, young skin and chose effortless clothing staples with interesting textures. The result? A casual-cool (br)'it girl' look that is the cornerstone of the on-trend Delevingne style.
Radiate from Within
It's easy to be barefaced when the skin is radiant and glowing from the inside, but of course skin saviours need to be on hand to help out. To aid your skin in being the best blank canvas it can be, start with a hard working serum, like A'kin Pure Alchemy Cellular Radiance Serum. Serums pack a powerful punch considering a little goes a long way. Try massaging A'kin Pure Alchemy Serum into skin before bed each night to wake up with a plumper, softer feeling face.
Cara's youthfulness certainly helps her in the style stakes. Even though she is only 18, it's never too early to start using anti-ageing products. After all, it's easier to prevent future lines and wrinkles rather than trying get rid of them. A good anti-ageing daily moisturiser, which does the job for you, is the easiest way to go. PLANET EVE daily face moisturiser is antioxidant and vitamin specifically designed to targets fine lines, pigmentation, age spots and dry skin.
The one-two punch of a great serum and anti-ageing daily moisturiser will leave your heavy foundation cowering in its bottle and almost redundant once your skin is as sensational as Cara's!
Cara rocks the 'no-makeup makeup look' perfectly - she is known for her thick, shapely brows and blue eyes which she leaves almost bare, to speak for themselves - and with peepers like that, we would too!
To offset great eyes, look to Eye of Horus Mascara. Ideal for sensitive eyes, the formula contains plant based ingredients and waxes, making it gentle. Keep the rest of the eye area bare to look especially young and fresh.
A flawless face is also a must but should never look 'cakey'. Mineral foundations are perfect for a flawless coverage that still lets your skin shine through. Savoir Faire Mineral Foundation is a top pick, made entirely from naturally occurring minerals and vitamins. Slowly layer up, buffing on with a Kabuki brush (one comes with the Savior Faire foundation - score!) until you achieve your level of perfect coverage.
Using a soft blush in a natural shade on top of your foundation helps give skin a subtle glow that screams health. MeMeMe blush me! Blush Box comes in three adorable shades - build to create a warm, healthy glow on your cheeks, just like Cara's.
Finish the look with a sheer lip tint. Yes To Carrots Lip Tint in great natural colours are a fab alternative to lipstick. They condition and nourish the lips, keeping them nice and soft, whilst adding a sheer swipe of natural colour.
A Little Bit of Leather
ASOS Lightweight Scoop Long Sleeve and Warehouse Colourblock Clean Shirt
Cara chose a simple cream top for the event - pick up a similar one at ASOS.com.
Her amazing leather pants do much of the talking for Cara's look and a great and versatile addition to any winter wardrobe. These Joseph Skinny Leather Pants are perfect.
These Tony Bianco black suede booties in 'Blaq' polish off the cool girl look.
Whilst Cara's slouchy leather bag is the perfect carry all for almost any occasion, this Natalia Brilli Studded Strap Leather Shoulder Bag features similar stud details and is big enough to hold all your beauty essentials!
What does your casual-chic look consist of? Who do you consider to be the ultimate 'barefaced beauty'? Don't forget to check back next month to see which gorgeous bella will be featured in April's Bella's Anatomy!