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The Face: Kirsty Hume

The Face: Kirsty Hume

Glowing skin, natural dimension, a healthy flush on the cheeks and lips; The Base signature beauty look harnesses the power of simplicity. And it's something that shouldn't be underestimated. Take one look at our muse Kirsty Hume and you'll be convinced. You don't need a million products enhance your natural beauty, you just need the right ones.

An original supermodel (of the 90's supermodels calibre), Kirsty graced the runways of Valentino, Prada and Chanel with an elegance and quiet confidence that only made her more endearing. Her elfin beauty, long ethereal limbs and that hair - that waist-length fair mane that glimmered behind the photographer's lens - harnessed a kind of aesthetic modernity that transcends eras and comes down to one fundamental thing: simplicity.

Rarely would you see Kirsty sporting beauty trends (and in the 90's there were some criminal ones at that: think perms, dramatic brown lip liner, tiger-tripe foils through the part-line). But Kirsty's look was all about a healthy, glowing, even skin-tone, a touch of the sun on her body and a dab of illuminator on the high points of her face. She is living proof that sometimes, all you need is less.

Get Kirsty's Signature look

To recreate Kirsty Hume's signature look with The Base, start with clean, hydrated skin. We love Ren's Evercalm Gentle Cleansing Gel and Ultraceuticals Ultra Moisturiser Cream. Then, start dabbing the LB Cream (Kirsty would wear Fair, but you can choose your shade here) working from the centre of your face, outward. Once you have worked it into your skin, blend a small amount of the Shimmer Skin Illuminator and the Lip-To-Cheek Tint in #40 peach together on the back of your hand and pat onto the apples of your cheeks for a simple, healthy radiance.

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