08/09/2011 10:46 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Backstage Beauty: Margaret Howell

MyDaily staff

MAKEUP: Sam Bryant with Mac

HAIR: Neil Moodie with Bumble & Bumble

SNAPSHOT: Pure, effortless simplicity.

THE SCOOP: A translucent, yet radiant face. "The clothes are very understated," said Bryant. "So, we've kept everything very simple, very pared down too." For hair, Moodie also took a minimalist approach. "We've done a gently pulled back chignon at the nape of the neck," he says. "We want the girls to look like they've done it themselves – like they've just come back from the beach, had a shower and pinned up their hair."

GET THE LOOK MAKEUP: To wake up the skin, models were given a facial massage with Mac's Thickening Lotion or Thickening Hairspray to give some lift and volume if needed. The hair was then pulled into a loose ponytail, twisted and pinned into place at the nape of the neck to form a no-nonsense chignon. So elegant. So easy.

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