Dakota Fanning posed on the red carpet at the Night Moves premiere during the 70th Venice International Film Festival on 31 August 2013.

Dakota Fanning in Venice for Night Moves: In praise of natural makeup

by Kathy Saunders -

Dakota Fanning might be just 19 years old but she's already one of the best known young actresses in Hollywood, not to mention one of the most stylish, especially after she was seen on the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival for the premiere of her latest film, Night Moves.

Her navy Elie Saab gown was something of a show-stopper but what we really admired was the way Dakota can rock a centre parting without looking either evil or ridiculous (i.e Madonna circa last week).

Keeping it simple

Rather than go overboard with her hair and makeup, the oldest Fanning sibling prefers to keep things chill with a penchant for natural beauty and simple hairstyles. In other words, she's exactly our kind of teen superstar.

The really good news is that while Dakota's approach to red carpet style is always going to work, natural beauty is actually something of a trend right now. Flowing hair and "barely there" makeup are everywhere from the catwalk to the red carpet to the glossiest of glossy magazines and they won't be disappearing behind a trowel-full of badly matched foundation any time soon.

Get inspired

If, like Dakota, you feel the need to shun the Kardashian contouring and stick with a more "what God gave me" kind of look, it's never been easier. Thanks to BB and CC creams (DD creams will be with us shortly, believe it or not) smooth complexions that look makeup-free can be yours for the taking in under three minutes, resulting in a natural yet blemish-free look.

Pretty handy, don't you think?

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