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The Gossip Girl is almost as well known for her sun-kissed skin (and formerly blonde!) beachy locks as she is for her acting! The secret to her summery glow? “You have to keep your skin moisturized and protected, so I wear Chanel tinted moisturizer with sunscreen for my face,” she tells PEOPLE StyleWatch. To keep her long limbs hydrated, she turns to La Mer body cream.
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Another must-have beauty item this season? Hot pink lipstick. Her go-to brand is YSL, which, she says, “makes the most beautiful electric matte lip colors that I love for summer.” The star adores Rouge Volupté #10, cheekily named “Provocative Pink!”
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Though she certainly has the legs to pull off a potentially tricky romper with panache, the star has a favorite trick to rock the style: “I like to balance one pieces with an armful of bangles,” she says.
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The perfect summer gems to complement a bronzed bod? “There’s nothing more beautiful than hammered gold pieces by Ofira,” Blake gushes – here sporting stacks of bangles from the brand at the 2011 Elle style awards.
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IN THE BAG
Blake’s secret to sex appeal is keeping it simple. “When I want to be sexy, I wear jeans, a white T-shirt and a bright colored Chanel bag,” she says. Luckily for her, she’s got more access than most to the coveted purses – as the face of Chanel Mademoiselle handbags, she’ll be stocked with the classic style.
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No stranger to style experiments, the star’s favorite summer color combos are all about the contrast. She loves pairing coral with white, or rocking turquoise against a darker color.