Backstage beauty secrets to steal

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Image: Getty Images


If you’ve run out of concealer, don’t panic – just mix your current fluid foundation with translucent powder to create an opaque thick texture that will smooth on easily and provide you with the coverage of a concealer.


Your fingers are your best make-up applying tools, just make sure that they are clean before touching your face and products. For the best concealer application, place the product in the palm of your hand this will warm the concealer making it much easy to use.


Lashes are a prominent trend right now. The industry has called back artist Twiggy’s iconic lash look all thanks to International make-up artist Hannah Murray. She achieves this look by curling the lashes first, then applying waterproof mascara because this will hold the lashes up more effectively. Finish off with 2-3 layers of black mascara in a zig-zag motion from root to tip.

Another make-up artist Laura Mercier says this is the best trick she has ever come learnt.  To get a seamless line right on the upper lashes, begin at the outer corner of the eye and draw a sequence of dashes/dots with your eye pencil then connect them. Easy as pie! 


To make sure you are bronzed to perfection, when shopping for a bronzer, choose one that is exactly a shade darker than your complexion then use a bronzing brush and draw a “3”on either side of your face from the forehead to the cheeks ending at the chin. Blend well.

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