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  • Party make-up masterclass

    The finishing touch to any party outfit is an after-dark beauty look. Now’s the time to vamp up your winter cosmetics bag with smokey shades, velvety textures and a dusting of sophisticated sparkle. If you’re in need of some festive inspiration, look no further – we’ve asked make-up artist, Emma O’Byrne, to share her expert tips for cocktail-ready looks using the Chanel 2019 Holiday collection.


    Healthy Glow Natural Eyeshadow Palette£45

    THE SOFT SMOKEY EYE – The trick to mastering a smokey eye at home is to keep colours soft and lines smudgy. Start by lining the upper lashes with a brown eyeliner or eyeshadow, winging it out at the outer corner to create a cat-eye shape. Run a little along the lower lash line to create intensity, then smudge everything with a small, angled brush. Next, sweep a deep bronze shade over lids, from lashes to socket, then add a pop of gold to the middle of the lid to highlight. Finish with volumising mascara.


    Ink Fusion Intense Matte Liquid Lip Colour 802 Beige Naturel£31

    THE LUXE NUDE LIP – When creating drama on the eye, keep lips subtle with a soft, blush tone in a velvety matte finish. Emma used Ink Fusion Intense Matte Liquid Lip Colour, which offers intense pigment and has ultra-long lasting power – perfect for cocktail o’clock. Nourish lips with a hydrating balm, blot, then apply the colour straight from the tube. Use the tapered tip of the applicator for precision along your lip line.


    Le Crayon Yeux Precision Eye Definer 66 Brun-Cuivré£20

    THE ELEVATED NATURAL EYE – Not every party make-up look needs bells and whistles; an elevated version of a natural eye will make an impact when paired with bold lips. Start with a subtle taupe shadow blended all over the lid to even out tone, then add definition with a long-wear eyeliner in a sultry copper tone. Smudge with a soft brush or pinky finger, then finish with a coat of mascara.


    Velvet Extrȇme Intense Matte Lip Colour 112 Idéal£31

    THE CLASSIC RED LIP – An iconic make-up look if ever there was one, a classic red lip will instantly elevate any evening look. Reach for a moisturising, velvety texture in a long-lasting matte formula, such as Velvet Extrême Intense Matte Lip Colour in Idéal. When applying red, precision is key; use a lip brush to paint on the pigment, starting from the centre of the mouth and working outwards. Clean up smudges with a tapered cotton bud.


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