Go glam!

Even if you prefer a natural look or don't usually have time to apply more than a quick flick of mascara, glamming up for parties and social events can be more fun than faff if you get the basics right. Top celebrity, TV and film make-up artist Pamela Moss gives her top tips for creating an on-trend look.

Go glam!

Take inspiration from the catwalks this season, where natural groomed brows, subtle shaded eyes and flawless skin are all key. Start by perfecting your base. Moisturise skin well to help plump fine lines and give an even base to apply foundation to, then conceal under the eyes with a light-reflecting product to cover any dark circles. As winter approaches, you may want to upgrade to a slightly heavier foundation; apply over a radiance-boosting primer to add a subtle glow.
Next brush brows upwards with a clean brush comb to groom them into their natural shape. If necessary, lightly fill in the brows with a brow powder or matt brown eyeshadow.
Subtle eye shading and lightly flushed cheeks pull this look together. Use a vanilla-coloured shadow over the lid followed by gently shading along the socket line with a slightly darker taupe tone. Finish with a coat of mascara. For cheeks, choose a blush that imitates your cheek colour when you exercise; apply just above the apples of your cheeks and gently sweep outwards and upwards towards the hairline.
Gloss makes a big return this season, but if you're not a fan, choose a sheer lipstick as an alternative. For all-out instant evening glamour you could add a rich berry-toned lipstick. Try the fabulous vegan Lip Tars from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics.

Find Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics vegan Lip Tars, plus other vegan-friendly make-up brands, at
www.cocktailcosmetics.co.uk.

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