Va va vamp!

Va va vamp!

Calling all make-up maniacs and sultry sirens! Are you lusting after the perfect vamp look that would make Morticia Addams proud this season? Then your prayers have been answered, as our go-to make-up guru, Laura Groves, gives us the lowdown on how she perfected the ultimate va va vamp look for our A/W shoot….

“Shades of nude, burgundy, brown and berry are my favourite shades this season! I used a smudged black eyeliner to darken down and create more of rich, autumnal look that’s perfect for party season.

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It’s all about the eyes, eyes, eyes! For the base and eyeshadow primer, I used Mac cosmetics paint pot in ‘Painterly’. Sarah Hill make up is brilliant, and for this specific shoot I used eyeshadow shades: Treasure Chest, Pomegranate and Blackest Black. I started with with Treasure Chest in the crease, then blended in Pomegranate to the crease and washed over lid. To finish, I used Blackest Black to smudge out the liner and give it a darker edge.”

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NYX – ‘Siren’ Matte Lipstick, £6.50
Sarah Hill – ‘Treasure Chest’, ‘Pomegranate’ and ‘Blackest Black’ Eyeshadow,  £16.00

“A favourite staple item of mine is Chameleon highlighter from Topshop, I used this to create a strobed, highlighted look to the high points of the face. The translucent luminous highlighter has a soft texture that gives a beautiful, subtle glow! To finish, I used a matte lipstick from NYX in ‘Siren’ to perfect the overall look.”

Other looks created by Laura, using the same products:

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MAC – ‘Painterly’ Paint Pot                                                                                                                         £16.00
Sarah Hill – ‘Treasure Chest’, ‘Pomegranate’ and ‘Blackest Black’ Eyeshadow Pots                      £16.00
Topshop – ‘Chameleon’ Highlighter                                                                                                         £12.50
NYX – ‘Siren’ Matte Lipstick                                                                                                                        £6.50

Laura is a freelance make up artist covering central Scotland. Find her on Facebook!