Red-hot rocker Jess Glynne
Fresh from her show-stopping performance at Belsonic this week, we put the spotlight on singer Jess Glynne. The 27-year-old likes to surprise — including with her make-up. Here’s how to get her look.
Beyond the pale
I adore Jess’s fierce, fiery red locks matched against her paler ‘less is more’ complexion. To recreate this complexion, it’s best to aim for buildable coverage. For this I recommend using Nars Sheer Glow (£32). Expect a foundation that is so lightweight, it adds a controllable natural dew to the skin. This foundation comes in a range of shades, so is perfect for the fairest of them all. Simply use a duo fibre brush to add an extra smooth finish onto the skin.
Cover my eyes
For long-haul flights, late nights and the daily grind, our skin will always take the biggest hit. And one of the first areas to be affected is the under eyes, resulting in dark circles, temporary lines and puffiness as skin here is thinner. Thank goodness water is the saviour because when your body is hydrated, skin renewal and cell turnover works at a much faster rate. However, if you would like a little bit of extra help, then I recommend picking up Ceramide Eye Gel by Mario Badescu (£19). The cooling gel soothes the under-eye area to reduce puffiness, signs of tiredness and fine lines. For the best results, keep this hero product in the fridge — you are guaranteed maximum impact.
Paint it black
Jess loves an extended wing liner. And yes, I know this oh-so-popular effect can be tricky to achieve. The key really is practice and, of course, an outstandingly sharp liquid liner. There are so many I like, but the one I love is Kat Von D Tattoo Liner (£16). While there is no right or wrong way to do this, here are a few tips on how you can achieve a extended liner even Adele would be jealous of. Firstly, ensure your liner is jet black. Try it on the back of your hand before you begin. Secondly, use a hand-held mirror, tilt your head back slightly and look down to ensure you can see each part of the eye. And finally, begin at the corner of the eye and flick out to get an elongated line and have a better chance of a sharp flick.
When it comes to lip colour, Ms Glynne loves a nude gloss. For this I recommend OCC Lip Tar (£14.55) in Dash. It has a glossy finish, but its tar-like consistency means it is long-lasting and has an amazing pigment to ensure minimal top-ups.
Cheek to cheek
Jess prefers an unsculpted cheekbone, so in response to this add blush to cheeks but with definition. This will immediately warm up the complex- ion without contouring. To compliment her pale skin tone I love the Benefit CORAL- ista Coral Blusher (£24.50). Surpris- ingly this powder product has such a creamy consistency and the pigment is smooth on the skin.