DIRTY PRETTY THING Messy make-up is hav­ing a mo­ment

Enough with ob­ses­sive blend­ing and sym­me­try! It’s time to em­brace some­thing a lit­tle rougher round the edges – our new favourite beauty trend: crap-pli­ca­tion

Cosmopolitan (UK) - - Contents - Words INGEBORG VAN LOTRINGEN Pho­to­graphs BEN­JAMIN KAUF­MANN

Back in the mists of time, lip­stick was ap­plied on the Tube and kohl with­out a mir­ror. Make-up was messy and that was how we liked it: a lit­tle bit Deb­bie Harry by way of a 4am ke­bab shop, if you will. Yet years of 12-step smokey eyes and two-hour con­tour tu­to­ri­als have pro­duced faces that look fem-bot. Thank­fully, a false-per­fec­tion back­lash is afoot. “I’m think­ing teenage kicks, make-up done on the back of a bus, walk-of-shame looks,” says Terry Bar­ber, MAC direc­tor of make-up artistry. Want to re­mas­ter the ‘woke up like this’ look? Then start mess­ing about…

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