How to do make-up the Glow Up way

Get your Glow Up on at home with these hot tips and tricks and release your inner make-up artist.

The glam lip, fierce lashes and on-point liner … we are swooning over the talented make-up artists’ skills on the Netflix hit-series Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make-Up Star. Take your make-up skills to the next level with these professional tips learned by Sunpac from watching the show’s judges and industry legends, Val Garland and Dominic Skinner.

Perfect the “cut crease”

Create a dramatic contrast that makes the eyes look defined, while adding depth and contouring the eyelid with the cut crease – the technical term for an eye make-up look where a lighter shade of eyeshadow cuts across the crease of the eyelid.

Start with a dark eyeshadow powder to sketch where you want the crease to be. Use a lighter powder to colour in the entire eyelid below the crease. Blend the top of the crease line upwards using a medium tone shadow. Lastly, apply a highlighter or shimmery shadow to the inside edge of the eye.

TIP: Using an eyeshadow palette makes it easier to select shades for your cut crease, as the colours in the palette already work together harmoniously.

Master false lashes

According to Val and Dominic, you absolutely must measure the false lash against your own lash line and cut it if required. Be patient and wait for the glue to become tacky before applying the lash (this typically takes a minute or two).

Find your symmetry

Applying make-up perfectly symmetrical can be a real challenge. The experts recommend starting with your non-dominant side or the side you struggle with the most, as this will make it easier to match the symmetry on your other, stronger or dominant side.

Flawless winged liner

Take an eye pencil and hold it against the side of your nose, angling it up to your brow (diagonally). Draw the line to the centre of your eyelid, and then draw from the inner corner of your eye and pull the line to the centre and … voilà!

Getting the perfect lip

You line your lips first and then fill in with colour, right? Wrong! The experts suggest colouring in your entire lip first, and then lining the shape with a matching lip liner afterwards. This allows you to define the shape, sharpen the edges and create symmetry.


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