Glam at the Brits

There were so many gorgeous looks at the Brit Awards! Lots of make up and hair inspo to last us a while. Here’s some tips on some of the looks so you can try them yourself.

Ellie Goulding 

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For a fresh, natural, yet glam look, stick to nude colours. 
Go darker brown at the edges of eyes for some definition. And add some long fluttery lashes to the ends of your eyes. 
You want your cheeks to look fresh with a pinky tone but also want a bit of a glow. Try Elf Peachy Cheeky – a baked bronzer/blusher. 
For her gorgeous nude lips, Mac Peach Stock is a good one. 
Rita Ora
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Love her super smokey eyes, very glam! 
Use golds browns and black for this look. Blend well for a really smokey finish. Tip- add a super shimmery gold to inner corners of eyes. 
Sleek has a great cheek palette for this look. It’s a contouring palette with 3 colours. Dark under cheekbones, blush on the cheeks and highlighter on top to finish. You’ll have higher cheekbones, and a glow. 
Defined eyebrows look great with this look. Grab an angle brush and some eyeshadow and fill in brows for a perfect shape. Don’t fret if you can’t get them to look exactly the same. Eyebrows are sisters not twins! 
Mac half and half is a great lippy for this one. 
Taylor Swift
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We love Taylor’s Classic glam. 
Go for a light matte brown on the crease of lids. Add a shimmery white or silver to lids and inner corners of eyes. Paint on a feline flick – I recommend a gel liner – the Bobbi Brown one is fab to get a nice controlled flick! Pop on eyelure 117 lashes for this look. 
Contour cheeks. Apply a pinky blusher to apples of cheeks and a highlighter just above. This will make cheekbones really pop. 
For a classic red lip, I recommend Mac Russian Red. 

Enjoy getting red carpet glam for your next night out! Or pop in to Athena and relax with a glass of bubbles and we’ll do the hard work for you xx

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Valentines Lippys

Valentines day is a fab excuse to get girly and glam!

Here are Sandra and Aleysha’s top 6 Valentines lipstick picks!

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For an orangey red pout, we love Mac – Lady Danger. It’s a bright, firey colour that brightens up the face. Best paired with eyes more on the natural side, maybe a flick liner and lashes. It’s matte and stays put!

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For a pink that’s not too bright, not too dark, we love Inglot 419 from the matte collection. Would look great on Valentines day with a light smokey eye and pink blush.

Tip: For more control over the shape of your lips, forget using the lipstick. Use a brush to take colour of the lipstick and brush on to lips. No need for lip liner!

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A pastel baby pink is fresh and girly and goes great with any colour on the eyes! We love a dark purple eye with this! This one is Mac Saint Germain.

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A classic red is always a good way to go. Try Limecrime gloss to matte in red velvet. It sticks like glue and doesn’t come off until you scrub with makeup remover! Definitely a great one for a vintage look. Try a vintage wave in the hair or hair up with a vintage roll.

Tip:For the perfect shape, go around lips with concealer using a thin brush.

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This is the brightest of pinks and we love it! Mac – Candy yumyum. Also matte and best with tamed eye make up. Be fun with your hair though! Big curls would look fab.

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For something a little different to the norm, try a light purple. This one is inglot 420. Looks amazing with a glow in the skin, so use some bronzer and highlighter with this look.

So whether you have  a date with Mr.Grey and some popcorn, or the other half has something romantical planned, we hope you look glam with these lippy ideas and tips! And if you love the ideas but don’t know how to go about it, pop in to Athena – 20% off glam on Valentines day! (and a glass of fizz and heart shaped lollies) xx