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Festive make-up looks inspired by phone filters

This Christmas, make-up needs to be as fun and joyful as possible, so take inspo from your go-to filters and rock them in real life instead. No retouching, no airbrushing, just you, beautiful you
Film Noir
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Film Noir

If you love turning yourself into an old-school Hollywood movie star on your phone, do it in real life, too. It’s all about pairing a full-on gothic red lip – we love XX Revolution Xxaggerate Super Shine Lipgloss in Frank – with lashings of liner and mascara. KVD Vegan Beauty Tattoo Liner in Trooper Black is the eyeliner that doesn’t budge, while Lancôme Hypnôse Doll Eyes Mascara, will give you lashes for days.

Glitter Queen
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Glitter Queen

’Tis the season to display your own personal glitter filter. On your face, apply a non-greasy balm – Egyptian Magic All Purpose Skin Cream is ideal – then get dabbing. Use In Your Dreams Golden Mirage Biodegradable Glitter, and sprinkle fine, confetti-like glitter over hair with Collection Glam Crystals Face & Body Glitter in Fallen Angel. Don’t forget your lips, your fingers… wherever you like!

Love hearts
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Love hearts

Forget about Cupid’s arrows flying onto your face, this is about using make-up to declare your feelings. Fancy a subtle nod? Grab your eyeliner and doodle some hearts on your face. Team with a smudgy, smoky eye. For mid-levels of romance, create hearts out of blusher. Use either a stencil or go freehand to buff pink powder into the space around the heart – Laura Mercier Blush Colour Infusion in Rose* is perfect. Want to declare love big-time? Go glam-rock with a large heart, using a cream-based eyeshadow with staying power, such as Clarins Ombre Velvet Eyeshadow in Pink.

Golden Girl
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Golden Girl

Get the dipped-in-gold look with Fenty Beauty Diamond Bomb All Over Diamond Veil Cognac Candy to contour cheekbones, whatever your skin tone. Dust a darker, shimmering shadow across the eyelid – and a lighter one in the inner corner of the eye. NYX Professional Makeup Cosmic Metals Shadow Palette is all you need.

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Photography: Arved Colvin-Smith. Beauty direction: Sarah-Jane Corfield-Smith. Make-up: Kim Brown. Hair: Craig Marsden. Nails: Michelle Class. Styling: Anna Woodham. Model: Amber at Linden Staub. 100% Unretouched