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A guide to Laura Whitmore's best beauty moments

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Henrik Lischke
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No matter what, Laura Whitmore’s looks never disappoint. We’re looking back at some of her most enticing beauty moments. 

Let’s be honest, Laura Whitmore doesn’t need to wield the makeup brush to convince us of her enticing beauty, however, when she does, her looks becharm us all the more. And while it would be quite the stretch to call the Irish TV presenter a makeup chameleon, her tried and trusted red lip sometimes finds a serious competitor in a glistening glitter eye or coloured eye-liner.

Here, we take a look at some of her best beauty moments - decoding what makes her makeup so flawless.

The Red Lip 

A red lipstick - the beauty counterpart to the little black dress – might befuddle you. Too many shades, too many textures, simply put: too many hurdles to take. However, once mastered, the art of parading a defiant red lip and all the too many-s suddenly turn into a blessing. Whether the dress code is red carpet, cocktail dress or streetwear – Laura Whitmore has long realised the power of this secret beauty weapon, too. As for your lipstick-success, shade is key. Follow the rule of thumb: for fair skin look for blue-based and coral reds. Olive and medium skin should opt for orange-toned and more plum-like shades. Darker skin suits a wide range of reds – dare to wear the deepest and brightest true reds.

Our suggestions: Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil £21, narscosmetics.co.uk, Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso £16, cultbeauty.co.uk, Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint £19, harveynichols.com

The Nude Lip 

Admittedly, a safe choice – but nonetheless mesmerising. A second go-to look for the natural beauty is a subtle yet elegant nude lip. Paired with a bit of blush and dramatic lashes, the pared back look draws attention to her aquamarine eyes. It just proves that sometimes less is more…

Our suggestions: Mac Velvet Teddy £17.50, www.maccosmetics.co.uk, NYX Soft matte lip cream in Stockholm £6, boots.co.uk, Charlotte tilbury Pillow Talk £24, charlottetilbury.com.

The Coloured Liner

As seen by ways of Prada, Chromat and Ferragamo, the coloured liner has made the A/W runways and once again, Laura Whitmore is fully on trend. With the lower lash line almost the same shade as her eyes, she took a visible leap out of her comfort zone but confidently made the finish line. Daring, clearly, but if well-executed this look is certain to make you stand out. As for the rest of the face, follow Whitmore’s footsteps and try to keep it low-key. But remember, bright colours tend to make your eyes look smaller, so use sparingly.

Try the Kiki Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow £6.90, kikocosmetics.com, the Sisley Phyto-Eye Twist £32.50, sisley-paris.com, or the Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick £23, bobbibrown.co.uk.

Facial Glitter 

Next to what seems to be her signature red and nude lip, the former MTV presenter also doesn’t shy away from something she captions ‘Bowie vibes’. Giving us inspiration for our next festival, Laura’s glistening glitter-eyes are anything but demure, but don’t give us the tacky glitter-all-over vibes. And this is what we should aim for.

Here’s how:

One: Attempt to match the underlying eye-makeup with the glitter-shade of choice.

Two: Don’t. Overload.

Three: Make sure the glitz you opt for is suitable to be used on your eyes.

Still not convinced? Find some inspiration from the Stylist’s beauty team take on the flashing splendour here.

Big Lashes 

Defined lashes à la Twiggy are making a comeback and Laura has already discovered the trend for herself. Luscious, clearly defined lashes have not only taken over the runway at Faustine Steinmetz, Carven and Armani but emphasise the model’s already striking eyes.

To achieve the look, opt for a curling Mascara like the L’Oreal Paris Superstar Mascara £11.99, lookfantastic.com, and keep on layering until the desired lash-volume is reached. Also, add some extra curl with a heated eyelash curler, simply by using your blow-dryer, like the classic Shiseido Eyelash Curler £20, feelunique.com. Et voilà, the look is complete.  

The Unicoloured Face

All-over colour may cast your mind to the 80s, but as Whitmore demonstrates, this doesn’t need to be the case. Think subtle shades, a faint hue of shimmer and some gloss on the lips – a formula that never falter. Choose the colour that suits your skin tone best, and try to find the matching products for eyes, face and lips to create a well-aligned glow suitable for every day.

To get Laura’s ‘peacocking’ look, try OPV’s eyeshadow in colour Ayao from the Yemoja palette £29, beautybay.com, Huda Beauty Demi Matte Cream Lipstick in Sheikha £18, cultbeauty.co.uk, and the Giorgio Armani A-Blush in 51 Rose Candy £30, feelunique.com.

For one day only on Monday 13 August, Laura Whitmore has taken over stylist.co.uk and transformed it into her very own Speak Up platform – a digital initiative which aims to shine a light on the day’s most important headlines, challenge the status quo, spark debate, encourage conversation and, above all else, champion women’s voices..

For similarly inspiring content, check out Laura Whitmore’s show on BBC Radio 5 Live, which airs on Sundays at 11am.

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