Star beauty secrets


Professional make-up artist Jane Bradley reveals her tips for achieving star quality.


Hold a pencil along the side of the nostril so that it crosses the inner corner of the eye – wherever it crosses the eyebrow is where your brow should begin. Brow pencils can look harsh if used heavy handed, so try filling in using a flat angled brush and a matte eye shadow.

Bobbi Brown shades in Omega suit pale blondes, while Mahogany will complement darker blondes and cool brunettes, and Rich Brown will work for warmer brunettes. Redheads should try Mac eye shadow in Saddle


A great way of deciding which hairs to pluck is to mask them using a white eye pencil. When you are happy with the remaining shape of the brow remove only the pencil-covered hair.


First take your foundation just over the edges of the lips to disguise their natural shape, then set with a little loose powder. Now choose a natural shade of pencil (sharpened) a little darker than your skin and lip tone.

Apply in light feathery strokes starting with the cupids bow; make sure you create a soft rounded shape.

Next, go to the corners of the mouth and apply the pencil just a little way on the upper and lower lip making sure the pencil meets at the corners. Repeat on the bottom lip by marking out a line at the centre and join up with the corner.

Screenface has a great selection of brushes that won’t break the bank, including a good lip brush. The drier the lipstick the longer it’ll stay on, so avoid glossy lipsticks, which will bleed and wear off quickly. Try Carmex Lip Balm



Jane Says: Catherine favors a soft smoky eye shadow in natural shades of brown and knows how far to take the color.

Then sweep the color under the eye and blend for extra effect, smudge a darker shade of pencil close to the lash line and follow with mascara on curled lashes.

Sweep skin-color shadow, such as Brulee by Mac under the arch of the brow and blend.


squeezing and releasing them to create a much more natural and effective curl.


Jane Says: Michelle’s high cheekbones are legendary. Apply sparingly using a soft, medium-sized brush. Use a soft, medium-to-large rounded brush and build up color gradually. Hoola by Benefit is a bronzer but works well as a base for cheekbones.



Jane Says: An English rose complexion like Kate’s is best achieved by eating a healthy diet and drinking plenty of water. Use a cream blusher such as Convertible Color by Stila for a dewy glow

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