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Absolutely Fabulous' Patsy & Eddy's bag spill: what's in their make-up bags

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We can't get enough of Ab Fab heroines Patsy and Eddy. As a film version of their hit TV series opens in cinemas, we sneak a peek inside their deliciously decadent beauty bags. 

It's finally here and it's fabulous - naturally. The eagerly anticipated Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie sees Patsy and Eddy forced to go on the run after accidentally drowning Kate Moss. Not that being in exile means they've let their sartorial standards slip. 

HELLO! beauty editor Nadine Baggott persuaded Bafta-winning make-up artist Christine Cant to tell us about the make-up kit she used on the film's stars Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders... 


Make Up for Ever Ultra HD Foundation

"This long-lasting foundation provides perfect coverage to take Patsy from day to night - to party."

£29, from Debenhams


Lancôme Hypnôse Mascara

"Lashings of this mascara, on top of individual lashes, really opens up Edina's eyes."

£23.50 from Boots


YSL Rouge Pur Couture in Le Rouge

"Patsy would never be seen without her signature red lip, created using this long-lasting rouge shade."

£26; visit


ghd Curve Classic Curl Tong

"Edina's bouncy curls last from day to night and are created by wrapping sections of hair around this tong."

£120; visit


Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzing Powder in Maui 

"Edina always has this bronzer on hand to enhance her tan and top up her glow."

£28.50; visit


Bobbi Brown Beach Nudes Sunkissed Eye Palette in Gold

"For Edina's eye look, I used gold eye shadow on the inner eye, to brighten and enhance."

£36; tel 0808-281 0232. 


ghd Natural Bristle Radial Brush size 3

"Patsy's hair is the product of artful backcombing with this brush. It's then styled into her iconic updo and secured with lots of hairspray."

£20; visit 


YSL Touche Eclat

"A beauty essential to conceal dark circles and highlight, giving Patsy radiance after a late night partying."

£25, visit


MAC Lipstick in Twig

"This soft, muted, brownish-pink lipstick is Edina's go to for fabulous 1990s nude lips. 

£15.50, visit


L'Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray

"A must for keeping Patsy's chic updo in place."

£2.60, from Boots. 


ghd Curl Hold Spray

"Keeps Eddy's curls in place."

£12.95; visit