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The Christmas party beauty look that will take you from desk to disco

A step-by-step guide by Princess Eugenie's wedding makeup artist Hannah Martin

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Ainhoa Barcelona
Content Managing Editor
December 13, 2021
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Christmas party season is well and truly upon us. You may have your outfit and accessories sorted, but what about your beauty look? Celebrity MUA, Hannah Martin – the mastermind behind Princess Eugenie's wedding day makeup – shows us a day-to-night party look that is so simple to follow yet guarantees stunning results.

Follow Hannah's step-by-step guide which she has contributed to our Christmas Digital Issue, guest-edited by Martine McCutcheon.

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"Taking your day look from desk to disco needn't be complicated," Hannah tells HELLO! "You can elevate even the most simple of makeup looks in just a few simple steps. Here I show you how to create a simple but impactful smoky eye with just a few products from your makeup bag."

1. Perfect your daytime base to see you through the night with a little concealer. Focus on the eyes, chin and forehead.

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loreal biscuit

L'Oreal Paris Infallible More Than Concealer in Biscuit, £9.99. Boots


2. Take a soft eyeliner pencil through the waterline and along the top and bottom lash line and blend to create the base for your smoky eye.

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3. Blend a deep shadow all over the lid over your day eye makeup and buff up into the crease of the eye to build depth of colour.

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huda jaguar

Huda Beauty Wild Obsessions Jaguar Palette, £22.50, Feel Unique


4. Apply a slim line of Lash Adhesive eyeliner at the root of the lashes. By far the easiest way of applying lashes at your desk!

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lash in a flash

Lash in a Flash, £15, Look A Million


5. Place a set of lashes into the adhesive for easy, immediate drama. Blend into your lashes with a little mascara top up.

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ardell whispies

Ardell Wispies Lashes Demi Wispies Black, £4.12, Look Fantastic

air volume

L'Oréal Paris Air Volume Mega Mascara, £7.65, Look Fantastic


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6. Add luminosity to the higher points of the face: brow bone, cheekbones, bridge of the nose, and inner corner of the eye.

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ciate london highlighter

Glow-To Highlighter, £13, Ciate


7. Finish with a slick of Lip Gloss.

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clarins 08

Natural Lip Perfector 08 Plum Shimmer, £18.50, Clarins


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