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The 2020 make-up look everyone’s talking about

While exaggerated, arched eyebrows were de rigueur in the 1920s, big and bold brows have dominated the past decade.
Make-up artist Hannah Martin shows us how the 2020 make-up mood bears a striking resemblance to the 1920s…  CREDIT: ARVED COLVIN-SMITH

By  Annabel Jones, acting beauty director

From full-coverage foundation to deep-berry lips and delicately defined eyebrows, the 2020 make-up mood bears a striking resemblance to the 1920s – with a modern, wearable twist of course. Make-up artist Hannah Martin shows us how…

Champagne eyes

Eyes are kept soft and simple with a wash of Nars eyeshadow in Stud, £17. For cheeks, Hannah used Shiseido’s Minimalist Whipped Powder Blush in Chiyoko, £32, to give an understated flash of colour. To add a touch of old-school glamour, draw on a beauty spot or exaggerate an existing one by going over it with kohl pencil like the Shiseido MicroLiner Ink in Brown, £20.

Take a brow

Take a brow  CREDIT: ARVED COLVIN-SMITH

While exaggerated, arched eyebrows were de rigueur in the 1920s, big and bold brows have dominated the past decade. But a more precise shape is beginning to emerge which, if handled lightly, can have a face-framing effect.

Hannah used Shiseido Brow InkTrio in Deep Brown, £22, to fill in the model’s natural brows, then set them with Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel, £23. For shimmering mocha eyelids, try Shiseido Essentialist Eye Palette 05,  £38. 

Two-tone berry lips

Two-tone berry lips CREDIT: ARVED COLVIN-SMITH

To create a modern interpretation of the classic 1920s deep-plum pout, Hannah applied Shiseido VisionAiry Gel Lipstick in Noble Plum, £25,lined with Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Bad Romance, £17.

For a final flourish, she applied a tiny amount of  Laura Mercier Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick in Rouge Profond, £26, to the centre for a modern two-tone twist. Eyes are left (almost) untouched, but for  a slick of clear gloss  to reflect the light.   

The flawless flapper face

The flawless flapper face CREDIT: ARVED COLVIN-SMITH

A century ago, faces were smothered in powder to achieve a velvety, matt look. Today? Simply arm yourself with a hi-tech full-coverage foundation.

Hannah used Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Foundation, £39,and finished with a light dusting of Shiseido Skin Invisible Silk Loose Powder, £38. Eyes are given a sultry look with Nars Pressed Metals Eyeshadow in Pyrenees, £17. Lips are coated in Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant  Lip Gloss in Rose Quartz, £38.

Red lips are synonymous with the 1920’s, for a modern take Hannah Martin filled in the entire lip line with Shiseido Exotic Red and blotted with her finger for a slightly softer finish CREDIT: ARVED COLVIN-SMITH

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