Your guide to get Hollyoaks star Lucy Dixon's party look
PUBLISHED: 09:00 13 December 2012
She’s playing the lead in Aladdin at Norwich Theatre Royal this Christmas but first it’s time to take Lucy Dixon to the ball with a party look that is fit for a princess. And you can win her look. By Emma Harrowing.
Playing Aladdin in panto at Norwich Theatre Royal has somewhat changed Lucy Dixon’s make-up routine. Used to looking pretty as Tilly Evans in Hollyoaks and glamorous on at red carpet events, acting as a male lead means that Lucy’s look has been pared down for the festive season.
“For the panto I’ll be wearing foundation but instead of big eyes and red lips I’ll be giving it big cheeks and probably a bit of eyeliner,” says Lucy.
Lucy is often compared to Twiggy with her cropped hairstyle and long eye lashes, and with 60s fashion being a trend at the moment we decide to treat Lucy to a 60s inspired party make-up look.
Jane Hewitt, make-up artist for Max Factor in Boots, Chapelfield, is on hand to offer some advice.
Says Jane: “The traditional smokey eye look is perfect for Christmas and New Year parties. Team with a dark pink lip to really bring a touch of glamour to the proceedings.”
Your step by step guide to get Lucy Dixon’s party look.
For the base (and cheeks)
Cleanse and moisturise your skin. Choose a foundation that suits your skin type and matches you skin tone so that you get a natural flawless finish. Add colour to your face by applying blusher onto your cheeks to create a natural flush (Jane uses Max Factor’s flawless perfection range in Mulberry, £6.99). Apply the blusher with a brush to the apples of your cheeks and blend out towards your hair line.
For the eyes
Apply a cream eyeshadow over your eye lids from the lash line to your eye socket. Next apply a grey eyeshadow along your socket line and blend into the outer corner of your eye lid down to your lash line (Jane uses Max Factor single eyeshadow in Onyx, £4.99).
Use a clean brush to blend the colour through to create a smokey eye, leaving the mid and inner eyelid clear of colour. Use a highlighter underneath your brow bone to create luminosity.
Define your eyes with a black kohl pencil. Apply along your top lash line as close to your lashes as possible. Next apply the pencil along the inner part of your lower lid. To add more intensity go over the black line along your top lid with a black eyeliner (Jane uses Max Factor’s Expert black liner, £6.99).
Complete your eyes with a coat of black mascara (Jane uses Max Factor’s False Lach Effect mascara, £10.99) and pencil in your brows using a soft brown pencil.
For the lips
Get the perfect pout with a long lasting dark pink lipstick (Jane uses Max Factor’s Lipfinity number 16, £10.99).
Lucy is transformed into a smokey eye goddess ready for the Christmas party. Her look will take her to the ball - but that’s another panto.
WIN Lucy’s look
Your Evening News has teamed up with Max Factor in Chapelfield to offer you the chance to win the Max Factor products used to create Lucy’s look. Find out more in your Evening News tomorrow (Friday December 14).
Lucy is starring in Aladdin at the Norwich Theatre Royal from next Tuesday until Saturday January 19. For tickets call the box office on 01603 630000.
Find out how Lucy’s panto colleague and professional wrestler Nick Aldis gets on when we try and find him a party look in your Evening News on Monday.