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Get the look: The Damned

Emulate the “Beautiful & the Damned” with our curated collection from Topshop… their make up consultant and beauty guru Hannah Murray shares her top tips:


(1.) Line top lashes with a black kohl pencil and smudge using fingers or a blending brush.

{2.} Using {Eye Gleam} in {Noir}, blend into the kohl, extending up and outwards, into the socket line. Define the inner corner of the eye using the same product and a fine brush (try Japonesque’s {Pro Eyeshadow Fluff Brush} to achieve a softer edge) and extend along the lower lashes.

{3.} CB TIP: To intensify the metallic effect, blend Belmacz {Silver Swan} onto the centre of the eyelid, for a subtle flash of bling when you blink.

{4.} Re-line top lashes with a black liquid liner and apply two coats of mascara. Santhilea’s {Magnetic Lash} grants staggering length and phenomenal volume…

{5.} Keep lips simple with a slick of balm or nude lip colour – Topshop’s {Lip Cream} in {Dust} (part of the Beauty Editors’ Picks Collection) is perfect, or try Sunday Riley’s {Modern Lip Colour} in {Bare Nude} for super subtle lip enhancement.

{6.} Perfect a semi-matte base (we recommend Jouer’s {Matte Moisture Tint} blended with fingertips or buffed with a foundation brush) and set with Finishing Powder, applied with a sponge or dusted over t-zone with a large fluffy brush, such as Kevyn Aucoin’s {Blush & Powder Brush}

{7.} Finish with a slick of {Nails} in {Bittersweet} to add a bold and glossy colour pop. Just be sure to prep with a base coat to protect the nail and prolong the life of the polish.


{1.} Create a modern smoky eye using {Cheek & Eye Duo}, blending the shadow onto the eyelid and along the lower lash line for an autumnal wash of colour. Diffuse the edges with a blending brush (try Japonesque’s {Pro Eye Shadow Fluff Brush} and finish with a dot of clear gloss for an on-trend update

{2.} Apply a dot of bronze shimmer to the inner corner of each eye to highlight – we recommend RMS Beauty’s {Mineral Cream Eye Shadow} in {Myth} – a gorgeous mahogany copper

{3.} Curl top lashes and apply a single coat of black mascara – don’t be to heavy handed – this look requires just the merest hint of eyelash definition

{4.} Apply {Velvet Lip} in {Velveteen Ribbon} directly to the lips – clean edges using a cotton bud dipped in moisturiser

{5.} To finish, swirl a light dusting of {Cheek & Eye Duo} over apples of the cheeks… et voila. Beautiful and damned fine…

Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Cult Beauty’s Content Editor and a Cult Beauty OG, Verity loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm. A quintessential Libran, she’s a self-professed magpie for luxury ‘must-haves' and always pursuing the new and the niche — from the boujee-est skin care to cutting-edge tech. Balancing an urge to stop the clock with her desire to embrace the ageing process (and set a positive example for her daughter), Verity's a retinol obsessive and will gladly share her thoughts about the time-defying gadgets, masks and treatments worth the splurge...