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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

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…