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Britney Spears' timeless Billboard Music Awards make-up look explained

Published 24/05/2016

Britney Spears
Britney Spears

Britney Spears' make-up artist has revealed how she pulled together her flawless make-up look for the annual music event on Sunday (22May16).

Britney Spears' make-up artist wanted a "timeless" look with a focus on glowing skin for the singer's Billboard Music Awards appearance.

The 34-year-old wowed on Sunday night (22May16) in a number of glittering outfits and stage costumes, while maintaining a flawless make-up look throughout. Now her make-up artist Melanie Inglessis has revealed how she put everything together.

"(The goal was) to create a look that was timeless, complemented Britney's beauty and also could be worn with all the outfits changes," she told Britain's MailOnline. "The skin was very important as I wanted Britney's skin to glow from within and really be luminous. I wanted it to look like skin and be breathable yet stay put for the performance."

Melanie used a combination of Tom Ford Illuminating Primer, Benefit the POREfessional: Matte Rescue Invisible-Finish Mattifying Gel and EX1 Cosmetics Invisiwear Liquid Foundation to prep Britney's skin before moving on to her foundation and then eye make-up.

Melanie once again used a number of Tom Ford shades alongside Laura Mercier to create a classic smokey eye on the mother-of-two, and advised any fans wanting to try and replicate the look at home to stick to cream shadows as they are easier to blend.

"Only use black in the waterline to accentuate the intensity of the look," she said, adding it's best to stick to more earthy tones like brown and gold.

When it comes to choosing a nude lip colour, Melanie admitted it can be tricky to find the right shade, but advised against using too pastel a colour.

"You want to have a little life to your nude lipstick - and stay away from a purple-based nude," she said.

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