Belfast Telegraph

Charli XCX: I sleep in Dior eyeliner

Charli XCX has a special test which eyeliner must pass to make it into her make-up bag.

The 22-year-old singer might be a relative newcomer to the music business, but she already has her signature beauty look down. As well as a bold lip she’s a fan of heavy eye make-up, but only certain brands pass her tough test.

“A lot of red lip stuff,” she told British magazine Heat of her must haves. “I really like the NARS Cruella lip crayon and MAC’s Ruby Woo is fantastic. I love black kohl eyeliner, Dior do a really good one. I put it on, sleep in it, wake up and it’s still there.”

That’s not to say Charli sticks to one beauty look all the time. She’s recently been experimenting with a new way to highlight her eyes, one which first shot into the limelight courtesy of catwalks of designers like Thakoon.

“I’m really into putting gloss on my eyelids. Then sometimes I add colour underneath,” she explained.

When it comes to clothes, Charli has a surprising icon. She is a fan of the looks Mariah Carey wore during the 90s, which tended to be simple black heels and spray-on dresses which showed off her physique to perfection.

She’s also been on borrowing ideas from her favourite movies, which tend to be cult classics.

“The films Jailbreakers, Clueless and The Craft have inspired most of the outfits that I wear. Britney Spears’ music videos are my style bibles,” she said.

“I think Topshop do really good basics and cute miniskirts. I have some of their ribbed crop tops, too.”

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