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Jessie J's make-up look explained

Jessie J's "eye-catching look" is easy to re-create at home, says a celebrity make-up artist.

The British songstress is famed for her ever-quirky aesthetic and love of bold cosmetics. Make-up professional Jackie Tyson - who has worked with the likes of Avril Lavigne and Coldplay - says Jessie's signature look is an easy to re-create.

Creating a thoroughly prepared base is crucial to achieving Jessie's dramatic aesthetic.

"Jessie has a very strong and eye-catching look. To achieve this, begin with thorough cleansing to get a great surface on the skin. Try Decleor Aroma Cleanse, which deep cleanses and leaves your skin radiant, ready for make-up," she advised in an interview with Cover Media.

"A pale base makes the strong make up pop, so get a good canvass to work on. My favourite foundation for this look is Shiseido Perfect Refining Foundation. Apply a good layer with a foundation brush. Set with a translucent powder.

"A slight contour under the cheekbones with Avon's Earthern Rose blusher will make the face look sculpted."

Jessie regularly wows with dark and dramatic eye make-up. Jackie has revealed her top tips to garnering the glamorous look.

"Use Gel Eyeliner with an eyeliner brush along the top lash line - try Blacktrack by MAC, this has a consistency that makes the line easy to draw, even with an unsteady hand. Use a grey eyeshadow such as smoulder by Mii to draw a line under the lower lashes.

"Next apply a wicked pair of false lashes, such as Blink and Go's fab lash in Temptress No 1 to finish the eye."

Jessie always completes her look with a bold lip hue, whether it is an eye-popping pink or luscious red. Jackie insists insipid colours should be avoided to create this show-stopping aesthetic.

"For lips you need a strong red and it should be matte, try Rubywoo by MAC. Apply this with a brush for ultra-sharp lines," she said.

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