Top tips on how to get that A-List look


by Katie Banks |
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Celebrity Permanent Make Up artist Tracie Giles tells Closer how to get that picture perfect look to show off everyday


"I love AMC lip paint by Inglot. The cream-gel consistency makes it super pigment dense for maximum coverage whilst also giving a long lasting ultra-shiny effect. We can create this look permanently using our Gloss & Go™ treatment, where the lips are balanced and enhanced with an infusion of tattooed colour, meaning that all you need to do is add gloss and you’re ready to go."


"My favourite brow product is Anastasia Beverly Hills brow powder duo. By using the two colours, a gradual shaded effect can be achieved. Our Ombre powder brow technique permanently creates this shaded look where the pigment is diluted so give a soft and powdery finish."

Catwalk queen Kendall has perfected the natural look
Catwalk queen Kendall has perfected the natural look ©Catwalk queen Kendall has perfected the natural look


"Im a big fan of eyeliner that doesn’t budge!  Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner is great for a long lasting finish similar to that of the Lash Definer (a more permanent finish where we apply micro dots of pigment along the lash line to give a more defined finish similar to eyeliner) you can  achieve this look using a dotting tool with this eyeliner and place the pigment within each eye lash."


"My favourite blusher of choice is the Cargo Blusher in Topeka or Tonga for a gentle ‘flushed’ effect - a healthy glow not a heavy solid colour- can be used on the apples of the cheeks and a softer option to the more chiselled ‘contouring’ we see these days."


"A fabulous foundation is Armani ‘Luminous Silk Foundation’- its gives a really dewy finish and is so easy to blend- use with a sponge or foundation brush for a flawless finish. Perfect for that ‘less is more’ end result."

Tracie Giles has treated a whole host of celebs in the UK - including Binky Felstead, Katie Price and Lauren Goodger.

Tracie Giles is a leading expert in semi permanent makeup
Tracie Giles is a leading expert in semi permanent makeup ©Tracie Giles is a leading expert in semi permanent makeup

Here are some of her tips on how to make semi permanent make up work for you.

  1. For brows, we have the Ombré Shading which is almost like a graduated pixelated spray of colour keeping the brows perfect yet soft.These can be applied with or without the addition of Nano or microbladed brows. This way into to graduated shade you can have little wispy hairs and this looks truly fabulous.

  2. For lips, dump the fillers and go for a reshape using the same colour as your own lip with our hair fine needles and lip colour mineral pigments tattooed In. This can add perfectly symmetrical volume without the lumps which often you get with fillers and without a ridiculous 'sausage lip' . The extra bonus is this lasts up to 3 years and all you need to do is add any gloss of your choice to highlight perfect lips.

  3. For eyes you can't beat an eyelash enhancement where by dots of pigment are put through the lashes to give a lush liner to make your eyes more noticeable and to make your lashes look much thicker.

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