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After last week’s MAC Viva Glam style challenge in the #ELLEBeautyCloset with MAC senior make-up artist Michelle-Lee Collins, we asked her for advice and tips for recreating the bold and fun Viva Glam night look.

Remember how great our bloggers – Aisha Baker from, Anelisa Mangcu from and Jules da Silva from – looked? Here she explains how she did it, step by step.

1.First, I prepared their skin with MAC Marine Bright Lightful Softening Lotion that moisturises, clarifies and brightens the complexion.

2.I used Strobe cream on Aisha and Jules to create a ‘built-in’ glow before applying foundation. For Anelisa, I opted for Marine Bright Formula Moisture Cream before applying Prep+Prime Natural Radiance that also controls oiliness.

3.I used MAC's famous Face and Body Foundation with a 159 brush and Matchmaster concealer to give all three a naturally flawless look.

4.To set and finish the foundation, I brushed on MAC Careblend Pressed Powder with a 132 brush.

5.To keep the look fresh, I gave each a soft pink blush. I chose Well Dressed Blush for Aisha and Jules, and Fleur Power Blush for Anelisa.

6.Each one’s eyebrows required something different. On Aisha, I used Brown Ebony Prolongwear Waterproof Browset; Jules’s had to be filled in and I used Soba eyeshadow, and I used a spiked brow pencil to give Anelisa full natural-looking brows.

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7.To frame the eyes, I used Vanilla Eye Shadow on Aisha and Jules, starting at the lash line and extending it to their eyebrows with a 217 eyeshadow blending brush. For Anelisa, I used Soba Eyeshadow. From then on I did the same for all three: I used

Mystery Eyeshadow to define the crease and outer corners and buffed it out with Hot Paprika Prolongwear Eyeshadow before softly blending soft pink Passionate Eyeshadow into the inner corners of their eyes.

To create extra definition, I used Coffee Eye Pencil and gently buffed it out with a brush. Lastly, I applied kohl inside the waterline and False Lash Extreme Black Lash mascara to define their lashes.

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8.To amp up your lips:

Prime and seal the lips with Prep+Prime Lip.

Define and fill the lips with Shock Value Pro Longwear Lip Pencil.

Fill the entire mouth with Viva Glam Miley Lipstick using a 316 brush.

For the final touch, layer Viva Glam Miley Lipgloss in the middle of your lips to create a luscious pout.

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