Daily Mirror June 1,2001
STEAL THE STAR LOOK - HOW TO GET CLAIRE SWEENEY'S GIRL- NEXT-DOOR GLAM
Aye, aye our Linds. Claire plays a real chip off the Corkhill block in Brookside, but - as we all saw in Celebrity Big Brother - away from the Scouse soap she's even more of a star. This is one Liverpool lass whose career's going a lot further than the Close.
Claire's eyes are naturally deep-set so she uses light colours on the lids to open them up, while mascara's kept to the outer corners to widen and lengthen. The clever girl emphasises her dramatic Liz Taylor-like brows by keeping them well-groomed and using an eyebrow pencil.
No slouch on the skincare front, Claire helps nature along by applying an illuminating cream over her moisturiser and under her foundation, to give a pearly gleam on the temples, down the nose, on the tops of cheeks and the chin. A subtle pink blusher gives her that girlie glow.
When it comes to lippie, Brookie's superbabe wants it to last all night. Her trick? Primer first, then lipliner plus two coats of long-lasting lip colour, blotted with a tissue, and a smidgen of gloss for low-key shine.
To recreate the look, use...
Elizabeth Arden Let There Be Light Radiant Skin Lotion, SPF 15, pounds 20, Cheekcolor in Innocent, pounds 17, and Eyeshadow Duo in Wheat/Teak, pounds 16.50; Helena Rubinstein Crescendo Mascara in Little Black Dress, pounds 16; Lancome Contour Pro Lip Colouring Stick with Brush in Rose Rose, pounds 13, and Rouge Magnetic in La Vie en Rose, pounds 13.50