How to do makeup brown eyes. A make-up artist’s advice on how to get popstar-glam every day, Irish Examiner

Backstage at &lsquo,The Voice&rsquo,, Lauren Murphy is tasked with prepping contestants for their moment in the spotlight, says Katie Wright. How to do beauty makeup.

&ldquo,IF you paint on a dirty canvas, you&rsquo,ll notice the flaws. It&rsquo,s the same with make-up,&rdquo, says Lauren Murphy, pictured, setting out her cosmetic commandments.

As Nivea&rsquo,s professional make-up artist on The Voice UK (the final airs this weekend on TV3) 31-year-old knows preparation is everything, to ensure contestants look flawless while singing their hearts out on live Saturday night TV.

Skincare aside, what&rsquo,s the difference between make-up backstage versus real life?

&ldquo,Make-up for TV is a lot stronger and a lot heavier,&rdquo, says Lauren.

&ldquo,It still needs to be well-blended and look perfect, because we&rsquo,re in HD TV now, but it needs to have staying power, it has to hold up under the TV lights and on camera.&rdquo,

However, there&rsquo,s one celebrity-inspired beauty trend the chirpy brunette thinks needs to die: contouring.

&ldquo,It&rsquo,s just gone a little bit too far for my liking. I wouldn&rsquo,t ever do heavy contouring on TV, it&rsquo,s more for photo shoots,&rdquo, she explains.

&ldquo,For photo shoots it&rsquo,s really good, but walking down the high street, you don&rsquo,t need this big, heavy contour.&rdquo,

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That said, she has tonnes of top-notch insider advice to share from The Voice.

Here&rsquo,s Lauren&rsquo,s guide on how to get spotlight-ready in real life...

IN TERMS OF PREP, WHAT SKINCARE SHOULD WE USE?

&ldquo,I use the Nivea Double Effect Make-up Remover, because nine times out of 10, the contestants will come in with some residue of mascara.

"I use micellar water on the skin and I always do a double cleanse. Wipe it over once and then repeat again to remove oils and any build up on the skin.&rdquo,

Nivea Daily Essentials Double Effect Make-up Remover, &euro,3.19, and Nivea Daily Essentials Sensitive 3in1 Micellar Cleansing Water, &euro,4.41, both from Boots

HOW DO YOU ENSURE A LONG-LASTING FLAWLESS FINISH?

&ldquo,I use Makeup Forever HD Foundation a lot, that&rsquo,s definitely one of my go-tos for the stage. And I can&rsquo,t be without concealer. I love Nars Creamy Concealers, they&rsquo,re great for under the eyes.&rdquo,

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid Foundation, &euro,39, Debenhams

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Ginger, &euro,30, Brown Thomas

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SHOULD WE BOTHER WITH POWDER?

&ldquo,Powder is a must because when your skin starts to shine, it&rsquo,s really noticeable. On TV, if the camera picks up any shine, it looks like you&rsquo,re sweating. I use Laura Mercier Translucent Powder, it&rsquo,s great for touch-ups.&rdquo,

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder, &euro,42, Brown Thomas

WHAT&rsquo,S YOUR FAVOURITE EYE PRODUCT?

&ldquo,Stila&rsquo,s spring range, Glitter Underground, is amazing. I love to add the glittery liquid eyeshadow to the centre of the lid, just to add a touch of sparkle and make it pop.&rdquo,

Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter &, Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in Kitten Karma, &euro,27.50

ARE YOU A FAN OF THE MATTE LIQUID LIPSTICK TREND?

&ldquo,I&rsquo,m loving them, but there are some dodgy ones out there! Nars have a lovely collection, they&rsquo,re not drying. If you&rsquo,re going to use one, make sure your lips are in good condition and hydrated with a lip balm.&rdquo,

Nars Velvet Lip Glide, &euro,26, Brown Thomas

WHICH LUXURY PRODUCT IS WORTH SPLASHING OUT ON?

&ldquo,I love Chantecaille Glide Silk Infused Eyeliners, they&rsquo,re beautiful on the eyes &mdash, I use the olive green one a lot.&rdquo,

Chantecaille Luster Glide Silk Infused Eyeliner in Olive Brocade, &euro,28.84, Space NK

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... AND YOUR BEST BUDGET BUY?

&ldquo,Burt&rsquo,s Bees have launched an amazing new lipstick. It&rsquo,s so moisturising and hydrating you feel like you&rsquo,re just wearing lip balm.&rdquo,

Burt&rsquo,s Bees Lipstick in Tulip Tide, &euro,11.99

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