Made Up: Lara Croft Is This Week's Beauty Screen Icon

27 July 2014 by

One of the best things about make-up is keeping your look fresh – whether to complement an outfit, boost your mood or just experiment. To give you some inspiration, say hello to Made Up. We'll be bringing you our favourite experimental styles from a variety of film and TV characters. All you have to decide is: who do you want to be today?

I want to be: Lara Croft

Why: How long have you got? This early noughties chick has attitude in buckets, not to mention a killer figure and lips luscious enough to tempt Brad Pitt. Angelina Jolie was the perfect choice for this militant Jessica Rabbit, and we want a slice of her action.

Get the Lara look

Lara’s look is about three major components – slicked-back hair, flawless skin that stays sweat-free no matter how perilous her situation, and enormo-lips.

1. Wet-look hair is all the rage at the moment, and Lara was ahead of the trend with her slicked back plait. Give it a whirl by using a small amount of Moroccanoil Treatment (£30.50/100ml) on dry hair, and as well as creating a summer-ready do, you’ll be treating your locks to sun protection and hydration. Win win. 

2. For a truly Jolie complexion, it’s all about finding your perfect matte foundation. We’re big fans of No7’s Instant Radiance Foundation (£12.50/30ml) – it goes on pleasingly lightly, comes in 12 shades and best of all, hides any evidence of a late night slaying bad guys. 

3. Boost your pout with a natural shade of lipgloss. Try Clinique Full Potential Lips Plump Shine (£17/4.7ml) in Play-Full Plump (for paler complexions) or Mimosa Blossum (for darker tones), and get ready to catch all the boys’ eyes. 

4. Add a dab of Benefit’s Watt’s Up (£24.50/9.4g) highlighter to your cupid’s bow, cheekbones and under your eyebrows and you’re ready to leap off into the abyss… of hotness.


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