Annabel Callum is an internationally renowned make up artist. Her clients include magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, The Sunday Times, Esquire and Grazia and celebrities including Cara Delvigne, Alexa Chung, Rita Ora and Elle MacPherson.
In this exclusive series, Annabel lends her expertise to nurses and advises on how you can look and feel great even if you're working a twelve hour shift.
For around the eyes and blemishes opt for a slightly denser product in the form of concealer. Banish dark circles around the eyes with Boi-ing from Benefit at £17.50 - pat around the eyes with your finger - it’s a great multi purpose product that also works well for hyper pigmentation and angry spots. Be sure to use a nice small concealer brush for a precise finish when covering spots.
Experimenting with with primers and shadows can take forever so I prefer a long lasting cream to powder eye colour. Mac’s Paint Pots come in variety of shades so you can find one that suits your skin tone. For work I recommended sticking to neutral colours - subtle biscuit tones and sandy shimmers look great on all skin tones.
Eyeliner makes all of the difference to looking wide awake on a 10 hour shift so I wouldn’t skip this one. For a subtle look apply a soft pencil that’s easy to blend - I love Mac eyeliners and keep coming back to Coffee which is great for brown eyes. Blue eyes look great with a touch of warmth so Teddy works well. Apply and soften with a 219 pencil brush, also from Mac, so it looks undetectable. If you want to make your eyes appear bigger then be sure to focus on the outer part of the eye. Finish with mascara - a high street option is Max Factor Masterpiece priced at £9.99 it doesn’t break the bank and is a great performer. It’s so important to change your mascara every 3 months