What happened when DARE got into the festive spirit with the world’s biggest girl band

They’re the fierce feminist girl group whose catchy yet powerful songs dominate Spotify playlists around the world. Yet Jade Thirlwall, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Perrie Edwards still manage to come across as a grounded group of girls you just wanna have a long girly gossip with. Junior beauty writer Mollie Hammond did just that…

collage of Little Mix girls

Photography: Karis Kennedy

What do you think are essential beauty products for the Christmas party season?
P: Lots of glitter. Lots of gems. Lots of highlight.

Who’s the biggest Christmas party goer and who’s the one most likely to stay in, snuggled up in their dressing gown?P: I’d rather stay in with family, get snuggly and watch Christmas films.
L: I always have to go out on Boxing night.
JN: What are you doing this year, then?
L: Maybe I’ll go into London.
JN: Ooooh, maybe I’ll join you!

What’s your go-to Christmas makeup look?
All: A red lip!

What are your top tips for applying falsies?
JT: Make sure your glue is a bit tacky.
P: I used to think once you put falsies on, you couldn’t touch them again. I know better now.

What trends do you reckon will be big for the Christmas party season?
L: It’s the season of the sequin!
JT: When it’s Christmas, you can get away with going all out. You can be more sparkly and fabulous – and why the hell not?

Is there a makeup look you remember you had and think… I can’t believe I did that!
In unison: Oh yeah!
JN: I think the whole of The X Factor for us. We used to have to wear eyelashes with butterflies on the end, and we couldn’t even see!
P: I swear some of them had baubles, too.

Talking of falsies, can you tell us all about your new LMX lashes?
JN: We’ve each created our own set, which we’re wearing now, and we have two sets we created together.
JT: We designed them as ones we would wear ourselves. I wanted some that I could wear with or without liner or eyeshadow because on a day off I like to put a lash on without it being obvious. My lashes are really soft and natural.
JN: I love winged lashes, which are longer at the sides – that’s the effect my set gives you.
P: I love a long lash. My falsies look quite frightening in the box, but they’re wispy when you put them on, and I like that.
L: I don’t think there are any like mine on the market. They go in different directions and they look really natural, fluttery and fun. There’s something for everyone!

You’re all getting ready for a Christmas party… who’s stressing out and who’s in the corner calmly applying their lippy?
JN: Jade would be calm because she’s very organised. I stress a lot because if my makeup’s not good, I don’t want to go out.
P: If I haven’t got a nice outfit, I don’t, either!

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