Strictly news alert: Laura Whitmore reveals backstage make-up secret!

Published Tuesday, Aug 23 2016, 20:20 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Laura Whitmore joined her fellow Strictly Come Dancing contestants this week to shoot the trailer for the forthcoming season of the hit BBC show.

And we're talking glitter (obvs), sequins (natch) and a few hints at some of the backstage beauty secrets used by the fabulous make-up team (yes!)...

Laura Whitmore behind-the-scenes having make-up done for BBC's new season of Strictly Come Dancing, 23 August 2016

© Instagram / @thewhitmore

Laura has been tipped to wow us all with her silky dancing skills on this year's Strictly, 23 August 2016

With the new series kicking off in just two weeks time, we have no qualms in admitting our excitement for Strictly fever. And with stars like Daisy Lowe, Will Young, Louise Redknapp and EastEnders actress Tameka Empson joining the line-up it's set to be bigger and better than ever.

And on Tuesday (23 August), the stars joined forces to film the trailer for the show, which hits our screens on Saturday 3rd September.

Laura, who's a huge fan of Strictly, was confirmed for this season's antics two weeks ago when it was revealed on BBC Radio 1's Breakfast Show.

"Anyone who has ever met me knows [I love to dance]. I just love the endorphins it releases and it ties in to my love of music. I am a bit of a silly dancer so I'm looking forward to a bit of discipline," she said.

And we have to admit, we can't wait to see the former I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here NOW! star's moves either!

In the meantime, Laura took to Instagram to reveal some behind-the-scenes shots while in hair and make-up on Tuesday. And in doing so, she revealed exactly what was used to create her look for the forthcoming promo (below).


Laura Whitmore behind-the-scenes having make-up done for BBC's new season of Strictly Come Dancing, using Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Palette, 23 August 2016

© Instagram / @thewhitmore

Laura also posted a behind-the-scenes peek at her must-have Strictly make-up, 23 August 2016

There were no surprises in the Reveal office when we saw what Laura's Strictly make-up secret was, for it was none other than Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Palette, £35,

Quite frankly, with its bright colours and glittery textures, this gorgeous eyeshadow palette couldn't BE more Strictly if it tried!

We can't wait to see which colours she's sporting in the soon-to-be-revealed trailer...

To recreate a bit of bright sparkle on your eyes at home, our advice is always to combine it with lots of black mascara (to make the colour pop even more) and nude lips. Too much colour on your pout will look too 'in your face,' which is perfect for Strictly, but not so great for a Friday night down the pub.

Just saying.

As well as Urban Decay, we love Barry M Dazzle Dusts, £4.59 each, and Max Factor Excess Shimmer Eyeshadows, £7.99,

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