The last four things I bought: Sheffield’s Lauren Eaton

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What has you reaching for your purse? We want to know! Make-up artist Lauren Eaton, 23, is a vintage diva with a creative eye when it comes to shopping, writes Jo Davison.

Lauren adores old-fashioned things, but she won’t be parted from one hi-tech gadget...

She’s just finished her three-year degree in make-up artistry and is brushes-ready for freelance fashion and beauty comissions.

She also works on the Benefit counter in Chesterfield’s Debenhams, but that doesn’t stop Lauren Eaton of Nether Edge indulging in a spot of shopping. “I love the vintage shops in Sheffield, Cow on West Street in particular,” she says. “I got some denim dungarees there recently. Topshop and urban outfitters are also places I know I’ll find something amazing.”

Lauren’s last four buys:

Clear PVC fabric and bondage tape, £11

For my final major degree project I organised a fashion stunt, wrapping my models in bondage tape and dressing them in see-through outfits. I got the tape on Amazon for £6 and the transparent material at Fine Fabrics in Hillsborough - £5 for three metres. Their outfits were striking but it was the models’ make-up that got the limelight.

Diana Vintage Camera, £50, Urban Outfitters

I want to learn how to shoot in old film as I love the effect, so I brought a Lomography Dreamer Diana F+ camera. I want to use it to record my work in more creative ways. Plus i love the vintage look of old cameras! I’ve not had chance to get anything developed yet, but now I’ve finished uni it’s my priority to get snapping!

iPhone 5, Carphone Warehouse

I was using a Blackberry but I decided to upgrade to an iphone and it was a good call. It’s enabled me to access everything so much more easily. I have my freelance make-up artist portfolio on websites like the artist’s showcase Behance and now they are to hand whenever I need them. It also makes networking so much easier. I absolutely love it.

Sixties dress, £8, ebay

I was invited to a Sixties party and decided to go dressed as Edie Sedgwick, the American actress made famous by Andy Warhol. I copied one of her looks with a black and white striped dress from eBay, some fishnet tights (a couple of quid from Division Street shop Party On) and added my own false eyelashes, big earrings and fake fur coat.

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