Despite the timeless sound of her irresistible R&B-infused pop, RAYE looks to the enduring icons of mid-century glamour for her make-up inspiration. “I have always idolised a lot of 1960s Hollywood actresses,” she tells us. “I love Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren and Jayne Mansfield. Or Hedy Lamarr, who had one of the most iconic faces of all time, but also developed some crazy contraptions for World War II. Brains and beauty – I love it.“ Her favourite look, inspired by this classic era, is winged eyeliner and false lashes – “I love to accent the eyes; make them big, dramatic and flirty“ – often adding a red lip for dramatic effect. “I think it’s powerful. The colour red is just a beautiful, rich, strong colour. Anyone wearing a red lip? Good on you,” she says.