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How to get a Dewy Summer Glow

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Summer and sun-kissed skin go hand-in-hand. But, often that natural, healthy glow needs a little helping along. A little sculpting here, a little dusting of shimmer there. Yes, it’s time to fake it ‘til you make it. Achieve a dewy, summer glow without having to spend any time soaking up the rays with our step-by-step tutorial. Hello, golden goddess!

How can I achieve a Dewy Summer Glow?

  • Illuminator
  • Foundation brush
  • Oval brush
  • Matt bronzer
  • Shimmer bronzer
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Step 1 – Mix foundation with illuminator

Dewy summer glow step 1

Take your everyday foundation and add a few drops of illuminator to the formula. You can do this in a palette or on the back of your hand. Mix with a foundation brush before applying as normal.   

Step 2 – Apply blusher all over the face

Dewy summer glow step 2

Using a blusher brush, apply a matt bronzer all over the face following the natural contours of the face.

Step 3 – Apply shimmer bronzer

Dewy summer glow step 3

Taking a layered shimmer bronzer, apply to the hollows of the cheeks to add subtle definition.

Top Tip: Use an oval brush to do this as opposed to a traditional blusher brush to pack in as much pigment and shine on application. It’s also better at blending colour for a more natural finish.

Step 4 – Finish with highlighter

Dewy summer glow step 4

Targeting the highest points of your face, apply a highlighter with your fingertips. Use under brow arches, above cheekbones, centre of the forehead, down the nose, chin, and on the Cupid’s bow. Finish with a little dab of highlighter in the corner of the eyes for a more wide-eyed look. 

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Your Guide to Mini Toiletries and Travel Bottles

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No space in your suitcase? No worries! We’re here with a quick guide on what multitasking mini toiletries and travel bottles to take with you. It’s time to economise on precious luggage space, while making sure you look and feel fabulous.

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What Mini Toiletries and Travel Bottles Should I Definitely Pack?

Travel Dry Shampoo Bottles

Your trusty mini dry shampoo spray will not only help to keep your hair fresh between washes, but also help to keep the sand off your legs and feet if you are planning a beach getaway. This is because dry shampoo has talcum powder in its ingredients, which removes moisture from your skin, making sand simply fall off.

Plus, if it’s extremely hot, you can also spray a small amount around your arm pit area to prevent painful rubbing.

Batiste Batiste Dry Shampoo On The Go Tropical 50ml £1.50 Buy Now
Superdrug Superdrug conditioner raspberry & macadamia 100ml £1.50 Buy Now

Mini Hair Conditioner Bottle

The humble hair conditioner is also a true multitasker. Not only will it work hard to keep your hair ends luscious and healthy, it can also dub as a shaving cream.

Perfect for when you quickly want to shave your legs before popping out.

Mini Hairspray

Sometimes hair can get frizzy when you are out and about in the sun. To tame unruly locks, simply go for strong hold hair spray and fix your hair in place.

It’s equally as good if you are going on a mountain retreat where the cold air tends to create static in your hair. With hairspray, static in your locks won’t zap you anymore!

TRESemmé TRESemme Touchable Ultimate Hold & Shine Hairspray 100ml £1.50 Buy Now
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Makeup Removal Pads

Makeup removal pads are a perfect way to take your makeup off after a busy day. If it’s really hot and some ice cream dripped onto your hand, they are also super handy to give your hands a quick clean between washes.

After Sun Cream

While a lot of us prioritise SPF sun block, it's important to remember after sun care is equally as crucial. Your skin needs a moisturising and soothing treatment after being out in the sun all day, and an after sun cream can do just the trick. If you are trying to save space in your bag, feel free to leave body butter out as after sun cream can work as both.

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SPF Sun Protection

An absolute essential when out and about at the beach, the SPF cream can be a true multitasker. Some may come with insect repellent ingredients, tanning accelerator, extra moisturiser and more. It's a good idea to always have one mini bottle in your beach bag - it's fantastic for top ups.

It always pays to go for multitasking mini toiletries and travel bottles that work extra hard to keep you looking and feeling great while saving valuable luggage space.

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How to: Boho Festival Makeup

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Boho festival looks are not only about flowers in your hair and hippie headbands – you can also rock the flower child look with this boho festival makeup idea, complete with daisies drawn on your face. And the best part is that you can get this look using makeup products that are very likely to already be in your beauty bag.

What will I Need to Get the Look?

  • Gold eyeliner
  • Blending brush
  • Blusher
  • White pencil
  • A spare five minutes before rushing out to the music festival
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Steps to Achieve Boho Festival Makeup

Boho Festival Makeup

Step 1: Line your eyes with a golden eyeliner

After you’ve done your brows, lashes and foundation, it’s time to line your eyes with a gold eyeliner. Simply line the top of your lashline and buff it out with a blending brush.

Boho Festival Makeup

Step 2: Use a blusher stick as a highlighter

To add some colour to your look, simply use a blusher stick and apply it where you would normally add highlighter. Sounds like something you would never do? Festival makeup is all about breaking the rules, so don’t be discouraged.

Boho Festival Makeup

Step 3: Start with a single daisy

You may think that this look is for those with artistic flair only – not at all! Anyone can achieve this cool daisy look. Start by drawing a circle in the middle using a gold pencil. After that, draw tiny petals around it with a white pencil.

Boho Festival Makeup

Step 4: Add more flowers

Draw more dainty daisies around your face – as little or as many as you want.

Boho Festival Makeup

Step 5: Give your lips a pop of colour

Grab that blusher stick again and apply some on to your lips and blend the colour in with your finger.

Boho Festival Makeup

Step 6: Add a few loose small plaits into your hair

This is a very fun yet easy look. Plait your hair in a few places, make sure your plaits are soft and small. You can add as many micro plaits as you want!

Boho Festival Makeup

Enjoy this cool boho festival makeup look!

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5 Reasons Why the Cross Trainer is the Ultimate Workout Buddy

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It may not look as appealing as the high-tech treadmill in your local gym but the cross trainer is a piece of kit that should not be overlooked. Whether you want to tone up or trim down, regular sessions with this equipment could be the difference you need to reach your desired physique.

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Not convinced? We’ve got 5 reasons why the cross trainer should be crowned the ultimate workout buddy:

  1. It’s awesome because you can work hard without worrying about the strain on joints. Unlike going for jog or a high-power sprint – which can be difficult for those with pre-existing injuries or conditions – the cross trainer is low impact compared to our friend, the treadmill. Perfect if you’re an avid runner or just starting to get the gym bug.
  1. On average cross trainers can help you burn between 8-12 calories per minute – which is a pretty fast rate compared to the effort levels needed.
  1. The cross trainer works out every muscle in the lower leg, so it’s perfect for building strength there and toning.
  1. The pace is set by you, not the machine. So you can take it as easy or as hard as your workout requires without any pre-set speed programmes.
  1. If you choose to incorporate the dual action handlebars to your cross trainer workout you’ll also be training your upper body too. Beat that, treadmill.
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What Is a Cross Trainer?

No worries if you’re new to the fitness game, we’re here to help you every step of the way.

A cross trainer can be identified by its two long handles and two pedals, often spotted in the cardio section of the gym. It can also be referred to as an Elliptical Exercise Machine or Elliptical Bike.

It’s a machine that forces feet to move in elongated oval movement and is said to combine the movements of the stair climber, treadmill and classic exercise bike in one.

If you are prone to injuries, suffer from a physical condition or joint pain, always consult your doctor before engaging in physical activity.

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3 Looks 1 Eyeshadow Palette

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Now you can look gorgeous with just one product – your eyeshadow palette. Try these different looks for every occasion - easy!

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eyeshadow palette
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Look 1

Step 1: Eyebrows

eyeshadow palette

Start by doing your base makeup as you usually would. Next, using an angled brush, apply the eyeshadow colour that best matches the colour of your eyebrows and begin defining your brows.

Step 2: Eyelids

eyeshadow palette

Take a bronze gold colour from the palette apply across your eyelids with a soft eyeshadow brush. This will highlight your eyes and emphasise the eyeshadow colours you are about to apply.

Step 3: Eyeline

eyeshadow palette

Next, take the angled brush you used on your first step. Dip this in water to make the eyeshadow hold and not dust around the eye. Sweep a blue eyeshadow to the brush and apply first in the inner corner of your eye. Next, apply to your bottom eyeline, continuing onto a wing and bringing back across onto half of your top eyeline.

Step 4: Black Eyeliner

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Using the same angled brush, dip in water and apply black eyeshadow. Using the same motion as before, sweep across the top of your eyeline. It does not matter if it overlaps the blue eyeshadow.  

Step 1 – shimmer

eyeshadow palette

Choose the best highlighter colour for your skin tone: pearl, pink or golden. Dust onto the highest point of your cheekbone using circular motions.  To eliminate any harsh lines the product may have created, use a buffer brush to blend further.

Apply the highlighter to your brow bone, the bridge of your nose and cupids bow.

Step 2 – Lips

eyeshadow palette

Apply some lip balm to your lips to soften and to create an even surface.

With your finger, take some bronzed eyeshadow and sweep across your lips. Apply another coat of lip balm to soften the colour and to help the eyeshadow stay in place.

Look 2

Step 1: Eyebrows

eyeshadow palette

Again, start by filling in your brows with a colour from the eyeshadow palette that matches your eyebrow colour. 

Step 2: Eyeshadow

eyeshadow palette

Using a light, shimmery brown eyeshadow, brush evenly over your eyelids.

Step 3: Pop of Colour

eyeshadow palette

Mix the pink shimmery colour with the bright orange to add a pop of colour to this look. Apply all over your eyelids.

Step 4: Matte Pink

eyeshadow palette

To the creases of your eyes, add a matte pink colour from the eyeshadow palette to intensify your look. 

Step 5: Blusher

eyeshadow palette

Mix together the pink and coral colours to add a pop of colour to your cheeks. Smile to discover the apple of your cheeks and apply the blusher here with your fingers and later blend with a brush. 

Step 6: Lips

eyeshadow palette

Apply lip balm to your lips and then pick a pink colour for you lips to apply on top. Cover all of your lips using your finger. You can use a lighter colout for the centre of your lips to add more dimension.

Look 3

Step 1: Eyebrows

eyeshadow palette

Start by doing your base makeup as you usually would. Next, using an angled brush, apply the eyeshadow colour that best matches the colour of your eyebrows brush in the direction of your hair growth.

Step 2: Lip Balm

eyeshadow palette

Apply clear lip balm to you eyelids. This will help the eyeshadow colour look intensified and last all day.

Step 3: Copper Eyeshadow

eyeshadow palette

Using pressing motions, apply the copper colour from the eyeshadow palette to your eyelids. This will ensure a block colour is applied with no gaps. Apply until you reach your crease and soften with your fingers. Lastly, apply this colour slightly under your eyes where you applied your balm.

Step 4: Intensify further

eyeshadow palette

Taking a darker colour, softly apply to the creases of your eyes in a “V” motion with your eyeshadow brush.

Step 5: highlight

eyeshadow palette

Take a lighter colour to highlight the inner corner of your eyes. This will frame the look and make your eyes pop.  You can also apply this colour underneath your brow bone to define your eyebrow arch and shape.

Step 6: Mascara time

eyeshadow palette

As you have not applied any eyeliner, you can go heavy on the mascara. Apply a few coats to your top and bottom lashes.

Step 7: Highlighter time

eyeshadow palette

Using the same colour used in the inner corner of your eyes, apply to your cheeks to highlight. Use circular motions to blend, either with your fingers or a brush.

Also apply these to your nose bridge and your cupids bow.

Step 8: Lips

eyeshadow palette

Again, take your lip balm and apply to your lips and with the same colour you used to highlight your face, add this to your lips. Third look done!

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How to: Waterfall Braid

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Beautiful braids have the power to take any sunshine-ready ensemble from drab to fab in a mere matter of minutes. And while they may look intricate to the most novice of hair stylists, we’ve decoded one of the most detailed of ‘dos – the waterfall braid.

A cross between summer beach waves and a mermaid-inspired look, our boho chic rendition of the classic hairstyle is sure to make a splash this season.

What will I need to Achieve the Waterfall Braid Look?

  • Detangler brush
  • Heat protecting spray
  • Curling wand
  • Hair grips and clip (for sectioning hair)
  • Tail comb
  • Hair serum
  • Hairspray
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Step 1 – Brush hair & spray 

Waterfall Braid 1

Using a detangler, brush out any knots and apply heat defence spray all-over for a silky smooth starting point.

Step 2 – Section off hair & clip

Waterfall Braid 2

Separate hair into two sections (top and bottom) to aid the curling process. Fasten hair with a grip or clip, depending on the thickness to keep the layers defined.

Step 3 – Create curls with wand

Waterfall Braid 3

Using a styling wand, begin curling sections of hair – starting from the bottom layer before working up to the pinned back top layer. The aim is to create loose curls, not tight, so it is easy to braid after, so don’t keep hair on the heat for too long. Brush through curls with your fingers to create a more textured finish.

Step 4 – Create a centre parting 

Waterfall Braid 4

Create a central parting with the help of a tail comb. For a super straight line, position the comb in the centre of your nose and follow it all the way up. 

Step 5 – Smooth over with serum

Waterfall Braid 5

Apply a couple of pumps of serum to your hands and work through the fresh curls.

Step 6 – Begin braiding

Waterfall Braid 6

Now your hair is ready to begin the braiding process. Starting first with one side of the head, create three sections and begin a normal braid (overlap the two outer sections over the central section). Then start adding a section of hair from the top into the braid, by overlapping the centre section. Once overlapped, let this section of hair drop after pulling the tight for a neat waterfall effect. Then grab a section from the bottom and overlap the centre section until it reaches the top of the braid. Grab a piece from the top and overlap again. Repeat this technique until the braid is at your desired length and fasten with a hair grip. 

Step 7 – Braid the other side

Waterfall Braid 7

Moving onto the other side, begin the same braiding technique from step 6 and fasten with hair grip.

Step 8 – Smooth over with serum

Waterfall Braid 8

Apply hair serum to the sections of hair that have been dropped in the braid to define the waterfall finish.

Step 9 – Hold in place with hairspray

Waterfall Braid 9

Finish your look with hairspray.

All done - looking great!

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How to: Half Winged Eyeliner

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If your everyday look is too predictable for your liking – we’re looking at you, classic cat eye – then a little experimentation is a must. Armed with your trusty everyday tools, get to work creating this striking half winged eyeliner look. It’s easy to achieve and easy on the eyes!

What will I need to create the half winged eyeliner look?

  • Black felt eyeliner, ideally dual-ended or with a paddle tip (this allows for thick and thin lines)
  • Mascara
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Step 1 – Draw half a line on your upper lash line

Half winged eyeliner step 1

Using the edge on a dual-end felt eyeliner, draw a line on your upper lash line. Start from the middle and take it all the way to the end, so you’re only drawing half a line.

Step 2 – Draw a winged flick at the end of the line

Half winged eyeliner step 2

Switch to the precision side of the felt eyeliner to create a winged flick. To do this, hold the skin taut and draw a line angled towards the brows to create the bottom of the wing.

Step 3 – Fill in the wing

Half winged eyeliner step 3

Fill in the outline of the wing you have created by joining the bottom of the wing with the line along the lash line.

Top tip: Create the winged effect by applying the eyeliner in small strokes to avoid mistakes.

Step 4 – Draw a line at the bottom

Half winged eyeliner step 4

To add definition, draw a short line at the bottom of the wing into the lower lash line.

Step 5 – Repeat on other eye

Half winged eyeliner step 5

Run through steps 1-4 on the other eye until both appear symmetrical.

Step 6 – Apply mascara

Half winged eyeliner step 6

Add coats of mascara to your lashes for a flutter-worthy finish.

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How to: Summer Neon Makeup

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If you live by the beauty rule ‘go bold or go home’ then we’ve got just the trick to get you noticed this summer. One word – neon. A category of hue that makes everyone stop and stare, this look is for the experimental extroverts among us. Hot step it to statement style with our neon makeup tutorial:

What Do I Need to Create the Halo Braid Look

  • Detangler brush
  • Clear elastic band
  • Hair grips
  • Hairspray
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Step 1 – Apply eye primer

Neon makeup step 1

To ensure your bold look stays put, start by applying an eye primer. Dab along your eyelid and blend with your ring finger.

Step 2 – Use neon yellow eye shadow

Neon makeup step 2

Take neon yellow eye shadow and brush and proceed to apply to the lid. Using a dabbing technique will ensure even, buildable application that’ll press against the primer for longer-lasting results. Apply up until the crease and repeat on your other eye.

Step 3 – Use neon pink eye shadow along the crease

Neon makeup step 3

Using the same eye shadow brush, transfer to a neon pink hue. Apply to the crease of the eye. Avoid blending the colour as a striking contrast is the desired end result. Do the same on your other eye.

Step 4 – Apply blue eye shadow to the inner corner

Neon makeup step 4

Take an angled brush and dip in water, this will give your applied colour extra vibrancy and hold. Dab on a cobalt blue eye shadow and apply to the inner corners of the eye. Also apply along the lower lash line, focusing on the corner. Do the same technique on the other eye until you are happy with a symmetrical finish.

Step 5 – Draw white eyeliner along the waterline

Neon makeup step 5

Taking white eyeliner, draw along the waterline – this will exaggerate the neon effect. Do the same on the other eye.

Step 6 – Apply mascara to lashes to add definition

Neon makeup step 6

Coat your lashes with mascara for added drama.

Top tip: Use the end of the mascara wand to coat the bottom lashes.

Step 7 – Use lip gloss & shimmer

Neon makeup step 7

Coat your lips in gloss. Take a silver shimmer-effect eye shadow and pat the colour into the gloss.

Hey presto - all done!

Neon makeup step 8

With a look this 'wow' we'd be winking too!

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Time to Pack: Travel Essentials for Top Long Haul Destinations

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Are you ready for an exciting summer adventure? As the holiday season approaches, we've looked at some of the top long haul destinations to visit this year, and what to pack for them, whatever your interests may be. So adrenaline lovers, fans of sun, sea and sand as well as keen explorers, let’s start packing!

If You Are a Fan of the Sun:

Phuket, Thailand is a fantastic travel option for any sun lover: Beautiful beaches, flavoursome food and unforgettable views. If you are looking for a peaceful retreat, opt for going north. Beaches including Koh Phi Phi, Phang Nga Bay and Patong Beach are really popular choices. If you are keen on fun activities while near the sea such as sailing, snorkeling, wind sailing as well as when you are inland - hello stunning mountain and forest hikes – Thailand is definitely that go-to destination.

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If You Are a Fan of Adventure:

Bali, Indonesia is a cultural hub and can be the perfect destination if you seek adventure or are a keen explorer. Bali has it all: Diving in its crystal blue waters, hiking through the jungles, forests (you might even discover a stunning stone temple on your way!) and mountains.  Taking in all of the culture Bali has to offer is an adventure in itself.

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Travel Checklist for Thailand or Bali:

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If You Want to do Something Different Every Day

Miami, Florida can be that adventure that you are looking for. From a stunning sandy beach, cultural influences from Cuba (hello Little Havana!) to a sizzling night scene – Miami is a city where you can start a new adventure every single day. Don’t miss the Art Deco district, tasting some delicious local food and make sure you take a lot of photos next to the gorgeous pastel hued buildings!

travel essentials

Travel Checklist:

  • Sun screen if you plan on a few beach days
  • Sun care specifically for your face
  • Waterproof mascara and eyeliner when out and about
  • Sleep mask
  • Flight socks
  • Water bottle
  • First aid kit, mosquito repellant, including painkillers and rehydration sachets

If You Are Looking For a Cultural Trip

Tokyo, Japan could be that unforgettable experience if you are keen on a city that marries the old with the new. Get lost between the skyscrapers only to find yourself again next to the Imperial Palace built more than a hundred years ago. Take a stroll through the Harajuku district, take in the totally kawaii culture, which stands for cute in Japanese.

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Travel Checklist:

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For a Quaint, Relaxing Break

Grand Baie, Mauritius is the perfect place to leave it all behind and simply enjoy the sun, sea and sand. This tropical paradise is the go-to choice for those keen a complete me-time holiday. If you want to catch up on your ZZZs: meditation zen time, zingy food and zest for life, make sure Mauritius is on top of your travel list.

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Travel Checklist:

  • Check if you need to get any vaccinations before you travel
  • Sun screen if you plan on a few beach days
  • Superdrug Paradise Body Spray
  • Sun care specifically for your face
  • Hair clips (to clip your hair away while meditating)
  • First aid kit, mosquito repellent, including painkillers and rehydration sachets
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How to: Create Dramatic Eyeliner Looks

Making a statement at first sight is no easy feat. But, we’ve discovered the ultimate shortcut to ‘wow’.

It’s time to quit experimenting with the latest fashion trends and instead pay closer attention to your makeup collection. Proving that a bold beauty kit overhaul is all you need to cause a scene, our dramatic eyeliner tutorial is here to help you embrace all things avant-garde.

What Will I Need to Create a Dramatic Eyeliner Look?

  • Black kohl eyeliner
  • Blue eyeliner
  • Mascara
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The Look: Colour Block Lower Liner

Are you in desperate need of some colour therapy? This layered lower liner will make your look pop, even when your wardrobe is monotone.

Step 1 – Draw a line under the eye

Colour block dramatic eyeliner step 4

Using eyeliner that’ll juxtapose your natural eye colour (eg. blue eyeliner for brown eyes), draw a line through the lower lash line.

Step 2 – Go over line to thicken

Colour block dramatic eyeliner step 2

With the basic line in place, go over to thicken focusing on adding colour to the ends and inner corner of the eye.

Step 3 – Apply eyeliner to waterline

Colour block dramatic eyeliner step 3

Add colour to the waterline for a colour block effect.

Step 4 – Repeat process on other eye

Colour block dramatic eyeliner step 4

Using the same coloured eyeliner, repeat steps 1-3 on the other eye. Keep adding colour until you achieve a symmetrical finish.

The look: Under eye dots

Calling all fashion extroverts – prepare to go dotty for this playful look!

Step 1 – Draw a dot under the eye

Under dot dramatic eyeliner step 1

Using black liquid eyeliner, draw a single dot in the centre of your lower lash line.

Step 2 – Define & dot other eye

Under dot dramatic eyeliner step 2

With the dot in place, continue building on the size. Once it’s at the desired size, do the same process on the other eye.

Step 3 – Draw dots with white eyeliner

Under dot dramatic eyeliner step 3

Using white liquid eyeliner, for a striking monochrome contrast, draw smaller dots either sides of the central dot. Once the white dots are in place, take a black kohl pencil to round off the central dot.

Step 4 – Apply mascara to upper lashes

Under dot dramatic eyeliner step 4

To sharpen the look, add lashings of mascara to balance out the eye-catching dots.  

The Look: Cut Crease Eyeliner

Sorry smokey eye, you’ve been usurped. This cut crease look with kohl eyeliner is destined to become your new go-to for nights out.

Step 1 – Draw a line above the eye towards the outer corner

Cut crease dramatic eyeliner step 1

Using black kohl eyeliner, draw a line over the eyelid from the inner corner to the outer corner.

Step 2 – Draw a flick & line into the crease

Cut crease dramatic eyeliner step 2

Once you’re happy with the thickness of the upper line, add a flick at the end. Then take your liner and sweep up to line the crease following the natural arch.

Step 3 – Blend cut crease line

Cut crease dramatic eyeliner step 3

To soften the look, take a makeup brush and gently brush over the cut crease line to blend out the edges.

Step 4 – Repeat on other eye

Cut crease dramatic eyeliner step 4

Using the same eyeliner, repeat steps 1-3 on the other eye until you have a symmetrical finish.

Step 5 – Apply mascara

Cut crease dramatic eyeliner step 5

Add lashings of mascara to complete the crease cut look.

Simply smouldering!

Cut crease dramatic eyeliner step 6

Experimenting clearly pays off!

The Look: Dramatic Feline Eyeliner

A fiercely, feline look with a dose of added sparkle, this look is simply purr-fect for transfixing your date.  And makes a welcome change from a traditional cat eye.

Step 1 – Draw above upper lash line

Feline dramatic eyeliner step 1

Using black eyeliner, line your upper lash line from the inner to the outer corner. Exaggerate the outer corner, by creating a thick flick. And go back over the inner corner and draw a line down to the tear duct for a more feline finish.

Top tip: Hold the skin taut when creating the flick for added ease.

Step 2 – Draw line under lash line

Feline dramatic eyeliner step 2

Take the same eyeliner and draw a line under the lash line, connecting the inner and outer corners.

Step 3 – Repeat on other eye

Feline dramatic eyeliner step 3

Using the same eyeliner, repeat steps 1 & 2 on the other eye until you have a symmetrical finish.

Step 4 – Add a metallic outer line

Feline dramatic eyeliner step 4

Take a metallic pencil – silver works best against the black – and draw a line from the lower wing to the inner corner. This outlines the lower lash line and will amp up the attitude.

Complete your look with lashings of mascara – this will add definition.

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