Happy birthday week, Alexa! Our favourite Brit model-turned-TV-presenter-turned-designer became a worldwide style icon pretty much as soon as she chopped her locks back in August 2007— it was her very own Linda Evangelista moment. Everyone sat up and took notice of this naturally gorgeous girl who's become as famous for her winged eye and slightly dishevelled hair as she has for her finger-on-the-pulse style choices. Whether she's rocking some heavily-rimmed kohl eyes, a red lip or that signature wing, she always manages to look effortless, edgy and elegant all at once. See her beauty evolution.
It's Tuesday and it's nearly home time — you know what that means. . . Pinterest! The cat-eye makeup look is synonymous with sex appeal, and dates right back to Cleopatra's days as a, well, goddess. Today, the technique has been adapted for many runways, photo shoots and campaigns; and Pinterest is the perfect place to browse them all. Practice makes perfect with this feline look, so don't be scared to give it a go when you get home from work each day — that way there's no pressure if you mess up. Invest in an angled brush and a gel pot, and get inspired by 30 of our favourite Pinterest picks.
This move is the latest in a long line of shake-ups for Eyeko. The beauty brand started with a pink-packaged label emblazoned with anime-inspired cartoons. The London-based brand is known for multi-purpose products like the fruity, tinted Fat Balm and shimmering Sun Shine bronzing gel. Over time, Eyeko grew up with its customers and narrowed the focus to the eyes only.
Alexa joins the brand as a fan of the amazing liquid liners and tube mascaras and already has plans for how she wants to adapt the must-have products. "I started scribbling down ideas about how they could improve them and coming up with little puns that I could see or imagine on the barrels of the tubes. I just felt the whole company seemed fun, and it got my creative juices flowing," Alexa told Vogue UK.
We can't wait to see what Alexa comes up with, but there'll be no prizes for guessing which product is her favourite right now. "It's probably no secret I'm a big fan of the cat-eye eyeliner flick, and after trying different brands, Eyeko is definitely the best in creating my favourite '60s look." Get Alexa's look with the bestselling Liquid Eyeliner ($18.12).
A simple cat-eye lends the perfect amount of wearable glamour, and Prisca Courtin-Clarins teaches us her trick to easily mastering the classic look. Prisca, the granddaughter of Jacques Courtin-Clarins, has learned plenty of family beauty secrets, and in this video above, she's showing us her secret to using the 3-Dot Liner eyeliner pen (approx $30). It makes creating the perfect cat-eye as easy as connect the dots. Don't forget to check out the brand's Beauty Flash Blog for more inspiring French style and beauty. Nailing that subtly chic Parisian style just got easier.
In an interview with The Telegraph, Alexa Chung revealed the beauty products she uses every day. This is kind of ground-breaking for cat-eye liner fans, because that's the L'Oréal Professionnel INOA ambassador's signature makeup move. The British beauty also revealed her go-to tinted moisturiser, face cream and nail polish. Click through to shop Alexa's beauty favourites, starting with the eyeliner.
Winged eyeliner is a classically cool beauty look. Whether it's a dramatic '60s flick or a subtle sex kitten wing, there's a way for everyone to wear it. We thought we'd scope the shelves for the insider's trick to nailing liquid liner: precision pen-style products. There's one in here to suit every budget!
1. The right liner: Choosing the right eyeliner is crucial to getting the perfect winged-tip. A liquid eyeliner like Dior, Diorshow Art Pen ($59) is great choice as the felt-tip applicator makes it easy to create nice thin to thick lines in a single sweeping stroke. Keep reading!
Week after week, we're inundated with pictures of gorgeous celebrities trying out new beauty trends and hairstyles. This week was no exception, and picking out a top 10 was no mean feat! But when it came down to it, we had to pick which hair and makeup adventures we actually wanted to copy ourselves. And between lovely Lara Bingle's dramatic cat-eye flick, formed to perfection, Jennifer Hawkins' beach-to-bar waves and Frieda Pinto's barely-there lip colour and smoky eye (and more!), we have plenty cool new trends to try. Keen to see them for yourself? Come along!
Jennifer Hawkins led a bevy of beauties down the runway at last night's Myer Autumn/Winter 2013 Collection Launch at Mural Hall in Melbourne. Alexandra Agoston, Louise Van de Vorst and Alice Burdeau were among the models to join Jennifer in showcasing the latest and greatest Winter wares available now at the department store.
The makeup look for the evening's event was all about the "Flirty Sixties Flick", created by Natasha Severino, Yves Saint Laurent Australian Make-up Associate. "The makeup inspiration for Myer Autumn/Winter 2013 came from the subtle influence of the '60s seen throughout 'The Edits'. Peplum skirts, Winter florals and leather silhouettes all play homage to the swinging '60s," says Natasha.
"The black eyeliner is prominent over the entire lid and is very matte in texture, juxtaposing the luminous, polished, dewy skin. Brows are sculpted and groomed, whilst cheeks are softly flushed and dewy. A barely there mouth elegantly finishes this modern, wearable look."
Click through to see the gals on the runway, and then shop the hero products.