This week both Jamie Chung and Eva Mendes were spotted with blue eye makeup. For her daytime appearance, Jamie matched the teal shades in her dress with a touch of turquoise eyeliner on her lower lash line. On the other hand, Eva went for a full-on navy smoky eye look for her evening event. While both ladies took a different approach to wearing blue eye makeup, they balanced the colourful eye makeup with neutral lip shades and light blush. But we want to know which eye makeup will you be trying out this season?
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).
- Benefit Fake Up
- Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Stick
- L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Les Ombres Eyeshadow Quad
- Maybelline NY Eyestudio Color Tattoo Eye Shadow
- Napoleon Perdis The One Concealer
Editor's Pick: Benefit Fake Up. "This category was so hard to judge, and picking a favourite even harder! I genuinely love and use all of the finalist products, so they definetely have my seal of approval. But in the end, I can't go past Benefit Fake Up. I've never met a more hydrating concealer, it does wonders for my skin after 3pm." — Alison Larsen, POPSUGAR Australia health and beauty editor
Which one gets your vote? Don't forget to make your clicks count in all the POPSUGAR Australia Beauty Awards categories!
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.
- Try white eyeliner: Lining your water line with a white eyeliner, like Shu Uemura Eye Light Pencil in White ($30), will make the whites of your eyes appear larger. This illusion will actually make your eyes appear larger, too.
- Curl your lashes: This may seem like an unnecessary step, but curling your lashes opens up your eyes. Add two coats of a volume-boosting mascara, like Rimmel London Lash Accelerator Mascara ($17.95), for an extra pop.
- Ease up on black liner: If you have especially small eyes, make sure to not use a heavy hand when applying your liner to your upper lid. Instead, lightly line close to your lash line. The smaller line will help accentuate your lashes, which make your eyes appear wider, while a heavy line will only weigh down your lids.
- Use lighter colours: Darker colours may draw more attention to your eyes, but they can also make your eyes look smaller. If you're trying to appear more awake and alert, opt for colours like taupe, pink, or sand. These will attract light to your eyes instead of losing them.