How To: Get The Perfect Cat Eye Flick With Benefit Cosmetics
Ever wondered how to perfect the cat eye flick? It’s as easy as 1,2,3 with NEW Roller Liner from Benefit Cosmetics, the matte liquid liner that will have you breaking up with your old eye liner in no time! Check out our video with Benefit Make-Up Artist Amy-Louise to see how it’s done:
Get The Look:
Starting from the outercorner of the eye, draw a fine line using Roller Liner inwards towards your lash line. Follow the natural shape of your eyes to guide you as to where your flick would go.
Once you’re happy with the length of your cat eye flick, use slow brush strokes to fill in the flick. Do this by gradually increasing the thickness from the point of the flick towards your lash line. At this point, start to extend the reach of the line across your lash line, towards the inner corner of your eye.
Perfect the shape of your flick as needed!
To really make your eyes pop, use Roller Eye Bright Pencil to line your water line and the inner corners of your eyes to create a wide-awake look.
Finish the look with super-curling and lifting Roller Lash mascara! Gently wiggle the wand from base of lashes to tip, and repeat across your lashline, making sure to catch every lash.
Repeat steps one to five on your other eye and voila! The prefect cat eye flick that will last all day!
You can shop the entire Roller range from Benefit Costmetics at allbeauty.com!
Brush GoGo Tint onto lips (we recommend two coats) then blend for a vibrant flush! Want an even more dramatic look? Apply a glossy top coat using Punch Pop Liquid Lip Colour in the shade Strawberry for seriously kissable lips
To add some serious sparkle, add some glitter to the inner and outer corners of your eye and ta-dah! You are 2019 ready!
What are you doing for New Year’s Eve? let us know in the comments down below! You can shop Benefit Cosmetics from allbeauty.com
Stuck for ideas this halloween? We can’t get enough of this look from benefit cosmetics!
‘Fortnite’ ‘Harley Quinn’ and unicorns might be the leading searches for halloween costumes in 2018, but we’re *obsessed* with this Pierott look from Amy-Lou Faulkner, event co-ordintator and make up artist at benefit!
The perfect balance of pretty and creepy, it’s also simple enough to recreate without needing your bestie to help you, and best of all? ZERO pore-clogging facepaint required! Here’s how to get the look:
Pretty Petrifying Pierott – get the look:
Step 1: Start by applying Porefessional Pearl all over your face – your base needs to last through trick AND treat!
Step 3: Using Gimme Brow+ Eyebrow Gel, gently fill in brows to add a soft definition to your brow’s arches. Then, to open the eyes out, sweep High Brow highlighter pencil under the arch and blend.
Step 4: Using the Vanity Flare eyeshadow palette, sweep the shade ‘Ripe Plum’ over the lids to add hollow contour to the eye. This needs serious smoking and blending – the bigger the better! Follow by using They’re Real Push Up Liner in black to line the top and water line.
Step 5: Finish off the eyes by applying a BADgal Bang mascara to top and bottom lashes
Step 6: Next, grab BadGal Waterproof Eye Liner Pencil – this is for your lips! I used the joker as inspiration for this and over lined to create devilishly devine pout. Once you’re happy with the shape, fill it in and add a little lip balm to create a sheen.
Step 7:Go Go Tint time! Perfect for creating the pink nose, Go Go is waterproof so will stay in place all night long.
Step 8: Finish the whole look by lightly contouring your cheekbones with Hoola Contour Stick, and sweeping Dandelion Twinkle across the forehead and down the nose for a bootiful glow! I added stick on craft gems to complete the look.
MOROCCANOIL ambassador and Art Director at The White Room, Nathan Thomas shows us how to get perfect soft waves at home…
If, like us, you’re obsessed with the beach-y soft waves look, you’ll love this tutorial from MOROCCANOIL. Quick and easy, they show you how to get the hottest hair trend of the summer:
Before you start, cleanse and condition the hair with your favorite Moroccanoil Shampoo & Conditioner. We love Extra Volume Shampoo & Condition to give the hair maximum lift and texture whilst nourishing the hair.
Apply Moroccanoil Root Boost directly to the root area in diagonal sections moving around the head – distribute the product using a paddle brush or comb.
Blow Dry using your fingers lifting the hair at the roots to create maximum volume.
Section your hair into 4 sections – 2 either side – just behind the ear and two sections at the back from the crown into the nape.
Take horizontal sections and mist with Luminous Hairspray Medium, using a large barrel wand place the section of hair into the barrel 2 inches from the top of the section. Now wrap your hair around the barrel and away from the face leaving the last 3-4 inches out as shown. Continue in horizontal sections for both sides and then move in to back sections using the same technique.
Lisa Eldridge just gave a masterclass and her no makeup tutorial has left us stunned!
Plus our Beauty Editor Claire tried the no makeup tutorial – see the end of this post for her verdict.
No Makeup Makeup – sounds so simple, but anyone who’s ever attempted it knows it’s really not. It takes skills, an arsenal of makeup, time, and luck. And it’s really hard not to look ill or tired – right? Well no, scrap everything you thought you knew! Because makeup genius Lisa Eldridge just uploaded this video to her YouTube channel and blew us away.
This video is where you’ll learn how to get the look, which products you actually need and her secret tips to getting it all right. It’s simple, it’s easy and everyone can do it.
Here are Lisa’s key tips to pulling off the ‘no makeup’ look:
Eyelids – your eyelids need to be completely neutral. That means a soft base that covers imperfections but doesn’t leave any shine or colour
Use a slanted brush to push mascara into the lash line – that gives the impression of liner without the hard, made-up look (a technique she uses on her celebrity clients, including Kate Winslet)
Use brow gel to keep brows soft and groomed
Apply a peach liner to your waterline for an awake look
Our Beauty Editor Tried Lisa Eldridge’s No Makeup Tutorial
I’ve tried any amount of looks, but ‘no makeup’ has always been a fail! I could never get to a point where I was made up enough that I was happy, but un-made up enough that it looked natural. For me, my biggest worries are: I’m over 40 and the thought of removing colour / drama from my face is scary. Plus I also have genetic dark circles under my eyes and, at time of writing, we’re just out of #snowmageddon week, which has been junk-food-central. My skin is still recovering, could it really do no makeup?!!
Well happily the answer is YES! YES! YES! I found this tutorial so easy to recreate using only 6 products (foundation, concealer, mascara, brow gel, highlighter, blush) and here’s the proof! On the left is me a few weeks ago with my usual look, trying new BADgal Bang! Mascara by Benefit (the mascara I also used for this look) – I’m big on eyes and full brows! And on the right is my totally not posed ‘no makeup’ look, copying Lisa’s tutorial exactly (no filters, promise). What do you think? I’m particularly impressed by the brow gel, I never thought my poor sparse brows could come back to life so easily!
My favourite tips were the lashline mascara trick, which totally looks like liner. Also peach along the waterline was genius (I used my peach undereye corrector). But for me, the number one way to pull this off, is getting the eyelids right – I didn’t have a shadow that was neutral enough (memo to self to invest) so I used a tiny bit of foundation and went in with Lisa’s pinpoint technique to cover any pigmentation. Once my lids were a blank canvas it just all came together.
If you’ve tried Lisa’s No Makeup Tutorial, comment below and tell us how it went. And of course you can top up your beauty supplies online at allbeauty.
Our Moschino Fragrance Guide lifts the lid on the fragrances by the Italian fashion house. Plus we have a fantastic spring giveaway!
A luxury fashion house established in 1983, Moschino (pronounced mos-key-no) is famous for its ready to wear clothing and accessories, all created with a wicked sense of fun and a eye on social issues. Showbusiness is very much a part of the Moschino brand and collaborations on costumes for Lady Gaga, Madonna and Kylie helped cement this.
Moschino the brand is an umbrella for several smaller ranges, including Cheap And Chic (their women’s line) and Love Moschino. Into this colourful mix comes the Moschino fragrance collection, created in 1987 and now a worldwide success.
As we head towards Halloween 2016 we pick out makeup looks we love. Whether you’re going out or staying home with your family, here are some easy-to-tricky ideas for you to try.
Halloween 2016 is all about mermaids, glitter, Disney, and Harley Quinn. If you’re dressing up, don’t forget to tag us in your social posts!
These pumpkin lips actually look achievable (yes??!) – and a great idea if you have kids. To get the intense black we’d go for a waterproof gel liner pen. For the orange you could either use face paints, apricot lip colour or mix an orange eyeshadow with primer.
The mermaid look is super popular this year, but we LOVE this look on the same colour scheme. To get the stars twinkling, we recommend using liquid silver liner. The rest of the look should be easy to achieve with eye palette colours and blush.
To achieve these Halloween 2016 nails, you’ll need a very fine brush and a steady hand. How simple yet effective though!
If in doubt, Wednesday Addams is an easy but striking look to pull off. This YouTube tutorial shows you how, with products you should easily find: