We all know the saying of ‘eyes are windows to the soul’, besides, the stories of love at first sight must be in on something – even if it’s the perfect cat eyeliner! Thesis: eye-make up is everything, and so we’ve rounded up our selection that will make your eyes hard to look away from, literally. From mascara that REALLY can substitute for falsies to the shimmer and glitter that will make one look change everything! Remember Memoirs of Geisha, when from one look the guy fell off his bicycle? Yes, that’s exactly the effect we’re aiming for here!
Yves Saint Laurent’s MASCARA VOLUME EFFET FAUX CILS SHOCKING is, hands down, the best mascara we’ve tried in a very long time, and we try them a lot! This baby gives length and SPLENDID volume that really does have a false lash effect. A creamy consistency teamed with the (new and exclusive to YSL) helix brush give INSANE results and it’s officially our all time favourite mascara of the century (no exaggeration!).
You don’t need much for creating the statement brow or fixing the shape. Our one-stop brow solution lies in Rimmel’s Brow This Way Sculpting Kit – a must-have (brow saving) compact. It’s a four piece assembly of wax, powder and two brushes;a double-sided brush and a combing spooly brush for precise and flawless application. A few strokes and you have perfectly sculpted brows!
3. COLOR SHOCK
Pool Shark, Deep End and Tan lines – those are just the names of the NARS Summer 2016 collection eyeshadows – how can we resist? Believe us, they are as good as they sound (tried and tested). For subtle shimmer apply dry, for a statement eye-liner worthy extreme shimmer effect – apply wet. Perfect for those summer parties and fancy pool lounging.
Captivate and hypnotise with magnetic eyes that will glitter and shimmer this summer. Lancôme summer bliss collection boasts two favourites of ours – the Hypnôse Palette Ombres d’été and the Ombre Hypnôse Stylo. While the palette offers a soft and subtle touch of colour, the infallible pen is a long-wear eyeshadow that turns eyes into magnets in one stroke. It comes in three shades and can be doubled as an eye-liner too! Our suggestion, apply in thick strokes and blend for an extra luminous effect!
5. GOAT LASHES?
Yes, you heard (or read) right! And if you haven’t, then you’re not much of a beauty guru. Pinky Goat lashes are the Va-va-voom in lash world. They scored the “Best New Beauty Brand” award at the Pure Beauty awards in the UK, and since they’re launch are named a beauty must-have by make-up professionals. Luckily, now, there’s a wide selection to choose from available at Wojooh (happy dance).
6. ARRESTING VOLUME
Mascara does wonders and among others, this month we’re obsessing over the new Excessive Lash mascara from MAKE UP FOR EVER. The non-smudge formula works well to create a panoramic volume with an intense dramatic eye-opening effect. Maybe it’s the double finer brush that gives super easy application? In any case, your eyelashes will flutter like butterflies!