Get the Look

Get the look: colour-pop pigment

Always ahead of the curve, {NYX Professional Makeup} make it easy to emulate cool, editorial trends with their edit of pro-worthy make up (at purse-friendly prices!). Accessible for every make up maven – from budding beauty-thusiasts to those who wield their liner like the best of ’em – why not try breaking your usual ‘mould’ and attempting a look that’s a little more… daring? Vibrant and playful, a colour-block eye look is beautiful paired with a barely-there base and a nearly-nude lip. This is how you do it…

Keep your skin virtually naked (but thoroughly hydrated). Apply a rich, plumping moisturiser to grant a dewy finish, then spot-conceal pimples, dark circles or redness to unify tone while remaining fresh faced – you want freckles and all your skin’s characteristics to shine. The best-loved {Concealer Wand} comes in a spectrum of shades to help blur any blemishes – it blends seamlessly for a long-lasting, ‘second skin’ look (we won’t tell if you don’t).

To create this bold, crease-proof eye look, prime the lids with a colour-pop pencil – the {Slide On Eye Pencil} in shade ‘Sunrise Blue’ is the ultimate, Côte d’Azur hue – while the {Ultimate Shadow Palette – Brights} boasts a brilliant, swimming pool-turquoise that clings to the crayon to lend lids a jolt of intense, budge-resistant pigment. And don’t feel restricted by typical ‘wings’ – allow your creativity to flourish and experiment with shapes, or try asymmetry. The rule is… there are no rules!

Brush up your brows to enhance your defiance – use the {Tinted Brow Mascara} to achieve power brows to be proud of – then finish with your-lips-but-better {Lip Lingerie} (the model wears ‘Lace Detail’), followed with a slick of corresponding {gloss} in ‘Clear’ to lend a sexy, just-licked finish.

The pièce de résistance? A dusting of NEW {California Beamin’ Face & Body Bronzer} – a subtly shimmering veil of sheer, holiday colour that brings instant, olive-toned warmth to all skin tones – and voila! Get set to turn heads!

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Verity Ann Douglas

Verity Ann Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…