Get the Look

Get the look: white stripes

A chic spin on graphic eyeliner, emulate NYX Professional Makeup’s cool, summery twist on eye make up with these simple steps. It’s great for those days when you want to look ‘done’ but are lacking the ‘oomph’ for an ultra-glam look and is perfect for BBQs, summer soirees and for instantly ‘tszuj-ing’ your wedding-guest dress…

Smooth, dewy skin is the ultimate canvas for graphic eyeliner, so start with a primer that blurs as is grants a smooth, Velcro-esque base for your make up. NYX Professional Makeup’s new {Bare With Me Hydrating Jelly Primer} is perfect for granting a beautiful, gym-skin effect – a subtle suggestion of glow that looks fresh while providing a cooling effect that’s ideal as the weather gets warmer. The ultimate summer-weight option, this helps prevent make up from melting while quenching cells’ thirst so your face feels soft, supple and ‘springy’. 

Follow up with the {Bare With Me Tinted Skin Veil BB Cream} – use the heat of your fingers to press the pigments into primed face (and neck!) and achieve a believable, ‘second skin’ finish. Concentrate the colour where you need a little extra help, rather than opting for blanket coverage. By confining the tint to specific areas – around the nose and under the eyes, for example – you create the illusion of being bare-faced so you look just like you, on a great day.

When it comes to eyeliner, the rules don’t apply. There’s no stipulation regarding design… let your hand be your guide and don’t overthink things. If you feel like a zigzag then try it for size! And, if you’d rather stick to classic flicks or blink-and-miss-it ‘cut crease’ looks, then emulate the outline in the image up above – the perfect mix of elegance and ‘edge’.

Using the long-wearing {Slide On Eye Pencil} in ‘Pure White’, trace the natural shape of your eyelid to create a cool, editorial ‘negative space’ shape. The white looks especially striking against sunkissed skin – and is fresh when its paired with your favourite sundress. And try not to stress about things being TOTALLY symmetrical – this look is all about playfulness, so we recommend you abandon the quest for perfection (or risk losing hours of valuable life).

To finish? Fix your handiwork with the brilliant {Bare With Me Prime Set Refresh Spray} – a multi-tasking mist enriched with cucumber and aloe to hydrate while setting make up for a look that stays immaculate ’til dawn.


Verity Douglas

Verity 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…