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Cool-Girl Makeup We Found On Instagram (Plus The Products To DIY)

MMM LET’S KISS AND MAKEUP.

We’re all about cool-girl beauty ATM.

Why? Because you can get away with throwing on basic, comfort clothes and allow your makeup to pull it all together, keeping you looking ‘fresh’ AND ‘dope’.

Between YouTube, Instagram and Vloggers it can be hard to find inspiration and tutorials for those that like to keep it simple, you know, the “I don’t try (but of course I do)” look.

But on the WWW there’s something for everyone. We hear ya… who has time to track down these illusive homegirls with boy brows and one-handed (but oh so good) cat-eye flicks?

WE DO.

See below for the #trending looks RN and the products that will help you nail ’em.

Words: @lainyblack

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RED LIPS

Our new #girlcrush is @taylorlashae and no one is doing the classic red lip better than her ATM (well maybe YSL). Do as Taylor does and wear a red lip in the daytime to spruce up any chill outfit (like this dress from @lei_club).

YSL
Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick
RED LIPS

BRUSHED UP BROWS

Cute AF @ilisteele is the queen of the brushed-up, boy brow. Try a natural look but place emphasis on the brows. This eyebrow gel is Cara Delivingne's secret weapon so it's gotta be good.

Anastasia
Tinted Brow Gel
BRUSHED UP BROWS

GLOSSY LIPS

Who doesn't love a full and glossy lip... enter Instababe @khaleesihanniye. This one from Dior does exactly what it says on the packet.

Dior
Maximizer Collagen Lipgloss
GLOSSY LIPS

DEWY 'N GLOSSY

EVERYONE (seriously) is saying that dewy skin is the 'skin of next year'... probs thanks to 'big deal' @kaiagerber. Illuminator sticks are great for girls on the 'go'.

Marc Jacobs
Glow Stick Glistening Illuminator
DEWY 'N GLOSSY

BARELY THERE

@misscampbell is our current skin hero because she's mastered the no-makeup makeup look. We recommend moisturising foundations that blend easily like this one from Laura Mercier.

*TOP TIP* @violette_fr taught us a new trick this week: after you apply your foundation, remove it from your nose because it really makes it look like you have nothing on.

Laura Mercier
FLAWLESS FUSION ULTRA-LONGWEAR FOUNDATION
BARELY THERE

BRIGHT COLOURS

Bright shadow is a cool-girl fave because it's easy and gives off that 'I'm ahead of the times'
vibe. The trick is to keep the rest of your makeup super simple so that all attention is on your eyes.

*BONUS* @cailinrusso goes the extra mile with matching mascara.

Mac
Eyeshadow
BRIGHT COLOURS

GLITTER

Glitter is all over Instagram and the current trend is on the eyelids but tbh a 'less is more' amount on your cheekbones/collarbones would look cool too. @genvegaa is our new beauty inspo so this weekend we're going to pair glitter eyelids with 60s liner.

NYX
Face & Body Glitter
GLITTER

CATEYE FLICK

@amixxamiaya (and her sister) are the coolest twins on Insta #kawaii. The cat-eye flick is the liner look of 'It' girls worldwide and a lot of them swear by Eyeko. The trick is to do one swift movement across your lid and then fill it in if necessary.

*WANNA BE UNIQUE?* Do a flick that only starts from the outer corner of your eye.

Eyeko
Liquid Liner
CATEYE FLICK

GLOWING SKIN

@vittoceretti's go-to look is epic skin, a brush of mascara + lip balm AKA. ultimate model-off-duty beauty. We highly recommend the foil mask from Estée Lauder - it instantly shows you how good it is!

Estée Lauder
Face Sheets
GLOWING SKIN

METALLIC EYESHADOW

@lenadunham generally doesn't 'do' makeup but if she does, she does it gewwwd. Metallic errything is errywhere and your eyelids should certainly not be left out. Our favourite spicegirl/#GIRLBOSS Victoria Beckham has just launched this one that we are obsessed with.

Victoria Beckham
Eye Metal Shadow
METALLIC EYESHADOW

METALLIC NAILS

Is there anything @rinasonline can't do? She's a singer, model, tech genius AND founder of TOKYO NAILS. If you can't afford/cbf cool nails at the salon, get some metallic polish + nail stickers online and DIY at home.

Nail Varnish
METALLIC NAILS

TINTED LIP

@breez_lance was the creative brain behind super cool eco brand Reformation. She's got the best hair, wardrobe and keeps cool-girl beauty simple but effective. Lip tint is the best time-saver and this one stays on for 16 hours.

NYC
16 Hour Lip Stain
TINTED LIP

60S LASHES

No one recreates a decade they didn't live in better than @tavitulle. Tried and tested this super affordable mascara has a thumbs up from us. The double layer means you can get those Twiggy-esq lashes in seconds without having to deal with eyelash glue.

L'oreal
False Lash Mascara
60S LASHES
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