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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 because we love to live in our basic wardrobe and this is the foundation for any cool girls’ everyday look.

Seriously! You can literally live in a white shirt and jeans and use makeup as your accessory to make a statement. It’s the ultimate “I don’t try (but of course I do)” look.

And the makeup is so easy! It’s about getting creative with bright colours, glitter and being glowy from all angles. Things like a red lip or a bright pink eyeshadow

We do suggest you try out one at a time, to avoid looking like Bridget Jones in The Edge Of Reason. For those that haven’t seen it she does her makeup in the dark AND in the car. Let’s just say she looks ‘flushed’.

Ok, we hear you… who has time to track down these elusive ladies with perfect boy brows, naturally sunkissed cheeks and one-handed cat-eye flicks and the products they use?

The truth is, we do.

See below for the trending beauty looks and the products that you need to nail them.

UP NEXT: We’ve styled three outfits that you can wear on repeat this party season!

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RED LIPS

Wear a red lip in the daytime like @taylorlashae to spruce up any chill outfit (like this dress from @lei_club).

YSL
Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick
RED LIPS

BRUSHED UP BROWS

Super cute @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 major babe @khaleesihanniye. This one from Dior does exactly what it says on the packet.

Dior
Maximizer Collagen Lipgloss
GLOSSY LIPS

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 trick: 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

CATEYE FLICK

@amixxamiaya (and her sister) are the coolest twins on Instagram. 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.

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

Eyeko
Liquid Liner
CATEYE FLICK

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 'less is more' amount on your cheekbones/collarbones would look cool too. @genvegaa is our new beauty inspiration so this weekend we're going to pair glitter eyelids with 60s liner.

NYX
Face & Body Glitter
GLITTER

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

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

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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