Spring eyes

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Draw attention to one feature at a time this spring. Let’s talk eyes!
Spring eyes
Eyeliner
Besides for the popular cat eye look, runway models sported perfectly defined eyes this season. Eyeliner was perfectly placed as close to the lash line as possible and then smudged, resulting in a subtler effect. Besides for jet black, why not try a beautiful line of aqua or ultramarine blue? Blue is hot this season!
Try: Essence Long Lasting Eye Pencil in Tu Tu Touquoise, R19.95 or black|Up Waterproof Smoky Kohl Pencil, R130.

Silver / white pencil
This is a big trend for spring and can instantly open your eyes and give you a fresh look. Apply it to the inner corners of your eye and see the unbelievable effect it can give. If you are willing to be more daring, line your entire eyelid.
Try: Bourjois Contour Clubbing Waterproof liner, R89.95.

Lush lashes

You can’t expect your eyes to pop unless you frame them with a few coats of mascara. Lashes are big this season, so play along and apply 2 – 3 coats of your favourite mascara. You may want to start with your mascara and then apply your liner afterwards. CK Colour’s international make-up artist, Jodie Boland, says that by applying your mascara first, you are able to draw your liner as close to the lash line as possible. All shades of blue are popular for spring, so alternate between black and blue when it comes to mascara.
Try: Lancôme Hypnôse Doll Eyes Mascara, R335, and Chanel Inimitable Mascara in Aqua Blue, R355.

Eye shadow
We mentioned that blue hues are a big trend… Well, we weren’t joking! From navy blue to jade green, these colours swept the lids of models on the runways. Don’t be scared to rock these shades. Just be gentle and layer until you are happy. Remember to blend well!
Try: Essence Quattro Eyeshadow in Laugh, Love, Lime, R39.95.

Strong brows
To end off your spring look, define your eyebrows. Fill them in with a brow pencil or shadow in the same shade as your natural brow colour, à la Cara Delevingne.
Try: Elizabeth Arden Dual Perfection Brow Shaper in Brunette, R145.

Other articles you may be interested in:
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Your complete mascara guide
Top tips from MAC’s senior make-up artist

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Zoe has a bachelor’s degree in motion picture medium. She loves all things beauty and fashion. When she is not writing articles for the latest issue of Clicks Club Card magazine or BeautySouthAfrica.com, she is obsessed with gel nails, lengthening mascaras and healthy glowing skin! Zoe on Google+

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  1. Nancy Katy

    I love using blue eyeliner, it brings the green out of my eyes.Before I only used black but I saw a difference in the way the blue made my eyes look after I read this article. Such a difference, I was so impressed and so was every one that saw my new look.

    4 years ago •

  1. Sue1N

    I love Essence eye shadow and products overall. Very cost-effective and not low quality!

    4 years ago •

  1. Heidi G

    I love colour on the eyes and we should never be afraid to experiment with colour.

    4 years ago •

  1. Nadine

    I’m not convinced that the “spring eyes” look is going to fit well on everyone.

    4 years ago •

  1. CherylGD

    I recently bought a white eye liner and have to agree on its effectiveness; it immediately opens up the eyes and used along with my favourite Smashbox under eye illuminator is a real winner.

    4 years ago •

  1. Nettie

    I do not really like using bright eye shadow colors but it looks nice and fresh.

    4 years ago •

  1. Pseudo_kate

    I love the last look the most. Emphasis on strong brows and eyes but without looking too makeup heavy.

    4 years ago •

  1. ProMakeupMe

    Ooohhh, I definitely love all the blues!! So happy they’re making a comeback this season!

    4 years ago •

  1. Beaute Revanche

    I am not a huge fan of bright colours, but good job!

    4 years ago •

  1. RoseAngel

    Just got a silver and a blue Kohl pencil from Black|Up and I love the colours. Good to know that I am on top of the latest trends!!!

    4 years ago •

  1. Cat

    Loving the turquoise colours for Spring.

    4 years ago •

  1. blackrose

    I love the blueish green…. Stunning.

    4 years ago •

  1. Rox Starr

    I have found that eyeshadows in hues of blue and green look amazing with my darker complexion. And they pop even more if you go big with lashes – either an awesome mascara or fake lashes. Those are my go-to colours for stand-out eyes.

    4 years ago •

  1. DIVA

    Nice spring colours, I’m in love with blue this spring.

    4 years ago •

  1. Sammy

    Love them, they fresh and the perfect colours for the season.

    4 years ago •

  1. Gross

    Love these colours – very summery and makes one think of an aqua sea. Beautiful.

    4 years ago •

  1. Queen Shai

    I really love these colours it reminds me of a peacock. I have always been inspired by the colour combos and I can’t wait to express my creativity with my eyes.

    4 years ago •

  1. AndreaM

    I love the blue. I’ll be trying the cat eyeliner :)

    4 years ago •

  1. Pannack

    Beautiful. I love to use greens on my eyes!

    4 years ago •

  1. Khalisi

    I always wonder if using blues and greens on my colour skin will look good, but the first pic says it all! thanx for the tips.

    4 years ago •

  1. StephanieM

    I would love to try the colour mascara trend, subtly of course…

    4 years ago •

  1. Zellikinz

    I just discovered Essence, and I have to say that I love their products.

    4 years ago •

  1. Carlene

    Mmmm, I’m not too crazy about any of the looks, but I strongly agree about the white pencil – works like a charm!

    4 years ago •

  1. Tasha

    I love the blues, but I think my skin has blue undertone, so might not be a great idea.

    4 years ago •

  1. me

    I like the Essence Long Lasting Eye Pencil in Tu Tu Touquoise, but I am skeptical at the price, unless it is a very short pencil.

    4 years ago •

  1. NaturalDiva

    I love that blue is this spring’s hot colour!

    4 years ago •

  1. Pseudo_kate

    My personal favourite would be the last look with the thick liner on top. Being asian, I find that it’s the best trick to creating a false illusion of more wide awake eyes.

    4 years ago •

  1. Sammy

    I love the blue eyeliner and the white pencil is great.

    4 years ago •

  1. Livvy

    Nice article, I love the strong brow summary but unfortunately people just get the colours for eyelids wrong all the time.

    4 years ago •

  1. Hess

    Wow, all of the looks are really stunning!

    4 years ago •

  1. ABeauty

    I actually don’t like any of those looks.

    4 years ago •

  1. Miss Kay

    I’m loving the blue trend for spring!

    4 years ago •

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