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As the sun starts to make more frequent appearances, we’re reminded that festival season is just round the corner. So we’re keeping an eye out (literally) for fresh and inventive ways to experiment with our makeup. Our favourite at the moment is an art-pop twist on the bold turquoise eye shadow. Distinctive because the colour is elevated just ever so slightly above the top lashline, here’s how to nail the look…

Model wearing turquoise graphic eye shadow at Marni SS18

Picture: Imaxtree

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The eyes were the undisputed centrepiece of the beauty looks at Marni for SS18. Backstage, faces were blank canvases with the models working fresh and clean bases (plus dreamily subtle brushed-up brows), with bright blocks of graphic turquoise going over the eyelid in a creamy cat-eye shape. What set the look apart was the start of the wing hovering above the inner corner of the eye and smudged into the top contours of the nose. Reference? A retro, 60s Black Swan.

ASOS Insider Sophia wearing bold graphic eyeliner

Instagram: @asos_sophia

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As failsafe as a cat-eye is, a bright shake-up could be what your beauty look’s been craving. And ASOS Insider Sophia brought the goodness with these bold graphic eyes. Cyan liquid liner goes on in a thick wing, never making contact with the lashline and curving up towards the end of the brow. Next stop? Some old-school Italian glamour with bronzer and highlighter swept up into the temples. Then on the lips, subtle 90s brown lipliner and a clear gloss over the top. Big gold hoops nail those extra vibes.

Picture: ASOS

Try it out

If your hand shakes at the thought of going anywhere near your peepers with something as definite and irreversible as turquoise liquid liner, You. Are. Not. Alone. For a softer, easily achievable take, use a slanted brush to apply this electric eyeshadow from MAC in a fat smudgy winged line (but don’t let the colour meet your lash line). Build it up in layers, and relish the irregularity (this gives the look a more haphazard, artsy feel). Finish with a couple of coats of mascara, gently brushed-up brows and a slick of clear lipgloss. Poppin’.


MAC Satin Small Eyeshadow in Electric Eel, £14