Can we stop pretending that Jamie Spears did Britney a favour by petitioning to end the conservatorship
Can we stop pretending that Jamie Spears did Britney a favour by petitioning to end...

Lauren Heskin

‘A story of being trafficked’: Prince Andrew’s accuser Virginia Giuffre has a right to be heard
‘A story of being trafficked’: Prince Andrew’s accuser Virginia Giuffre has a right to be...

Jennifer McShane

‘Creative minds always thrive in adversity’: Author Louise Candlish on her latest (greatest) thriller
‘Creative minds always thrive in adversity’: Author Louise Candlish on her latest (greatest) thriller

Amanda Cassidy

Rotunda Hospital to extend visiting hours for partners of pregnant women
Rotunda Hospital to extend visiting hours for partners of pregnant women

Jennifer McShane

15 underrated Netflix gems that will distract you from the news
15 underrated Netflix gems that will distract you from the news

Jennifer McShane

‘Sleeptember’ and how to create an adult bedtime routine that actually works
‘Sleeptember’ and how to create an adult bedtime routine that actually works

Sarah Finnan

Actor Richard E Grant reveals late wife Joan had lung cancer
Actor Richard E Grant reveals late wife Joan had lung cancer

Jennifer McShane

Kitchen accessories under €30 to get you excited to cook again
Kitchen accessories under €30 to get you excited to cook again

Megan Burns

Lily Collins shares photos of her divine wedding gown
Lily Collins shares photos of her divine wedding gown

Jennifer McShane

‘Guilt and relief’: Inspired by Project Meghan, working mums have this advice for those returning to work after babies
‘Guilt and relief’: Inspired by Project Meghan, working mums have this advice for those returning...

Amanda Cassidy

Image / Beauty

Get the Girl’s Gathering Look


by IMAGE
23rd Dec 2014
blank

1. Prime eyelids with a dusting of translucent powder to absorb any oil. Use fingers to smudge on a gold, creamy shadow pen, like No7 Stay Perfect Shade and Define in Xmas Gold, from the lash line to socket, and also use it to thinly rim the lower waterline to create a really wide-eyed look.

2. Use a brown or black kohl pencil first along upper lash lines to trace an even eyeliner shape, and smudge out mistakes with a damp cotton bud.

3. Then, trace over your outline with a bright, jewel-hued liquid liner, such as No7 Stay Perfect Liquid Eyeliner in Sky High, slowly guiding the liner across the lid as close to the root of the lashes as possible.

4. Curl your lashes to keep the eyes open and lifted. Then, with a good volumising mascara, like No7 Midnight Lash Mascara, zig-zag the wand across the base of lashes in an upwards direction, gently using the tip of your wand to paint the inner corner and smaller lashes – every single lash needs full attention.

5. Dramatic eyeliner demands groomed and defined brows. Use light, feathery strokes and a sharpened brow pencil to shade in and thicken up the brows, elongating ever so slightly at the ends towards the temple. Set in shape with a brow gel or tame with a little hairspray applied with fingers.

Hair

1. There’s a fine line between carefree curls looking cool versus looking crunchy, so getting the hair texture shiny, yet able to hold shape, is imperative.

2. While some shine products just sit on the hair and weight curls down, naturally occurring oils like macadamia and jojoba, found in Wella SP Luxe Oil, €31.50, contain the same type of lipids that the scalp produces and so meld into strands and allow hair to hang and separate without weight. Work half a pump through damp mid-lengths to ends.

3. Then, wrap different sized sections of hair around a curling wand to get a haphazard curling effect. Very lightly waft a salt spray, like Wella Professionals Ocean Spritz Dry, €10.50, all over the head, and then gently blast the coated curls with a blow-dryer on low speed and low heat to give a gentle, windswept look.

4. Tease curls with the end of a tail-comb and pin around temples, letting the volume sit around the shoulders for the most face-flattering shape. Spritz with Wella Stay Styled Finishing Spray, €14.40, to maintain the movement without making the curl drop.

Pro tip: As wacky as this sounds, washing your hair with sparkling water is the best way to strip it of colour-altering mineral deposits like copper (which are in relatively high concentrations in Irish water). The little bubbles burrow into the hair shaft and really clear out all the grime and build-up.

This article originally appeared in IMAGE’s December 2014 issue, make sure to check out the January issue, which is on shelves now.

LOVE this? Why not have IMAGE delivered directly to your door each month? Check out this month’s offer?here.

Also Read

pillow sprays
BEAUTY
Pillow sprays to help you unwind and drift off to sleep

Soothe your body and mind and lull yourself to sleep with pillow sprays. If you’re here, you’re probably well aware...

By Holly O'Neill

hydrating mask
BEAUTY, SHOPPING
Hydrating masks to wear while WFH that make an instant difference

Hydrating heroes worth splashing out for. Post-Zoom meetings, this is a great time to treat your skin with a hydrating...

By Holly O'Neill

Charlotte Tilbury
BEAUTY
Charlotte Tilbury’s new collection is a tribute to 90s supermodels

Meet the Super Nudes. Before Charlotte Tilbury was a household name behind a billionaire dollar brand, she made her name...

By Holly O'Neill

blank
BEAUTY
Vitamin C: everything you need to know about the skin saviour

While skin ingredients may come and go, vitamin C has long been hailed as a solution for anti-ageing and gorgeous,...

By Melanie Morris

sunscreens
BEAUTY
5 new sunscreens you’ll actually want to use

Hate sunscreen? These five new sunscreens are a treat to use.Have you been burnt yet in the random flashes of...

By Holly O'Neill

Elsa Hosk
BEAUTY
My life in beauty: 5 minutes with supermodel and fashion it-girl Elsa Hosk

Former Victoria’s Secret model and Instagram’s favourite it-girl, Elsa Hosk, shares her fashion and beauty must-haves with Sarah Finnan. My...

By Sarah Finnan

Anine Bing
BEAUTY
Inside the beauty routine of Anine Bing

From the Spring issue of IMAGE Magazine, out now, model and influencer-turned-designer Anine Bing shares her beauty must-haves.

By Holly O'Neill