1. TODAY WILL BE THE DAY. The day the stars align, the odds are in my favour and the goddess of steady-handedness decides to bless me and my kitten flicks. I can feel it. I’m about to achieve pure cosmetic perfection.

2. Just a few stretches to get my hand and wrist warmed up. That’s only sensible.

3. Mouth open, obviously. The day anyone can apply eye makeup with their mouth closed is the day the universe implodes.

4. Now I’ll just casually sweep it on. Relaxing is the key; everyone knows that liquid eyeliner can smell fear. Aaaaaand *sweep*.

5. Brilliant! Almost perfect! Probably make contact with your skin this time though.

6. Don’t blink. Do. Not. Blink. Imagine you’re trying to apply eyeliner with the Weeping Angels from Doctor Who on your case. Except relaxed. Aaaaaand *sweep*.

7. Well, there is eyeliner on my eyelid. That is progress. It’s definitely there, can’t argue with that. But maybe doing it in one casual sweep is a mistake? I’m not rollering a wall, I’m creating art. I’m going to wipe it off and start again.

8. Small strokes this time! Teeny tiny delicate precise littl-

9. Ah. Ah, now what you did there was just jab yourself in the eye, wasn’t it? That’s it, cry it out. Sneeze a bit. Deep breaths.

10. Maybe you should look down into a mirror the way they tell you to in magazines. Although don’t get distracted by being able to see up your own nose. There’s a time and a place for looking up your own nose with a mirror, and it’s called Sunday afternoon revision session.

11. THERE WE GO. A lovely bold, smooth line. I am the Leonardo Da Vinci of liquid eyeliner!

12. And another one! I am the Michaelangelo of makeup. Just going to go over the first one again, to make sure they’re even.

13. Crap. Now I’m the Picasso. All I need is a nose on my cheek.

14. Even them up. Bit more on the other eye… bit more on the first… hmm. Spitty finger… little wipe… back to the other one… oh god don’t start caking…

15. Back on track! More Amy Winehouse than originally intended, but s’fine. Thick liner shows up better in selfies, everyone knows that.

16. Just going to build up the flicks a bit more. Nothing extreme, just an elegant little swish.

17. Right. Right, now I have a beautiful Nike tick-type swish on one eye and a cool blocky swoosh on the other eye. They both have artistic value in their own right, but which one shall I sacrifice?

18. I CANNOT CHOOSE. This is like having to pick between your babies.

19. Ok, tick swish wins. Congratulations, tick swish! Sorry, blocky swoosh. You’re getting The Bud.

20. And now, to perfectly recreate the tick swish on the other eye. Which is famously always easy.

21. Nope. Bring on The Bud.

22. Better. But wonky. Bud it.

23. Aha! Now that one is almost a better flick than the original eye! Actually do I prefer that flick? Should I sacrifice the old flick or stay loyal to my original artistic vision?

24. Or leave them both, because I’m already 10 minutes late and anyway how many people look at your whole face front-on? Not many, probably. Maybe none! Maybe it’s better to have two non-matching flicks that are both gorgeous in their own right? Because anyway, nothing in nature is perfectly symmetrical and imperfection is beautiful. They’re sisters, not twins! Or is that eyebrows? Anyway, decided. I’m leaving them. They’re good enough.

25.

26. I’ll just try to add a bit more to the original flick, even them up a bit…

27. … where did I put The Bud?

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Cat-eye flicks might be our go-tos for the weekend, but when it comes to festivals: OTT is the way to go. So, forget your sleek flicks and go for a sassy feline alternative. Introducing the claw-mark effect! Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner is the perfect tool. Like drawing with a pen, you can smudge, darken and shape to your hearts content. Cat claws included.

Oh, and if you’re throwing your own mini-fest in your garden, you could even extend the wild theme to the decor!

Method

1. Swipe the eyeliner from the inner corner to the outer corner of your eye. Increase the thickness slightly as you get towards the outer edge.

2. Add a thin flick and lighten the pressure as you flick out.

3. Line up your Eyeko eyeliner so that it’s along your eyelid crease, directly above the outer edge of your eye. Swish across to make another flick.

4. Starting just under your bottom eyelashes, towards the outer corner of your eye, add the last flick. Finito! 

Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner is available in June’s bettybox, or shop their full range of eyeliner here.

Sponsored by Eyeko

Move over whimsical prints and dainty flower crowns; it’s all about being bold and beautiful this year.

The rules? Go for clean lines and sharp angles because graphic eyeliner is edgy and eye-catching. If we were taught geometry like this, we would definitely pay more attention in Maths.

Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner has an intense colour that stays put even with festival sweat in your eyes, so the shape you draw won’t budge throughout all the hours of dancing, eating and messing about. It won the Teen Vogue Beauty Award for a reason, y’all.

Method

1. Swipe the eyeliner from the inner corner to the outer corner of your eye. Increase the thickness as you get towards the outer lashes.

2. Add a flick. If it’s easier, you can draw the flick from the outside in. This look doesn’t need a dainty point at the end.

3. Build the line up to make it thicker and extend it so the edge of the flick is parallel with the end of your eyebrow.

4. Draw a straight line from the edge of the flick towards the top of your eyelid, about a quarter of the way in. Then draw a straight line down towards your eyelashes. Voila!

Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner is available in June’s bettybox, or shop their full range of eyeliner here.

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Whether you’ve bagged tickets to the coolest gig in town, or you’re setting up camp in your garden with the speakers on full blast, festival style is a huge part of June’s vibe. And where better to start, than at the top? This month, we’ll show you how to recreate our fave three eyeliner looks for the festival season.

The classic cat eye has had a makeover on the catwalks, so we’re here to get you feline good (get it? Soz). It’s all about the doodles this time around and Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner is the perfect pen shape, so you can draw on your flicks with the precision of a ninja cat.

Method:

1. Swipe the eyeliner from the inner corner to the outer corner of your eye. Increase the thickness slightly as you get towards the outer edge.

2. Angle your wrist, so you can add a flick in one smooth movement. Try not to apply too much pressure – no panda eyes here!

3. Look straight ahead and dot your Eyeko liner below your lower lashes, in line with your pupil.

4. For some added sparkle, grab a cute body tattoo, or glitter, and dust lightly near the outer edges of your eye. Ta-da!

Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner is available in June’s bettybox, or shop their full range of eyeliner here.

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