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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.

It’s the time of year when hundreds of thousands of people descend on a field in Somerset to lie in the mud and listen to their fave artists. That’s right, it’s Glastonbury. But this year, the ever reliable British summer fooled us all and it was… well, sunny! And hot! What is this sorcery?

So, what happened this year (aside from everyone looking ridiculous wearing wellies in 34°C heat)? We’ve rounded up the best moments from Glastonbury 2017. Here’s everything silly, special and sartorial that happened this weekend…

Legendary indie whingers Radiohead performed a set, but left a lot of fans confused about when the performance actually started…

Ok fine, that didn’t really happen. It’s a fake story – but it feels real, which we all know in the age of the internet is basically the same thing.

Meanwhile Stormzy gave a really emotional tribute to the people involved in the Grenfell Tower fire.

And it turns out Katy Perry delayed her helicopter out of the Glasto (because, sure) just to watch his set. It’s always nice to know that celebs can fangirl just as hard as the rest of us.

A record-breaking 15,000 people gathered in formation on Friday to send this message of peace to the world. Beth Llewellyn, who organised the event, told the Metro: “I thought ‘Why don’t we get together in the fields, and make this sign around the Stone Circle with people whose intent is for peace and not to be threatened by the few?’

As for the fashion? SO MUCH FASHION. The main news is that glitter face art is officially the new flower crown.

Sunset glitter bugs 🌅✨👼🏼 #shineshack #spreadingoursparkle #glastonbury2017

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This is great because it lasts for so much longer than a wilting ring of daisies – but not so great because… well, it lasts for so much longer. Cue picking glitter out of your bra for the next month.

This is what I look like now. I'm fine with it.

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As for the outfits, there was a showdown between rainbow unicorn sparkle ensembles, and laidback super-chilled normcore vibes. Lauren got excited when she saw Alexa Chung wearing a cowboy hat and firmly believes that it helps her theory that we will all be wearing cowboy boots before the year is out. You heard it here first, folks.

Margot Robbie looked… I mean, you can see the magic for yourself. I’m extra excited because I think I can buy everything she’s wearing from Topshop, so that’s my lunch break sorted.

Day two bought more outfits and BFF vibes from Cara and Margot, who some how look cool enough to be intimidating, and yet also a bit like they’d invite you to sit with them if you were eating your lunch alone.

The security staff were having a great time and busting out some retro moves for a retro track.

Ed Sheeran closed Glastonbury with an amazing set that had the entire crowd waving the torches on their phones above their head (how, how did they still have battery?). Plus, more than four million people were watching the performance from the comfort of their sofas.

There was a bit of controversy on Twitter with people accusing Sheeran of lip-synching, but he quickly squashed those rumours by saying it was because of a loop station that lets your record and playback a piece of music in real time. It’s a bit of tech that’s becoming popular because it allows solo artists to create multiple levels to their live music (yeah, we Googled it).

So, that’s Glaso for another year! There won’t be one in 2018 because they have to let the fields recover, so I guess see you in 2019 team! And in the meantime, here’s how to have a festival in your own back garden. Because: showers and toilets.

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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.

Right, so Glastonbury begins today.

You’ve probably seen the adverts on the BBC, or heard DJs chatting about it on Radio 1 and 1Xtra. Glasto, otherwise known as Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts (what Lily Allen, but literally nobody else, insists upon calling it), is kicking off next weekend. In short, it’s basically The Best Festival In The World.

Why is it so great?

Glastonbury kind of started it all. The Isle of Wight and Reading festivals technically got there first, but Glastonbury wins over them because, for five glorious days a year, a city the size of Manchester pops up in deepest Somerset that is entirely dedicated to having fun.

Awesome. Why does it exist?

12 days #Glastonbury2017

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Glastonbury started in 1970, when dairy farmer Michael Eavis (he’s still alive, and drives around in a red Range Rover. People go *wild* when they see him) decided to let 1,500 people onto his land for the princely sum of £1 each, which included as much free milk as you could drink.

Since then, there have been 46 Glastonburys, and each one gets bigger and, usually, better. All sorts of stuff has gone down in Glastonbury legend.

The less-good includes the Battle of Yeoman’s Bridge in 1990, when members of the travelling community and security guards had a massive fight. But there is far more of the brilliant: such as Beyonce and Adele re-inventing what it meant to play at the end of the night on Glastonbury’s biggest stage, the Pyramid, otherwise known as headlining. There are still far too many men doing this. But I digress.

What makes it better than every other music festival?

12 days #Glastonbury2017

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For one, Glastonbury is the spiritual home of the hippies. Some believe it is built on land that has magic powers, and there is an entire section of the site called the Green Fields which is dedicated to alternative therapies – such as ‘gong baths’. On the Wednesday night, you can go and join 60,000 thousand people and a druid in welcoming in the elements.

Whether you believe in them or not, there’s a sense of peace and harmony that filters throughout the whole festival. Combined with the fact that everybody’s just so chuffed to have got a ticket – they sell out very, very quickly – the vibes, shall we say, are good.

But beyond that, there’s just so much to see and do. You can spend an entire day hanging with acrobats in the Circus Field, or dance until dawn in a secret girls-only club that you can only access through a nail salon (as fun as it sounds). If you just want to sit at the Stone Circle, listen to strangers play the bongos and survey the sprawling beauty of the festival, that’s cool too. From dawn until dusk and then dawn again, there are always hundreds of mind-blowing things to find at Glastonbury.

What do people wear?

Unlike Coachella or V Festival, Glastonbury attracts a lot of different types of people. And there are 175,000 of them, so there’s no one Glastonbury style. You will see grown men dressed in gold ballgowns, and old ladies with pink hair. Generally though, practicality reigns: most people arrive on the Wednesday and go without a shower until when they get home, on Monday. There’s also, famously, a lot of mud.

& yep. Those are red, knee high platforms on the right. #fierce #NYCDownlow #glastonbury

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With that in mind, denim shorts, wellies and shades in the style of the summer (last year it was John Lennon steel-rims, this year I anticipate more extravagant plastic efforts) are obligatory. As is a sensible jacket: Glastonbury was where the Barbour became cool again, but faux fur, trenches and velvet coats have all been seen backstage. There are also a fair number of sparkly dresses hiding under those pac-a-macs, and bum-bags or rucksacks are a must – after all, your hands need to be free for waving in the air.

The A-List nature of Glastonbury means that the festival’s style has been defined by the likes of Alexa Chung, Kate Moss and Cressida Bonas, all of whom are regulars. But the main tip? Don’t look like you’ve tried too hard.

I can watch some of this on the telly, right?

Yep. The BBC are streaming continuously on their website and showing 30 hours of footage through iPlayer and BBC Two and BBC Four, so you can practically pretend you’re there.

The most exciting things this year are the return of Lorde, who is playing the Other Stage at 8.45pm on Friday; Katy Perry, who will be showing the (suspiciously male-dominated) Pyramid Stage how it’s done on Saturday at 6pm, and Ed Sheeran, who is headlining the Pyramid Stage on Sunday night. Not bad considering he made his debut on the festival’s smallest stage just six years ago.

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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.

While most of us were busy stuffing our faces with chocolate this weekend, the rich and the famous descended on Coachella for the first of two weekend festivals. If you’re wondering what they hell Coachella is and why everyone is suddenly talking about it – don’t worry, we got ya back – here’s our need-to-know cheat sheet.

But if you’re just wondering how to look as bangin’ as Kendall in her sequins or Emma Roberts in her prairie lace, we can also help with that. We’ve found some of our fave celebrity Coachella looks and scoured the internet so that you can have them too – but on a non-celebrity budget, obviously.

Kendall Jenner

This isn’t exactly an ‘every day, going down to the shops to grab tampons and salt and vinegar crisps’ sort of outfit. But how can we ever say no to sequins?

having so much fun at the @bumble #WinterBumbleland party, hosting with my sister #ad ❄🌴🐝

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The top:

Sequin top, £28, ASOS

The trousers:

Life in Progress Flared Jeans, £13.99, Forever 21 

The hat: 

Lavand fedora, £16, ASOS

Shay Mitchell

Shay obviously wasn’t at home this weekend trying to re-watch off of PLL before #EndGame kicks off. Instead, she was looking like a festival goddess at Coachella with a crochet bikini top and a studded belt.

Coachella Bonnie & Clyde

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The top:

Knitted crochet bralet, £22, Topshop

The jeans:

Relaxed skinny ankle jeans, £34.99, H&M

The belt: 

Sacred hawk flat studded belt, £20, ASOS

Emma Roberts

Emma Roberts is pure class. We’ve found how to copy her outfit, now all we need to work out is how to get our hands on that rug for our camping trip.

Bye Coachella. Until next year 🌴 @TributePortfolio #MarriottxCoachella #IndependentMoments #BrandPartner

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The dress:

Structured high neck lace mini, £60, Missguided

The shoes:

ANCROS leather lace ups, £31.50, ASOS

The sunglasses:

Matrix rimless visor sunglasses, £20, Topshop

Selena Gomez

Ok, sure so you can’t really see her outfit in this Insta, but you get the drift. Its 6.8 million likes makes that little flash of floral fabric one of the most popular Instagram outfits of all time. #goals.

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The dress:

Criss cross floral dress, £12.99, Forever 21 

The sunglasses: 

Ally aviator sunglasses, £10, Topshop

Rihanna

Rihanna took her glitter game to the next level at Coachella, seemingly wearing a surgeon’s mask that’s covered in gems. So… there’s that.

when you came dressed to be team turtle at the @kendricklamar show! #Chella17 #had2bethere #🐢

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Lol. Like we could possibly match this. Riri is in her own league and we’ll let her stay there.

Glitter is everywhere right now. And not just because you spilled a pot on the carpet and it’s impossible to hoover.

Maybe it’s because designers sent sparkling eyes, lips, faces and limbs down the catwalks at fashion week, maybe it’s an homage to the late David Bowie, maybe it’s because a face full of glitter feels like the perfect antidote to all that nude-lipped Jenner perfection… or maybe it’s just because the world is dreary, we all need a cheer-up and there ain’t no quicker fix for your mood than turning yourself into a human disco ball. Whatever the reason, suddenly everyone is feeling the otherworldly unicorn/mermaid/sparkly space alien vibe.

Gif of Lauren from betty using Star Star Dust product
Lauren’s glitter handiwork

And in that spirit, here’s the betty buy making us full-on swoon this week: the Stardust kit from Beauty Boulevard (£12.50). So ridiculously easy to use that you could probably manage it on the bus, in school loo or in a tent (all life’s most crucial glitter opportunities!), the kit contains a tube of binding gel, a pot of showstopping glitter and a dinky little brush to dab it on with.

We’re partial to a glittered cheekbone (here’s our speedy step-by-step ) but it also looks aces on your shoulders, on your forehead and along your parting, like magical starry dandruff. In the best possible way.

Even better, £2 from the sale of every pack in ‘Babylon Zoo’, a properly perky lilac-pink, goes to CoppaFeel! to help raise awareness and funds for the breast cancer charity’s amazing work. Founded by supershero Kris, who was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 23, CoppaFeel!’s mission is clear: get girls checking their boobs. Like, now.Lily and Lauren

So what better cause could there possibly be to glitter up, cop a feel of your own Babylons and help keep the party going? After all, like the meme (almost) says: always be yourself. Except when you can be a unicorn/mermaid/sparkly space alien, in which case… you know what to do.

Stardust Festival Glitter Kit, £12.50 from Beauty Boulevard

 

The Women of the World Festival held an event yesterday at the Southbank Centre to celebrate the Day of the Girl, and guess who was invited?!

Us, guys. It was us.

You might have seen some bits and pieces from the day on our Instagram story @bettycollective – but just so we can all pretend we were there together, here were some of the highlights.

Some 250 girls from schools all over London attended the festival (as well as a lot of excited-looking teachers) and the day kicked off with speed mentoring on the London Eye, where politicians, journalists, athletes and our pal Florence Adepoju from MDMFlow talked to girls about what they might want to do when they leave school.

Next there was a panel of women so inspirational that I swear to god, almost made me cry. To be honest I could probably write a Russian-length novel about how much I admire these women, but my editor has advised me against that and you probably have other things to do with your day. So I’ll just give you my favourite quote from each.

Jude Kelly, founder of the Women of the World festivals and general kicker of arse:

Dream as big as you want.

Frances Morris, first female Director of the Tate Modern:

I hope you will not have to have your careers in the shadows.

Fatima Manji, Channel 4 presenter who was criticised in The Sun for presenting the news in a hijab:

I’m going to tell you a little secret… a tiny part of me thinks ‘oh my god, how am I going to do this?’ but then I remember that I can do this. I deserve to do this.

Louise Omielan, comedian and author of ‘What Would Beyonce Do?‘:

Whatever makes your heart sing – do that. There’ll be someone who says you’re not white enough or black enough or rich enough or poor enough or fat enough or skinny enough or tall enough or short enough and you say to them, ‘Oh, jog on!’

Chi Chi Nwanok, Double Bassist and Founder and Director of Chineke! Orchestra, who also won Black Business Woman of the Year #likeaboss:

There’s an expression about how when one door closes, another one opens. But I say, when a door closes, you open that door again. It’s a door, that’s what doors do.

Tayla Rae, 15 year old student and Head Prefect at Woodside High School, North London:

As a human, I want to stand up. As a young woman, I want to stand up. As a young black woman, I want to stand up.

After we all dried our eyes and applauded the panel until our hands hurt, we were split into two groups, half going to a workshop to make felt equality badges and the other half going to a workshop with gal-dem, a magazine run by 70 women of colour. The students were asked to make a collage of all the negative and sexist things they could find in gossip magazines and turn them into positive statements.

My favourite was the student who changed the headline, “Jordan sleeps with two men in one week” to “Jordan has a sex life, shut up.”

magazines

After lunch, awesome feminist girl band The Tuts played a set to much head banging and foot-tapping in the audience.

The day was rounded off by writer and uber-Shero Caitlin Moran, who talked about the difficulties of becoming a woman:

Ten to 16 is when you change from a child into a woman. At the moment, becoming a woman isn’t a job many people want to apply for, and I can see why. But there are some really amazing things about being a woman.

She read some excerpts from her book Moranifesto and was joined on stage by June Eric-Udorie, the 18-year-old who campaigned to keep feminism on the school curriculum (hands up emoji to you June) and Zareen Roy-Macauley, a spoken word poet who literally gave me chills.

Caitlin Moran Day of the Girl talk

As her parting wisdom to Zareen and June and their incredibly impressive CVs, Caitlin reminded them – and all of us:

You have to go and ask for your future, no one will give it to you.

I left the festival feelings fired up and excited about the future. Gals, it’s up to us to change the world.

Wanna give it a go?

Images: Twitter/TheTutsBand / Twitter/WOWtweetUK