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We’ve all been there: It’s Saturday night and we want to look ‘done’ but not too done, so we pull out the old faithful black liner, few coats of mascara, lip balm, we’re done. Our Charlotte Olympia clutch is about as dressed up as it gets. But lately we’ve started to feel a little uninspired, like we’re stuck in a beauty rut. Done with the ‘ol black cat eye.

And with summer around the corner, there’s a new energy in the air and we’ve been feeling a bit…experimental here at THE FILE HQ.

Then came the Jonathan Saunders SS16 show and inspiration hit hard. Bold blue rimmed eyes that gave us serious #feels. Super fierce, super loud, super bright. Kind of glam rock in a Bowie kind of way, but less 80’s. It’s a modern, chic take on an inky black cat eye.

So naturally, we wanted to get involved. It’s a look that needs to be worn with nothing else. And by that we mean, keep the rest of your grooming minimal, guys. All you need is a pair of vintage Levis, a simple tee, a sandal, hair out loose, you’re done.

We also pulled this off in next to no time. We’re talking 4 minutes or less.

Click through to see how it’s done. Oh, and yeah, we should also mention we will be showcasing all of our Spring Summer 16 make-up and style tips at The Westfield Beauty Festival. Click here to get your ticket!

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Step one: Start in the middle of the eye and draw the line out to where your eye ends. Make sure you’re drawing the line just below the water line.

We used MAC Fluid Line Eyeliner in ‘Royal Wink.’ The same shade that was used at the Jonathan Saunders SS16 show.

Note: We’ve prepped the skin with Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream, Giorgio Armani Luminous silk foundation and YSL Touché éclat.

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Tip: We’ve used an angle brush (Mac 266) for easy application. Make sure you get a good amount of product on the brush – it will make application easier.

Model wears a selection of SARAH & SEBASTIAN rings throughout.


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Start in the inner corner of the eye drawing along lower lash line half way along the eye. Turn brush around, add a little more product, start at the outer corner and draw along the lash line of the eye so the lines connect.

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Tip: We used MAC prep and prime powder over the eyelids.


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Line the top eyelid starting at the inner corner of the eye. Tip: it helps to pull the eye taunt so you can do one sweep along the lid.

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Replenish brush with more product if needed and fill in line.

Connect the lines at the corner of the eyes.

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You’re done!


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Tip: This look is going to draw attention to the eye area, so make sure you do a quick brow tidy up. Nothing too strong, you want to let the eyes do the talking.

We’ve used Benefit Gimme Brow to give a bit of shape and definition. Available at Myer, Westfield Bondi Junction.

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All products used throughout available at David Jones, Myer or MAC boutique, Westfield Bondi Junction. Visit the website for store and stockist information.

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Blue rimmed eyes are where it’s at.