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MAKE-UP MASTERCLASS

bigBeautiful eyes Follow our expert tips to ensure your eyes stand out this autumn

Christian Eyebrow Make-up £25.99 (Available from www.izabellehammon.com with stockists across Scotland) If you have over-plucked, fair or sparse eyebrows this is the perfect remedy. Available in eight natural colours, it’s water-resistant and lasts up to 24 hours. The kit includes three different shaped eyebrow stencils specially designed to help as a guide to create thin, natural or thick-shaped eyebrows.

Illamasqua Brow and Lash Gel £10.77

Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eye Shadow in Denim £14.50 Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Denim Ink £15 Extreme Party Mascara in Denim £17.50 (www.bobbibrown.co.uk) This new range from Bobbi Brown is inspired by Bobbi’s love for jeans. Sweep Eye Shadow across the eyelid, line upper lashline and finish with two to three coats of the mascara. ‘Everyone looks great in jeans – and anyone can pull off a dark denim eye. The blue shadows, mascara and liner have a real downtown look.’ -Bobbi Brown

‘Eyebrows not only frame your eyes but frame your whole face. A perfectly defined brow can lift the eyes and give a really youthful look. Try Illamasqua Brow and Lash Gel which will keep your brows perfectly in shape all day long.’ - Freda Howden, Make-up Artist, Philip Politi, Edinburgh

Clinique’s Like Mink Collection Limited Edition High Impact Mascara in Brightening Black £14.50 Limited Edition Quickliner for Eyes Intense in Intense Coffee £13.00 Colour Surge Eye Shadow Duo in Like Mink £18.50 Quick Eyes Cream Shadow in Sparkling Nude £13.50 (www.clinique.co.uk) This new autumn collection from Clinique pairs sparkling beiges with deep golden browns for a dramatic take on neutrals. ‘The Like Mink collection has a beautiful range of colours that highlight and define the eyes using soft, neutral shades. With these products it is possible to naturally accentuate your eyes making you look more fresh and awake.’ -Chloe Butcher, Make-up Artist

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Blinc Blinc Mascara £18 (www.blincuk.co.uk)

Benefit ‘Big Beautiful Eye’ Eye Contour Kit £23.50 (www.benefitcosmetics.co.uk)

This water-resistant mascara will not smudge, clump or flake, even if you cry or rub your eyes whilst adding both volume and length.

This kit is all you need to define, contour and enhance your eyes. The palette includes a step-by-step make-up lesson, boi-ing concealer, alabaster pink base shadow, cocoa shimmer contour shadow, rich chocolate brown liner shadow and two brushes for easy application. ‘The colours used in this kit mean they can be worn everyday. The step-by-step guide teaches you exactly how and where to apply each item, resulting in a flawless look and big, beautiful eyes.’ - Gemma Haigh, Scottish Woman beauty writer

Estee Lauder

Chanel

Doublewear Light Foundation £xx (www.esteelauder.co.uk)

Intense Volume and Sensational Curl Mascara £21.50 Le Crayon Khol in Blanc £16 (Stockists 020 7493 3836) ‘Eyes are the most important aspect of make-up. I like to use MAC Paint Pot in Painterly, as it’s a really nude natural shade so not only does it prime the eye but it also intensifies any other shadow on top. Finish with MAC Black Track Fluidline gel liner and complete with any Chanel mascara, they are all great.’ -Sandra Cormack, SC Make-up Artistry

Nouveau Lashes Semi-Permanent Eyelash Extensions from £60 (Available at Zen Lifestyle Salons, www.zen-lifestyle.com, 0131 226 6777 / 0131 477 3535) Much more subtle and realistic than false lashes, these extensions last two to three months with maintenance required every two to three weeks. ‘Every girl looks prettier, younger, healthier and sexier with longer lashes. Full, long lashes really emphasise the eyes and make them look bigger. A really feminine, natural look can be achieved with modern eyelash extension systems.’ -Fiona Fowley, Zen Lifestyle, Edinburgh

‘One product I really do love is Blinc Mascara – it forms tube around each lash and never smudges. Begin with white eyeliner on the inner rim of the lower eyelids to extend the whites of the eyes and make them look bigger. Also apply a light foundation across the eyelid to make your eye make-up last longer.’ -Helen Graham, About Face, Glasgow

bareMinerals Smoky Eye Tutorial £30 (Stockists 0870 850 6655)

MAC MAC Paint Pot in Painterly £13 MAC Black Track Fluidline £12.50 (www.maccosmetics.co.uk)

This unique eye tutorial set guides you with simple steps to achieve that sultry, smoky eye look. The set contains Skyline Eye Shadow in Gray Lilac, Celestine Glimmer in Shimmering Pewter and a Double-ended Smokey Eye Brush. ‘I found the tutorial really simple to follow and I was really happy with the results. It’s a great way to achieve smoky eyes if you are inexperienced with eye make-up.’ -Colleen Reid, Scottish Woman beauty assistant

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Internship at Scottish Woman Magazine 2010 and freelance thereafter