It’s all in the eyes!

It’s all in the eyes!

Show-stopping eyes are in the bag this season, as COLLECTION Cosmetics introduces seven new eye makeup tools to their ever-popular cosmetics range.

Affordable, on-trend and utterly wearable, these exciting new additions are everything you’ve been waiting for to complete your beauty bag essentials this summer.

It's all in the eyes!COLLECTION Work The Colour Eyebrow Kit

With statement brows still dominating the international catwalks, the NEW COLLECTION Work The Colour Eyebrow Kit gives you everything you need to achieve flawless on-trend brows in one handy compact.

A sellout in the UK, this one-of-a-kind brow palette is destined to be a new cult beauty favourite. Featuring a built-in mirror, three blendable brow powders to customise the perfect shade, a wedge applicator and clear brow mascara to keep those brows in place all day, achieving those on-trend bold brows à la Cara Delevingne has never been easier, or more affordable!

It's all in the eyes!COLLECTION Work The Colour Nude and Smokey Eye Palettes

Whether you’re opting for a classic bronze shimmer at the beach or working a dramatic smokey eye on a night out with the girls, COLLECTION’s NEW Eye Palettes will help you create the perfect statement eye this summer. The NEW Work The Colour Nude and Smokey Eye Palettes each feature eight coordinated shadows and one highlighting cream alongside a helpful ‘how-to’ guide to create a myriad of covetable looks.

With a chic medley of deep brown, bronze and light taupe shades, the Nude Palette is perfect for subtle contouring to create definition while keeping it soft and feminine. If it’s drama you’re chasing, the Smokey Palette combines a stunning palette of charcoal, cool stone and light cream shadows to create that classic, sultry smokey eye.

TIP: The versatile highlighting cream in these palettes can be used to accentuate cheekbones as well as brow bones – simply blend along the highest point of your cheekbones to add luminous dimension to your look.

It's all in the eyes!COLLECTION Waterproof Does It All Mascara

A cult favourite of beauty vlogger ShaaanXO and kiwi girls everywhere, COLLECTION’s bestselling Does It All Mascara is now available in an all-new waterproof formula, perfect for those long summer days ahead!

COLLECTION’s new waterproof mascara combines a long lasting formula that withstands water, sweat and humidity. The ultimate lash wish list just became a reality: curled, volumised, lengthened and conditioned lashes that will last all day, no matter what summer brings.

It's all in the eyes!COLLECTION Extreme Coloured Lengthening Mascara in Blue

With cobalt hues emerging as a major trend in beauty this summer, stay one step ahead of the crowd and make your lashes pop with this intensely pigmented blue mascara. The protein-rich formula works to condition and separate lashes from root to tip, lengthening and nourishing your lashes while you work the colour.

“Blue eyes were seen on countless catwalks this season – COLLECTION Extreme Coloured Lengthening Mascara allows you to work the trend for less. Coat lashes from root to tip for a volumised look in this statement shade of electric blue.” – Francesca Neill, Celebrity Makeup Artist

It's all in the eyes!COLLECTION Luscious Lashes in Natural Length and Glam Volume

It’s no secret that us girls love to enhance our natural assets, and COLLECTION’s very first false lash range has just made it easier than ever. Perfect for adding subtle glamour to any daytime look, the Natural Length curls up and fans out for a classic full lash line.

To really amp up the drama, Glam Volume offers sultry volume and length for that red carpet wow factor. Both sets of lashes come with adhesive glue for effortless application and easy staying power.




Perfect eyebrows

Perfect eyebrows

Perfect eyebrowsGet ready for a big BROW WOW! Whether you favour natural-look arches or a bold power brow, groomed eyebrows are an essential part of every look this season. And now it’s easier than ever to define, style and sculpt your brows thanks to Rimmel’s new Brow This Way Collection.

With Rimmel’s new Brow This Way Collection there’s a perfect product and colour for every brow style. Get grooming!

Perfect eyebrowsStyle and Set 

Tame, enhance and beautify your brows with Rimmel’s Brow Styling Gel, a mascara-style brow-definer and fixer. Its high precision applicator makes it ultra-easy to brush brows into the perfect, uniform shape. And the long-lasting gel formula sets the brows in place for an all-day defined look.

Creating a super-flattering brow is simple: the lightweight, comfortable-to-wear gel comes in three coloured shades and one clear hue so you can dial up your look from natural to intense. Add impact with a hint of a tint; choose from Blonde #001, Medium Brown #002 and Dark Brown #003 for smudge-proof, fade-proof, natural-looking colour that applies smoothly and stays-put all day. If you’re already blessed with thick brows, opt for the clear gel, which styles and sets with a non-sticky, subtle shine.

Brow Styling Gel comes in a cute cylindrical pack that’s coloured in the same shade as the gel inside.

For a hit hint of Britannia cool, the mini bottle is embellished with the outline of the Union Jack Flag in sleek white silver. And as a luxe finishing touch, the pack is wrapped in a silver band that bears the Rimmel logo.

Perfect eyebrowsSculpt, Fill and Fix 

Love the strong brow trend? Sculpt a sophisticated statement brow with Rimmel’s Brow This Way Brow Sculpting Kit. This must-have duo compact features everything you need for a gorgeously groomed finish: wax to shape and fix brows; powder to set the wax and create a natural look; plus a double-sided brush and a combing spooly brush for a precise and flawless application.

Perfect photo-ready brows are yours in just three easy steps. Step 1: Apply the wax using the angled brush and smooth strokes to define and contour brows. Step 2: With the other side of the brush, blend the setting powder to fill in sparse areas – go as full and bold as you dare! Step 3: Finish by using the spooly brush to lock the look. The long-lasting formula feels light and comfortable to wear so you can be brow beautiful all day long.

This clever sculpting kit comes in two palettes –Medium Brown #002 and Dark Brown #003. The rectangular pack has a transparent flip-top lid so you can easily see the shades and brushes inside. Just like the styling gel, it’s decorated with a white Union Jack and bold silver lettering. Effortlessly chic!


Bring your brows bang on-trend! Rimmel introduces its new Brow This Way Collection featuring Rimmel’s Brow This Way Brow Styling Gel and Rimmel’s Brow This Way Brow Sculpting Kit. Whatever your fave brow style, it’s now easy to define, groom and shape your arches to perfection. Get the London look.

Brow This Way Brow Styling Gel 

Brush your brows into the perfect shape with this long-lasting brow gel:

– The mini precision mascara applicator makes it easy to create a uniform shape.

– The comfortable, lightweight gel formula sets hairs in place for an all-day defined look.

– Use the tinted gel to give a hint of smudge-proof, fade-proof colour.

– Use the non-sticky clear gel to style and add subtle shine.

Shades: #001 Blonde , #002 Medium Brown  , #003 Dark Brown , #004 Clear

Brow This Way Brow Sculpting Kit 

Create photo-ready, high-impact brows with this duo palette:

– Apply the wax using the angled brush to shape, define and fix brows.

– Use the other end of the brush to apply the setting powder to fill in sparse areas and create a natural finish.

– Use the spooly brush to lock the look.

– The long-lasting formula feels lightweight and comfortable to wear all day.

Shades: #002 Medium Brown, #003 Dark Brown

RRP $13.99 

Available September 2015 from Farmers, The Warehouse and Kmart.


Perfect Bridal Eyes

Perfect Bridal Eyes

Perfect Bridal EyesStandout eyes is the hot new bridal beauty trend, with celebrity brides such as Kate Middleton and Kate Moss arriving at the church with perfect peepers.

Bridal make-up specialist Ana Ospina says it’s easy to make your eyes stand out in photos and the smokey eye is an enduring on-trend look. “Kate Moss went for natural, soft browns while Kate Middleton went for a more defined look, with strong brows and black liner,” said Ana.

“Newly engaged Christine Bleakley and also soon-to-be married Kim Kardashian also favour bold eyes, so I expect this trend to continue for late 2011 and 2012 weddings.”

Whether you are planning to do your make-up yourself, like Kate Middleton, or employ an expert, like Kate Moss, you can learn from their bridal mistakes to perfect your look.

“Kate Middleton did very well, considering she did her own make-up,” said Ana. “The liner was a little too hard under her eyes, which gave her a bit of a 1990s look, ironically a little like Princess Diana. But her blush and lips were very bridal.”



Want gorgeous eyes for your big day? Follow Ana’s simple smokey step-by-step. “The secret to a good smokey eye is blend, blend, blend,” said Ana. “Build up the colour gradually.”

Step 1: Define your brows first with a little shadow or pencil. “I use Shu Uemura retractable eyebrow pencil in Seal Brown, Deep Blonde or Auburn brow powder duos from Laura Mercier,” said Ana.

Step 2: Apply primer to the lid for all-day make-up that will look fab in photos. “My favourites are Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion or Laura Mercier Eye Basics in Wheat or Linen.”

Step 3: Use a cream eyeshadow as your base then build up the colour on top. “I use Shu Uemura Cream Eyeshadows in Taupe, Brown or Black depending on strength of the look – or try Eye Intensifier Pencils by Sue Devitt in Surat, Laos or Pointe Noire.”

Step 4: Add black liner generously and blend liner up from lashline to leave intensity of colour at root of lashes for maximum impact. “I layer eyeshadow over the liner with my Minky and Chocolate Browns from my Sculpt Beauty Eyeshadow Pallette, Kim Kardashian style, blending and layering until the depth of colour is right.”

Step 5: Highlight browbone with a soft cream shadow blend down towards darker colours to soften look. Curl lashes and add a couple of coats of mascara. Ana recommends Dior Diorshow or Rimmel Glam’Eyes.

“A word of advice… do your eye make-up before your base, so it’s easier to clean up any overspill,” said Ana. Complete the look with concealer, foundation and powder and then add blush and lip colours in soft pinks, peaches or neutral tones to ensure the look is all about the eyes.


Ana Ospina is a highly experienced freelance make-up artist having worked on shows such as Dancing on Ice, Live at the Apollo and Comic Relief does Fame Academy she has also worked in Fashion, Editorial and Advertising. She now specialises in airbrush bridal and special occasion make-up and is based at the Becca boutique in South Kensington, London on select days for bridal and event bookings.