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Inspiration for the look: Katy Perry’s cover for the song California Gurls.

I think of this look as ‘beachy glam’ – not sure how well it would hold up if you actually went for a swim but you sure would turn heads while sunbathing!

I have to apologise for the photography – my camera died before I could get more than a couple of shots of the finished look.

To get the look, keep reading!

1. Use a flat shading brush to apply a peachy-gold pink colour to the eyelids. Take the colour slightly above the crease.

2. Apply a matte taupe colour with a blending brush to the crease to add definition to the eye.

3. Use a clean blending brush and gently brush in small circles around the edge of the colour to remove any harsh lines. Use a frosty pale beige colour to highlight under the browbone and in the inner corner.

4. Use a plum colour to line the bottom lashline.

5. Line the upper lashline using either gel or liquid liner (I used gel liner and a pointed eyeliner brush). Create the outline of the wing before lining the rest of your eye. In order to get the dramatic effect of the look, bring the wing out until the apex is in line with the end of your eyebrow. Fill in the rest of your liner and the eyes are finished!

Check to see that the shape of your eyeliner is symmetrical. This can be difficult as eyes themselves are not symmetrical! If you’re wearing this look for a night out, add some full volume false lashes to amp it up even more.

I finished off this look with a coral pink blush similar to the one used in California Gurls. The blush I used was Stila’s Cozy from the dream in full palette which I reviewed earlier (click here to read!). I was quite disappointed with the pigmentation of the blush. Despite repeated passes with the brush, it was difficult to get any colour payoff. The bright colour on the pan translated into a very sheer hint of colour on my cheeks.

List of products used:


  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance
  • MAC eyeshadows in Expensive Pink, Grain
  • Stila eyeshadows in Dream, Espresso, Surreal
  • Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink
  • Maybelline Volum’Express mascara


  • MAC Bronzing Powder in Matte Bronze
  • Benefit High Beam
  • Stila blush in Cozy


  • Lancome Juicy Tube in Fraise
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