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Minimalist Mod: The Hottest Trend to Try Today

Minimalist Mod: The Hottest Trend to Try Today
The recent fashion shows weren’t just a hit for their couture ranges – the Minimalist Mod look stole the show too. Here’s what all the fuss is about.

Need a beauty refresher this season? Playing with black and white makeup doesn’t have to be boring – make like 60’s fashion icon Mary Quant and try this sophisticated look.

“This look is all about big, bold lashes, slick winged eye and a soft pout,” says Rae Morris, Priceline Pharmacy Makeup Director. “This is the look for aspiring muses — think 60s icons like Twiggy and Edie Sedgwick. The new season take is all about mastering a really clean line along the lashes, and a soft, pastel lip that pays homage to that legendary mod look.”

Step 1 – A matte foundation is what you’ll need to kick off this look. Use your fingers to warm up the product, and gently press it into your forehead, cheeks, over your nose and the chin area for a natural finish. Try Models Prefer Matte Foundation, $12.99

Step 2 –  Using the Latte (medium) shade, sweep the shadow over the eyelid, stopping just at your eyelid crease. Try Nude by Nature Ultimate Nude Eyeshadow Palette, $24.95

Step 3 – Lightly hold the bottom of your eye down, and line your waterline with a white eyeliner pencil. The waterline is the part that’s closest to your eyeball – so be careful! Try Rimmel London Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Liner Pencil in Pure White, $8.50

Step 4 – The most important part of this look is black liner carefully placed around the eye. Sketch a line from the bottom outer corner of your eye, to about ⅞ to your inner corner. Do the same for above the eye. Try Maybelline NY EyeStudio Lasting Drama Gel Pot Liner, $16.95

Step 5 – Finish with a good lashing of mascara, and repeat two to three times for a more dramatic look. Try L’Oreal Paris Mega Volume Collagen Miss Manga Mascara, $21.95

Step 6 – Don’t forget about your brows too – they’re so important as they frame your face. Using a clear brow gel, sweep the product away from your face. Use your finger to press any stray hairs down if you need to. Try Savvy Clear Brow Gel, $4.99

sponsored-postThis is a sponsored post by Priceline. All opinions expressed by the author are authentic and written in their own words.

The Festival of Beauty campaign is a celebration of all things beauty. Priceline Pharmacy, along with Rae Morris, Whitney Port and Samantha Harris, has set the 8 trends for Spring/Summer 2015, reinforcing it as the beauty authority and as the leading destination for Australian beauty lovers. Discover more in store or click here.

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Written by Iantha Yu

Iantha Yu is a journalist that specializes in writing and styling beauty, health and lifestyle content. She joins The Carousel as Beauty Editor after previously working at SHOP Til You Drop and Women’s Health magazine, and prior to that, edited her own beauty website.

She firmly believes that good skincare, a bright lippie, or good quality false eyelashes can change your life (or at least your mood for the day).

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