How To: Makeup Inspired by Carly Rae Jepsen

This week has flown by for me, mostly because I've had the week off. My time off is running out! Speaking of time, a few weeks ago I went out with friends but only had 5 minutes to get ready. Does this happen to you? Here's the look I came up with, inspired by a picture of Carly Rae Jepsen (she sings Call Me Maybe, aka the song that you cannot escape but I still sing every time I hear it) and you only need TWO products.

T O O L S:

M E T H O D:
This look is awesome for a few reasons: it makes the eyes POP,
it can be changed easily for daytime or night,
it uses two products,
and it takes 5 minutes to do.
place, pat, line

  • Place the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil all over the lid. I'm a fan of these because they're cheap ($4.50), don't crease, and can be used as an eye lid primer. Check out how I use the white eye pencil here.
  • Pat in with fingers to blend. You can get extra fancy and add more color to the outer edge, and make the area above the iris the lightest.
  • Smudge pencil under the bottom lids.
Double Trouble Eye, Volumizing Wand, Lengthening Wand
  • For mascara, I'm using the Double Trouble Mascara sent to me by Lashem. This mascara features a volumizing formula as well as a lengthening formula. You can use either one or combine them both for  the biggest lashes. It's like two mascaras in one!
  • Use the volumizing end first. The rubber bristles are great because they get to every lash. Here are my lashes after one coat. I've never had an issue with clumps, and sometimes I will just use this wand.
  • To finish the look, use the lengthening wand. It features flexible cotton fibers to thicken and curl lashes. I wear contacts, so I like that the Double Trouble doesn't irritate my sensitive eyes and is easy to remove. I used one coat and didn't curl my lashes. I'm pleased with my results.
<-- Double Trouble and No Mascara -->

T I P S:
  • Line tightline and waterline to define eyes even more.
  • While this copper-brown shade looks great on blue eyes (my eyes are blue-green), try an aubergine (eggplant) shade on brown and green eyes.
  • Make it daytime-friendly by choosing a lighter shade of shadow.
  • While I used a creamy shadow (Color Tattoo is another great option), use a copper-brown regular shadow if that's more your style. 
  • In case you were wondering, I use Innoxa Gouttes Bleues Eye Drops to really whiten my eyes.
  • Just in case you noticed, I'm totally wearing fake bangs!

Call Me Maybe? ;)

What's your favorite way to get ready in a hurry?


  1. Hey, I just met you. And this is crazy.

    See, you're not alone in immediately singing it. :)

  2. It doesn't even look like you with the bangs! I had to look twice, lol! Great look when you are in a rush! The copper looks pretty next to your eyes.


  3. Such a pretty look!


  4. Looks great! Nice to see that Carly is big down in the states too! She hails from Canada. :)

  5. This is a great look, you really rocked it! And now the song's in my head... :)

  6. Love this! I think even I could recreate this!

  7. Well that looks easy! Definitely need to try it.

  8. I hate that song! They're obsessed with it everywhere! :D

  9. I'm very tempted to try this make-up look :) Is the french fries pencil sort of a golden color?

  10. Wow! I would never have know the bangs were fake! You got me.

    I love the eye makeup - so pretty!

  11. uhm...I think you need bangs. You look stunning.
    Also, where do I get those nyx pencils? I want one :)

  12. Wow you aren't kidding, your eyes totally pop with this look! I think this is eye makeup even I could handle. Thanks for the tutorial!

  13. Love Carly Rae Jepsen and love your look!!! :)

  14. were did you get fake bangs, I want some!

  15. omg i love this! you did such a good job, gorgeous! i want to try that nyc stick :-) thanks for sharing.

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  16. great copy look! You have beautiful eyes...just like Carly!

  17. i love this!!! :D

    when i really don't have time to get ready, concealer and lip gloss are the way to go for me. ;)

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  18. Love Love this, I am so going to try it out this weekend!

  19. Now the song is stuck in my head. Thanks! Your eyes turned out really well. I've never used those products.

  20. Beautiful eye makeup. I usually just use mascara on my eyes

  21. Love the look!

    I normally roll out of bed about a half hour before I'm supposed to be at my desk- so I rely on the foundation, blush, MAC Shroom shadow, liner and mascara route. :) I've got it down to a 6-minute science.


  22. Awesome. You deserve all those hits you got today, and more!

    I don't have eyeliner because we had a disagreement but this post makes me want to go out and get some.


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