Cat Eyes- Right Meow

Aside from the startlingly bold lips, there was a slight Sixties revival on many of the runways of New York and Milan this year.  The bright coats and the colorful prints, along with pastel makeup, doe eyed models with large lashes and heavy top liner was abundant.

The cat-eye, made popular in the Sixties by icons such as Bardot and Twiggy is one of my favorite makeup trends of all times.
Brigitte est belle ici.

There are a few ways to achieve this eye....either with your traditional pencil eyeliner (must be sharpened nicely) , with a liquid liner (which I find messy), or with a gel liner and brush (my preference)

Liner should be applied after the eyeshadow, so that there is not any fallout of the shadow that ends up on the liner.  You really only need a nice neutral shade of shadow to contrast the liner. Starting on the outside of the lid: Use an angled brush or eyeliner brush at a 45 degree angle from the outside corner of your eye and work your way in.  The line should gradually become thinner all the way to the inside of your eye, making sure the line is distinct and as close as possible to the lash line.  Sometimes it is useful to take a q-tip and clean it up if you are not used to it or drank too much the night before.  Add a couple coats of mascara or some falsies.  Natural makeup and a nude lip is quite complementary to this eye.

Nice Neutral Makeup Here

Here is what not to do:

Eaaaasy Amy...easy.  Put the eyeliner down!  Down!  Bad Kitty!  Rargh!

1 comment:

  1. omg I am so glad you addressed the horror that is amy's eye makeup! And WOW! Beautiful photo, I may be doing this again my next night out, I've had it on the back burner a bit lately!