Sunday, March 7, 2010

Cat Eye Makeup....MEOW

For decades the cat eye makeup style has been popular and favorited among designers to use on models on the runway. I think this past NYFW was a prime example of that. Wether it was thick and black with neutral eyeshadow base, or smokey and sizzling, perhaps done in this seasons hot trend of plum and green. However you decide to do this look remember there is a fine line ( no pun intended ) between classy and trashy. The latter being something like Amy Winehouse style eyeliner.
When you think of cat eye eyeliner one name in particular comes to mind, Brigitte Bardot. She was famous for many things but among them was her super smokin' black cat eye eyeliner.

If you get your inspiration form someone of a decade past or from current celebrities or models, be sure to keep it classy. A good example of some cat eye makeup looks are Beyonce, Megan Fox, Scarlett Johannson, Christina Aguilera, Rihanna and more.
Rihanna's super classy cat eye
                                                               Leighton's smoked out modern cat eye
                                                                            Angelina's barely there cat eye
                                                                           Beyonce's 1960's style cat eye

When creating your cat eye remeber to use a light hand. Meaning don't press hard with your applicator. If using liquid it will make it get drippy. If using a brush the bristles will spread out causing your line to become uneven. Try using a liquid eyeliner that has a handle shaped like a pen instead of the traditional short handle. If using a gel liner use a very thin angled brush instead of a thicker one. You can always go back over and make the lines thicker if you want to. Don't be afraid to use color with the cat eye! You can keep it peachy or go for a plum smokey eyeshadow. I will be posting my official cat eye tutorial on Youtube soon! Keep and EYE open for it...sorry, I couldn't resist that one ;)

1 comment:

  1. Great post! Check out Lauren Luke’s tutorial on how to get the Beyonce look here: