Cat eyes are easy to mas­ter – just pounce on these tips

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Stellar - - Contents -

Tips for get­ting the purrr­fect cat-eye look.

When it comes to winged eye­liner, it’s not a case of one size or shape fits all. Case in point: at the lat­est Marc Ja­cobs run­way show, mod­els sported eight dis­tinct ver­sions of the clas­sic look.

“I tai­lored the eye­liner to com­ple­ment and en­hance each in­di­vid­ual eye shape,” ex­plains Marc Ja­cobs Beauty make-up artist Diane Ken­dal. “Some were more straight, bot­tom-heavy or al­mond-shaped; oth­ers had smaller wings or elon­gated cor­ners. If a model had wide-set eyes, we ex­ag­ger­ated the in­ner cor­ner to elon­gate the en­tire eye shape, or if she had al­mond­shaped eyes, we en­hanced them with a more graphic shape.”

These sorts of de­tails are key. Winged eye­liner is flat­ter­ing on all women, says Ken­dal, so long as ad­just­ments are made to suit spe­cific eye shapes. The right tech­nique and tools are im­por­tant, too. “I love to start with a pen­cil to map out the shape and line the wa­ter­line and lash lines,” she con­tin­ues. “Then I use a felt-tip pen to per­fect the shape and get a re­ally clean edge.” Ken­dal finds a long-wear­ing pen­cil pro­vides a good base and helps the liq­uid liner stay put, and she uses cot­ton tips to sharpen lines and erase any mis­takes.

(from left) M.A.C Roll Roller­wheel Liq­uid Liner ner in Rollin’ Black Shine, $35, mac­cos­met­; UR­BAN DE­CAY 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pen­cil in Perver­sion, $33,; MARC JA­COBS BEAUTY Magic Marc’er Pre­ci­sion Pen Wa­ter­proof Liq­uid Eye­liner in Blac­quer, $44,; LA ROCHE-POSAY Re­spec­tis­sime Soft Eye Pen­cil in Noir, $21.99,; RIMMEL LON­DON Won­der Wing Eye­liner in Black, $15.95, price­

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