Cat eyes are easy to master – just pounce on these tips
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, maccosmetics.com.au; URBAN DECAY 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil in Perversion, $33, mecca.com.au; MARC JACOBS BEAUTY Magic Marc’er Precision Pen Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Blacquer, $44, sephora.com.au; LA ROCHE-POSAY Respectissime Soft Eye Pencil in Noir, $21.99, laroche-posay.com.au; RIMMEL LONDON Wonder Wing Eyeliner in Black, $15.95, priceline.com.au