One beauty trend we were happy to see on the Spring/Summer 2012 runways was the cat eye. Seen on models at shows like Dolce & Gabbana, Ruffian, Bagdley Mischka and Giorgio Armani (pictured), we saw everything from a simple swoop to dramatic tails. To find out how to achieve a wearable cat eye, we spoke with makeup artist Vanessa Jarman, who is currently a Canadian spokeperson for Rimmel London, and has worked with celebrities including Lady Gaga, Drake and Alicia Silverstone.
“My #1 tip is to keep your eyes looking ‘happy and awake,’” says Jarman. “I always start my cat eye, with a ‘tick’ on the outer corners of my lash line and pull my liner upward, keeping my bottom eyelid in consideration.” Once both eyes are symmetrical, the rest is quite easy.
First take your liner and start at the inner corner of your eye. It’s important to keeping the brush or pencil nice and tight against your lash line and work your way outward to the end of your eye making your line slightly thicker as you pull, explains Jarman. Reverse the angle of your applicator and start at the outer corner of your tick and pull inward toward the line you have just created on your lash line. Simply fill in any blank spaces, and your liner will be beautifully impactful.
Vanessa suggests using Rimmel London’s Glam’Eyes Professional Liquid Liner in Black Glamour.
[Photo courtesy Style.com]