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Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Get catty with cat eye makeup

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60s mod-inspired make up is in vogue again, especially the sassy wingtip trend. From the runways to the college corridors, it has been embraced by all. Whether it is Kim look to add an extra dose of glamour, or just to jazz up your daily make-up routine.

cat eye make up for everyday, Iulia Agnew Photography, Portrait

You might be surprised to know that the cat eye look dates back to the times of Cleopatra. Fashionistas in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia decided to make their eyes up in this manner to help keep irritating sand gnats from flying into the eyes and of course, the fashion queen Cleopatra was among the first to flick up her eye liner. This has become a lasting trend which finds favour in every fashion era.

According to some makeup artists, cat eyes have remained in vogue because of the technique that elongates round eyes, thereby making them appear more sultry. It is the most commonly used eye makeup for wedding, parties, nightclubs etc. It gives a unique twist to the eyes, making it look sexier, bolder and fierce.

Contrary to what most women think, it’s an easier look to create and carry off. Here are some tips to follow for that ‘meow look’,

The right liner
Make sure you have a liquid liner, since a pencil liner will never be able to give you the desired sharp look. Also, don’t consider this look if you have oily skin. The liner might melt and smudge in a few hours.
Though it is easier to draw your eyes with a pencil, but the edges will never come as sharp as it would with liquid liner or gel liners. If you aren’t confident with liquid liners, draw your eyes with a pencil and then touch it up with the liquid or gel liner at the edges, where the points need to be sharp.

Pointed brush
Use the right brush. For, the sleek lines depend solely on the brushes you use. You can also get more creative with the tip. In case, instead of a fine brush you are compelled to use a thick brush, beware of the result: chubbier lines and fatter cat eyes.

Highlight your other features
The cat eye look is a dramatic, versatile one. While you keep your face bare, you have the scope to gloss up your lips and go creative with your blush.

Less is more
In the daytime, pair your cat eyeliner with toned down or lighter lip colours. Whereas, for the evening, you can go the whole hog with bright red lipsticks or dark maroon ones. Since cat eye look is a heavy eye makeup, go for neutral shades of eye-shadows. The adage, ‘less is more’ can be your makeup mantra in this case.

cat eye make up for everyday, Iulia Agnew Photography, Portrait

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