French actress Brigitte Bardot is unanimously one of the biggest sex symbols in the 50s and 60s and the original bombshell. Even until now, millions and millions of women try to copy her signature look – sexy bed hair, thick apricot lips and my personal favorite, smoky cat eyes.
Smoldering cat eyes can elongate and lift the eyes for a sexy, youthful appearance. The look works on all ethnicity and eye shapes plus you can wear the line thin or thick to work with different looks.
Read on to find out how you can create the basic cat eye in 5 easy steps.
Modern Cat Eye Icons: Angelina Jolie, Rihanna and Camilla Belle
What You Need
* Pencil Eyeliner
* Liquid/Gel Liner
* Q-tips (optional)
Step 1. Starting from the inner corner, line your top lash line with a pencil liner. Choosing one that glides on easily will make your life a LOT easier. I am using MAC Pearlglide Liner in Black Russian here.
As you approach the outer corner, make the line thicker and flick it upwards, extending it past the outer corner of your eye. Be sure to taper it unless you are going for a “modern” look as spotted at the DKNY Fall 2009 show.
Step 2. Go over the line with a liquid or gel liner for maximum lasting power and color. I swear by MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack.
This is what it should look like when you are done.
Step 3. Repeat on the lower lash line . Make sure the two lines join each other at the outer corner.
Step 4. Clean up any mistakes or smudges with a Q-tip or a makeup remover pen. L’oreal’s Clean Artiste Makeup Corrector Pen is perfect for this.
Step 5. Curl your lashes, apply a few coats of mascara or a pair of fake lashes on the top to complete the look.
Voila! Sexy cat eyes in no time!
* If you don’t have a steady hand, try resting your elbow on a hard surface like a table top.
* Find it difficult to draw a straight line in one stroke? Make a few dots and connect them.
* Always start out with a thin line. It is easier to retrace the line to make it thicker than trying to make a thick liner thinner.
* Mastering the cat eye does take time and practice so be patient!