FOTD: 80s Inspired Strong Cat Eye Makeup Look

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Published on July 11, 2009 with 26 Comments

Inspired by François Nars’ work on the Marc Jacobs Fall 2009 runway, here is my take on the 80s cat eye look.





What I Used

* Rimmel Renew & Lift Foundation in #203 applied with MAC #109 Brush
* Anastasia Highlighting Brow Kit to fill in eyebrows
* NARS Lili Marlene Cream Eyeshadow patted onto the eyelid as a base
* NARS Bohemian Gold Duo Eyeshadow from crease to eyebrow bone
* NARS Night Flight Eyeshadow on eyelid and winged out
* MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack to line
* Taiwanese Fake Lashes on top
* MAC Sculpting Powder in Shadester on cheekbones for a sculpted look
* MAC Shaping Powder in Lightsweep along bridge of nose
* NARS Multiple Bronzer in Cap Vert on lips

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  1. Wow love the look!
    it looks great!

  2. LOVE the night flight eyeshadow! could you recommend a highstreet (cheaper) alternative? xx

  3. i loved the way you smoked out the wing and made it look so soft!

  4. I love this look!

  5. so cool!!

  6. Gorgeous! I love the nightflight shadow!

  7. Sarah,

    You can try MAC Night Owl instead.

  8. Thanks ladies =)

  9. OOH, very pretty!!

    PS Phyllis, I’m in Korea right now.. is there any Asian beauty products you recommend I stock up on?

  10. wow you sure have a lot of beauty products!!

  11. Wow, that is such an exotic look. Love it!

  12. I love it! You always get these looks spot on. What did you use on your lips?

  13. So gorgeous! Are you wearing contacts? If so, can you please tell me what kind of contacts? Thank you! :)

  14. Soo,

    I used NARS Multiple Bronzer in Cap Vert on my lips.

  15. Yes Amy. I’m wearing Geo Tri Color lenses in Brown here.

  16. Oh I really really LOVE this look !!
    very good work :)
    I think that I’m going to buy the the nightflight shadow!

  17. Wow!!! I love this look (yours)!!
    Do u have or could do a step by step tutorial for it?
    Id love to learn how to make such great smokey eye look for asian eyelids!
    btw, i love ur blog!!! :)

  18. This is absolutely gorgeous and fierce!
    Where is your top from? I love the zipper detail.

  19. Thanks Michelle, the top is from Forever 21. Loves!!!

  20. Yay Pinklye! The NARS Night Series eyeshadows are all really pretty. I have more swatches here.

  21. Hi Phyllis,

    All of your eye looks are so perfectly blended! the fade out is perfect and i just can’t get the hang of that, especially on the outer corners, like in this look.
    Is there a certain brush or technique that you feel gives you that perfect degradation? (other than practice :)

  22. i was checking for the products youve used i couldnt find it i only found nars night flight eyeshadow i couldnt find NARS Lil Marlene Cream Eyeshadow and NARS Bohemian Gold Duo Eyeshadow are these products discountinued?

  23. Thanks Yael! Using the right brush is also very important. Try a fluffy brush like MAC #217 and remember to clean up any muddy areas with a flat brush dipped in foundation.

  24. Lisa,

    The Lili Marlene is still available at the NARS website but the Bohemian Gold might have been discontinued.

  25. i luv this look so beautiful

  26. great! much more wearable than the runway looks!

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