Face Of The Day

FOTD: ’80s Inspired Strong Cat Eye Makeup Look

July 11, 2009

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

Products Used

• Rimmel Renew & Lift Foundation in 203 applied with MAC 109 Small Contour 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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  • Reply Yumi July 11, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    Wow love the look!
    it looks great!

  • Reply sarah July 11, 2009 at 5:37 pm

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

  • Reply Karen July 11, 2009 at 6:59 pm

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

  • Reply Karen July 11, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    I love this look!

  • Reply sofia July 11, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    so cool!!

  • Reply Connie July 11, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    Gorgeous! I love the nightflight shadow!

  • Reply Phyllis July 12, 2009 at 3:34 am


    You can try MAC Night Owl instead.

  • Reply Phyllis July 12, 2009 at 3:35 am

    Thanks ladies =)

  • Reply Jenny July 12, 2009 at 3:43 am

    OOH, very pretty!!

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

  • Reply Sarah July 12, 2009 at 11:19 am

    wow you sure have a lot of beauty products!!

  • Reply Makeup Girl July 14, 2009 at 6:30 am

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

  • Reply Soo July 14, 2009 at 7:34 pm

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

  • Reply Amy July 16, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    So gorgeous! Are you wearing contacts? If so, can you please tell me what kind of contacts? Thank you! 🙂

  • Reply Phyllis July 16, 2009 at 8:46 pm


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

  • Reply Phyllis July 16, 2009 at 8:47 pm

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

  • Reply Pinklye July 17, 2009 at 11:03 am

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

  • Reply Lee July 17, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    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!!! 🙂

  • Reply Michelle Hahn July 20, 2009 at 1:17 pm

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

  • Reply Phyllis July 27, 2009 at 11:50 am

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

  • Reply Phyllis July 27, 2009 at 11:51 am

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

  • Reply Yael July 30, 2010 at 8:09 am

    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 🙂

  • Reply lisa September 8, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    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?

  • Reply Phyllis September 9, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    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.

  • Reply Phyllis September 9, 2010 at 10:58 pm


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

  • Reply cece October 5, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    i luv this look so beautiful

  • Reply bella December 13, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    great! much more wearable than the runway looks!

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