Friday, 8 March 2013
Just Wing It
The cat (or winged) eye never really goes out of style but this season it got the runway re-vamp. Emilio Pucci did it with bangs, Christian Dior did it in silver and Dolce & Gabbana did it with red lipstick.
Unfortunately, I did it badly. The biggest obstacle in my quest for cat eye domination was that I was lacking the proper tools of the trade.
That's where Bobbi Brown came in. There are a million eye liners out there: liquid, gel or pencil. This particular one is great for a beginner as it goes on easily as thick or thin as you like and stays for hours. It is worth investing in a brush too. A good brush can mean the difference between achieving alluring feline eyes and looking like your kid sister drew on your face while you slept.
Start from the inner corner of the eye and gently line the lid all the way to your natural corner crease. This particular liner gives you time to fix the edges and smooth the line before it sets. If you muck up keep some cotton buds on hand to wipe and go rather than smudging in the mistake with your fingers.
Stick with black until you master your line. Trust me only a razor-shape line can pull off colours.