CAT-EYES are never out of fashion!

Sonntag, 1. Juli 2012

Schon Leinwandgöttinnen wie Liz Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot oder Sophia Loren schwörten auf den CAT-EYE Look (privat und beruflich). You should too! Mit den richtigen Tricks, Produkten und ein bißchen Übung kanns schon los gehen! Mein absoluter Lieblings-Makeup Look ist auch auf den Runways nicht mehr wegzudenken!

Egyptian Magic
Forget the enormous budget, on-set squabbles, and that epic running time. Joseph L. Mankiewicz's Cleopatra made makeup history, featuring Elizabeth Taylor at the height of her fame, wearing thick streaks of liner on the top and bottom of her eyes that came to a tapered point far past the outer corners. For once, it wasn't the screen legend's famously full brows that stole the show. 

Wings of Desire
Audrey Hepburn also deserves credit for popularizing the winged liner look as Holly Golightly in 1961's Breakfast at Tiffany's. The actress was blessed with dark velvet eyes that tilted up naturally at the outer corners, making her a perfect poster child for the thin, flicked line. Her on-set makeup artist on the iconic film, Wally Westmore, reportedly alternated brown and black liner with shadow, depending on whether they were shooting day or night scenes.

La Bella Donna
Sophia Loren was fond of applying black liner slightly beyond her eyes, even angling the tip down subtly to accentuate her natural almond shape. Piles of mascara completed her signature va-va-voom look, which was the subject of an homage at Dolce & Gabbana's molto italiano Spring show.

…And God Created Bardot
Brigitte Bardot rimmed her cat-shaped eyes with thick black pigment, applying layer after layer of liner, with an uptick equal to the width of a pinky finger. Decades later, the blonde bombshell is still the go-to example for looking sexy without trying too hard.

Mod Squad
Mad Men
has cemented our modern obsession with all things sixties, including cat-eyes. Lana Horochowski, the show's head makeup artist, relies on pots of MAC's Fluidline liner in Blacktrack and individual lashes applied at the corners to faithfully re-create Christina Hendricks' retro style. 

Très Jolie
Angelina Jolie's cat-eye looks dark and vampish one moment, then refined and polished the next. The trick is in the angle of the flick—a straighter line conveys grace while a harder, curled edge befits her Oscar-winning, blood vial-drinking days circa 2000.

Strokes of Genius
The late Amy Winehouse didn't do anything subtly, and that includes her eye makeup. The singer's overdrawn cat-eye was impossibly thick, piled with sooty shadow that touched her brows at times, and managed to look cool even when streaked and runny following her heart-pounding live performances.

Kate the Great
Kate Moss recently revealed that her 9-year-old daughter "likes the fresh-faced, natural mummy," but we prefer our Kate with her signature black liner intact and drawn on with a slight, imperfect tip. Except, that is, when makeup artist Pat McGrath is doing the scrawling, as was the case backstage at Louis Vuitton last season. Pure perfection.

Sideways Glances
Unhinged housewives from the fifties inspired the striking cat-eyes at Jonathan Saunders' Spring 2012 show, where lead makeup artist Lucia Pieroni stroked on MAC's Fluidline in Blacktrack using its tapered #263 Small Angle Brush. The curving lines were so extended they could be seen from the sides of the models' faces.
Ciao, Bella
Backstage at Dolce & Gabbana, the brand's The Make Up color consultant, Pat McGrath, channeled Sophia Loren with a glamorous winged design, using a quarter strip of faux lashes and multiple coats of mascara to ensure the final look was true to the screen siren's original style. 

Seeing Double
Giorgio Armani international makeup artist Linda Cantello provided her own update for Spring, scrawling not one but two iridescent black flicks onto lids at Giorgio Armani for lines that glowed like "watery reflections." 

Stuck on You
If wielding a pen isn't your thing, Dior's new Velvet Eyes is the way to go. Packed with four different designs, the "stickers" adhere to the lash line to mimic the look of a cat-eye. Dior makeup artist Ricky Wilson says the trick for proper application is "getting them as close to the natural lash line as possible." The reusable patches go on with false lash adhesive glue. "Wave it around for a few seconds so the glue becomes a bit tacky, and then place on the eye, smoothing over any creases with a Q-tip."

Go Long
Cantello's pro technique involved stenciling two layers of Armani's black Smooth Silk Eye Pencil in No. 4 along the upper lash lines, topped with a blackened green shadow to add depth. Then, she traced a half-moon arc with Armani's black Maestro Liquid Eye Liner in No. 1 above the crease, leaving the middle blank and blurring the edges together for a double-extended effect that "truly makes the eye look longer."
Liquid Assets
There's no shortage of new liners on the market, but Hourglass artistic director of makeup Gina Brooke is "obsessed" with liquid formulas. "Having a liner that doesn't tug or drag on the skin is crucial for getting the perfect winged effect," Brooke says, extolling the virtues of the brand's new Script Precision Liquid Liner, which has one of the smallest felt tips around, measuring in at a wee 0.5 millimeters. Lancôme's new Artliner, with its super-fine foam tip, and Peter Thomas Roth's new Lashes to Die For The Liner, which contains a peptide-infused formula that enhances the natural length and thickness of your  lashes while lining your lids, are also good bets.

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