Winged eyeliner is a classically cool beauty look. Whether it's a dramatic '60s flick or a subtle sex kitten wing, there's a way for everyone to wear it. We thought we'd scope the shelves for the insider's trick to nailing liquid liner: precision pen-style products. There's one in here to suit every budget!
Getting the purrfect cat-eye takes a bit of practice. And if you're tackling the feline look for the first time, be prepared to battle a few smudges or extra "wings" until you get it down pat. This look goes great over smouldering dark eyes or you can use it to enhance your natural eye shape. Let's go!
1. The right liner: Choosing the right eyeliner is crucial to getting the perfect winged-tip. A liquid eyeliner like Dior, Diorshow Art Pen ($59) is great choice as the felt-tip applicator makes it easy to create nice thin to thick lines in a single sweeping stroke. Keep reading!
Week after week, we're inundated with pictures of gorgeous celebrities trying out new beauty trends and hairstyles. This week was no exception, and picking out a top 10 was no mean feat! But when it came down to it, we had to pick which hair and makeup adventures we actually wanted to copy ourselves. And between lovely Lara Bingle's dramatic cat-eye flick, formed to perfection, Jennifer Hawkins' beach-to-bar waves and Frieda Pinto's barely-there lip colour and smoky eye (and more!), we have plenty cool new trends to try. Keen to see them for yourself? Come along!
Jennifer Hawkins led a bevy of beauties down the runway at last night's Myer Autumn/Winter 2013 Collection Launch at Mural Hall in Melbourne. Alexandra Agoston, Louise Van de Vorst and Alice Burdeau were among the models to join Jennifer in showcasing the latest and greatest Winter wares available now at the department store.
The makeup look for the evening's event was all about the "Flirty Sixties Flick", created by Natasha Severino, Yves Saint Laurent Australian Make-up Associate. "The makeup inspiration for Myer Autumn/Winter 2013 came from the subtle influence of the '60s seen throughout 'The Edits'. Peplum skirts, Winter florals and leather silhouettes all play homage to the swinging '60s," says Natasha.
"The black eyeliner is prominent over the entire lid and is very matte in texture, juxtaposing the luminous, polished, dewy skin. Brows are sculpted and groomed, whilst cheeks are softly flushed and dewy. A barely there mouth elegantly finishes this modern, wearable look."
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She's currently in the US following an array of pretty street-style appearances for 2013 Fall fashion week, and we're delighted to give you a peek inside the beauty wardrobe of Gary Pepper Vintage, aka Nicole Warne. She's mastered the art of the cat-eye, and her skin is so clear and smooth, we've been falling over ourselves to find out what skincare she uses. A prominent Australian blogger, Nicole recently featured in the Miss Vogue social media campaign and we may or may not have her mentally clocked under cheek bone inspiration...
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From the runways to the red carpet, exaggerated winged eye makeup has risen as the makeup look of the moment. And last night the trend made an appearance at the Les Misérables premiere in New York, thanks to Amanda Seyfried. She paired her embellished Alexander McQueen gown with an equally overstated eye look. Try this geometric shadow to elongate and lift the eye without appearing too weighed down.
The first step to mimicking this eye makeup is to draw a winged outline with an eye pencil. Draw a line from the middle of the lower lashes through the outer corner of the eye and upwards to meet the orbital bone. Draw another line from the midway of the top lash line and connect it with the other line coming from your lower lash line. Fill in the shape and clean up smudges using a cotton tip saturated with makeup remover.
To intensify and set the colour, go back over it with dark eyeshadow. Finally, highlight with a golden shade. Apply underneath the eyes, in the inner corners, and up to the crease on the innermost lid. Complement this high-flying eye makeup with subtle cheeks and lips. Amanda's slicked-back braid puts her eyes in the spotlight where they belong.
A cat-eye is the easiest way to add instant glamour to any type of look. Although it takes a steady hand and a little practice, this winged look is one of the most flattering makeup trends. And with the recent release of The Dark Knight Rises, why not channel your inner feline and test out some of these cat-eye looks?
Aussie stunner Nicole Trunfio models her jewellery collection in the Sunday Times Magazine but it's her graphic eyeliner that caught our eye. The handiwork of Penny Antuar, the cat-like liner that extends right to the inner V, making Nicole's eyes more striking than ever. Complemented with some silver inner-eye shadow to brighten the area, subtle gloss and killer lashes and you've got yourself one smokin' makeup look.
Photography by Stef King
Megan Gale walked the catwalk for Alex Perry at the L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival last night and just tweeted this picture of her intricately made-up high-shine eye look. Created by L’Oréal Paris Makeup Director Rae Morris, gold eyeshadow blended with metallic purple and pink, then brought out to a slant to create a high-impact feline flick. Water-lining on her lower lash line with kohl and lashings of mascara accentuate Megan's incredible green eyes, making this one seriously sexy and glamorous look. Have you ever tried to create the cat eye?
There are some women that just have it. Eva Mendes is one of those women. She graces the August cover of Allure magazine looking ah-mazing wearing a fiercely winged cat eye and seductive pout. More like a young Sophia Loren than ever. She describes a loaded '60s eye — think smudged liner and lashings of mascara — as "insta-sexy" in the accompanying interview so it's no surprise that that's her fail-safe beauty look. And it looks as though she's a D&G fan through and through — she was dressed head to toe in the Italian designs for the sexy shoot — and prefers the dry, textured style of '70s hair that we saw in their A/W 2010 collection over the sleek, slick wet-look vibe that we saw elsewhere. FYI, Eva and I are like two peas in a pod; we use the same foundation: Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation. LOVE. Pretty, huh?