The signature cat eye look never goes out of style, and for decades, fashion icons have rocked the winged eyeliner look for countless occasions. Its origins can be traced all the way back to ancient Egypt where Queen Cleopatra donned the winged look using ancient kohl or black powder smudged around the eye. Little did she know, Cleopatra started a beauty trend that’s made it’s permanent mark in history and can currently still be seen all around the world today. It’s no wonder that supermodels such as Alessandra herself often opt for the sultry cat eye!
Here are some tips to create the perfect cat eye for any occasion:
Start off by getting out your favorite liquid or gel eyeliner. You’ll want to look for one that is waterproof (a must, especially when you’re wiping away the tear after seeing just how PERFECT your completed eyeliner looks!) Next you are going to draw a diagonal line starting at the end of your lash line. If you want to get a crisp line similar to the one Ale has in the picture above you can always cheat a little and use some tape or even a spoon as a template!
Next you want to draw a triangle starting at the end of the diagonal line, fill it in, and connect it to your lash line. If you want to have more of a sultry, smudged look you can always apply black eyeshadow on top of your eyeliner! This is not only a key tip to help your eyeliner stay perfect all day, but it also creates more of a smokey cat eye look much like the ones our favorite VS angel rocks. This look would be ideal for any occasion from hitting the beach, to brunching with the gals, to hitting a night on the town!
The final step, and arguably the most important one, is adding mascara! Mascara turns your already dreamy cat eye into the full package giving it that extra touch of drama. If you are going to an event, it is important to make sure your cat eye is just dramatic enough by adding several coats of mascara or false eyelashes for more of a flare! Top it off with setting spray to hold the look in place.
Alessandra is proof that the cat eye look is the direction to go for any occasion, so the next time you’re going for the cat eye, just follow these simple tips! Keep in mind that everyone has different eye shapes so it may take some practice to perfect this look.