How to makeup: Cat eyes

The Erdem look
The Erdem look
Smashbox Gel Liner, $54 (L) and UBU liner brush, $5.99
Smashbox Gel Liner, $54 (L) and UBU liner brush, $5.99
M.A.C Penultimate, $40 (L) and Elizabeth Arden eyeliner, $49, out on September 2nd
M.A.C Penultimate, $40 (L) and Elizabeth Arden eyeliner, $49, out on September 2nd
Smashbox liner brush, $42
Smashbox liner brush, $42
M.A.C Fluidline Gel Liner, $38
M.A.C Fluidline Gel Liner, $38

It's the latest look rocking round beauty blogs and magazines.

First seen at Erdem on the Winter 2013 runways, M.A.C's innovative take on the classic cat eye flick was enchanting.

This devilishly simple makeup trick defines the eye and nods to the current trend for all things geometric and modern.

New Zealand's very own Amber D was one of the international M.A.C makeup artists responsible for this look.

HOW TO GET THE LOOK IN 60 SECONDS


Start with a bare eyelid, or a simple wash of nude eye shadow and mascara. As the focus of this look is the triangle flick, it's best to keep the rest of your makeup pretty simple.

1 - Take a gel liner (you can use liquid liner but gel is less drippy to apply) in black. Amber and her team used M.A.C Fluidline.
2 - Wipe off any excess product and carefully mark lines where you want the bottom of your triangles to be. Do this on both eyes before you draw the full triangles to make sure they're even. Quick tip: Follow the line from your bottom lid up and out to elongate your eyes.
3 -Reload your brush and draw a tiny triangle on each eyelid, then fill it in with liner.

PRODUCTS TO TRY
Gel:
M.A.C Fluidline gel liner, $38
Smashbox Gel liner, $54
Maybelline Eye Studio Liner, $19.99 (comes with brush)

Liquid Liners and pens:
M.A.C Penultimate, $40. This pen liner has a fine tip for easy precision.
Elizabeth Arden Liquid Eyeliner, $49, available in stores from September 2.

 

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