If 2011’s big eye trend was the cat eye, 2012 is gearing up to be the year of the “kitten eye.” It’s a less extreme and slightly easier-to-apply version of the cat eye but it’s still retro cute. In fact, I’ve been unknowingly wearing it for months in an attempt to create the cat-eye myself.
The LA Times spoke with celebrity makeup artist Kayleen McAdams, who says “a cat eye is a thicker line across the lid where a kitten eye is more about the little flick at the end, though it still works to define the eye.” To get the look, McAdams starts by tracing the top lashes with a pencil liner and creating a small upturned flick at the end of the eye. Keep the end of the flick in line with the end of your eyebrow. Next, trace over your pencil liner with a liquid or gel liner, making sure to keep a steady hand. For extra oomph, place a few individual fake lashes at the outside of your lashes.
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We’re using stila’s Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner in Indigo and Moss to create the kitten eye at all our holiday parties!