Tuesday, August 14, 2018

4 Bold New Takes on the Classic Cat Eye

Cat Eye vs. Winged
Let's start off by defining the difference between a cat eye look and the winged look. The biggest difference between the cat eye and winged looks is the underliner. Cat eyes encompass both a heavy lining on the top and bottom lines to provide the full shape of a cat's eye. The winged look is only the top liner and occasionally lining of the inner corner. A cat eye is generally much more dramatic of a look. It's used for more dressed up makeup, like for events and evening wear. The winged look is often more casual and great for day wear. Below, we are going to see 4 new takes on the classic yet dramatic cat eye!

When stuck in a rut, flip it up; upside down that is! The inverted cat eye is bold and over the top. The wing is on the bottom. This look elongates your eye even more than the traditional cat eye. It is a great look for anyone with a smaller forehead because it opens up the face drastically. Plus, creating an inverted cat eye means you don't have to fuss with eyeshadow or heavy lips because the liner is all the boldness you will need.
2018 fashions have all been about being bold and lawless. One take on the cat eye that follows that trend is the rounded cat eye! It kind of reminds us of a nubbed cat's tail, but still looks way more awesome! This look has been seen on Tom Ford's & Jason Wu's runways and Lady GaGa's Joanne tour making it a full blow trend must try. This look is best created with a dark colored eyeshadow and rounded brush. Yep, a liner look that doesn't even need the liner!

What better way to shake things up than adding some color! This take on the cat's eye is perfect to customize to your own look or eye color too. The layered look is accomplished by adding a thin line of color above your traditional cat eye. Never be afraid to stop at one extra layer either, some MUAs have been seen sporting a whole rainbow and we gotta say its even more beautiful than you would imagine.
This look kind of changes your cat eye into a winged look but what the heck because it is gorgeous! It's created by changing out your underliner from black to colored. This change keeps your look dramatic and opens up the shape of your eye at the same time. It adds the perfect amount of playfulness to all looks. Plus it opens up your eye, making it look wider.

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