Issue 5
Cat Power
Fresh and popular for many years, the Cat Eyes trend
plays a leading role in make up this season.
This F/W keep upon the beauty pulse with cat eye makeup. The shape of the season was paired with heavy eye shadow at Gucci, with models wearing a rusted red shade as an update to the usual black. Classic black liner ruled at Dolce and Gabbana where we saw models don a simple flick, an understated take on the trend. At Lanvin makeup artist Pat McGrath created two different eye makeup looks on girls, both in the signature shape. McGrath marked the oversized flicked shape with black liner that was not filled in on the lid, with overstated lines on the inner corner, tracing under the brow to the outer lid. These slick lines shape the face beautifully and the empty lid is a modern take on a usually heavy evening look. For the second runway look at Lanvin, black pencil liner was applied on the inner lash lines, the cat eye shape accentuated with dark black shadow. The upward pull of the signature triangular feline shape lifts the face, flattering on all no matter the size of the statement.
Make-up artist Julia Laza remarks on the cat eye, ‘It’s a trend that has stayed in fashion through many eras; it changes and adjusts its styles but remains fresh and popular. There are a number of ways of creating cat eye make-up, you can use one sharp line, from the inside corner of the eye, continuing past the middle of the lid to the outside corner, ending with a flick upwards. The great thing about this trend is you can use any colour you wish. My favourite liner to recreate the cat eye is MAC Fluid Line, it’s by far the best I have ever come across. If you do with to stray from black, MAC’s Marcoviolet also do a pretty liners in a variety of colours. If you don’t want to use liner, use a small round brush and an eye shadow to shape the cat eye for a glamorous and chic look. Alternatively try a combination of the two techniques with liner and shadow for added sophistication. Whatever your variation of his trend, just remember to keep the stretched almond shape and you'll achieve great results.’ Take this trend as dramatic as you wish, but make sure it’s your number one beauty look this Autumn.
Photography by Rui Faria; Make-up by Julia Laza at Areia London using MAC Pro; Styling by Charlie Anderson at Stella Creative Artists; Hair by Stefano Mazzoleni using Oribe; Model: Stephanie Hall at Models 1; Manicure by Joanna Webb at Stella Creative Artists; Stylist Assistant: Lucy Heather; Retouching: Kostas at; Digital operator: Luke. Shot at Studio 9 London, with thanks to Paul Moreland.
Words by Jenny Brownlees