Some women have their signature red lip, others have their trusty eyeliner. Just like a crimson lipstick, a cat eye is a timeless makeup look that won’t look out of place no matter the occasion. However, properly executing a winged eye takes a steady hand and a lot of practice. Mastering the technique may be tough, but once you get it, prepare to have all eyes on you. There’s no better moment than the approaching holiday party season to perfect the look. Consider feline eyes for cocktail hour as foolproof as wearing an LBD. Here, we’ve rounded up all the products you need to create the perfect party cat eye.
1. Dior Diorshow Art Pen in Black
Using liquid eyeliner, draw from the center of your upper lid to the outer corner. Start a new line from the outer third of your lower lash line to the corner. Next, add a little wing, extending the liner as for as your eyebrow.
Dior | $33
2. MAC Cosmetics Spellbinder Eyeshadow in Aphrodisiatic, Gravity’s Pull, and Retrograde
For extra impact, use a small slanted brush to layer a shadow over your liner in a contrasting color like these moody purple, navy, and charcoal shades.
MAC | $22 each
3. Dior Diorshow BrowGel
The focus may be on your winged liner, but don’t forget to show your brows some love, too. Bump them up with a tinted gel like Dior’s for definition.
Dior | $29
4. Honest Beauty Magic Balm
This blend of botanical oils lives up to its name. Massage it on your cheeks, bridge of the nose, and temples for a fresh, modern look.
Honest Beauty | $18