Dior Couture Just Reinvented Your Go-to Cat-Eye
A cat-eye is one makeup look that’s always in style any day, anytime. Monday's Christian Dior haute couture show in Paris reminded us yet again why the feline flick is a timeless staple that we’ll never grow tired of turning to. Thick or thin, no two cat-eyes are drawn on exactly alike, which is why customizing the basic liner technique to each model’s eye shape was the inspiration behind the graphic lines that Peter Philips, creative and image director for Dior Makeup gave the brand’s new ambassador Bella Hadid and the rest of the top models that shared the runway. So if you still haven't mastered the perfect line, you can stop trying and embrace your version now.
“I wanted to create, for more than 40 looks, a free variation on eyeliner. It was a challenge to customize the look each time in an unusual and audacious way, creating makeup that was made-to-measure, just like haute couture is,” Philips said.
To create the anything-but-basic lines, he used Diorshow Art Pen Eyeliner in Catwalk Black ($32; nordstrom.com) and Diorshow Pro Liner Waterproof in 092 Backstage Black ($32; nordstrom.com) to frame each model’s eyes with an exaggerated wing with a customized shape and style. On some models like Hadid, Philips surrounded the top and bottom lashes with liner that had its own flick on the inner-corners; on others, he stuck to the upper lids or played with negative space on the inner corners of the eyes.
For a select few lucky models, Philips gave their cat-eye a gilded treatment as seen in his Instagram video above. He followed a traditional shape using Dior Addict Fluid Eyeshadow in Phenix ($32; sephora.com) a shimmering gold shade that looked ethereal as it came down the runway against the subdued palette of the couture collection. Since no cat-eye is complete without mascara, Philips primed the models’ lashes with Diorshow Maximizer 3D Triple Volume Plumping Lash Primer ($30; nordstrom.com), and then coated them with Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Spectacular Volume & Curl Mascara ($30; nordstrom.com).
Consider these lines your new way to cat-eye.