Yesterday I tried my hand at a rather adventurous trend: the double-sided cat eye. I’ve been into graphic eyeliner for a while, but this is one I really haven’t done before. I do the typical cat eye often so I didn’t think it would be a very big step to try the same effect on the inner-eye as well; just the same, I played it safe and kept the inner wing quite small. It was amazing to me, though, what an effect it had. The look really does define and enhance the shape of your eye much more than rimming them with your basic black pencil. I’m a fan!
I was inspired to try the look when I saw InStyle‘s recent feature, and I used the Bent Eyeliner Brush from Sonia Kashuk’s collection for Target as well as my Napolean Perdis China Doll Gel Eyeliner (see my demo of it here). What I love especially about the bent brush is how it makes achieving symmetry with your outer wings so easy; I always used to spend ages trying to even them out, with one eye sloping up and the other shooting straight out, but the angle of the brush makes it so easy to determine where you want to go and actually make it work.
A new favorite of mine is also the A Perfect Kiss Lip Gloss from Charlotte Ronson’s fabulous new collection for Sephora. I’m wearing “Hilary” which was inspired by Hilary Rosenman of Madison Harding. It’s the perfect shade for my skin tone, I think, and it has a great consistency that’s easy to wear. The color is vibrant; it always bugs me how with some lip glosses the color doesn’t pop enough to be worn on its own, but this one really has the power of a lipstick in the lightweight formula of a gloss. Who doesn’t love a bit of girly shine to counteract a flashy, dramatic eye?