The trick to getting the perfect cat eye with Dior make-up

The trick to getting the perfect cat eye with Dior make-up

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  • The liquid eyeliner from Dior helps to reinvent a classic on cover model Neelam Gill

    If there’s one way to look like you’ve put serious effort into your make-up, it’s executing a crisp cat eye with razor-sharp precision.

    Statement-making sweeps of inky black liquid eyeliner pack the most punch. And choose one with a felt, tapered top, like the Dior Diorshow on stage eyelinerFor more control over your cat’s eye flick.

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    “Liquid Liner has just the right amount of persistence to create an even graphic line, which graduates from Dick to a really nice point,” says make-up artist Gina Kane, who created the look on Neelam Gil for our cover shoot.

    Liquid eyeliner also stays put longer, preventing a pristine flick from smearing in a panda eye.

    Here are some other tricks from Kane to perfect your cat’s eye …

    Apply concealer to the under-eye first

    As well as disguising dark circles, which can make eyes look bruised, your eye automatically opens and looks up while you press concealer around it. This could star, freshly-bound liner. ‘

    2. With your liquid eyeliner, pull from the center of the eye and work out

    Then trace along your lash line, from the top inner corner to the center of your eyelid. For the bottom of your wing, draw a line upward from where your lower lash line ends. Connect it to the top of the flick. Fill in the V shape, or triple of space, between your top lash line and lower lash line to finish your cat’s eye flick. ‘

    Apply eyeliner tightly to the root of the lashes

    ‘This makes the lash line look fuller and thicker and defines the eye shape. Any gaps, or skin showing through, will make your cat’s eye look messy. Try using an eyelash curler first to curl and lift your lashes. This makes it easier to bring the liner between the Lord and closer to the roots. ‘

    4. Do not stretch your lids

    You’ve probably been doing this way forever. But the lure in the skin on your eyelid means that when the skin snaps back, it will relax into its natural state and the line will not be smooth. ‘

    5. Apply mascara strategically

    ‘Apply two coats close to the roots and wiggle the wand upward and outward to enhance the cat’s eye shape.’

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    6. Keep the rest of your look neutral

    Make the cat eye your heel focus. A tonal contour and bare lip is the best way to offset it. ‘

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