At this week’s CFDA Awards (aka the Oscars of Fashion) and CMT Music Awards the biggest beauty trend to hit the red carpet was all about the eyes. Coco Rocha, Ashley Olsen, Lake Bell and Taylor Swift were just a few celebs spotted sporting some heavily lined lids.
Whether in the form of a winged cat eye as sported by Lake and Taylor or all around definition like on Coco and Ashley this look is about creating an extreme contrast between the white of the eye and inky black liner to make the peepers pop.
Replicate these styles for a fun night out or special occasion. Keep the focus on the liner by wearing a shimmering neutral shadow to even out your skin tone and add a hint of sparkle. Then pile on the liner to bring on the drama.
For long lasting results we suggest using a budge-proof gel formula with an angled brush. Gel is the waterproof mascara of liners, once you apply it, it’s staying put and how! Any one of our favorites below will make for an eye catching look. To really turn heads, create a sexy wing by lightly flicking your brush out and upward at the far corner of your eye.
1. Stila Smudge Pot $20, sephora.com 2. L’oreal HiP Color Truth Cream Eyeliner $10.19, target.com 3. Shu Uemura Painting Gel Eyeliner $24, nordstrom.com 4. Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner $21, nordstrom.com 5. MAC Fluidline $15, macys.com