The dark and dramatic cat-eye cosmetic trend has been worn by some of the most glamorous women on the planet, turning heads when perfected by the likes of Taylor Swift, Angelina Jolie and Rihanna. You can even try the cat-eye makeup trend yourself, but it’s not a look for every outfit, every occasion and every style. So where and when should you try the cat-eye look? Read our how-to guide and start experimenting with this bold and sexy cosmetic look in the correct context.
What to wear
Cat-eye makeup is too dramatic to be worn with just any outfit, so what should you seek to pair with your focus-pulling peepers? Make no mistake, this isn’t a look to wear to lunch with your mum, so evening wear is the order of the day when it comes to making the most of your daring cosmetics. A dark, knee-length dress will give you a suitably seductive femme fatale vibe, while blouses and tops with a high neckline help to match the severity of the look to perfection.
How to style your hair
If you’ve picked out the perfect outfit you’ll be left wondering how to wear your hair to get the best from your new cosmetic look. There’s no right or wrong way to wear cat-eye cosmetics, but some styles look better than others. The cat-eye look is all about your eyes, so consider wearing your hair up in a bun or swept back into a ponytail for the most spectacular effect, with loose strands to soften the look. If you want to wear your hair down then it’s all about gorgeous length and volume.
Where to go
So where are you going to take your new look to wow your friends and admirers? By now, you’ll realise that you’re not made up for a day at the beach, so out into town you go! A trip to a classy bar with your girlfriends or a night of clubbing are perfect venues for the cat-eye vibe, but you might find it a bit much for a restaurant meal or date night. Choose how to make your cat-eye debut wisely!
The majority of cat-eye makeup guides will tell you how to achieve that sought-after eye effect, but not how to wear it. What are you supposed to do with the rest of your face: your cheeks, your lips? In reality, your tactics ought to be relatively simple: go nude! The cat-eye look is all about spectacular, sensual eyes, so doing too much with the rest of your look will detract from the style itself. Take a look at our guide to perfecting the natural makeup look to leave your skin looking its best, pair with a nude or subtle lip colour and get ready to dazzle all before you!
All the products you need to capture the cat-eye cosmetic look are available on the DirectCosmetics website, so you’ll have no reason not to keep up with the latest and greatest cosmetic trends this year. Don’t forget to keep an eye on our BeautyTalk blog for more useful cosmetic guides and tutorials in future.