The Cat Eyes of Paris Fashion Week (and the Perfect Liner for the Look)


Photo: Christian Dior A/W 2014 Collection. Dominique Charriau / WireImage

A good cat eye never really goes out of style, and that was never more clear than at Paris Fashion Week, which wrapped up Wednesday. For their A/W 2014 shows, designers from Chanel to Kenzo paired the clothes with ’60s-influenced, high-drama winged liner: mostly in electric hues and all of it laid on thick.

Photo: Chanel A/W Collection 2014.

Once you master the technique, it’s such a fun and quick way to glam up your makeup for night. If you’re thinking of trying it out—whether in basic black or a more daring hue—our pick of the moment is Inglot Cosmetics AMC Eyeliner Gel ($12). Aside from the fact that there are 22 shades to pick from, the product is also one of the highest rated of its type. Member Tiffany T. says she’ll “never purchase another liner” and Lorena C. deemed it a definite “Holy Grail item.” The formula is paraben-free, as pigmented as you can get, and will not budge.

Check a basic tutorial here (for this product, you’ll need a liner brush) and see some of our favorite runway shots below for inspiration.

Ethereal Blue

At Christian Dior, makeup artist Pat McGrath did a mashup of shimmer shadow, glitter, and liquid latex for this dreamy blue look. Color pick: 88 | shop it

Bold Black

Pronounced lashes and a super-graphic, blackest black winged look stood out at Saint Laurent. Color pick: 77 | shop it

Highlighter Hues

On Chanel’s much-discussed grocery store catwalk, makeup artist Peter Philips layered opaque liner in bright green, orange, blue, or pink on top of silver shadow. Color picks: 85 | shop it; 80 | shop it; 72 | shop it; 87 | shop it

Photo: Chanel A/W Collection 2014.

Blue Velvet

Fun fact: When Kenzo designers Humberto Leon and Carol Lim explained that their A/W 2014 collection was inspired by filmmaker David Lynch, MAC makeup artist Aaron De Mey created this electric take on the cat eye as an homage to the 1986 classic Blue Velvet. Color picks: 83 | shop it

Shop all Inglot Cosmetics AMC Eyeliner Gels here.

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