Just Wing It—A thick, defined line with a winged embellishment creates the ideal almond-shaped eye. It's what you get when you mix elegance and retro with a dash of sex kitten. M.A.C.'s Keri Blair weighs in:
The Tips: "I find that a gel-based liner is easier to control than a liquid liner. However, liquid liner will often look a bit more dramatic (with liquid liner, start by lightly tracing a line with a pencil, then go over it with liquid liner). Using the side or length of an eyeliner brush, apply gel liner starting near the inner corner of the eye as close to the lash line as possible. (It's best to use a freestanding mirror so you can look down into the mirror with a stretched out lid). For a more intense look, thicken the line toward the outer edge of the eye. Next, starting on the outer edge of your line, slightly extend and wing out your eye liner. For the feline-inspired look without an the retro feel, pick a gel liner in a rich, gem-colored shade instead of the typical black." Easily fix any liquid or gel liner mistakes with snap-and-go makeup remover buds.The Tools: NARS Eyeliner Stilo in black, $27, available at Sephora; M.A.C. Fluidline in Blacktrack, $15, available at M.A.C.; M.A.C. 201 Precise Eyeliner Brush, $17.50, available at M.A.C.; ModelCo Liquid Buds Eye Makeup Remover, $14, available at Beauty 360.
Monique L'Huillier Spring 2011 photo courtesy of M.A.C. L.A.M.B Spring 2011 photo courtesy of Maybelline.