The cat-eye is arguably the timeless holiday makeup look. A small wing feels very Eartha Kitt; a more substantial one channels Sophia Loren. Yet no matter how much a feline flick may recall the past, it somehow still always feels right… right now.
Case in point: makeup artist Kate Synnott's interpretation. "This is a classic look that can be done in many different ways," she says. Here, she was inspired to add a French-girl red lip. "It's elegant and effortless," she says. "Clean skin, hair back—let the wing and lip do the talking." Well said. Need a cheat sheet for your holiday parties? Here's how she created this look.