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See a modern take on the classic cat-eye

See a modern take on the classic cat-eye

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.


let the wing and lip do the talking.



Synnott created a satin-skin finish with Chanel Ultra Le Teint Foundation and Lancôme Effacernes Concealer. To give cheeks definition and a slightly tawny tint, she buffed Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base along the underside of cheekbones. Chanel Baume Essentiel Multi-Use Glow Stick in Sculpting created radiance along the high points of the face.


To outline eyes and create the flick, Synnott chose Tarte Tarteist Double Take Eyeliner in black. After lining top and bottom waterlines with the creamy pencil side of the eyeliner, she painted the wing with the liquid liner. (Hint: Connecting short strokes is often easier than attempting a single long one.) Two coats of Tarte Tarteist mascara brought the drama to lashes, while Kevyn Aucoin The Precision Brow Pencil and Glossier Boy Brow added fullness and shape to brows.


Here's an opportunity to shine. Synnott filled lips in with Chanel Le Crayon Lèvres Precision Lip Definer in Désir, a blue-toned red. To complete the face, she painted on Chanel Le Rouge Duo Ultra Tenue in Daring Red—a bold crimson with a patent-shine finish.

Now, see the look in motion.

Photo and video by Elias Tahan. Makeup by Kate Synnott. Hair by Kylee Heath.

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