Captivating cat eyes: The daring look for on trend beauty

Runway themes in your makeup routine


This season's hottest beauty trends are courageous cat eyes, luscious lips and bold brows. So rock the runway every day by recreating the most sought-after looks straight off the catwalks of Milan. Pick your favorite look or combine all three with these easy steps.

Courageous cat eyes

Sketch to perfect
Begin your cat eye by sketching your line first with a pencil liner before applying the liquid liner. This will allow for longer wear and more precise application. Apply Milani's Liquid Eye in Black as close to the lash line as possible, making the line thinner as it nears the inner corner of the eye.

Line and define
To achieve that crisp, clean look, trace over your sketched line with Milani's Eye Tech Extreme in Blackest Black. Use the side of the applicator, rather than the tip, for a smoother application. If your hand feels unsteady, rest your pinky finger on your cheek for extra stability.

A wing thing
Add lift and drama to your eyes by extending the ends for that iconic cat eye look. To create the perfect angle, flip the pen around so that the tip is facing outward. Align the pen tip so it extends your lash line towards the end of your brow, and pull the tip through to the center of your eyelid. Continue to trace over the line until desired intensity and shape is achieved.

Glamorous lashes
Layer on a few coats of Milani's Grandissimo Lashes in Black to add drama and intensity to your eyes. Start at the base of the lash line, and wiggle the brush back and forth as you move up the lashes. This will help to build volume and create lift at the base of the lashes while also adding length. The rich black finish is the perfect final touch to this look.

Pro tip: A new angle
The most challenging part of a cat eye is making sure the angles are even on both sides. Align your pencil with the side of your nose and angle it towards the end of your brow. Draw a dot, and use that to guide the direction of your angle.

Make it bold

Eye opener
Awaken the eyes in one step with a soft shimmer that's sure to make your eyes stand out. Start by using a flat eye shadow brush and gently sweep Milani's Runway Eyes in Beach Sand across the lid, starting from the inner corner and working outward. The natural tone and pearl finish will give a glow and brighten the eyes.

Dramatic eyes
For extra-intense lashes, place the brush on top of the lashes, and twirl the wand backwards to lift and separate the lashes. This will create a defined lash effect, making them look longer and more dramatic.

Statement brows
Your brows set the mood of your face, add warmth, and frame and enrich the eyes. Milani's Brow Fix Kit is your one stop shop to a perfect brow. Use the lighter shade of brown to fill in the entire brow, moving the slanted applicator in the direction of hair growth. Apply the darker shade of brown to bump up and define the front, arch and tip of the brow. Apply the Hi-Lite shade at the brow bone, starting at the arch and blending down and out to add dimension and lift to the brow bone.

Luscious lips

Perfect pout
For luscious red lips, start by defining the lip line using Milani's Color Statement Lipliner in True Red. You can line slightly outside the natural lip line for a fuller lip or slightly inside for a more subdued look. Fill in the lips with Milani's Color Statement Lipstick in Best Red. Top it off with Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss in Red My Lips to really make that pout pop.

Pro tip: Lips that last
For a longer lasting lip look, fill in the lips with lipliner before applying your lipstick. This will create a long-wearing barrier for better adherence of your lipstick. To create a matte effect, add lip liner on top of the lipstick.

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