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Celebrity trend: the cat's eye

02:00 Wed Mar 28 2012
Melissa Williams-King
Emma Stone

Made famous by stars such as Brigitte Bardot and Audrey Hepburn in the 1960s, today the cat's eye is having another beauty moment.

While Angelina Jolie is a longtime fan of the look (does she have hers tattooed on?), recently other beauties such as Taylor Swift, Emma Stone, Katy Perry and Blake Lively have been showing off the subtle but striking eye make-up on a regular basis.

While the ubiquitous smoky eye is sultry and often heavy, this beauty trend requires a lot less eye make-up - just a steady hand and a confident attitude.

To get the look, you'll need the right kind of eyeliner. Regular eye pencils aren't precise enough to make a perfect flick - you need a gel eyeliner in pot (with an eyeliner brush) or a liquid eyeliner in pen form. Bobbi Brown's award-winning Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner is the cult favorite, but there are many affordable options, such as Maybelline Line Stiletto Ultimate Precision Liquid Eyeliner or Revlon ColorStay Liquid Eye Pen.

With the cat's eye flick making the statement, the rest of your eyeshadow is best kept low-key. Use a concealer or foundation over your eyelids, then apply a wash of pale, neutral eye shadow all over. (You can always up the ante with some shimmer under the brow bone once the eyeliner is in place.) Apply a thin line along the upper lashes, as close to the lash line as possible.

Next, make a small flick, which follows a point from the very end of the lower lashline towards the end of the eyebrow. Then work backwards to connect the line to the upper lashline, making a point (it looks like a small triangle). Lower lashes can be lined or kept bare. Red lips are great for a strong statement, or go neutral for daytime look.

Click here for our gallery of the best products and our fave celebs who rock the trend!

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