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Have you ever seen old renderings of Cleopatra? She always had on that thick, dark, winged eyeliner that was intense, sexy and yes, even a little dangerous looking.
The cat-eye look (a la Cleopatra) is a superb way to make your eyes dramatic for night. You can use either a regular eyeliner with a fine point, a cream-based liner with a fine lining brush or when you get more comfortable you can try a liquid liner. A liquid liner tends to create the most dramatic effect, but it is also the most difficult to master. If you have trouble getting the outer wing straight, a little trick is to grab a thick paper business card and use that as your guide. Ideally, you want to hold the card at a 45 degree angle from the outer corner of your eye. Then, just trace the liner right along the edge of the card. Make sure you also apply multiple coats of black mascara, especially paying attention to the longest lashes at the outer corners of your eyes for a super sultry look that is truly the cat's meow.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|