These ‘Trend’ posts I do, they can be pretty testing, you know! All in the name of blogging eh? Sometimes it all works out and I fall in love with a new weird and wonderful look and other times it can all end up a little ‘meh’ – but isn’t that they beauty of it all? (Excuse the awful pun). This makeup definitely leans more towards the later category, but that’s not to say all hope is lost, there’s just perhaps a little room for improvement. But here’s my take on the feline flick that popped up all over the AW12 catwalks, most notably the lavish Lanvin models.
The idea was to create a full-on feline flick that rounded over the whole eye socket and winged at the side. As this look was completely out of my everyday comfort zone I had to dust off some products at the bottom of my beauty booty and pulled out the L’Oreal Superliner*, Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Pencil in Perversion* and the one and only matte black eyeshadow I have – Blackout from the Urban Decay Naked2 Palette*. Lets just say – things got messy. I started by going mad with the L’Oreal liner, tracing the outline and filling in with the liquid. I then begun to pack on the Blackout eyeshadow to really get it dark and to stop the eyeliner slipping all over the place, and to finish I placed the Urban Decay liner just along the lashline to black-out any bits of flesh still popping through. Sounds simple, but t’was not – I must have used about 20 cotton buds doused in Bioderma to clear up this mess. I think I’d recommend something a little creamier than L’Oreal liner for re-creators – perhaps a MAC paintpot or a Bobbi Brown Gel Liner and have cotton buds on hand – and lots of them.
So my lines could have been a little more defined, the socket more blackened and my flicks elongated, but for a pretty much eyeliner virgin like myself it ain’t too bad – C+ for effort. I think I’ll try and refine this look and I could definitely see it working with some black glitter pressed over the top for a NYE party. A bit of glitter sorts any makeup disaster out. Anyone else dare to flick?