Saturday, October 22, 2011

you're number eight, your name is jane, with black hair, braids, and black lines around your eyes

I love a good cat eye - it's one of my favorite makeup looks. I wear a subtle dark brown cat eye during the day-to-day and a more dramatic black at night. The look has been the signature style of French New Wave actresses and bombshell vixens alike. 

Anna Karina in the popular makeup style of the early 60s 

Catherine Deneuve sports artfully lined lids

Brigitte Bardot in Contempt is one of my all-time favorite looks

'Bird of Britain' Alexandra Bastedo perfects the Marilyn Monroe head tilt to best show off her winged liner

Judging from her smile, Audrey Hepburn digs the cat eye look as much as I do

Elizabeth Taylor rocks the cat eye from the silver screen and beyond

Eva Mendes truly looks the modern day Sophia Loren with her bombshell makeup

Nicole Richie at the Academy Awards in dramatic silver cat eyes

Angelina Jolie at the Oscars years earlier, opts for a smoky brown cat eye

Brittany Murphy in Love and Other Disasters

Only Kate Moss could pull off such a dramatic look as big cat eyes and massive curls

Vixen starlet Sophia Loren always sported the cat eye

Natalie Wood looks perfect with her cat eyes



Marilyn Monroe's eyes were so painted with liner that they drooped to glammy perfection

the Cherry Blossom Girl winks a winged eye 



The lovely Lauren Conrad rocks her signature cat eye-beachy waves beauty duo

The runways of Giambattista Valli in Fall 2010, Louis Vuitton, and Valentino in Spring 2010

Title: from "You and Me and Rainbows" (Tear Garden)

6 comments:

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LOVE doing a cat eye with winged liquid eyeliner. It's always a flattering look on a woman. And a great collection of photographs, modern and vintage ladies alike.

Kailey said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Guh, absolutely stunning post! I am a huge fan of the cateye look, and this just fuels my love for it!

Jessica said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow, I love the cat eye, Marilyn and Audrey rock this look!

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Lise.silva said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great post, thanks! I usually go for charcoal...But this post makes me want to experiment with liquid liner...

Nicole said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This post is really amusing =)

EmmaB said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great post - I love to rock the cats eye look!