The NEW Way To Wear Eyeliner

Photographed by David Cortes.
By now, we've mostly mastered the cat-eye. We'd even call it easy. A line here, a little flick there, half a bottle of makeup remover, and presto — two feline tips that make our eyes look more awake than any iced red-eye ever could. It's our look du jour, but the spring runways gave us something entirely new to think about: squared-off liner. This modified cat-eye squares off those pointy edges for a look that seems tough, even masculine.

To get the lowdown, we chatted up makeup artist Allie Smith, and it's a lot easier than it looks. She suggests layering lids with primer for a budge-proof base and using a liquid eyeliner like COVERGIRL Intensify Me! Liquid Liner to create a traditional cat-eye. Then, square off the end, bringing the line down to your lower lashline. Draw a line out from the outer corner of your lower lashline to meet the first one, and fill in the empty space. Dust on a bit of loose powder to make sure the liner stays in place. And, round out the look with two coats of mascara and a touch of lip balm to keep the focus on the eyes.

See? It's never been cooler to be square.
Photographed by David Cortes.
Josie Natori top and trousers, DKNY jacket, Acne heels.

There’s more to the streets than slow walkers and fast cars — like a plethora of runway-approved beauty looks we file under "Looks We Want To Copy Now." That’s why, with the help of COVERGIRL, we’re bringing you the coolest street style beauty looks with our new column, Beauty Watch. Go on and try ‘em out — you’ll be one eyeliner flick and lipstick swipe ahead of the crowd.


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